Catholic Colloquium Series

Catholic Colloquium Lecture Series

This lecture series, inaugurated in 2006, honors the responsibilities of a Catholic university to serve its students, faculty, staff and the broader Catholic and civic communities by providing opportunities to examine contemporary civic, religious and social questions in the light of a vibrant, socially committed faith. Speakers in this series also explore ideas and issues that foster the development of healthy, active spiritual lives.

All lectures are free and open to the public. All take place at 6:30 p.m. on the University's Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd Street in the Butler Reception room.

Kerry Weber

Kerry Weber

October 15, 2015

"Mercy in the City"

In our fast-paced world, it is easy to place mercy in the front of our minds, but at the bottom of the "to-do" list. Weber will discuss the active presence of mercy and compassion in everyday life, and offer wisdom on how to consciously live the corporal works of mercy even while juggling life’s many responsibilities.

Weber’s message is refreshing, positive and practical!

Kerry Weber is the managing editor of America, where she has worked since 2009. Her writing and multimedia work have earned several awards from the Catholic Press Association, and in 2013 she reported from Rwanda as a recipient of Catholic Relief Services' Egan Journalism Fellowship recognizing excellence in the Catholic media. She frequently appears as a co-host on "America This Week," a weekly radio program on SiriusXM 129, The Catholic Channel. Kerry is the author of Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job (Loyola Press), which received a 2014 Christopher award, as well as awards from the Catholic Press Association and the Association of Catholic Publishers. A graduate of Providence College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she has previously worked as an editor for Catholic Digest, a local reporter, and a diocesan television producer. From 2004-2005 she volunteered through the Mercy Volunteer Corps as a special-education teacher on the Navajo reservation in St. Michael's Arizona. She currently serves as a support person for the MVC volunteers in New York City. She has been a Mercy Associate since 2012. 


Past Speakers

Most Catholic Colloquium lectures (2006-present) are available in DVD format from the Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library at Saint Xavier University. Titles may be viewed at the Library website. DVDs may be borrowed for a week or viewed at the library.

To read more about past speakers, please visit our Past Speakers web page.

For More Information

For more information about the Catholic Colloquium Lecture Series, please contact the Office for Mission and Heritage at 773-298-3809 or stapleton@sxu.edu.