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Murnion Lecture

 

2015

"Is Common Ground Possible in the Pursuit of Racial Justice?"

Lecture by: Rev. Bryan N. Massingale, S.T.D.

Response by: Rev. Lawrence M. Duris

 

2014

"Finding Common Ground in Catholic Moral Theology"

Lecture by: Gina Wolfe, Ph.D.

Response by: Rev. Michael D. Place, S.T.D.

2013 

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

Lecture by: Katarina Schuth, O.S.F., Ph.D.

Response by: Kevin Ahern, Ph.D.

2012

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

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

Responses by: 

  • Sr. Doris Gottemoeller, R.S.M., Ph.D.
  • Rev. Michael D. Place, S.T.D.

2011

 

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

Lecture by: Sr. Patricia Wittberg, Ph.D.

 
 

2010

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

Lecture by: Most Rev. Michael W. Warfel, D.D., Bishop of the 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, D.Min., President, the Faith & Politics Institute
 

 

2007
Jill Ker Conway

"Where to Look for Common Ground"

Lecture by: Jill Ker Conway, Ph.D., Author and Lecturer
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Response by: Rev. James Bacik, D.Phil.
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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, Ph.D., Boston College
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Response by: Margaret Pfeil, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
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Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, S.L.D., Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia, 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: Most Rev. James Weisgerber, Ph.L., S.T.L., D.D., Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Response by: James Post, Ph.D., 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 L. Allen, Jr., Rome Correspondent, NCR
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Response by: Mary Ann Glendon, Esq., Harvard Law School
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Dolores R. Leckey, Executive Director of the USCCB Committee on Family, Laity, Women and Youth: Recipient of the annual Cardinal Bernardin Award

 

2003
John Allen, Rome Correspondent, NCR

"Dealing With Diversity and Disagreement Vatican II and Beyond"

Lecture by: Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, S.T.L, Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
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Response by: Most Rev. Daniel E. Pilarczyk, S.T.D., Ph.D., Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio
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Most Rev. Harry J. Flynn, D.D., Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul: Recipient of the annual Cardinal Bernardin Award