University of Portland professor emerita Margaret Monahan Hogan will present a lecture, “Resistance: Its Costs and Its Limits,” on Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. Her talk is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Hogan’s presentation will provide a framework to consider the costs and the limits of resistance. Her lecture will include Thomas Aquinas’ teachings on obedience; examples of resistance in recent history including the Kreisau Circle and its opposition to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party during WWII; and present day religious liberty.
Brian Doyle and Rev. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., will again join forces as they explore the braided spiritual journeys of defiant hope and faith in Doyle’s novel Mink River, and in the works of other spiritual writers including Annie Dillard, David James Duncan, Marilynne Robinson, and Ron Hansen. Please join them on Wednesday, February 20, at 7 p.m., in the Pilot House bookstore. Their spirited talk is free and open to the public.
Doyle’s Mink River, a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and winner of the Foreword Reviews’ Novel of the Year in 2011, is the story of a small town on the Oregon coast and its “fitfully graceful” denizens, among them a priest, a nun, and a remarkably wise and articulate crow. The book is now on the reading lists of students in high schools and colleges around America, and Fr. Gordon teaches it in his class on modern Catholic literature. Doyle, editor of the University of Portland’s Portland Magazine, is the author of many other books, among them the spiritual essay collections Grace Notes and Leaping. A new collection of his spiritual essays, The Thorny Grace of It, will be published in September by Loyola Press in Chicago.
For more on the Garaventa Center’s busy slate of events, all of them free and open to the public, see http://www.up.edu/garaventa/. For more information on this event contact Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center, at 7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.