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Fall programs at the Catholic Information Center

Image: Cover art, CIC Fall program brochureFind out what's coming up at ​the Catholic Information Center (CIC) - see several featured programs below. For a complete listing of programs, classes and events, visit or click on the brochure image to the right.   

Suffering: Good or Bad?

Thursdays, Sept. 21 & Oct. 26, 7-8:30 p.m.
with Father Bill Edens, CSP
Can suffering lead us to spiritual awareness and strength? Can the potential energy of suffering help transform our world?  These sessions explore the spirituality of Father Theilhard de Chardin, SJ, and his Seven Stages of Suffering.  Father Bill will share scenes from Broadway plays, Les Misérables, Into the Woods, and Next to Normal, to illustrate various stages of suffering and spiritual awareness.  
CFD: Spirituality    ($10 donation per session suggested) 

Divorce Recovery and Support Group

Wednesdays, Oct. 4-Dec. 6, 7:30-8:45 p.m.
facilitated by Jim Kline 
A ten-week series offered for all who are divorced or are in the process of becoming divorced.  Led by those who have gone through the process themselves, these support groups provide a pathway to personal growth.  The book, Divorce and Beyond, will be used as a guide and is included in the series cost of $15. 

Voices from Fatima: 100 Years Later

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7-8:30 p.m.
with Sister Lucia Treanor, FSE
The 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, gives us an opportunity to reflect deeply upon their messages again.  Franciscan Sister Lucia will focus on several voices of Fatima:  that of Mary to the little shepherds in the early apparitions, of God in the miracle of the sun in the final apparition, and of Saint Pope John Paul II, who discusses the appearances in Crossing the Threshold of Hope. This program will be live-streamed at CFD: Spirituality  ($10 donation suggested)