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Murnion Lecture

 

2013

"Shaping Parish Life: Ongoing Influences of Vatican II and the Catholic Common Ground Initiative"

Lecture by: Prof. Katarina Schuth, O.S.F.

 

2012

"Vatican II - Celebrating 50 Years:  The Significance of Gaudium et Spes"

Lecture by: Rev. John O'Malley, S.J.


Response by: 

  • Sr. Doris Gottemoeller, R.S.M.
  • Rev. Fr. Michael Place

2011

 

"Communion Across the Generations:  The Promises and Challenges of Intergenerational Dialogue"

Lecture by: Sr. Patricia Wittberg

 

2010

Catholic Common Ground Initiative: "A Journey to Communion in Christ"

Lecture by: Most Reverend Michael W. Warfel, Bishop of Diocese of Great Falls/Billings, Montana

Responses by:

  • Lisa Sowle Cahill, Ph.D. 
  • Peter Casarella, Ph.D.
 

 

2008

"Tim Russert, the Political Process, and the Common Ground for the Catholic Church"

Lecture by: Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News
 
Response by: Rev. J. Cletus Kiley, President, the Faith & Politics Institute
 

 

2007
Jill Ker Conway

"Where to Look for Common Ground"

Lecture by: Jill Ker Conway, Author and lecturer
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Response by: Rev. James Bacik
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2006: Tenth Anniversary Lecture and Celebration
 
Roberto S. Goizueta

"Put Your Finger Here. . .Reconiliation and the Refusal to Cease Suffering"

Lecture by: Roberto S. Goizueta, Boston College
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Response by: Margaret Pfeil, University of Notre Dame
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Wilton D. Gregory, Associate Director of USCCB, Jewish-Catholic Relations
recipient of the Annual Cardinal Bernardin Award
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2005
Archbishop James Weisgerber

"Building a Church of Communion"

Lecture by: Archbishop James Weisgerber, Archbishop of Winnipeg, Canada
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Response by: James Post, President, Voice of the Fathful
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2004
John Allen, Rome Correspondent, NCR

"Common Ground in a Global Key: International Lessons in Catholic Dialogue"

Lecture by: John Allen, Rome Correspondent, NCR
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Response by: Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard Law School
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Delores Leckey, Executive Director of the USCCB Committee on Family, Laity, Women and Youthrecipient of the Annual Cardinal Bernardin Award

 

2003
John Allen, Rome Correspondent, NCR

"Dealing With Diversity and Disagreement Vatican II and Beyond"

Lecture by: Joseph A. Komonchak, The Catholic University of America
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Response by: Most Rev. Daniel E. Pilarczyk, Archbishop of Cincinnati
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Archbishop Harry J. Flynn, Archbishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul, recipient of the Annual Cardinal Bernardin Award