Welcome to the Catholic Center!

Thank you for visiting the Catholic Center at NYU. We're glad you're here. Please find information below for our regular and special events and forthcoming lectures. Stop by anytime to meet the staff and students, and get more information about our offerings. 

Regular Events (click on the titles for more information):

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (and Confessions): M - F at 4:15 pm.

Daily Mass: M - F at 5:15 p.m. 
Korean Catholics United: Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. 
Newman Club: Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Grad-Law and Young Professionals: Sundays at 7:00 p.m. (resumes 1/31)

"Your intellectual commitment, in teaching and in research, in study and in the most comprehensive formation, will be all the more fruitful and effective the more fully it is animated by love for Christ and for the Church, the more the relationship between study and prayer is strengthened and made more harmonious. This is not out-dated, this is the centre! This is one of the challenges of our time: transmitting knowledge and offering a key for vital comprehension, not a heap of notions unconnected to one another.." 
                      - Pope Francis, From an Address to Roman Universities on 10 April 2014

Ash Wednesday

Liturgies and Opportunities to Receive Ashes on 
Ash Wednesday, February 10

Catholic Center at NYU
10:15-10:45 AM: Confessions Available
11 AM: Liturgy of the Word with the Distribution of Ashes
2 PM: Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes
4:15-5 PM: Confessions Available
5:15 PM: Mass with the Distribution of Ashes

St. Joseph's Church
8 AM: Mass with the Distribution of Ashes
12:10 PM: Mass with the Distribution of Ashes
5 PM: Mass with the Distribution of Ashes
7 PM: Mass with the Distribution of Ashes

Desire of the Everlasting Hills

Courage International and the Catholic Center at NYU invite you to a screening of Desire of the Everlasting Hills, followed by a discussion about faith, love, and human sexuality.

Tuesday, February 16, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
The Catholic Center at NYU
238 Thompson Street
Admission is free. Food will be provided.
Desire of the Everlasting Hills received the Reel Rose Award for the People's Festival Award during the 2015 John Paul II Inter-Faith Film Festival. To view the trailer, click here.
"We must always consider the person. Here we enter into the mystery of the human being. In life, God accompanies persons, and we must accompany them, starting from their situation. It is necessary to accompany them with mercy."         - Pope Francis

Here are three portraits of Catholics who try to navigate the waters of self-understanding, faith, and homosexuality:
  • Dan, a gregarious artist who spent his life hiding a deep sense of isolation from those who loved him;
  • Rilene, a successful business woman who realized that after twenty-five years she had not found the fulfillment she hoped for; 
  • and Paul, an international model who found grace in the last place he expected.
"The love of God is not generic. God looks with love upon every man and woman, calling them by name." - Pope Francis

Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict

Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict

A lecture by the renowned physicist, Dr. Stephen Barr

Monday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m.
The Catholic Center at NYU
238 Thompson St.

Cosponsored by the Thomistic Institute

About Professor Barr: Stephen M. Barr is a professor of physics at the University of Delaware. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He does research in theoretical particle physics, with emphasis primarily on "grand unified theories" and the cosmology of the early universe, and is the author of the article on "Grand Unified Theories" for the Encyclopedia of Physics. In 2011, he was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society. He also writes and lectures extensively on the relation of science and religion. In addition to his many scholarly articles and publications, many of his articles and reviews have appeared in First Things. He is the author of the book Modern Physics and Ancient Faith (Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2003) and A Student’s Guide to Natural Science (Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2006).

To RSVP visit eventbrite.com

The Future of Catholicism in America

The Future of Catholicism in America

A Conference featuring:
Mary Eberstadt, Michael Hanby, Russell Hittinger, Phillip Muñoz, R. R. Reno, and George Weigel

Saturday, April 9, 2016
12:30 p.m. 
The Catholic Center at NYU
238 Thompson Street

The conference is free and open to the public
RSVP: thomisticinstitute@dhs.edu 

For more information, visit www.thomisticinstitute.org

Understanding Evolution with Faith and Reason

A Launch Event for ThomisticEvolution.org

Saturday, April 23, 2016
The Catholic Center at NYU
238 Thompson Street

12:30 p.m. Refreshments
1:00 p.m. "Understanding Adam and Eve with Faith and Reason,"
2:00 p.m. Break, with Refreshments
2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion with ThomisticEvolution.org contributors
3:45 p.m. Mass with the Presenters

Cosponsored by the Thomistic Institute.

The Wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas

Thomistic Circles: The Wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas

The Catholic Center at NYU
238 Thompson Street 
New York, NY 10012

October 17, 2015: "Faith, Reason, and Reasonable Belief: Fundamental Principles and Contemporary Questions," by Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

November 14, 2015: "Why did God Become Human: Aquinas on the Incarnation and Atonement," by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

January 23, 2016: "Freedom for Excellence: Virtue and Moral Character According to Aquinas," 
by Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P. 

February 27, 2016: "The Heart of True Love: Aquinas' Guide to Love, Human and Divine," 
by Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P. 

Schedule of Events For Each Day of the Thomistic Circles:
12:30 p.m. Refreshments
1:00 p.m. First Conference
2:00 p.m. Break with Refreshments
2:30 p.m. Second Conference
3:45 p.m. Mass with the Presenter

RSVP to Beatriz Delgadillo at bdelgadillo@dhs.edu or 202-495-3862
For more information, visit: http://www.thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events/

Spirit and Flesh: The Incarnation and Its Implications for Art

The Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Artists Society Present: 
The Art of the Beautiful Lecture Series, 2015-2016

The Catholic Center at NYU
238 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012

Saturday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.
Art, the Beautiful, and the True Good in Dante's Purgatorio
by Robert Royal, from the Faith and Reason Institute

Saturday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.
"You Spoke in a Vision": Iconoclasts, Exegetes, and God's Word as an Image
by Fr. Anthony Giambrone, O.P., from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception

Saturday, February 6, 7:30 p.m. 
Incarnation and Transfiguration: Rediscovering the Iconic Nature of Church Buildings
by Prof. Denis McNamara, from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary

Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Beauty and the Spiritual Senses
by Francesca Murphy, from the University of Notre Dame

Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 p.m. 
Faith in Music
by Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Lectures followed by a reception and sung compline. For more information, click here.