Monday, August 30, 2010

Strangers in a Strange Land: Four Catholic American Authors

This year’s Catholic Culture Literature Series features four influential and fascinating Catholic American authors. Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, J.F. Powers, and Ralph McInerny poignantly engaged American culture while standing at a distance from it. With these lectures, we hope to inspire Notre Dame undergraduate students to read and appreciate the work of these great Catholic luminaries as invaluable to their Catholic formation. Each speaker will spend part of his talk on the complex commitments each of these authors had to their Church and their country.

Join us each Tuesday this September at 8 p.m. in DeBartolo Hall room 141 at Notre Dame!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
 Ralph McInerny
Prof. David Solomon, University of Notre Dame

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Walker Percy
Prof. John O’Callaghan, University of Notre Dame

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Flannery O’Connor
"Branding with the Cross: Flannery O'Connor on the Comic Character of Christian Formation."
Prof. Ralph Wood, Baylor University

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
J.F. Powers
Rev. Marvin O’Connell, Emeritus, University of Notre Dame