Theology

Vatican to Host SJU Professor’s Exhibit on John Paul II and the Jewish People

06/18/2015

An award-winning exhibit celebrating the connection between Saint John Paul II and the Jewish people and co-created by William Madges, Ph.D., professor of theology at Saint Joseph's University, will travel to the Vatican and be on display from Tuesday, July 28 through Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.


Pope Francis and Rabbi Skorka.

Philadelphia Jews and Catholics to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate at SJU

06/17/2015

SJU and the Philadelphia Jewish community will dedicate “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time,” an original sculpture portraying feminine figures signifying both religions on Sept. 25. The statue was commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s declaration "Nostra Aetate."


Pope Francis as Pastor

04/21/2015

In advance of Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families, September 22-27, 2015, Saint Joseph's University experts are sharing their thoughts on a variety of subjects related to Pope Francis and the papacy. In this video, William Madges, Ph.D., professor of theology and religious studies, discusses Francis in the context of his two immediate predecessors.


Taking on the Holidays: The Challenge for Interfaith Families

12/09/2011

With the start of every winter holiday season come the mainstays of American Christmas: the toy commercials, 24-hour holiday radio stations, Christmas trees and photos with Santa. Amidst it all, families of minority cultures and religions often struggle to establish themselves in the pervasiveness of secularized Christmas.


Interfaith Dialogue: Strengthening the Bonds Between Jews and Christians

03/14/2014

To mark the upcoming canonizations of the two remarkable popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, who both worked to eliminate religiously based hostility to Judaism, Saint Joseph’s University’s <a href="http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/centers/ijcr/events/index.html" target="_blank">Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations</a> will host the series, &ldquo;The Popes and the Jewish People: The Story of a Transformed Relationship.&rdquo;


SJU Confers Honorary Degree on World Interfaith Leader

02/01/2011

His Eminence Walter Cardinal Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, received the degree of Honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology (honoris causa) from Saint Joseph’s University, in the Vatican, on Jan. 11, 2011.


Michael J. Hagan '85 to be Honored at Alumni Gala

11/02/2012

PHILADELPHIA (November 2, 2012) – The Saint Joseph's University Alumni Association will present Michael J. Hagan ’85 with its highest honor, the Shield of Loyola Award, at the 32nd Annual Alumni Gala on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. Recognized as Forbes magazine’s "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2006, Hagan is currently President and CEO of LifeShield, Inc.


12-21-2012: Apocalypse Now, Later or Never?

11/05/2009

Will the year 2012 spell the end of life on Earth as we know it?

Columbia Pictures’ upcoming disaster movie 2012 suggests that it will. Based loosely on interpretations of the Mayan long count calendar, which ends its 5,125-year cycle on December 21, 2012, the movie’s trailer features the tagline, “Mankind’s earliest civilization warned us this day was coming.”


Searching for Answers: Google's Presence in China

04/07/2010

When Jim Caccamo, Ph.D., an expert in computing and telecommunications technology ethics, heard of Google’s recent struggles in China, he knew he’d need to update the curriculum for the Technology, Society and Christian Ethics course he teaches at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pa.


Beyond the Perfect Present: Making the Holidays Meaningful

11/02/2007

No matter our religious or cultural background, we have all felt pressured during the winter season to frame a picture-perfect holiday experience.  Whether it is to serve a flawless Thanksgiving dinner, create a Martha Stewart-inspired holiday home or to give (or receive) a much-desired gift, many feel a stressful frenzy ascending as the leaves continue to fall and the temperature drops.