Catholic and Dominican Institute

Past CDI Programs

(Left) Dr. Charles Zola, Director of Catholic and Dominican Institute; Dr. Jo Ann Middleton, Drew University; Sr. Catherine Walsh, OP, Arts and Letters; and Sr. Peggy Murphy, OP, Arts and Letters (Right) Dr. Jo Ann Middleton

Here, you can read about and see photos from past programs that The Catholic and Dominican Institute has sponsored at the College. 

Honoring the Legacy, 2010
A Tribute to the Dominican Sisters, founders of Mount Saint Mary College

Business Ethics
February 9, 2010
A lecture by Fr. William Byron, SJ

Dominican Charism in Health Care
March 16, 2011
A lecture by Br. Ignatius Perkins

The Messiah Lecture
April 7, 2011
A lecture by Patrick Doering, PhD and David Berger, PhD

Inaugural Philosophy Workshop: Thomas Aquinas and Contemporary Philosophy
June 2011

Founders Week
October 5, 2011
A lecture by William Carroll, PhD

My So-Called Enemy
October 12, 2011
A film screening at the Mount with the Emmy award-winning director Lisa Gossels

Spirituality in Patient Care
March 8, 2012
A lecture by Dr. Jo Ann Middleton, Drew University

The Second Annual Messiah Lecture: The Messianic Idea in the Dead Sea Scrolls
March 29, 2012
A lecture by Dr. Lawrence Schiffman, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Professor of Judaic Studies at Yeshiva University, New York, NY

Second Annual Philosophy Workshop: Thomas Aquinas & the Mind/Body Problem
June 2012

Church of the 2nd Vatican Council: A Work Complete Yet Always in Progress
September 27, 2012
A lecture by Fr. Robert Christian, OP

St. Catherine of Siena, A Woman for Our Times
October 11, 2012
Sr. Nancy Murray, OP presented her one-woman show in which she depicts the life of St. Catherine of Siena

The Abacus and the Cross
November 19, 2012
Author Nancy Marie Brown gave a presentation on her new book, The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages

The Anticipatory Corpse: Medical Power and the Care of the Dying
March 26, 2013
Lecture by Jeffrey Bishop, PhD

Third Annual Thomas Aquinas Philosophy Workshop
June 13-16, 2013

Founders Day Reception
October 7, 2013

Lincoln's Battle with God
October 8, 2013
A lecture by New York Times bestselling author Stephen Mansfield

An Awakening to Faith: We are Made of Stardust
October 14, 2013
A lecture by Fr. George Coyne, SJ

New Hires Reception
October 17, 2013

Ralph and Aquinas Reception
October 24, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Sister Diane Kennedy

The Dominican Charism & The Arts
February 25, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Sister Jo-Ann Iannotti

Fire In My Bones: Biblical Foundations of the Dominican Charism
March 5, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Sister Laurie Brink, OP, PhD

Teaching as a Contemplative Act
March 6, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Sister Laurie Brink, OP, PhD

Book Lecture: "Killing Jesus"
March 26, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Stephen Mansfield

Jewish-Christian Relations Since Vatican II
April 3, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Rabbi Alan Brill, PhD

Fourth Annual Thomas Aquinas Philosophy Workshop
June 5-8, 2014

The Menorah & The Cross: Jewish-Christian Relations in the Christian Roman Empire
A lecture by Dr. Steven Fine
October 1, 2014 at 7 pm

Contemplation in an Age of Twitter
A lecture by Judith Valente
October 6, 2014 at 7 pm

Founders Day
October 7, 2014, MST Atrium
1-4 pm, Founders Day Octoberfest
4 pm, “Dominican Sisters & International Social Justice,” a lecture by Sister Marie Therese Cloement, OP and Sister Celestina Velosso Freitas, OP in Aquinas 109

Nurturing the Global Citizen Within
Presented by Sister Deidre Mullan, OP
Faculty Luncheon: October 22, 2014 at Noon
Lecture: October 22, 2014 at 7 pm

Water into Wine: Aquinas on Faith & Reason
A faculty luncheon with Dr. Kevin Vost
November 3, 2014 at Noon

St. Martin de Porres: Thinker, Doer, Lover
A lecture by Dr. Kevin Vost
November 3, 2014 at 7 pm

How do Bishops and the Laity teach the Catholic Faith?
A lecture by Fr. Robert Christian
November 13, 2014 at 7 pm

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Director: Charles Zola
325 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, NY
Phone: 845-569-3467