Respected conservative journalist and commentator Timothy P. Carney continues the conversation begun with Hillbilly Elegy and the classic Bowling Alone in this hard-hitting analysis that identifies the true factor behind the decline of the American dream.
Catherine Hadro, host of EWTN’s Pro-Life Weekly, and Mary Schindler, co-founder of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, joined together for an evening of prayer, remembrance, and hope.
His new book, “From Fire by Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith,” Sohrab recounts his unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass.
Julie Larkin, founder and director of Girl Talk, shared her story of women battling doubt after doubt through the college hallways, the need for hope in moments of despair, and the healing power of vulnerability.
A Wall Street Journal writer’s conversation-changing look at how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction. A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another, transforming the simple stuff of a book, a voice, and a bit of time…
The CIC was excited to welcome Robert Royal to discuss his book, “The God That Did Not Fail: How Religion Built and Sustains the West.” This book is the first CIC book group pick of 2019! The CIC book group is managed by Linda Formella and Milton Grenfell. The group meets weekly at the CIC on Thursday from 12:45pm-1:30pm. Be sure to pick up your copy of “The God That Did Not Fail: How Religion Built and Sustains the West” at the CIC.
In a series of fascinating interviews, a cradle Catholic (Robert P. George) and an adult convert (R. J. Snell), offer the stories of sixteen converts, each a public intellectual or leading voice in their respective fields, and each making a significant contribution to the life of the Church.
Throughout his writings, Walker Percy explores modern man’s catastrophic failure to understand who he is. This talk explains Percy’s diagnosis of this catastrophe–its nature and causes–and various false avenues of escaping it. Jennifer pays particular attention to how Percy’s understanding of the spiritual crisis of modernity–a crisis of self-knowledge– plays out in his science fiction novel, Love in the Ruins.
Panelists explore the pernicious effects of secular progressive education, and its infiltration of Catholic schools. By examining the nature and purpose of Catholic education and its roots in the classical liberal arts tradition, the panel recognizes how neglect of our own tradition undermines both faith and reason in our children.
Building the Benedict Option is a combination spiritual memoir and practical handbook for Christians who want to build communities of prayer, socialization, and evangelization in the places where they live and work.
The Last Homily captures with poignant authenticity the dying thoughts of a brilliant priest who dedicated his life to bringing others to God: Fr. Arne Panula, of Washington DC’s fabled Catholic Information Center. Recorded with Fr. Arne’s permission during his months in hospice care, his exchanges with noted author Mary Eberstadt expound on the Church and history,…
Mainstream media coverage of Church events and Church teaching leads many to misunderstand Catholic positions on marriage and family life. While the Catholic Church has developed a rich, detailed, and positive teaching on marriage, family, and sexuality, many Catholics do not have access to this teaching, buried as it is in lengthy Church documents which many find intimidating. Finding the relevant teaching to address specific questions is not always a simple task, either. This book’s main contribution is to present Church teaching relevant to marriage and family in one volume clearly organized by topic and question.
Learn how to edit articles on parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington in honor of the Feast of St. Jerome, patron saint of translators, librarians, and encyclopedists. There is a rich institutional history of the Catholic Church here in the Archdiocese dating all the way back to John Carroll, the first Bishop and Archbishop in the United States. Our goal is to make that history known on the world’s largest online encyclopedia.
Fyodor Dostoevsky’s last and greatest novel, The Brothers Karamazov, explores the question of God’s existence against the backdrop of suffering and betrayal within a troubled family. The genius of Dostoevsky is to have grasped that there can be no love for human beings without a love for God — and conversely, there can be no belief in God without a deep and profound love for mankind. Prof. Healy presents a brief overview of the structure and characters of the novel, focusing on the themes of solidarity and forgiveness.
Most Rev. Kurtz addresses both the important value of religious freedom in the United States and highlights some current challenges on the landscape with the response that the Conference of Bishops is making.
Bestselling author and economist Jay W. Richards makes the definitive case for how the free market and individual responsibility can save the American Dream in an age of automation and mass disruption.
The re-emergence of Israel as a nation-state caught the world by surprise and continues to trouble it deeply. That Israel matters geo-politically cannot be doubted, but does it matter theologically? Is there a place for Israel, as there is for Jews, in Christian eschatology?
Watch this timely conversation with distinguished experts who will draw on women’s experiences and the latest evidence from the social sciences, law, and medicine, as they offer “second thoughts” on the sexual revolution.
Four-Time International Whistling Champion Christopher Ullman presents Find Your Whistle, the heartwarming, hilarious, and outrageous journey of a Washington and Wall Street insider who uses his simple gift to touch hearts and change lives.
Listen as Bobby Schindler shares first-hand experiences and lessons from his fight for his sister Terri, as well as the fights for Charlie Gard, Alfie Evans, Jahi McMath, Vincent Lambert, and others. Fr. Petri and Wesley Smith share insights on Catholic responses to euthanasia and assisted suicide, as well as latest developments and trends likely to impact all families in the future.
Listen as John O’Neill discusses his new book, “The Fisherman’s Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican’s Secret Search.” He will take you on a journey underneath the Vatican and to a long lost tomb. He will share the story of a texas oilman, a female archaeologist, and a whole team of workers who beat the odds and unearthed something that would shock the world.
BOOK LAUNCH! “Every person is the way of the Church”-St. John Paul II What if we were able to gain profound insight into the unique design, creative drive, and potential destiny of the people in our lives? The bold promise of this book is that we can. This ability carries an awesome responsibility: We must…
Has liberalism failed because it has succeeded?
Listen as Deneen offers an astringent warning that the centripetal forces now at work on our political culture are not superficial flaws but inherent features of a system whose success is generating its own failure.
What is the legacy we leave behind as Catholics in the public square? Is it a focus on faith and family, excellence, and being present to everyone who crosses your path? Many cited Kate as a model and inspiration for women, in a particular way, in the world today – especially those who know and love their faith and want to share it naturally and joyfully, attracting others to it.
Watch as the Hillbilly Thomists play from their self-titled debut album. The performance includes remarks on what it means to be a Catholic performer and the role music plays in Evangelization.
Stephen Barr, President of The Society of Catholic Scientists, discusses the unique relationship between faith and science and highlights how his organization combats this myth.
In 2017, Stephanie was a presenter for the series “Talks at Google,” speaking on abortion at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. There she applied the Socratic method and storytelling to the debate surrounding abortion. She invited the audience to be “pro-conversation” on a topic that can be one of the most divisive, and demonstrated that it is…
Everyone has something at stake in today’s debates about gender identity. Analyzing education and employment policies, Obama-era bathroom and locker-room mandates, politically correct speech codes and religious-freedom violations, Anderson shows how the law is being used to coerce and penalize those who believe the truth about human nature. And he shows how Americans can begin to push back with principle and prudence, compassion and grace.
Craftsman John McCarthy discuss the unique depth of history and symbolism that characterize his beautiful wood work.
This book is a practical approach to re-setting your life following God’s Word and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Learn how people form habits, and how you can form holy habits, habits that will bring you closer to Jesus. It represents a “treasure chest” of practices to help you grow happier, holier, and closer to God every day.
Listen to an evening about FEMM: Fertility Education and Medical Management, the women’s health program that revolutionizes the way women and physicians do women’s healthcare—and the unique way it respects the dignity of her person and her body. This FEMM approach to women’s’ reproductive healthcare provides a range of tools to help women and physicians to fully understand the natural structure and movement of the female body and then to receive medical care if that internal structure to their body is disrupted.
How should Christians understand and navigate the challenges of life in 21st century America? What characterizes our time and how should we live in it as Christians, as parents, as human beings?
Are you increasingly frustrated and perplexed in this digital age? Do you yearn for a mind that is more focused and a soul able to put down that IPhone and simply rejoice in the good and the true? It’s not hard to do. The saints and the wise can show you how; Dr. Hochschild and his book makes their counsel available to you.
This definitive collection of beloved Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s finest speeches – selected by Christopher Scalia and the Justice’s former law clerk Edward Whelan – covers topics as varied as the law, faith, virtue, pastimes, and his heroes and friends.
A thought-provoking and insightful dialogue as Lauren Ashburn, Managing Editor and Anchor of EWTN Nightly News with Lauren Ashburn, interviews Dr. Engelland about his new book, Force for Good: The Catholic Guide to Business Integrity.
Sigrid Undset is best known for her novel Kristin Lavransdatter, which earned her the Nobel Prize in 1928. Although she is acclaimed for the historical and psychological realism of this portrait of a 14th Norwegian woman, her novels also contain a deeper layer of richness that can only properly be appreciated through a theological lens. In this lecture, Fr. Snyder will present some of Undset’s stories of conversion in light of St. Thomas Aquinas’s doctrine of grace. Undset’s writings illustrate to modern readers the beauty of a heart transformed by the God who is ever ancient and ever new.
Listen as Lee Edwards, a preeminent historian of the conservative movement, discusses his riveting memoir Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty. His memoir is full of colorful stories from a man who has done it all in a remarkable, multifaceted career and appears at a critical time in the history of American conservatism. In an inspiring final chapter aimed at the rising generation, Dr. Edwards shows how conservatives can remain a major political and philosophical force in America.
Everyone knows the taste of hope, but what it is, whence it comes, how it acts, why it flourishes or vanishes, often mystify believers and skeptics alike. In the hope of elucidating some of hope’s elusive qualities and operations, Philip Zaleski examines its role in the lives and works of the major Inklings, especially J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, with reference to the writings of Popes Saint John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis.
Local and international forces are dedicated to reversing the decline of Christianity, protecting human rights, and combating religious persecution in the Middle East. Watch and listen as two experts discuss the local and international steps underway to help restore Christianity in the Middle East.
Fr. White talks about his new book on Catholicism and the challenges and promise of Catholicism in the 21st century, followed by comments and conversation with Mary Eberstadt and Robert Royal.
A preeminent authority on the Catholic Church and papal biographer describes what he learned from chronicling the life of Pope John Paul II.
There’s a constant crush of news that feeds something Pope Francis identified early in his pontificate: People are afraid to get married and we all know too well. But marriage and family is at the heart of a healthy civilization and we have the power to help people get married and stay married. Witness to Love is one of the most encouraging, inspiring, enlivening, empowering programs we’ve seen for helping marriage flourish. Watch this powerhouse session that could do us all a world of good.
Dr. Bauerschmidt explores how, through her fiction, Flannery O’Conner presented her Catholic vision by means of grotesque and often shockingly violent tales in which the absolute demands of belief clash with postmodern indifference, attempting to open jaded modern readers to the possibility of transcendent truth.
Daniel C. Mattson, author of the new book “Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay: How I Reclaimed My Sexual Reality and Found Peace” discusses his personal journey to and from a gay identity and details the importance for the Church to have a prophetic role in the world in reclaiming sexual reality.
Listen Dr. Carrie Gress provides a thoroughly researched bird’s eye view of the significant cultural and military events mediated through Mary on behalf of her spiritual children. From miraculous victories to the soaring heights of culture, you have never seen Mary like this before.
Listen as John Corvino, a longtime LGBT-rights advocate, opposite Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis, prominent young social conservatives discuss the hard questions surrounding the religious liberty debate.
Listen as this three-part series, co-sponsored by the National Review Institute and the Catholic Information Center, explores how religious believers can foster a radical culture of hospitality and loving support for unplanned pregnancies, adoptions, and children who find themselves without the generous support of family and community.
Listen as this three-part series, co-sponsored by the National Review Institute and the Catholic Information Center, explores how religious believers can foster a radical culture of hospitality and loving support for unplanned pregnancies, adoptions, and children who find themselves without the generous support of family and community.
Listen as Archbishop Charles J. Chaput gives a bold critique of today’s America by discussing his new book, “Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World. Alongside a panel, the Archbishop provided a provocative look at the post-Christian public square and the gradual erosion of the religious faith and freedom that have marked it for so long.
Listen as Fr. Richard Mullins, pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, offers a little lenten advice inspired by St. Thomas More.
Is Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Ever the Answer? | Ryan Anderson, Kathleen Domingo, Kathryn Lopez, & Sr. Constance Veit
Listen as our expert panel discusses moving forward, mercy, and compassionate care in regards to doctor-prescribed suicide.
Men and women used to cheer: vive la différence! But now, contrary to all science and common sense, we’re supposed to believe that there is no difference. (And if you insist there is, you just might be accused of a hate crime!)
Listen as Ashley McGuire author of, Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female, discusses shocking examples and “inconvenient” facts that everyone needs to hear—and act on.
Listen as O. Carter Snead, Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture at Notre Dame University, examines the powers at the disposal of the U.S. President to shape a Culture of Life in America, and preview what the Pro-Life Movement may be able to accomplish in the immediate future. About the Speaker Professor Carter Snead…
Listen as Aurora Griffin — Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar, and devout Catholic — tells you everything you need to know about keeping your faith at a modern university.
Listen as Angela Knobel explores the notion of virtue in terms of its relationship to the pursuit of truth. She argues that to cultivate the virtues is to cultivate a certain kind of relationship between oneself and the world: a habitual ability to recognize and be guided by the truth.
Chad Pecknold, Stephen P. White, and Kathryn Jean Lopez, discuss the the importance of virtue and its essential role in statesmanship.
What is really happening in the Catholic Church in North America? Are parishes thriving or dying? Is dissatisfaction among Catholics growing or are they becoming more engaged in the evangelizing mission of the Church? Listen for answers and solutions from businessman, professor, and philanthropist, William E. Simon Jr.
Can art help us to discover whether it is easier to live a moral life with or without God? Listen as Mary Eberstadt discusses the stage adaption of The Loser Letters.
Today we live under what Pope Benedict XVI called a “dictatorship of relativism.” During this first installment of a three part series reflecting on the human person, Fr. Stephen Fields discusses how the human person is created in God’s image and likeness. He also comments on the strengths and limits of humanity’s distinctive powers of reason and freedom. Fr. Fields does this against the backdrop of authentic understandings of truth and goodness.
John Garvey, Stephen Minnis, and Kathryn Jean Lopez, discuss the vital role that education plays in creating the next generation of virtuous citizens.
Religious liberty was a hot button issue in the 2016 primary races and is sure to carry over to the general election. For millions of Americans, the so-called “first freedom” – religious freedom – is now a question mark as never before. In “It’s Dangerous to Believe,” Mary Eberstadt provides a hard-hitting analysis of widespread attacks by unchecked secular activists on religious institutions and activities of all kinds.
The Church’s work of evangelization and her contribution to the good of society are inseparable. As Catholics and as American citizens, we are called to do more than just vote, and called to do more than just follow a party. America needs Catholics who are in love with our nation, and who act from the…
In the spring of 2016, the District of Columbia City Council will consider legislation to legalize doctor prescribed suicide. In this conversation, panelists discuss what it means to accompany the dying and how to be involved in opposing doctor prescribed suicide legislation in Washington.
Fr. Justin Huber offers a meditation on the way through and beyond suffering.
In the first book to explore how memories impact and are affected by faith, bestselling author Dawn Eden offers a guide to the process she used to heal the pain of her past.
A discussion with Reggie Littlejohn on China’s new two-child policy and and their continuing coercion of women.
George Weigel, New York Times best-selling author of Witness to Hope and the preeminent biographer of John Paul II, presents a spiritual travelogue that further illuminates the life and homeland of one of the most influential Catholic leaders of all time. Weigel’s latest book takes readers to Krakow to learn the dramatic story of how a city and a man interacted in ways that changed the course of contemporary history.
Michael Novak seeks to clarify the true meaning of social justice and to rescue it from its ideological captors. Novak reveals that social justice is not a synonym for “progressive” government as we have come to believe. Rather, it is a virtue rooted in Catholic social teaching and developed as an alternative to the unchecked power of the state.
The American Founders had a strong belief in what was, at the time, a radical notion of religious liberty. Individuals should be free and churches should be free. Most people assume that liberty is rooted in Protestantism and the Enlightenment, yet, as Jim Tonkowich demonstrates, the fascinating and largely untold story is about Catholic thinking about…
In the first book to respond to the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage, Ryan T. Anderson draws on the best philosophy and social science to explain what marriage is, why it matters for public policy, and the consequences of its legal definition.
The fourth annual dinner in honor of the John Paul II Award for the New Evangelization was held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. The Catholic Information Center was proud to honor Kevin J. “Seamus” Hasson and Mary Rice Hasson who have devoted their lives to serving their family, community, and…
“Gay Marriage”: What Is Really at Stake? Both critics and advocates of the legal acceptance of gay marriage argue that marriage’s purposes and basic role in society has been changing. This lecture will push this point further, discussing ways in which this development represents a codification of a new understanding of the human person as such…
This conversation explores the effects that artificial reproductive technologies and divorce have on every member of a family, particularly children.
A discussion on the pastoral and doctrinal questions surrounding the indissolubility of marriage.
A panel discussion on the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obergefell v Hodges with Helen Alvaré, John Garvey, and Susan Timoney.
A panel discussion on Laudato Si’, an encyclical by Pope Francis.
In Arriving at Amen, Libresco uses the rigorous rationality that defined her Atheism to tell the story behind that very personal journey and to describe the seven forms of Catholic prayer that guided her to embrace a joyful life of faith
Highlighting legends such as Mary Astor, John Wayne, Alfred Hitchcock, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Betty Hutton, and Bob Hope, Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends uncovers stories of recovery and conversion.
Ryan Anderson and Ed Whelan discuss the recent Indiana law and examine what the future holds for religious freedom in the United States.
Randy Boyagoda discusses his recently published biography of Richard John Neuhaus. Richard John Neuhaus (1936-2009) was one of the most influential figures in American public life from the Civil Rights era to the War on Terror. His writing, activism, and connections to people of power in religion, politics, and culture secured a place for himself…
Anyone who has read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings can gather that their author hated tyranny, but few know that the novelist who once described himself as a hobbit “in all but size” was—even by hobbit standards—a zealous proponent of economic freedom and small government
Clarke Forsythe, Senior Counsel at Americans United for Life, offers a critical review of the behind-the-scenes deliberations that went into the Supreme Court’s abortion decisions and how the mistakes made by the Justices back in 1971-1973 have led to the turmoil we see today in law, politics, and public health.
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Paolo Carozza and Andreas Widmer reflect on human dignity and their experiences in the practice of human development from a Catholic perspective.
Rev. Wilson Miscamble, professor at the University of Notre Dame, discusses Catholic higher education.
Appealing to reason rather than religious authority, Chris Kaczor tackles the most controversial & talked about positions of the Catholic Church – on contraception, on marriage, on reproductive technologies, on cohabitation, and on divorce – arguing for the reasonableness of the Church’s views on these issues.
Jennifer Fulwiler told herself she was happy. Why wouldn’t she be? She made good money as a programmer at a hot tech start-up, had just married a guy with a stack of Ivy League degrees, and lived in a twenty-first-floor condo where she could sip sauvignon blanc while watching the sun set behind the hills…
Former U.S. Ambassadors to the Holy See, R. James Nicholson and Francis Rooney, discuss the position of the Holy See in the current international order
Today, the very existence of Christians in some parts of the Middle East is threatened. During this panel discussion on September 3, 2014, Georgetown University Professor Tom Farr examined U.S. policy with respect to religious freedom in general and Christian minorities in the Middle East in particular. Andrew Doran, Executive Director of In Defense of…
Author Dawn Eden speaks about healing the memory, looking towards the Jesuit spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola and Pope Francis. Dawn Eden is the author of “My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints” and “The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On.”
After the success of his initial book Roads to Rome, the English author John Beaumont has completed a new much longer volume of American conversion stories, to be published by Fidelity Press. The book, which contains a foreword and afterword by Fr. C. John McCloskey III examines the careers and writings of almost five hundred notable converts, containing touching stories of all shapes…
Meet three DC professional women who are deepening their faith through the varied circumstances of their lives: dating, marriage, single life, motherhood, and career. Today’s modern culture often assesses a woman’s success in relation to the achievement of certain goals: degrees, marriage, children, career advancement, a beautiful home. Are these achievements an adequate measure of…
On February 25, 2014, Judge Leslie Southwick spoke about his book “The Nominee: A Spiritual and Political Journey”. President George W. Bush nominated Leslie H. Southwick in 2007 to the federal appeals court, Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans. Initially, Southwick seemed a consensus nominee. Just days before his hearing, though, a progressive advocacy group…
Scripture tells us only God knows the desires of our hearts. It was, after all, God who placed them there because they are designed to lead us to His will for our lives. Why, then, is it so challenging at times to figure out if we are on the right track when it comes to what…
The teaching of Thomas Aquinas is based in common-sense, accessible to all, and yet open to the highest truths about God and creation. It is also a teaching uniquely able to resolve modern conundrums regarding faith and reason, science and religion, morality and the public square. Through his remarks, given on January 16, 2014, Fr….
On January 8, 2014, the Catholic Information Center hosted Fr. Jacques Philippe to discuss interior freedom. With over 400,000 copies sold in 18 languages, Jacques Philippe’s writings on themes such as prayer, interior freedom, and peace of heart have become classics of modern Catholic spirituality. Jacques Philippe was born in 1947 in Lorraine, France. After studying…
One of the most respected G.K. Chesterton scholars in the world, Dale Ahlquist is President of the American Chesterton Society, creator and host of the EWTN series “G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense,” and Publisher of Gilbert. He has made Chesterton once again a recognized and revered 20th century Catholic literary figure. Dale is…
On December 12, 2013, local young professionals brought the spirit of the season to DC through poetry. For a full list of participants and selected works, click here.
