Keeley Vatican Lecture: Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès


Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

Keeley Lecture Archives

This year, the Most Reverend Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P., Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education (in Seminaries and Institutes of Study), will deliver the 2012 Terrence R. Keeley Vatican Lecture on Thursday, March 22 at 4:30 pm in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium. The lecture is entitled “The Second Vatican Council Ahead of Us”.

Dedicated to enhancing the presence of European studies at Notre Dame, the Nanovic Institute sponsors this annual lecture founded 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

Past Lecturers

2010: Reinhard Cardinal Marx,
Cardinal-Priest of S. Corbiniano, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, Germany
The Social Message of the Church in the Context of Contemporary Challenges (YouTube video – paper forthcoming)

2009: Angelo Cardinal Amato, S.D.B.,
Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints,
Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Aquiro
Catholicism and Secularism in Contemporary Europe (PDF)

2008: H.E. Archbishop Celestino Migliore,
Apostolic Nuncio to Poland, Titular Archbishop of Canosa
Catholicism and Islam: Points of Convergence and Divergence, Enounter and Cooperation (PDF)

2007: Dr. Francisco Buranelli,
Director of the Vatican Museums, Appointed by Pope John Paul II
The Vatican Museums: The Holy See’s Portal to the World (PDF)

2006: Archbishop J. Michael Miller, C.S.B.,
Archbishop of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Challenges facing American and European Catholic Universities: A View from the Vatican (PDF)

2005: Archbishop Charles John Brown
Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, Titular Archbishop of Aquileia
From Notre Dame to the Vatican and Home Again: An Insider’s View of the Papacy of John Paul II

The Keeley Vatican Lecture