Check out our latest Bearings Online series, on conflict in the church.

January 2016

Tackling Conflict in the Church 

conflict
Our most recent Bearings Online series examines why conflict occurs in the church, and what can be done about it. Series runs through
mid-February.


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Summer and fall 2016 writing workshop applications are now online. Come write, learn, and discover anew the call to be writers for the life of faith. Apply now »

Fellows Discuss Demographics

Changing face of MN
The second cohort of Collegeville Institute Fellows met this week at the Minnesota Humanities Center to discuss “The Changing Face
of Minnesota.”

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Check out the newest book from the Collegeville Institute Seminars: Living Your Discipleship: Seven Ways to Express Your Deepest Calling. Read more »

January 2016 Events

The spring semester is well underway. Our spring scholars have arrived, and they are settling into their research and writing routines. Here are a few things that happened at the Collegeville Institute this month:

Benjamin Durheim

Bridging the Divide: Liturgy and Ethics in an Era of Polarization

Resident Scholar Benjamin Durheim presented a way forward in navigating the often tumultuous question of how to concretely relate liturgy to justice and love of neighbor.

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Erika Helgen

Francis: The First Latin American Pope

Resident Scholar Erika Helgen addressed how Pope Francis’ pontificate—and, in particular, the changes in tone and agenda he has brought to the Catholic Church—has been shaped by his experiences in Latin America.

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Barbara Matz

Art Inter/National… here and abroad

Former Artist-in-Residence Barb Matz (Fall 2013) has several pieces in this exhibition at the Boxheart Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Featured articles from Bearings Online

Conflict and Change in the Church: An Interview with Anita L. Bradshaw

by Betsy Johnson-Miller

Anita L. Bradshaw suggests that the more we can welcome the unavoidable ebb and flow of conflict and change, the more able we are to give ourselves to the business of being church.

Book Notes, January 2016

by Betsy Johnson-Miller

Lucy Bregman on spirituality, and Leonard Swidler on dialogue and encountering the Other.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

by Mary Bednarowski

I will never be a fearless traveler, but I know that sometimes I need to go.

Rethinking Growth: Interreligious Dialogue and Reflective Believing—An Interview with Edward Foley

by Betsy Johnson-Miller

Ed Foley on reflective believing, and the role this practice plays in interreligious dialogue.

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