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The Department of Theology and Philosophy at Caldwell University has announced its speakers for spring semester for the Sister Maura Campbell lecture series.

All lectures take place in the Alumni Theater at 4:30 p.m.and are free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 31 – “Papal Policies on Clerical Sexual Abuse: God Weeps,” with Jo-Renee Formicola, Ph.D., professor of political science at Seton Hall University.

Monday, February 4 – “Educating Desire:  Augustine and Dante on the Weight of Love,” with Paul Camacho, Ph.D., Arthur J. Ennis Post-Doctoral Fellow, Augustine and Culture Seminar Program, Villanova University.

Thursday, March 21 – “Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) on the Eucharist,” Lauren Pristas, Ph.D.  emeritus professor, theology, Caldwell University.

Monday, April 8 – “Oh Happy Fault: The Human Element in the Creation of the St. John’s Bible,” with Robert Miller, Ph.D, associate professor of religious studies, Mount Saint Mary’s College, and Stephanie Pietros, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, Mount Saint Vincent’s College.

The lectures are being presented by the Department of Theology and Philosophy as part of its Sister Maura Campbell lecture series.  Sister Maura was a Sister of St. Dominic of Caldwell, a theologian, philosopher, professor, researcher and national leader in education whose scholarship and teaching spanned 50 years.

For further information, call 973-618-3931.

About Caldwell University

Caldwell University is a private, Catholic coed four-year university with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Caldwell offers 29 undergraduate and 30 graduate programs, including doctoral, master’s, certificate and certification programs, as well as online and distance learning options that prepare students for today’s global marketplace. The university has 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports programs and a football program that is a member of the Collegiate Sprint Football League.

Caldwell offers numerous clubs, fraternities, sororities and activities. It is located on a beautiful 70-acre campus in suburban Caldwell, New Jersey. Caldwell was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell. Its core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence influence academic and campus life. For more information about Caldwell University, visit