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2017-18 Lecture Series: Corporal Works of Mercy

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On the heels of Pope Francis' newest book, The Works of Mercy, we are hosting an evening lecture series this year focusing on the corporal works of mercy. Though sometimes worded slightly differently, the traditional 7 corporal works of mercy are
  • Feed the hungry.
  • Give drink to the thirsty.
  • Welcome the stranger (shelter the homeless).
  • Clothe the naked.
  • Visit the sick & imprisoned.
  • Bury the dead.
  • Give alms to the poor.

Learn more about the 7 corporal works of mercy here. And explore their parallel, the 7 spiritual works of mercy, which focus on the spiritual well-being of others.

Events in the Series

September 28 ​Welcoming the Stranger—In a Throwaway Culture, "Turning Away" People? (Speaker: Kevin Clarke)
October 19
​Feeding the Hungry—The Challenges in Haiti & South Sudan (Speaker: Chris Herlinger)
​January 25 ​Burying the Dead—Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines and the Catholic Church's Response (Speaker: Amado Picardal, CSsR)
​February 22 ​Ransoming the Captive—Addressing the Issue of Human Trafficking (Speaker: Ashley Feasley)
April 20 ​Clothing the Naked (Speaker: Rev. Andrew O'Connor)
May 10
​Comforting the Sick (Speaker: David Gaus, MD)

January 25

Funeral procession in the Philippines for victim of Duterte's war on drugs
Burying the Dead: Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines and the Catholic Church's Response

Rev. Amado Picardal, CSsR, a Filipino priest and human rights advocate, gives this third talk in our "Corporal Works of Mercy" series, addressing the more than 10,000 murders carried out by police and death squads in Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte's War on Drugs. Suspected of being addicts and pushers, the majority of murder victims are among the nation's poorest citizens.

Related Events around Chicago this Fall & Winter

​This fall, the following events are being hosted by our friends at neighboring institutions in the Chicago area:

November 29

Body, Eros & Eucharist: A Lecture by Emmanuel Falque
Nov. 29 lecture by Emmanuel Falque

Based on his recent book, The Wedding Feast of the Lamb

Swift Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor
1025 E. 58th St.

For more info, click here.

Sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute

December 1

Peacebuilding at a Time of Political Polarization
Robert J. Schreiter, CPPS

A Conversation with Dr. Robert J. Schreiter, CPPS

Catholic Theological Union (CTU)
Academic & Conference Center, Room 210|
5416 S. Cornell Ave.

For more info, click here.

Sponsored by Catholic Theological Union (CTU) and the Bernardin Center for Theology & Mission