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The social-political ideals of individualism have a long history and profound influence upon American culture. But for Catholics, the family—not the individual—has priority.

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The Lumen Christi Institute organized a symposium titled “The Interior Life: Literary, Psychoanalytic, and Spiritual Perspectives” (January 28), featuring presentations by University of Chicago professors Bernard McGinn, Jonathan Lear, Lisa Ruddick, and Rosanna Warren.

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Georgetown theologian John Haught addresses the arguments and thought of the so-called "new atheists:" Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett.

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With the help of friends of the Institute and leading Catholics, the Lumen Christi Institute reflects on our Founding Episcopal Moderator, Francis Cardinal George (1937 - 2015), on the event of his passing.

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Austin Walker, Ph.D. Student in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought is profiled.

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Lumen Christi Institute Board Member and University of Chicago graduate J. Peter “Pete” Ricketts, was sworn in as the 40th Governor of Nebraska on January 8, 2015.

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University of Chicago 3rd Year Philosophy student, Cait Duggan, is profiled.

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While many in Chicago are learning about their newly appointed archbishop, Blase Joseph Cupich wasn’t new to Lumen Christi when he was installed as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago in Holy Name Cathedral on November 18th.

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In his lecture titled “Pope Francis and the New Evangelization” given on May 8th at the University Club of Chicago, Fr. Barron encouraged his audience to learn about the faith so that they too can share it.

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Mary Hirschfeld, Assistant Professor of Economics & Theology at Villanova University, gives a talk probing the state of the relationship between theology and economics. This talk was a keynote address at the Sixth Annual Conference on Economics and Catholic Social Thought held at the University of Chicago.

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University of Chicago third-year, Dominic Chiu is interviewed.

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