Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture

Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture

"Poverty has a face, and it also has a voice.

But that voice often does not penetrate the wall of fear, misconception and prejudice that can separate people who are poor from those of us who have what we need. The voice of poverty can be drowned out or ignored in the halls of government, where other legitimate demands for resources also resound.
In our listening sessions, we heard “the cry of poor” (Psalm 34). We are writing this pastoral letter to all people of good faith and to political leaders because we heard in the voices of people who are poor both a plea for mercy and a desire to participate fully in the life of their communities."

--from "Who Is My Neighbor: The Face of Poverty in Washington State"

A Pastoral Letter from the Catholic Bishops of the State of Washington.

Seattle University Joins Statement of AJCU Presidents on Undocumented Students

As Presidents of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities we feel spiritually and morally compelled to raise a collective voice confirming our values and commitments as Americans and educators. We represent colleges and universities from across our nation with more than 215,000 students and 21,000 faculty, and over 2 million living alumni.

Grounded in our Catholic and Jesuit mission, we are guided by our commitment to uphold the dignity of every person, to work for the common good of our nation, and to promote a living faith that works for justice. We see our work of teaching, scholarship and the formation of minds and spirits as a sacred trust.

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Rooted in Tradition, Growing Towards the Future: Seattle University at 125

2016-2017 Catholic Heritage Lectures

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"I want to help connect and heal people."

Read more about what the ICTC has meant to Victoria, Nursing, class of 2017.

Dec. 2: Simbang Gabi Mass, Chapel of St. Ignatius 

The SU United Filipino Club, in partnership with Campus Ministry, will be holding the Philippine Simbang Gabi, a Filipino Advent Tradition. 

Dec. 6: An Advent Evening of Prayer: "Welcoming the Stranger Home" 

Give yourself time this Advent to breathe and rest in an evening of silence, prayer, art, music, & reflection

Dec. 7: The Search for Pope Francis, with Mark Shriver

From Argentina to the Vatican, Mark Shriver, author of the much acclaimed book about his father Sargent Shriver, went in search for the heart and soul of the real Pope Francis. Seattle U will host Mark for a discussion of his surprising, informative, and moving journey and his new book, Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis.

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