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The latest book by Woodstock Fellow John Haughey, S.J., receives a major award from the Catholic Press Association
July 17, 2010. Where is Knowing Going? The Horizons of the Knowing Subject, the latest book by Woodstock Fellow John C. Haughey, S.J., was recently honored with first place in the Catholic Press Association's 2010 Book Awards' Education category. The award citation explains that "By exploring the question, 'When is a Catholic university truly Catholic?' this book ranks high on the 'must read' list of serious educators. Based on sound research, coupled with a reasoned approach that offers an expansive, and sometimes controversial, view of problematic issues faced on the university level, this book provides a thought-provoking basis for critical consideration and discussion."
Tom Reese, S.J., appears on NPR's All Things Considered to discuss the Vatican's Outreach to the Anglican Community
October 25, 2009. Woodstock Senior Fellow Father Tom Reese, S.J., took part in a panel discussion on NPR's All Things Considered radio program, to discuss the Vatican's new outreach to members of the Anglican community.
"Confessions of a Modern Nun": America magazine features Woodstock Fellow Sister Ilia Delio's reflections on the state of women religious in the U.S.
October 12, 2009. Sister Ilia Delio, OSF, contemplates on the paths of Catholic religious sisters in the U.S. and their relationships with the Church, their communities, and one another, in a thought-provoking new article in America magazine. In addressing the many important quesitons raised about the future of women religious in the Church, Sister Delio reflects on her own theological development during the course of her life as a religious.
Woodstock Fellow Dolores Leckey's review of Archbishop Weakland's memoirs is featured in America magazine
October 5, 2009. After knowing and working with Bishop Weakland for over 30 years, Woodstock Senior Fellow Dolores Leckey recently reviewed his new memoir, A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church: Memoirs of a Catholic Bishop, for America magazine in an article called "The Bishop's Tale".
Where is Knowing Going? The Horizons of the Knowing Subject: A groundbreaking new work by Woodstock Senior Fellow John C. Haughey, S.J.
July 2009. Order your copy of the publication here!
"This book will be welcomed by those who wrestle with the challenge of understanding the distinctively Catholic character of Catholic universities. Its special contribution is to show how research, scholarship, and the production of new knowledge are intrinsic to the project of 'emerging catholicity' that should be central to the Catholic university's self-understanding." --Joseph Appleyard, S.J., Vice President for University Mission and Ministry, Boston College
Catholic institutions of higher learning are at a crossroads: How can they remain true to their roots while recognizing that many of their administrations, faculties, and student bodies have little connection with the tradition? How can these institutions remain competitive while maintaining a relationship to the Church?
During the past several years Catholic theologian and Woodstock Senior Fellow John C. Haughey, S.J., has conducted groundbreaking research on these questions, in tandem with a team of Catholic scholars from around the United States. Haughey has also conducted numerous workshops with faculty at a dozen Catholic colleges and universities to learn firsthand about their research and teaching aspirations. Those relationships and conversations provide the foundation for this book's many insights.
In Where Is Knowing Going? Haughey explores what constitutes the Catholic identity of Catholic colleges and universities. Going beyond a doctrinal understanding of Catholic identity to one that engages and is engaged by the intellectual tradition of Catholicism, Haughey does not find that the issue of Catholic identity is adequately dealt with by marketing the distinctive identities of institutions in terms of their founding religious orders or saints. He provides a sure-handed process whereby the pursuits of individual faculty can be better aligned with the formal mission of the institution.
Woodstock Fellows Dolores Leckey and Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF, Receive Catholic Press Association Book Awards for Recent Publications
May 29, 2009. Books by Woodstock Senior Fellow Dolores Leckey and Associate Fellow Ilia Delio, OSF, were honored with Catholic Press Association Book Awards at the Association's 2009 Catholic Media Convention in Anaheim, California.
The Assocation gave its First Place award in the Social Concerns category to Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth, co-authored by Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF, Keith Douglass Warner, OSM, and Pamela Wood. The award citation explained that:
The book was also honored with Second Place in the Spirituality (soft cover) category. That award noted that:
Dolores Leckey was honored with Third Place in the Family Life category, for her book Grieving With Grace: A Woman’s Perspective. The award stated that:
Christ in Evolution: The Latest Book by Woodstock Fellow Ilia Delio, OSF.
February 27, 2009. Woodstock Associate Fellow Ilia Delio, OSF, has just published a new book on Christ in Evolution, produced by Orbis Books. Her book also features a foreword by Woodstock Senior Fellow John Haught. Commenting on the book, Denis Edwards, author of Breath of Life, writes that:
You can view the book's table of contents and a preview chapter at the Orbis Books web site, or purchase a copy online from Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.
Woodstock Fellow John Haught Quoted in CNS Story on Evolution.
February 26, 2009. A new article by the Catholic News Service offers an in-depth exploration of the fact that "After 150 years, evolution debate continues among people of faith". One expert featured in the article is Woodstock Senior Fellow John Haught. You can read the article on the AmericanCatholic.org web site.
Beheading and Religious Profiling: Reflections of Woodstock Visiting Fellow Aloysious Mowe, S.J.
February 25, 2009. In his blog on the Washington Post / Newsweek "On Faith" web site, Aloysious Mowe, S.J., a Woodstock International Visiting Fellow from Malaysia, offered his reflections on the topic:
Click here to read Father Mowe's analysis, and post your own comments.
Georgetown University Highlights the Interreligious Work of Woodstock Fellow Daniel Madigan, S.J.
February 24, 2009. Georgetown University's Blue & Gray newspaper has published an in-depth profile of Woodstock Fellow and Georgetown University Theology Professor Daniel Madigan, S.J., an Australian expert on Muslim-Christian dialogue. The profile is titled "Facilitating Interreligious Dialogue: Jesuit Daniel Madigan Uses Scholarship For Better Muslim-Christian Understanding", and you can read it here on the Georgetown University web site.