The Carondelet Lecture Series is devoted to exploring how Catholic thought may engage a pluralistic world. It is an activity of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Endowed Chair in Catholic Thought at Fontbonne University and is co-sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province. This event is part of Fontbonne’s fall 2008 dedicated semester: Goals for World Change — a focus on the eight United Nations millennium goals. This unique academic venture encourages the entire university community to explore a single theme during a semester.
Margaret O’Brien Steinfels, co-director of the Fordham University Center on Religion and Culture, is also a writer, editor, commentator and Fordham’s journalist-in-residence. Ms. Steinfels served for 15 years as the editor of Commonweal, an independent biweekly journal of political, religious and literary opinion edited by Catholic lay people.
Ms. Steinfels is the author of Who’s Minding the Children? The History and Politics of Day Care in America, was the founding editor of the Hastings Center Report and served as executive editor of Christianity and Crisis. She has published articles on childcare, family issues, bioethics, religion and politics, and foreign and domestic policy. Her work has appeared in many publications, including America, Dissent, the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.
Ms. Steinfels holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Loyola University in Chicago and a master’s degree in history from New York University.
The Fontbonne University Carondelet Lecture Series presents
Remembering Where We Came From: American Catholics and Global Development
by Margaret O’Brien Steinfels
Friday, November 14, 2008, 7 p.m.
Doerr Memorial Chapel, Ryan Hall
You are cordially invited to this special event and a reception following the presentation.