Keeley Vatican Lecture

The Nanovic Institute deepens Notre Dame’s connection to the Holy See by bringing distinguished representatives from the Vatican to Notre Dame to explore questions involving Notre Dame’s Catholic mission. Generously supported by Terrence R. Keeley, the lecture is now in its second decade. Each year’s lecturer is chosen by the Institute in close consultation with its Advisory Board and the Notre Dame administration.

2021 - “Vatican Museums: Future Perspectives”

2021 - “Vatican Museums: Future Perspectives”

Barbara Jatta - Director of the Vatican Museums

April 28, 2021

2018 - “The Catholic Church in the European Project”

2018 - “The Catholic Church in the European Project”

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher - