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

2015-2016 Lecture Series

Living as a Christian in a Culture of Unbelief

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
Vianney Hall Auditorium
100 E. Wynnewood Rd.
Wynnewood, PA 19096

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Lectures are free and open to the public.
Online RSVP is requested.


Melissa Moschella3Professor Melissa Moschella
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America

Lecture Title:  Living as a Christian Family in a Culture of Unbelief
Thursday, February 11, 2016 – 7pm

Lecture description:  One of the most important tasks of the Christian family is to pass on sound moral and religious teachings to the next generation.  Particularly in the wake of the Obergefell decision and with the rise of transgender ideology, it is critical that parents take their role as primary educators seriously.  Yet these same cultural trends also pose serious threats to parents’ ability to fulfill their educational responsibilities.  In her lecture, Dr. Moschella will discuss these timely issues, explaining the nature of parental rights, outlining the current challenges to those rights, and suggesting ways to overcome these challenges.

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Anthony Esolen2Professor Anthony Esolen
Professor of English, Providence College

Lecture Topic:  Themes from Life Under Compulsion: Ten Ways to Destroy the Humanity of Your Child 
Lecture Date: Monday, March 7, 2016

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2013 Lecture Series Flyer

2014 Lecture Series Flyer

Read Sr. Sara Butler’s April 8, 2014 Lecture: Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church

Read Archbishop Chaput’s October 20, 2014 Erasmus Lecture:  Strangers in a Strange Land

Read Mary Eberstadt’s November 17, 2014 Lecture: What Really Causes Secularization?

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

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