• Cushwa Center Lecture
  • Seminar in American Religion
  • Seminar in American Religion
  • Lived History of Vatican II research team

The Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism brings together scholars from history, theology, women’€™s studies, sociology, religious studies, American studies, and English to interpret the American Catholic experience.

 

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Q&A with Jennifer Callaghan on language in the liturgy after Vatican II

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Jennifer Callaghan is a doctoral candidate in religious studies at Northwestern University. She received a 2015 Research Travel Grant from the Cushwa Center to support archival research for her dissertation, “Critical Mass: The Fall and Rise of Latin in the Long U.S. Catholic Liturgical Moment.”

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Upcoming Events

Shoulder & Shovelwork: Dead Poets and Eschatologies

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Author and poet Thomas Lynch will present the annual Hibernian Lecture. His lecture will center around the poetry and recent deaths of Dennis O'Driscoll and Seamus Heaney.

Lynch, a funeral director, is the author of five collections of poems and four books of essays. His work has been the subject of two film documentaries: PBS Frontline

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