SXU presents the third installment of 2009-10 Catholic Colloquium Lecture Series with Patrick McCormick, S.T.D.

Author and Gonzaga University Religious studies Professor Patrick McCormick, S.T.D., will deliver a lecture titled “Bone of My Bone and Flesh of My Flesh: Uncovering the Beauty of the Stranger” at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 17 in the Warde Academic Center’s Butler Reception Room at Saint Xavier University’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

The lecture, the third in Saint Xavier’s 2009-10 Catholic Colloquium series, is free and open to the public. McCormick will explore the challenges of cultural and religious diversity and the importance of recognizing others as “bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh.”

McCormick teaches courses in Christian ethics, medical ethics and Catholic social teaching. He also speaks, writes and directs retreats about social justice issues.

McCormick authored Sin as Addiction and A Banqueter’s Guide to the All Night Soup Kitchen of the Kingdom of God. He co-authored Character, Choices & Community: The Three Faces of Christian Ethics and Facing Ethical Issues: Dimension of Character, Choice and Community. He has published numerous works on Christian ethics and Catholic social teachings, and has written a monthly Christianity and culture column for U.S. Catholic since 1994.

McCormick earned his Masters of Divinity and Theology at Mary Immaculate Seminary in Northampton, Pa and completed his Licentiate and doctorate in theology at the Gregorian University in Rome.

“Professor McCormick’s emphasis on resisting fear and anger in order to see the humanity and beauty of others underscores and applies Catholic social teaching about the inherent dignity of all persons and the need for human solidarity,” said Sr. Susan Sanders, R.S.M., Ph.D, vice president for University Mission and Heritage.

The Catholic Colloquium series is sponsored by the Office for University Mission and Heritage. It honors the responsibilities of a Catholic university to its many constituents and illustrates how Catholic universities are resources for examining contemporary civic and social questions.

For additional information, please contact the Office for University Mission and Heritage at (773) 298-3981 or