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Current Events

Our 2018-19 program has ended, and we're in the midst of putting together events for the next academic year, which begins in September. Updates should be posted sometime in August, so please stay tuned.

Many thanks to everyone who attended this year's events, especially our Spiritual Works of Mercy Lecture Series. You'll find the videos of those talks, and our other events from this year, on our Past Events​ page.  

Logo for Spiritual Works of Mercy series
Though often worded differently, the spiritual works of mercy are

  • Share the faith (often worded as "instruct the ignorant").
  • Counsel the doubtful.
  • Admonish the sinner.
  • Comfort the afflicted.
  • Forgive offenses willingly.
  • Bear wrongs patiently.
  • Pray for the living and the dead.
Learn more about the spiritual works of mercy here. For a guide to prayerful reflection on the spiritual works of mercy, visit the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's website

Related Events in the Chicago Area

June 11 (5:30-7:30pm)

Saving Darwin's Soul and Science's Life
Conor Cunningham (University of Nottingham)
Image of Charles Darwin

The late 19th century witnessed the invention of what is now a well-worn trope: Science versus Religion. From this contrived construction modern fundamentalism was born: Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical. Such fundamentalisms spawned artificial ghettos of specialization that encouraged ambitions for totalizing disciplines. Darwinism was itself an example and victim of such blinkered vanity. Only by realizing the intrinsic marriage of all modes of knowledge can humanity's most creative efforts flourish; otherwise, nihilism ensues.

Presented by the Lumen Christi Institute.

Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson St.
Kasbeer Hall, 15th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611