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Theology on Tap - South Bend - Winter


2019 Winter Series

Join us for a Catholic speaker series for young adults in their 20s & 30s, single and married, to share in food, fellowship, and faith!

Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Mishawaka Columbus Club
114 W 1st Street, Mishawaka, IN 46544 – map
Babies and infants welcome and commonly present

Dinner Buffet
Price: $7/person for the first 60 people (cash & cards accepted)

Series Theme: Confronting a Broken World

Tuesday, February 5
     Sexual Abuse Crisis: What Can We Do? – Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades is the 9th Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. He was ordained a priest in 1983, ordained the Bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 2004, and installed as our bishop in 2010. Bishop Rhoades served as a professor and then rector of Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland from 1995 to 2004. He was elected by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to serve as chairman of the Committee on Doctrine and re-elected to serve on the board of directors for Catholic Relief Services.


Tuesday, February 12
     How Can Beauty Save the World? – Band of Men (including live music)

The Band of Men first coalesced to share the joy of music at a Catholic Peace Fellowship's benefit concert. As men in initial formation (i.e. the process of becoming a religious brother or priest), we have undergone several iterations: our founding member is in Mexico and several great musicians are at the Novitiate! As a result, the Band of Men describes not a specific list of religious men but a rotating collection, who, for love of God and neighbor, have become brothers. Our Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross describe "the great band of men" who passed before us and who beckon us to follow them. The Band of Men is our musical response to this call: to become great in our single-hearted pursuit of the Lord.

Speakers and current musicians include:
    • Tom Bodart CSC
    • Julian Druffner CSC
    • Andrew Fritz CSC
    • Gabriel Griggs CSC
    • David Slonkosky CSC
    • Brad Stalcup CSC


Tuesday, February 19
     Why Does God Allow Suffering? – Fr. Raphael Mary OP

Fr. Raphael Mary Salzillo OP is a Dominican priest pursuing a Doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He was born in Oregon and raised fundamentalist Protestant. After becoming Catholic when he was about fifteen years old, he had a spiritual experience in Mass that gave him the very strong feeling that God was calling him to the priesthood or religious life. While resisting that call and wrestling with his "Cafeteria Catholicism," he earned a Bachelors of Applied Physics and then went on to earn a Masters degree. Eventually, he discerned a call to the Dominican religious order, being attracted to their emphasis on doctrinal preaching and study as well as their strong community life with a streak of monasticism.


Tuesday, February 26
     Religious Freedom or Discrimination? – Phillip Muñoz

V. Phillip Muñoz is a concurrent Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. He is the founding director of the undergraduate minor in Constitutional Studies and directs the Tocqueville Program for Inquiry into Religion and Public Life. Muñoz writes and teaches across the fields of constitutional law, American politics, and political philosophy with a focus on religious liberty and the American Founding. His first book, God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson won the Hubert Morken Award from the American Political Science Association for the best publication on religion and politics in 2009 and 2010. His First Amendment church-state case reader, Religious Liberty and the American Supreme Court: The Essential Cases and Documents is being used at Notre Dame and other leading universities. Muñoz's current project is a scholarly monograph on the natural right of religious liberty and the original meaning of the First Amendment's Religion Clauses.


Tuesday, March 5
     Mardi Gras: Mass & Party! – at St. Joseph Church, Mishawaka

Conclude the winter series on Fat Tuesday by enjoying fellowship with your new friends! Celebrate together before our Lenten fasting begins the following day on Ash Wednesday.

The festivities begin with Mass at 6:30pm followed by a potluck dinner social in the parish school. Fr. Chris Lapp will be celebrating Mass. For dinner, Cajun main course options will be provided from Yats. If you can, bring a side dish to share and your favorite beverage, but don't let that stop you from coming. Drop off food before Mass at the parish school (right next to the church on W 3rd Street).

Mardi Gras Directions: Mass will take place in St. Joseph Church, located at 225 S Mill Street in Mishawaka. The party will take place in the parish school, located at 230 S Spring Street. Use the entrances for the church and the school that face W 3rd Street. Park in the nearby lots on 3rd Street or Spring Street.


Questions: Sean Allen – sallen@diocesefwsb.org or 858-354-9006





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