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Logo for 2017-18 Corporal Works of Mercy series
We concluded this series on May 10 with the presentation by David Gaus, MD, "Visiting the Sick—From Liberation Theology to Health Care: Lessons Learned in Rural Ecuador." To watch the video of this talk, and the others in the series, please visit our "Past Events" page.

Learn more about this series.

In the spirit of Pope Francis' newest book, The Works of Mercy, we are hosting an evening lecture series this academic year 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.
  • Ransom the captive.
  • Bury the dead.
  • Clothe the naked.
  • Visit the sick.
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.

May 22

May 22 Talk by Francisco Malta Romeiras
Catholic Church, Science, and Political Power: The Inquisition and the Censorship of Science in Early Modern Portugal
In this talk, Francisco Malta Romeiras (University of Lisbon) moves beyond the traditional understanding of the censorship of science texts. Examining the material evidence of censorship’s mechanisms, he reveals the processes and effectiveness of ecclesiastical control in the Portuguese Inquisition and highlights the differences between what inquisitors wrote in the Indexes of Prohibited Books and what others put into practice.

May 30

May 30 End-of-Year Breakfast
End-of-Year Breakfast

The Department of Catholic Studies and CWCIT warmly invite all DePaul students, staff, and faculty to join us and help celebrate the end of the academic year!