A book presentation of Faith, the Fount of Exegesis with author Fr. Ignacio Carbajosa of San Damaso University (Madrid), about the great questions surrounding Biblical interpretation since the Enlightenment. November 21, 2013 Can there be objective biblical research without faith? By studying the history of the interpretation of the Old Testament in the last two centuries, Fr….
On November 13, 2013 Professor Charles Camosy spoke about his newly released book, For Love of Animals. EPPC Fellow, Mary Eberstadt, joined him to offer commentary on the presentation. For Love of Animals, written by Professor Charles Camosy, is an honest and thoughtful look at our responsibility as Christians with respect to animals. Many Christians misunderstand both history and…
On November 12, 2013 Msgr. Peter Vaghi spoke about his newest book, Encountering Jesus in Word, Sacraments, and Works of Charity. In one of the first homilies after his election, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said: “There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ.” In his latest book,…
On November 6, 2013, the Catholic Information Center hosted John L. Allen Jr., one of the most respected journalists in the United States, to discuss his latest book “The Global War on Christians”. From Iraq and Egypt to Sudan and Nigeria, from Indonesia to the Indian subcontinent, Christians in the early 21st century are the…
On Monday, November 4, best-selling author Fr. R. Scott Hurd spoke about his recent book, When Faith Feels Fragile. Combining his pastoral ministry experiences with his conversational writing style and humorous nature, Fr. Hurd serves up a hearty spiritual feast of inspiring anecdotes, amusing reflections, and helpful advice. As someone who has personally struggled with his…
The second annual dinner in honor of the Blessed John Paul II Award for the New Evangelization was held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. The Catholic Information Center was proud to honor George Weigel with the award and to welcome Laura Ingraham as the Mistress of Ceremonies. …
The Christian Heritage Centre, located in Lancashire, England, documents the history of Christianity in Britain through an extensive, one-of-a-kind collection of Christian artifacts, relics, and documents. On September 30, 2013, the Centre’s royal patron, Lord Nicholas Windsor, Centre curator, Jan Graffius, and its chairman, Professor Lord Alton visited the CIC to discuss the Centre and explore…
Renowned in the blogosphere as the Anchoress and as Catholic Portal editor of the popular Patheos.com, Elizabeth Scalia offers a powerful critique of the “gods” we worship today, reminding readers that life’s deepest desires can only be satisfied in Christ. Scalia points to the incarnation of Christ and authentic worship of him as a way out…
On Monday, July 1, legal experts gathered at the Catholic Information Center for a panel discussion to react to the Supreme Court’s much anticipated decisions on DOMA and Proposition 8. The event was broadcast live on C-SPAN and can be viewed here. Marriage & the Law panelists included: Edward Whelan, President of the…
A fascinating discussion with Middle East experts Dr. Samir Altaqi, Director General, Orient Research Center Center, Dubai, UAE and Mark Danner. Dr. Altaqi is a respected figure in the civil opposition movement to the government of Syria. He is a former member of the Syrian Parliament and Director of the Orient Center for International Studies,…
On May 16, 2013 Janet Morana visited the CIC for a book signing of her recently published work, “Recall Abortion: Ending the Abortion Industry’s Exploitation of Women”. Janet Morana is Executive Director of Priests for Life and Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest mobilization of women who have had abortions….
The Catholic Information Center in Washington DC hosted Deacon Sabatino to discuss the Vatican II document, Orientalium Ecclesiarum, on April 30, 2013.
On April 25, 2013 The Catholic Information Center hosted Russell Shaw to discuss his recent book, American Church. Has the Americanization of American Catholics-their cultural assimilation, that is-been a blessing or a curse for the Church in the United States? Or has it been a bit of both? In American Church , Russell Shaw takes a…
On February 13, 2013, the Catholic Information Center hosted a panel to discuss Pope Benedict XVI’s recent announcement to resign on February 28, 2013. The discussion included Mary Rice Hasson and Stephen White, both fellows in the Catholic Studies Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and Fr. Justin Huber, parochial vicar of Holy Redeemer Parish…
Kathryn Jean Lopez of National Review Online and Catholic Voices USA chats with Christopher West about his latest book, Fill These Hearts: God, Sex and the Universal Longing — at the Catholic Information Center on February 4, 2013
Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert P. George discuss their new book “What is Marriage?: Man and Woman, A Defense” at the Catholic Information Center on December 19, 2012.
