Dehon Lecture Series

The Fr. Leo John Dehon Lecture Series invites speakers of international, national and/or local importance to speak on topics of critical and timely significance for the Church. Each lecture is structured in a manner that offers its audience, consisting of seminarians, lay students, faculty, staff, local clergy and laity, opportunities to stimulate theological reflection and integration on topics not usually addressed in the classroom or in other formation settings.

Past Lectures

February 09, 2022 Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ “Covid, Faith, and the Fallibility of Science”

September 29, 2021 Dr. Robert Stackpole, “The Sacred Heart and Divine Mercy: a comparison and contrast between these two streams of spirituality in the life of the Church.”

March 17, 2021  Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, JCL “Canonization of Fr. Augustus Tolton: Significance for Race Relations & Interculturality”

  • The Lecture can be viewed HERE and the Respondents/Q&A session can viewed HERE.
  • To view the interview with Bishop Perry by Fr. Vien Nguyen, SCJ, click HERE.

Nov. 13, 2019  Dr. Austen Ivereigh   “Wounded Shepherd: the Sacred Heart and the Reform of Pope Francis”

Apr. 10, 2019     Sr. Norma Pimental  “Ministry with the Migrants”

Oct. 8-11, 2018   International Symposium “Discovering Pope Francis: Theological, Philosophical, Cultural and Spiritual Perspectives”

Apr. 11, 2018   Very Rev. John Kartje  “The Un-cloud of Knowing: Astrophysics as Spiritual Master and Guide ”

Nov. 8, 2017    Most Rev. Christophe Pierre   “The Heart of Christ and the Heart of the Priest”

Mar. 29, 2017  Fr. John Crossin and Rabbi Yehiel Poupko   “A Priest and a Rabbi Walk into a Bar…What do Priest, Rabbis and Deacons need to know about Interreligious Dialogue (and Catholic-Jewish Relations)?”

Sept. 28, 2016   Ms Donna Grimes  “Increasing the Effectiveness of Multicultural Ministry”

Mar. 31, 2016  Dr. Helen Alvaré  “The Evolution of the Legal Understanding of Marriage In the United States”

Oct. 7, 2015     Rev. John Czyzynski, SCJ      “The Year of Consecrated Life: The Dynamic Interchange between the Vocations of Religious and Diocesan Priests As they Advance the Church’s Mission in the World”

Mar. 25, 2015  Combined with Lux Lecture of March 15-16

Oct. 22, 2014   Sr. Katarina Schuth, OSF   “Serving Today’s Church as Priests and Lay Ministers”

Mar. 26, 2014  Rev. Quang Nguyen, SCJ    “Fr. Dehon’s Ministry from an Economic Perspective”

Oct. 16, 2013   Rev. Joe Corpora, CSC   “The Role of the Catholic School in the Parish and the Role of the Priest in the School”

Mar. 13, 2013  Very Rev. Michael Patella, OSB  “Formation to One Priesthood: Religious and Diocesan”

Oct. 24, 2012    Dr. H. Richard McCord “Moving from the Margins to Mission: U.S. Catholic Laity in Leadership and Ministry after the Second Vatican Council”

Mar. 14, 2012  Rev. Gregory Heille, OP   “To Practice What We Preach: The Art and Craft of Preaching”

Oct. 26, 2011   Rev. Duane Wachowiak   “Ars Celebrandi and the Third Edition of the Roman Missal”

Fall 2010   Fr. Bryan Massingale  “The Role of the Church in Promoting Racial Justice”

Mar. 26-27, 2010  Rahner Conference: Fr. Patrick Burke “Rahner: End or Beginning” with Fr. Andrew Batlogg

Fall 2009     Fr. Ronald Knott    “The Unity of Diocesan Presbyterates”

Jan. 28, 2009    Archbishop Timothy Dolan    “The Ministry of Charity: An Essential Aspect Of Parish Life, Reflections on Deus Caritas Est”

Oct. 22, 2008   Mr. Graziano Marcheschi   “Clergy and Lay Ecclesial Ministry: Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord”