Terrence R. Keeley Vatican Lecture

2015 Keeley Vatican Lecture with Archbishop Brown

Dedicated to enhancing the presence of European studies at Notre Dame, the Nanovic Institute sponsors this annual lecture supported by Terrence R. Keeley of the Nanovic Institute Advisory Board. This lecture provides students and faculty the opportunity to explore questions involving Notre Dame’s Catholic mission with distinguished representatives from the Holy See.

Each year’s lecturer is chosen by the Nanovic Institute in consultation with our Advisory Board and the Notre Dame administration.

If you have any questions, please contact A. James McAdams, Director at 574-631-5253 or email nanovic@nd.edu.

Past Keeley Vatican Lecturers

The Catholic Church in Ireland and Pope Francis:
Legacy and Transformation

Archbishop Charles J. Brown (2015)

Archbishop Charles J. Brown (2015)
Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland
Event details | Video | Photo Gallery | Press Release 
Download the lecture text (PDF)
Interview about the Keeley Vatican Lecture (Redeemer Radio)

The Role of the Church in Contemporary Society

Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella (2014)
President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization
Video | Photo Gallery | Press Release

The Origins of Vatican II

Walter Cardinal Kasper (2013)
President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
Video | Download the lecture text (PDF) | Press Release

The Second Vatican Council Ahead of Us

Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P. (2012)
Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education in Seminaries and Institutes of Study
 Video | Press Release

The Social Message of the Church in the Context of Contemporary Challenges

Reinhard Cardinal Marx (2010)
Cardinal Archbishop of Munich and Freising, Germany
Video | Press Release

Catholicism and Secularism in Contemporary Europe

Angelo Cardinal Amato, S.D.B. (2009)
Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
Lecture Audio | Download the lecture paper (PDF) | Press Release

Catholicism and Islam: Points of Convergence and Divergence, Encounter and Cooperation

Archbishop Celestino Migliore (2008)
Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
Video | Download the lecture paper (PDF) | Biography | Press Release

The Holy See's Portal to the World

Dr. Francesco Buranelli (2007)
Director of the Vatican Museums
Download the lecture paper (PDF) | Biography | Press Release
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Challenges Facing American and European Catholic Universities:
A View from the Vatican

Archbishop Michael J. Miller, C.S.B. (2006)
Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education in Seminaries and Institutes of Study
Video | Download the lecture paper (PDF) | Press Release | Article by Catholic News Service

From Notre Dame to the Vatican and Home Again:
An Insider's View from the Papacy of John Paul II

Monsignor Charles J. Brown (2005)
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
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