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October 2019

Alienated America by Tim Carney

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Washington Examiner editor Timothy Carney talks about his new book Alienated America, explaining the great divide in America and presenting a framework for leading us out of the wilderness.

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The 2019 Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture

Monday, October 14, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Obeying Our Own Creations: God and Disenchantment in Amazon’s World
A lecture by William T. Cavanaugh on idolatry and secularization

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October 18, 2019

A screening and discussion of the new documentary, “Masterpieces,” that profiles emerging Catholic artists

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November 2019

I Lived on Parker Avenue

Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 7:00PM

I Lived on Parker Avenue is a short documentary about a mother’s agony in choosing what’s best, the joy of a couple starting a family, and a young man’s search for where his life began. (Grades 9-12 and up)

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An Evening with Mary Eberstadt

Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Who am I? In her book Primal Screams, acclaimed cultural critic Mary Eberstadt posits the theory that the rise of identity politics is a direct result of the fallout of the sexual revolution. This promises to be a thought-provoking evening.

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Elizabeth Lev: How Catholic Art Saved the Faith

Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ 7PM

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s seminal Letter to Artists with two lively evenings that examine the intersection of faith and art.

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Batman at 80: Dark Knight of the Soul

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 11:00AM

Holy anniversary!! Come celebrate the pop-cultural legacy of the Caped Crusader in film, television and graphic novel. (Grades 7-12 and up)

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December 2019

Richard John Neuhaus by Randy Boyagoda

Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Author and biographer Randy Boyagoda celebrates Richard John Neuhaus’ very New York life in the public square in conversation with First Things editor R.R. Reno.

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January 2020

Auschwitz: Remembering Our Ways Forward

Sunday, January 26, 2020 @ 3PM

In collaboration with the Museum of Jewish Heritage we present Robert Jan von Pelt, the curator of the current Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away exhibit at the museum

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May 2020

Seeing Light in the Darkness

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 @ 3PM

The Life of Prayer and Faith during Coronavirus Times. A conversation between Father John Maria Devaney, O.P., a hospital chaplain from Dominican Healthcare Friars, and National Review’s Kathryn Jean Lopez. This talk is presented in partnership with National Review Institute.

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Faith on the Frontlines

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 3PM

https://youtu.be/Eff8_wzUZEM Livestream starts Wednesday, May 13 @ 3PM A Catholic Response to the Global Health Crisis What role does faith play in navigating complex medical questions raised by the pandemic? Join us for a candid conversation with Catholic healthcare leaders about the tough realities facing medical professionals battling Covid-19 and other crises, both here and … Read more

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A Conversation with Jeannie Gaffigan

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 @ 3PM

Producer, television writer and author Jeannie Gaffigan joins The Sheen Center’s David DiCerto for a conversation about the importance of faith, family and laughter in getting us through these difficult times. She will also share how her own life-threatening health scare has given her a new perspective on the redemptive power of suffering, recounted in … Read more

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A Conversation on Foster Care and the New Film, “The Ride”

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 @ 3PM

powered by Crowdcast From the inspiring true story of extreme sports legend John Buultjens, THE RIDE follows John McCord, an athletically gifted youth who triumphs over a troubled upbringing. After a violent, racially-charged incident lands John (Shane Graham) in juvenile detention, he is finally placed with an unlikely set of foster parents, Eldridge (Ludacris) and … Read more

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June 2020

Black Mothers and Their Sons

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @ 3PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D-_7iJkgFo Sheen Center Interim Executive Director David Di Certo talks with actress and playwright Angela Polite about her play Mary Speaks and what it means to be an artist of faith and an artist of color at such a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. The playwright explores the history of Black mothers and their sons in America, through a spiritual … Read more

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Poetry in America – Live featuring “Finishing The Hat” by Stephen Sondheim

Friday, June 12, 2020 @ 3:00PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX3gIaU6d2I During the celebration of his 90th birthday, Poetry in America Live will focus on Stephen Sondheim’s song “Finishing The Hat” from Sunday in the Park with George. This live event will celebrate the work of Sondheim through performance of his songs and discussion of the lyrics to this particular song. PBS’s “Poetry in America” … Read more

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Vanessa Williams with Fr. Matt Malone, S.J.

Friday, June 19, 2020 @ 12:00PM

Join America Media for a powerful conversation on how Catholics can fight racism with Sheen Center board members America editor-in-chief Fr. Matt Malone, SJ and actor, singer, dancer, author Vanessa Williams.

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Art, Faith & the Journey to Sesame Street

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 @ 3PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AFxFV6K6BA&live=1 A Conversation with Louis Henry Mitchell “Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?” is familiar refrain taking us back to our childhood. “Sesame Street” is a show that has impacted generations for over 50 years. Join us for an intriguing conversation about art, inspiration, and faith with Louis Henry Mitchell, Creative … Read more

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Black Stories Matter with Judy Tate

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 @ 3PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRAnZYI9OsE&live=1 A conversation with Judy Tate about the power of using personal narratives to illuminate moments of historical significance. Judy is the Co-Founder & Artistic Director of The American Slavery Project.  In case you missed American Slavery Project’s “Black Women and the Ballot” event featuring Phylicia Rashad, you can view it here through June 30th. … Read more

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Black Women and the Ballot – American Slavery Project

Friday, June 19 @ 7:30PM – June 30, 2020

3 Radio Dramas about rebellions large and small that Black women mounted for the right to vote.

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July 2020

What’s Next For America?

Wednesday, July 1 @ 3:00pm

https://youtu.be/3xLfshaHeB8 Anger. Incivility. Scandal. Confusion. Despair. AND THEN CAME Coronavirus! Closed Churches. Protests. Civil Unrest. Where does it lead? How can we help? Can we help? As the United States marks its annual Independence Day, can we, as concerned citizens, as religious believers, as people of goodwill — whomever we are – play a role … Read more

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