Archbishop’s Lecture Series


The Archbishop’s Lecture Series offers all people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia the opportunity to reflect with distinguished Catholic intellectuals, authors and scholars on compelling topics concerning Catholic faith and its relationship to the modern world.  Sponsored by:  Office of the Archbishop and the Office for the New Evangelization

2014 Lectures

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
Vianney Hall Auditorium
100 E. Wynnewood Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Cost per lecture:  $5.00
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Robert GeorgeTuesday, September 30, 2014 – 7:00pm
Professor Robert George
What is Marriage? Man and Woman:  A Defense

Flyer for Robert George Lecture

Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Founder and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.  In July 2013, he was elected Chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.  He previously served on the President’s Council on Bioethics (2002-2009), and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1993-1998).  He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award.  He recently co-edited an influential book in defense of marriage entitled What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense.  He is the recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, and Justice Antonin Scalia has referred to him as among the most-talked-about thinkers in conservative legal circles.  To learn more, click HERE.

MaryEberstadtMonday, November 17, 2014 – 7:00pm 
Mary Eberstadt
How the West Really Lost God

Mary Eberstadt is a Senior Fellow for the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2002.  She is the author of several influential books: Adam and Eve after the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution (2012); The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism (2010); and Home-Alone America: The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs, and Other Parent Substitutes (2005).  In her most recent book, How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization (Templeton 2013), Mrs. Eberstadt proposes that an accurate account of the secularization of the West must include an account of the breakdown of the family and how this breakdown has contributed to the loss of faith in the Western world.  To learn more, click HERE.


SchindlerThursday, December 11, 2014 – 7:00pm
Professor David L. Schindler
Theology of the Body, the Gender Distinction, and Religious Freedom 

Professor Schindler is Dean Emeritus and Edouard Cardinal Gagnon Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family in Washington, D.C.   Since 1982 he has been editor-in-chief of the North American edition of Communio: International Catholic Review.  Professor Schindler has published over seventy-five articles (translated into nine languages) in the areas of metaphysics, philosophical issues in biology and biotechnology, and the relation of theology/philosophy and culture.  He is the author of Heart of the World, Center of the Church: Communio Ecclesiology, Liberalism, and Liberation (T&T Clark and Eerdmans, 1996); and also of Ordering Love: Liberal Societies and the Memory of God (Eerdmans, 2011). To learn more, click HERE.


Sponsored by:  Office of the Archbishop and the Office for the New Evangelization

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