Saint Xavier University Catholic Colloquium Lecture Series

Catholic Colloquium Lecture 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. The lectures are usually at 6:30 p.m. at the University's Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd Street in Butler Reception Room.

Upcoming Speakers

 Heidi Schlumpf

Heidi Schlumpf, M.T.S.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

"Read All About It: Voices & Trends Influencing Catholic Media Today"

Where do you get your news and information about the Catholic church? In this program, Catholic journalist Heidi Schlumpf will give an overview on the state of Catholic media today -- from the rise of the Catholic blogosphere, to the decline of many diocesan newspapers, to the publications she believes are most successful. In today's fast-changing media landscape when secular journalism is also under attack, Catholic media can serve as a model -- and warning --about the importance of media in our lives.

Heidi Schlumpf, M.T.S., holds master's degrees in theological studies from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Northwestern University and the University of Notre Dame. She has spent nearly three decades in religion journalism, including her current position as a contributor at National Catholic Reporter. She has also worked as an editor at U.S. Catholic magazine and the Chicago archdiocesan newspaper and has written for a number of other publications, including CNN Opinion. She is the author of a recent theological biography, "Elizabeth Johnson: Questing for God (People of God)" published by Liturgical Press (2016). She, her husband and their two children are members of St. Gertrude Parish in Chicago.

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 page.

For More Information

For more information about the Catholic Colloquium Lecture Series, please contact the Mercy Ministry Center at 773-298-3900.