Welcome to the Catholic Center!

A happy Spring Semester to all! Please be sure to stop by the Catholic Center and check out what Bible Studies, Lectures, and other events will be going on. All are welcome to join us for our Tuesday Night community dinners after Mass at 5:15!

If you are an incoming or returning student—undergrad or grad—or young professional interested in getting involved with our community, fill out this form!

An hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, along with available Confessions, is available Monday-Friday at 4:15 p.m. with Mass at 5:15 p.m. Walk-ins for Confession are always welcome. For weekend liturgical information, see this page.

Be sure to check out our new Developing Partnerships page!

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The Art of the Beautiful: Redeeming Culture in Christ

The Catholic Artists Society and the Thomistic Institute present:

The Art of the Beautiful: Redeeming Culture in Christ

A series of monthly lectures exploring the roles of art and faith in shaping culture.

Please observe the above image for the full calendar of events. The next lecture will be:

The Poverty of the Church and the Beauty of the Liturgy

Guest Speaker: Reverend John Saward

October 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

at the Catholic Center at NYU

NYC Preview of Contemporary Christian Art Exhibition June 23-27

NYC Preview of Contemporary Christian Art Exhibition

June 23-27
NYU Catholic Center, 238 Thompson St.
Open to public 11am-7pm
Daily Lunch talks @12:30 by exhibition curator
Daily evening talks @7pm by exhibition artists

This preview will include approximately half of the 30 works of the groundbreaking exhibition by artists from numerous countries and both the Eastern and Western traditions. Created by living artists, these works of art will have the power to communicate to today’s society in a way that is fresh, engaging, and relevant.  More info at www.onefaithexhibition.org

Pope Francis' First Apostolic Exhortation, "Evangelii Gaudium"

Yet another text from our pope, whom Time has named Person of the Year! Read his exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, here.

"Whereas positivism and ‘scientism’ ‘refuse to admit the validity of forms of knowledge other than those of the positive sciences’, the Church proposes another path, which calls for a synthesis between the responsible use of methods proper to the empirical sciences and other areas of knowledge such as philosophy, theology, as well as faith itself, which elevates us to the mystery transcending nature and human intelligence. 

"Faith is not fearful of reason; on the contrary, it seeks and trusts reason, since ‘the light of reason and the light of faith both come from God’ and cannot contradict each other. Evangelisation is attentive to scientific advances and wishes to shed on them the light of faith and the natural law so that they will remain respectful of the centrality and supreme value of the human person at every stage of life. All of society can be enriched thanks to this dialogue, which opens up new horizons for thought and expands the possibilities of reason. This too is a path of harmony and peace."

Blackfriar Music: "Come My Way"

Watch our assistant chaplain, Fr. Austin Litke, in this new music video from Blackfriar Music.


The Catholic Artists Society & The Thomistic Institute: The Art of the Beautiful (Fall 2013 - Winter 2014)

A series of monthly lectures exploring the nature and purpose
of Art, Beauty and their place in the social order.

"Art, for Whose Sake"
September 14 | Gregory Wolfe, editor, Image Journal
"The Responsibility of the Artist"
October 12 | Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP, editor, Magnificat
"Forming the Artist"
November 16 | David Clayton, Thomas More College
[lecture photos & audio]

"Beauty and the Real"
December 14 | Alice Ramos, St. John's University
[lecture photos & text]

"Love and Artistic Genesis"
January 25 | Anthony Esolen, Providence College

"Virtue and the Artistic Imagination"
February 15 | Fr. Joseph Koterski, SJ, Fordham University

7:30 p.m. Saturdays
Followed by a reception and sung Compline