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.
Join us to celebrate a brand new resource to explore the religious lives and practices of Catholics living in diverse countries and cultures around the world. The Catholics & Cultures website, an initiative of the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, is a growing, changing depiction of the 21st century Church, replete with photo galleries, videos, scholarly articles, audio interviews and demographic data. Visitors to the site can delve into the rich content of a single country or explore by theme to compare among many. Watch the video and visit the website to learn more.
Holy Cross Events Build Jewish-Christian Connections
Upcoming programs at the College of the Holy Cross will trace the history of encounters between Jews and the Jesuit order of Catholics, divulge the secret relationship between Mussolini and Pope Pius XI, reprise a critically-acclaimed performance of contemporary Israeli theatre, and tell the captivating story of a French priest who rescued thousands during the Holocaust. The programs, supported by the Kraft-Hiatt Fund for Jewish-Christian Understanding, are free and open to the public. READ MORE
Browse our lectures online
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.
VIDEO: Paula Kane '80 shares the strange tale of Sister Thorn and explores Catholic Mysticism in Modern America
AUDIO: Rev. Bryan Massingale "Unconscious Racial Bias and the Challenge of Solidarity: Catholic Social Thought Post Trayvon Martin (and Michael Brown and...)"
VIDEO: David Yamane "How Do People Become Catholic? Formation, Incorporation, and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults"
VIDEO: Vern Bengtson "Millennials, Parents and Grandparents: Are Families Still Passing on the Faith?"
VIDEO: Rabbi Eric Yoffie "Understanding American Jews: demographically complicated, religiously diverse, stronger than ever, and still at risk"
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.