The Joseph William and Madeline Eberle Klein Fund was established for the explicit purpose of “supporting educational events (including courses, programs, lectures, and the like) and materials specifically directed toward greater inclusion in the Roman Catholic Church of those groups of persons currently disaffected from it including, but not limited to gays, women, and radical and  political minorities.”

Spring 2018 Events

From Safety to Redemption: The Catholic Call to Dismantle Racism

Sr. Patricia Chapelle, SNND

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 7pm. Cardinal Foley Center


Thrive For Life: An Ignatian Model for Re-Entry

Zach Presutti, SJ

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 7pm, Cardinal Foley Center


Fostering Young Adult Spiritual Development in a Competitive Digital World

Michelle Sterk Barrett, Ph.D

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7pm, Cardinal Foley Center


Holding it all Together: Conflict, Catholicism and Sexuality-

Notes From a Gay Irish Poet Working in Reconciliation, Dialogue and Theology

Padraig O’Tuama

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7pm, Cardinal Foley Center

Mending the Gap in 2016   One Thousand Weeks   Living with the Sins of the Past   Sex and the SoulCatholic Universities and Our Polarized Nation

   The Legacy of the UCA Martyrs   From the Upper Room to Pentacost   Approaching Racialized Violence through the Lens of Restorative Justice

For more information please contact Elizabeth Norberg at