Imagining a world with leaders rooted in Chestertonian ideals–50 years of the Chesterton Institute

2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture and its journal, The Chesterton Review “The effect of the work of the Institute is cumulative; it builds on the past, and we think in terms of the future. Our work is immensely relevant for today and tomorrow.” —Father Ian Boyd, Founder and President Emeritus  …

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Upcoming in person event: Caravaggio: A Radical Approach to the Truth

…the artist is a person who communicates something…the moment of creation is the moment of communication.  It is when the work has passed from mind to mind that it becomes a work of art. — G.K. Chesterton The Department of Catholic Studies proudly presents the Ninth Annual Monsignor James Cafone Memorial Lecture: “Caravaggio: A Radical Approach to the Truth” by artist David Lopez Ribes,…

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Memorial Mass for Father Ian Boyd, C.S.B. at Seton Hall University

On February 13, 2024, Campus Ministry and the Priest Community at Seton Hall University celebrated a Memorial Mass for Father Ian Boyd, R.I.P. Msgr. Richard Liddy, former director of the Center for Catholic Studies celebrated the Mass which was attended by priests of the university’s Priest Community, students and members of the university. We invite you to view the Mass…

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In Memoriam: Father Joseph Ian Boyd, C.S.B. – Requiescat in Pace

In Memoriam: Father Joseph Ian Boyd, C.S.B. – Requiescat in Pace January 23, 1935 – January 10, 2024 The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture and The Chesterton Review mourns the death of our Founder Father Ian Boyd. Father Ian Boyd, a priest of the Congregation of Saint Basil and an internationally recognized Chesterton scholar, died in Edmonton,…

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Movie Screening: “Liberi Tutti!” – November 8, 2023 | 5:30 pm | University Center Theatre

The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture at Seton Hall University, the Rimini Meeting, the Department of Catholic Studies,  in collaboration with Campus Ministry, the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute are pleased to announce that the in-person Screening of “Liberi Tutti!”—a movie based on G. K. Chesterton’s play “The Surprise”—directed by Otello Cenci—will be presented at Seton Hall University on:

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 5:30 pm                                       at the Theatre/University Center                                                        Introduction: Otello Cenci, Director –                                                Remarks: Dr. Dermot Quinn, Professor of History                                      The video recording of the stage production is in Italian with English subtitles.

Liberi Tutti! Premiered on-stage in August 2022 at the 2022 Rimini Meeting at special performances held at Teatro Gali in Rimini; in Brescia, Italy in January 2013 and at international online screening event in June 2023.

It has been a privilege for the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture to collaborate once again to bring Chesterton to the Rimini Meeting.  Our past collaborations include the state presentations of Chesterton’s “The Ballad of the White Horse” (2011), “Manalive” (2013) and a great Chesterton exhibit entitled “La Casa di Chesterton” (2013) which received over 60,000 visitors in one week. We are grateful to the Rimini Meeting and Otello Cenci for their invitation to be a part of the 2022 Rimini Meeting.


Movie Screening of “Liberi Tutti!” at Seton Hall University

The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture at Seton Hall University, the Rimini Meeting, the Department of Catholic Studies,  in collaboration with Campus Ministry, the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute are pleased to announce that the in-person Screening of “Liberi Tutti!”—a movie based on G. K. Chesterton’s play “The Surprise”—directed by…

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Dramatic Reading of Bruce Marshall’s Father Malachy’s Miracle

We are pleased to announce an upcoming event in the Catholic Life in Literature Series presented by the Department of Catholic Studies and the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture at Seton Hall University:
A Dramatic Reading of Bruce Marshall’s “Father Malachy’s Miracle”
an adaptation by James McGlone, Ph.D.
The event will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 7 p.m. in the University Center

The Catholic Life in Literature Series presents a Dramatic Reading of Bruce Marshall’s Father Malachy’s Miracle

The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture and the Department of Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University present an event in the Catholic Life in Literature Series: A Dramatic Reading of “Father Malachy’s Miracle” on November 1, 2023 at 7 pm in the University Center Theatre. The dramatic reading will be followed by a commentary by Dermot Quinn,…

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2023 Archbishop John J. Myers Lecture Series on Law, Society & Faith

2023 Archbishop John J. Myers Lecture Series on Law, Society & Faith presents

Pope Francis and Literature, a lecture by Father Antonio Spadaro

The Department of Catholic Studies and the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture proudly present “Bergoglio’s (Reading) List: The Importance of Literature in Pope Francis’ Pastoral and Political Vision.” This event will take place on Wednesday, April 12 at 2 p.m. in the Beck Rooms (ground floor of Walsh Library). Join us for this lecture by our distinguished guest-speaker Father Antonio Spadaro, S.J.

This year’s Archbishop John J. Myers Lecture Series on Law, Society & Faith will elucidate how Pope Francis’ love of reading and literature underpins his work as a pastor and understanding of the world.

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A Catholic Breathing with Two Lungs

Thursday, March 30, at 2:30 p.m. in Bethany Hall A.

“Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich – A Catholic Breathing with Two Lungs” will explore some of the hidden aspects of the life of this blessed Eastern Catholic woman.

Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich was born in Bayonne, celebrating her baptism, Holy Communion, and confirmation at Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church. She attended Saint Elizabeth University and graduated there before entering the Convent, professing solemnly in the oldest order of Roman Catholic nuns in the U.S. She serves as an example of living the Catholic faith simultaneously breathing with both lungs as taught by Saint John Paul II in his encyclical Light of the East. This lecture will explore some of the hidden aspects of the life of this blessed Eastern Catholic woman, discussing Byzantine celebrations of Christmas and Pascha in particular.

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