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Evangelization Programs

Salon Summer 2023 Schedule

Saturday, July 29, 2023, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

In the 18th and 19th centuries, philosophy, science, and art revolutions took Europe by storm. The Enlightenment was marching forward and large groups of regular people were interested in the new developments. Gatherings called Salons opened in bars and homes where experts and artisans were connected with everyday folks to discuss the issues of their time. Holy Name Cathedral will present its twist on this tradition. Join us at our own Salon, as we explore the new and fascinating ways Catholicism is continuing to contribute to the human endeavor, and bring about the greater glory of God. This series is hosted by James Keene from Holy Name Cathedral’s Evangelization group. In July, Joe Malham, visual artist and iconographer will speak about “Unorthodox Iconographers: Artistic Individualism
in the Wider Faith Community.” The life of the artist is well known to be peculiar, encompassing demands that most people find unusual in the pursuit of craft and creativity. Catholic artists especially find themselves confronted with not only the burdens of producing meaningful works, but

June 24 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Rectory

  • Speaker— Kevin Kadowaki, Ph.D. philosopher— Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry at Washington University in St. Louis; Ph.D. University of California Irvine, Philosophy of Physics
  • Title— As Below, So Above? Catholicism after the Scientific Revolution
  • Description— Since the birth of the field in the seventeenth century, the relationship between physics and the Catholic Church has often been contentious and confused. However, as both of these institutions developed, their rivalry became less clear, and seemingly contradictory positions between them have, in more recent times, been examined with increasing scrutiny. Kevin Kadowaki, with his newly minted Ph.D. in the philosophy of physics, will explain the ways these two outlooks on the cosmos interact, and— surprisingly— how they most often do not.

Future sessions include Joe Malham, visual artist, iconographer, and aesthete; speaking on Unorthodox Iconographers on July 29 and David Keene, Ph.D., J.C.L. anthropologist and Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Chicago, speaking on In Service of the Living: the Recovery of Human Remains for the Canonization of Saints on August 26. All sessions begin at 2:00pm.

The Guy D. and Rebecca E. Family Foundation Virtual Scripture Experience

Weekly online presentations; 6:30pm – 8:00pm

The online experience includes presentation and discussion by Fr. John Kartje, Ph.D, President/Rector of the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. Sessions occur 6:30-8 p.m. This program is now complete. We hope you enjoyed participating in this program.

Presentations Topics:

  • March 13: First Scrutiny: Samaritan Woman (John 4: 5-42)
  • March 20: Second Scrutiny: Man Born Blind (John 9: 1-41)
  • March 27: Third Scrutiny: Raising of Lazarus (John 11:1- 34)

Monthly “Spiritual Backpack: Gathering

Bible Study Programs

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Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Join us each Wednesday for an hour and half, 6:30- 8 p.m., in the rectory, as we discuss the three scripture reading from the past Sunday’s Mass.  We consider the historical background for the readings which may include the date they were written, who wrote them and what was happening in civil society when the events of the readings took place.

We go over each reading verse by verse, discuss our individual observances and try to discern how Christ’s message impacts our lives.


Thursday Morning Bible Study

Our group meets weekly every Thursday in the Rectory from 10:15am to 12noon 10:30 am. In addition to scriptural readings, the group takes occasional day trips to nearby places chosen for their spiritual significance.

We welcome everyone to join. Contact Gene Finnegan for more information or how to join in:

Program Coordinator: GENE FINNEGAN: or 312-787-6703