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.

Christine Athans

Jack Jezreel

April 15, 2015

“The Call to Compassion: Pope Francis and the Twenty-First Century Disciple” 

Jack Jezreel lead us to examine our role as Christian disciples in the twenty-first century, and the urge of Pope Francis to live out our faith in the modern world.  This presentation combined Scripture, Catholic Social Teaching, theology, and story to help us discover the link between faith and mission.

Jack Jezreel, originator of the JustFaith program and founder of JustFaith Ministries, serves as Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Board of Directors. He holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Religion from Furman University and a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame. A popular national speaker, Jack previously spent six years in a Catholic Worker Community and twelve years in parish ministry.

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.