McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture

McFarland Center

The Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture sponsors and supports programming that explores basic human questions of meaning, morality, and mutual obligation. Following the principle that faith and learning are partners in liberal education, the McFarland Center's programs foster dialogue that respects differences and provide a forum for intellectual exchange that is interreligious as well as interdisciplinary, intercultural, and international in scope.


Coming this fall!

Save the date for these events, and view the complete calendar here.

October 23: David Yamane, associate professor of sociology at Wake Forest University, and author of “Becoming Catholic: Finding Rome in the American Religious Landscape” will give a talk on formation, incorporation, and the rite of Christian initiation of adults.
October 28: Rev. Bryan Massingale, professor of theological ethics at Marquette University, will explore Catholic Social Thought in light of recent shootings of unarmed black men.
October 30: Maureen O'Connell, chair and associate professor of religion at LaSalle University and author of  “If These Walls Could Talk" will lecture on the community muralism movement in Philadelphia.

Directions to the Rehm Library

Take College Street to the Upper Campus entrance (the last gate) to the College of the Holy Cross. Follow the drive past the Field House and the Hogan Campus Center, and park in the lots to your right. Walk down the exterior staircase to the right of the Hogan Campus Center and follow the path to the right toward Smith Hall. Rehm Library is on the right as you enter Smith Hall. View the campus map.

Browse our video collection

Most of the McFarland Center's programs are video or audio recorded and made available online within a few days. Browse our catalog of recordings under "Listen and Learn" and check out our new site on iTunes U, featuring themed collections of our most popular talks.