"The Jesuits, Father Sorin, and the 19th-Century Catholic Revival" will be presented by John T. McGreevy, dean of the College of Arts and Letters and professor of history at the University of Notre Dame.
Dean McGreevy's publications include Parish Boundaries: The Catholic Encounter with Race in the Twentieth Century Urban North (University of Chicago Press), and Catholicism and American Freedom: A History (W.W. Norton). His current project is a study of the 19th century Jesuits.
This event is part of the yearlong celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of the University's founder, Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C.
The Cushwa Center Lecture, first held in 1984, has grown from an occasional event to an annual opportunity for students, faculty, and community members to hear from a distinguished individual about the relationship between religion and public life. The Cushwa Center Lecture is traditionally held in the fall.