Catholic Colloquium Series Past Speakers
Past Speakers - 2010
October 19: Msgr. Ken Velo, DePaul UniversityIn "Where the Light Shines: Catholics in Chicago," Msgr. Velo shared inspiring stories of local Catholic and contemporary Catholicism, stories that exhibit and encourage abiding faith, encouraging hope, and neighborly love.
November 10: Rev. Edward Foley, O.F.M., Cap., Catholic Theological Union
In "Can a University Be a Sacrament? Catholic Magic or Catholic Mysticism?," Rev. Foley explored how a Catholic university fosters an adult faith and spirituality in its students.
December 1: Sr. Mary Waskowiak, R.S.M., Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
In "Sister Says: 'Be Adult Catholics,'" Sr. Waskowiak brought the perspective of mercy to the task of adult Catholics dealing with a host of contemporary and challenging issues in the Catholic Church and in society.
Past Speakers - 2009
September 24: Bishop Robert Morneau
In "Hungers of the Human Heart: A Catholic Poetic Perspective," Bishop Morneau, Auxiliary Bishop of Green Bay, poet, and popular speaker on spirituality addressed the human longings for intimacy, meaning and commitment.
October 8: Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P.
In "The Human Vocation and the Catholic University: Revisiting Gaudium et spes," Dr. Hilkert, Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, discussed the interrelatedness of all creation, the dignity and rights of women around the world, and the call to solidarity with the poor and marginalized.
November 17: Patrick McCormick
In "Bone of My Bone and Flesh of My Flesh: Uncovering the Beauty of the Stranger," Dr. McCormick, Professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University in Washington, considered the challenges of cultural and religious diversity and the importance of recognizing others as "bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh."
Past Speakers - 2007
March 8: Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Ph.D., S.T.D.
In "Paradigms of Interpretation: Catholic Universities and Catholic Moral Life" (PDF), Cardinal George explored the progression of Catholic theology and philosophy, the secularization of Catholic universities, and the Catholic university's influence on contemporary society.