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2017-18 Lecture Series: Corporal Works of Mercy
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
Martin Luther, the Reformation, and Why They Still Matter (details)
While Martin Luther's actions profoundly shaped our world in ways he never could have imagined, he did not intend to start a revolution that would divide the Catholic Church and forever change Western civilization. Brad Gregory, renowned European history scholar at Notre Dame, explains in this talk organized by the Catholic Studies Department.
Africa's Contribution to the Catholic Church: Past, Present, and Future? (details)North Africa was one of the "heartlands" during the first six centuries of Christianity, and today, the continent is again a place of vital importance and growth in the Catholic Church. In this talk, CWCIT visiting scholar Paul Kollman, CSC, explores Africa's past, present, and future role in the global Church.
Related Events around Chicago this Fall
This fall, the following events are being hosted by our friends at neighboring institutions in the Chicago area:
Hans Joas (Ernst Troeltsch Professor for the Sociology of Religion, Humboldt University of Berlin)
University of Chicago
Swift Hall, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall
Sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute for Catholic Thought and the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought
Cardinal Blase Cupich on the Intersection of Religion and Politics
Discussion led by Washington Post
columnist E. J. Dionne
Ida Noyes Hall—Cloister Club
1212 E. 59th St.
Sponsored by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics