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February 2019

Inside “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth”

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 7PM

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, the most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations with John T. McQuillen, Ph.D. of the Morgan Library and Holly Ordway, Ph.D.

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Author’s Night: Sr. Nancy Usselmann, FSP

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 7PM

How should Christians engage the popular media culture? By becoming a mystic! Sr. Nancy Usselmann challenges Christians to delve into the theological tradition of the Church as the root and foundation for recognizing the beauty of God present in all that is human — including pop culture.

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Haunted Files

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 7PM & 9PM

An immersive evening of theater that recreates through audience interaction, performance, and talkback the little-known history of scientific racism in America. A post-show panel discussion follows.

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March 2019

Seeking a Path Forward

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 7PM

Exploring the most substantial issues that Christians grapple with today, through the life experience of Luigi Giussani

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Author’s Night: Sohrab Ahmari

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 7PM

Journalist Sohrab Ahmari tells of life as a teenager under the Iranian ayatollahs and deciding there was no God. Nearly 20 years later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church. The debut of a compelling new Catholic voice.

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Oz at 80

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 7PM

A big screen showing of the The Wizard of Oz followed by behind-the-screen stories of the making of the family classic with author, historian, and Judy Garland and Oz expert John Fricke.

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June 2019

Luigi Giussani Series on Faith and Modernity

Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 6:00PM

The 2019 Giussani Series will focus specifically on the distinctive features of Luigi Giussani’s proposal for Christian education.

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September 2019

The Popes & The Presidents

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 6:30PM

Former Ambassadors to the Holy See Jim Nicholson, Miguel Diaz and Ken Hackett join Fr. Matt Malone, S.J., editor in chief of America Magazine, discuss the importance of U.S.-Vatican relations and what unique accomplishments it is able to produce.

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Women, Climate and Sports

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 4:00PM

During the United Nations’ Climate Week in NYC, join us for a discussion with five of the most influential sustainability advocates in the world, all of whom are women, promoting climate action

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Fr. Ted Hesburgh by Wilson Miscamble

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Author and Notre Dame priest-professor Fr. Wilson D. Miscamble, C.S.C. tracks how famed Notre Dame president Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh transformed postwar Catholic higher education and became a celebrated voice in America at large.

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October 2019

Virtue in America: Hope

Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Virtue? What is it and why does it still matter? In this new series, Kathryn Jean Lopez of the National Review explores the virtue of hope along with Peter Wehner, Michael R. Wear, and Kristen Hanson.

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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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Masterpieces

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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