On November 5, 2012, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington,delivered remarks at the Catholic Information Center after his recent return from the recent Synod on the New Evangelization in Rome.
On June 20, 2012, the Catholic Information Center and Catholic Voices USA cosponsored the panel discussion, “Women for Freedom.” Short clip selections from this event: How to Discuss Catholic Issues with Others What Happens When Liberties Collide? Possible Motivations Behind the HHS Mandate What is an Abortifacient? The Manufactured “War on Women” More Threats…
On June 12, 2012, the Catholic Information Center hosted New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat to discuss his latest book “Bad Religion.” Or check out some of these snippets from the same talk: Douthat on Bad Religion Models for Rekindling Orthodoxy & Engaging the Culture
On June 1st, 2012, the Catholic Information Center hosted its first annual Blessed John Paul II Award for the New Evangelization in honor of His Eminence Cardinal Wuerl. This video was screened at the event.
On May 22, 2012, the Catholic Information Center hosted an event “A Conversation with Austen Ivereigh & Kathryn Jean Lopez” to discuss Ivereigh’s latest book, How to Defend the Faith Without Raising Your Voice. Ivereigh and Lopez also comment on their experiences with Catholic Voices, a movement founded by Ivereigh in the UK and recently brought over to the United…
On May 10, 2012, the Catholic Information Center’s Young Professionals Program hosted Helen Alvare to discuss “Religious Freedom vs. Sexual Liberationism.”
On April 24, 2012, the Catholic Information Center hosted Emily Stimpson to discuss her latest book The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years.
On April 23, 2012, the Catholic Information Center hosted Dawn Eden to discuss and sign her book “My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints.”
On March 20, 2012 Austin Ruse delivered a lecture on “Catholicism and the New State of God” That same day, Cathy Ruse remarked on “Religious Liberty and the Phony Contraception Debate” at the Catholic Information Center.
On March 15, 2012, the Catholic Information Center hosted Eric Metaxas to discuss his book “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich.” Short clips from this event: How I Started Writing Biographies The HHS Mandate and Religious Liberty President Obama, Abortion, and Bonhoeffer’s Witness
On February 27th, 2012, the Catholic Information Center in Washington DC hosted a panel discussion, wherein five women with varied backgrounds argued against the Health and Human Services mandate that would require Catholic institutions to provide contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortifacients in their health insurance policies. CARRIE SEVERINO is chief counsel and policy director…
On February 23, 2012 the Catholic Information Center hosted Robert P. George and Christopher Tollefsen to discuss the 2nd edition of their book EMBRYO: A DEFENSE OF HUMAN LIFE. Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University. Christopher Tollefsen is Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina. National debates over…
On February 8, 2012, the Catholic Information Center hosted a panel entitled “Contesting the HHS Mandate“ The panel featured Richard Doerflinger of the USCCB, James Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and Kyle Duncan of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty on February 8, 2012. Watch full video as recorded by C-SPAN here.
At our first YPP Happy Hour of 2012, William L. Saunders, Jr., the Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs at Americans United for Life (AUL) and former Senior Fellow in Bioethics and Human Rights Counsel at the Family Research Council, spoke about what the pro-life movement should expect in the year ahead.
The Catholic Information Center in Washington DC hosts Fr. Robert Barron to discuss his acclaimed documentary, the CATHOLICISM SERIES.
On December 15, 2011, Mary Ann Glendon spoke during a CIC YPP Happy Hour.
The Catholic Information Center hosts Fr. Paul Check of the Courage Apostolate to speak on the occasion of their 30th anniversary.
At the Catholic Information Center, Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth of ICEL (International Commission on English in the Liturgy) spoke about the making of the Missal and the challenges of implementing it.
The Catholic Information Center in Washington DC hosts Timothy P. Carney to discuss “The Rising Athe-ocracy: Morality and State Compulsion” at a happy hour for the Young Professionals Program on Thursday, October 20, 2011.
The Catholic Information Center in Washington DC hosts Michael Novak and William Simon Jr to discuss their latest book on Wednesday September 14, 2011.
George Weigel “The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II — The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy”
The Catholic Information Center in Washington DC hosts George Weigel to discuss his latest book “The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II — The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy” at a happy hour for the Young Professionals Program on Thursday September 15, 2011.