Talk Events At The Sheen Center Feature Mother Dolores Hart, Juan Williams & More

Talk Events At The Sheen Center Feature Mother Dolores Hart, Juan Williams & More

This fall, The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture offers an exciting lineup of panel discussion and talk events with a wide range of topics including civility on America's college campuses, an examination of faith in wartime, a celebration of excellence in today's African American Literature, and a return exploration of morality and spirituality for Star Warsfans. Participants in upcoming talk events include Princeton professors Cornel West and Robert P. George; Benedictine nun and former Hollywood leading lady Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B.; author Fr. Humbert Kilanowski; Monsignor Hilary Franco, former assistant to Archbishop Sheen, and Alexis Walkenstein, editor of a compilation of Sheen's writings; andCardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York.

Upcoming events include:

JESUITS & JEDI EPISODE II: THE DOMINICANS STRIKE BACK!

September 29 at 7PM at the Loreto Theater

Explore questions about good and evil via Star Wars with Dominican priests, author Fr. Humbert Kilanowski, O.P. and SIRIUS XM radio host Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P. $15 ($10 Students)

ALFRED E. SMITH: THE MAN BEHIND THE DINNER

Presented by the Archdiocese of New York

October 1 at 6:00PM in the Loreto Theater

Timothy Cardinal Dolan and a panel of authors and historians reveal the legendary Al Smith, former New York governor and first Catholic presidential candidate. FREE (RSVP required)

THE JOHN COURTNEY MURRAY, S.J., LECTURE: RESTORING CIVILITY TO THE PUBLIC DISCOURSE

Presented by America Media

October 4 at 6:30PM in the Loreto Theater

Lecture by Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute. $15

JUAN WILLIAMS

October 5 at 7PM in Studios A&B

Fox News' Juan Williams discusses his new book, What The Hell Do You Have To Lose? Trump's War on Civil Rights.$10

14TH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERARY AWARDS

October 6 at 7:30PM in the Loreto Theater

Recognizing and honoring the outstanding achievements and contributions of African-American writers in the publishing, arts and entertainment industries. $55/VIP Reception $75

CALLED BY GOD: AN EVENING WITH MOTHER Dolores Hart AND RACHAEL COLLINS

Presented by St. Paul Center

October 18 at 6PM in Studios A&B

Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B. discusses Called by God: Discernment and Preparation for Religious Life with authorRachael Marie Collins. $10

THE 2018 ALBACETE LECTURE ON FAITH & CULTURE

Presented by the Crossroads Cultural Center

October 27 at 8PM in the Loreto Theater

Lecture by author and academic D.C. Schindler on the essence of freedom and its forgotten origins. FREE (RSVP required)

ANNUAL FULTON SHEEN MEMORIAL LECTURE

December 9 at 1PM in the Loreto Theater

Monsignor Hilary Franco, former assistant to Archbishop Sheen, and Alexis Walkenstein, editor of a compilation of Sheen's writings,celebrate the life and legacy of Fulton Sheen. FREE (RSVP required)

JONAH GOLDBERG

December 12 at 7PM in the Black Box Theater

National Review Senior Editor Jonah Goldberg discusses his book Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy. $10

RADICAL LOVE: CATHOLIC WOMEN SPEAK

December 13 at 7PM in the Black Box Theater

Leah Libresco Sargeant (Building The Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name) andEve Tushnet (Christ's Body, Christ's Wounds) discuss their books with America Media's Kerry Weber. $10

FAITH AND DUTY: THE ROLE OF SPIRITUALITY IN TIMES OF WAR

December 15 at 4PM in the Black Box Theater

This panel discussion will examine the role that faith plays in times of war, beginning with the rise of the chaplain corps during the First World War. $10

CIVILITY IN AMERICA: ON CAMPUS

Presented by The Sheen Center and America Media

December 18 at 7PM in the Loreto Theater

The Civility in America series continues with Princeton professors Cornel West and Robert P. George, a liberal and a conservative debating civility in higher education, moderated by Fr. Matt Malone, S.J., Editor in Chief of America Media. $20 ($15 students)

Visit www.SheenCenter.org for more information about these events, as we all as the full roster of upcoming theater, film, music, art, and poetry/rap/spoken word events including Grammy Award winner George Winston; award-winning writer and director John Patrick Shanley;theTony-nominated star of Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, Jamie Parker; Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche with special guests; and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Sharon Olds.

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (www.sheencenter.org) is a New York City arts center located in NoHo that presents a vibrant mix of theater, film, music, art and talk events. A project of the Archdiocese of New York, The Sheen Center serves all New Yorkers by presenting performances and artists that reflect the true, the good, and the beautiful. Named for the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, best remembered as an inspirational author, radio host and two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality, The Sheen Center reflects his modern-day approach to contemporary topics. The Sheen Center is a state-of-the-art theater complex that includes the 270-seat off-Broadway Loreto Theater, equipped with five-camera high-definition TV and live-stream capability and a multi-track recording studio; the 80-seat off-off-Broadway Black Box Theater; four rehearsal studios; and an art gallery.



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