Seminars and Talks

Whether you're a life-long Catholic or just beginning your search for answers to issues of life, purpose, or faith, you will find something to aid you on life's journey. You were made to know God.

All seminars are FREE and open to all students at the University of Kansas.

[And hey, there's always some food and drink to feed the body as well as the mind!]


THEOLOGY of the Body

SUNDAYS - 6:53pm

@ Room 201/202 with Chad Pirotte

In the current discussions of gender, sex, and morality, we can struggle not just in our relationships, but in our very identity. Come discover the plan God has for you and bring your honest/challenging/real questions.



Thursdays - 6:00pm 

@ the Rectory with Luke Murray

Come explore the history of Christianity from its birth through the first few centuries of the early Church. We will touch on a few key figures and issues faced by the Church such as Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, the Cappadocian Fathers, the role of the papacy, the structure of the Church, its liturgy and sacraments, its relationship with the Roman Empire, and various challenges such as persecution, Gnosticism, and Arianism. The goal is to get through the first 7 ecumenical councils and to appreciate the crucial role played by the Church Fathers in the history of the Church. 




Wednesdays - 4:00pm

@ the Rectory with Patrick Callahan

This seminar explores the intersection of fact and culture in the life and works of John Senior (1923-1999) who taught  for a number of years here at the University of Kansas.




Introduction to Catholicism

Sundays - 6:45pm

@ Room 201/202


The GEnius of Women

Thursdays - 6:00-6:50pm

@ the Rectory

From its earliest days the Catholic Church has had a host of women inspiring the ordinary faithful. These women are artists, martyrs, philosophers, poets, mystics. They come from every walk of life. They speak to us today. Come discover what Pope St. John Paul II the "Genius of Women".


medical ethics

Wednesdays - 4:00-4:50pm

@ the Rectory with Dr. Luke Murray

In this graduate student seminar, Dr. Murray will lead a discussion on medical ethics, explaining the Church’s position on contemporary ‘hot topics.' Drawing on the both the Church’s intellectual tradition as well as the findings of contemporary scientists, philosophers, and theologians, Dr. Murray will explain why the Church teaches what she does on contraception, abortion, assisted suicide, brain death, and gender dysphoria, among others. The seminar will begin by discussing Mary Eberstadt’s book Adam and Eve after the Pill: Paradoxes of the sexual Revolution,  before moving to a discussion of individual topics. Students from all backgrounds are welcome to attend.