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    • Understand, Then Preach: Defending the Faith Conference Draws Global Crowd

      July 31, 2015
      STEUBENVILLE, OH—Some 1,800 participants gathered at Franciscan University of Steubenville from 39 states, 4 Canadian provinces, and 8 countries, some traveling from as far as Singapore, Kenya, and China, for the 25th annual Defending the Faith Conference, July 24-26, 2015. The conference featured renowned Catholic speakers and authors including Dr. Scott and Kimberly Hahn, Patrick Madrid, Dr. Peter Kreeft, Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, Mike Aquilina, Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, Jennifer Fulwiler, and musician Matt Maher, who shared personal stories and theological insights about how to better understand and defend the Catholic faith.
    • Society of Catholic Social Scientists to Address Crucial Secular Issues at Annual Conference

      July 29, 2015
      STEUBENVILLE, OH—The true meaning of marriage in modern society, Catholic business ethics, and the societal implications of liberalism and individualism are just some of the 30-plus topics that will be discussed October 23-24, 2015, during the 23rd annual conference for the Society of Catholic Social Scientists (SCSS).
    • Unpacking the Epistle of Joy: St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians

      July 29, 2015
      STEUBENVILLE, OH— St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians is a letter of joy. And while the meaning of many of Paul's letters have been debated over the centuries, Dr. Scott Hahn said, "Fortunately, Philippians is just not one of those epistles where there is much real controversy."
    • St. John Bosco Conference

      July 24, 2015

      STEUBENVILLE, OH— How can a catechist bring youth, lapsed Catholics, and non-believers to the Church? Curtis Martin says, "Somebody needs to walk them back in."

      Martin, president and founder of FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, was one of many to speak on "The Witness of Holiness," the theme of the St. John Bosco Conference held at Franciscan University of Steubenville July 13-16.

    • Engaging the Culture as a Catholic University:

      July 22, 2015

      STEUBENVILLE, OH— Is the Catholic university responsible for changing the culture? Should it act to reflect or to transform?

      These questions and more about how Catholic universities can engage the culture will be addressed September 18-19 during the third symposium of The Fidelity and Freedom Series: Ex corde Ecclesiae at 25 at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

    • Inaugural President’s Circle Meeting Offers University Benefactors Information, Inspiration

      June 30, 2015
      STEUBENVILLE, OH—Members of the President’s Circle, a group of Franciscan University alumni, parents, and friends supporting Father Sean O. Sheridan, TOR, president of Franciscan University, in his vision for the school, gathered for an inaugural meeting on campus June 27-28.
    • Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Decision

      June 26, 2015
      STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—Franciscan University of Steubenville laments today's U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that effectively legalizes same-sex marriage throughout the country. While it is clearly a setback for marriage, the University will continue to analyze the decision and its effect on the Catholic Church and Franciscan University.
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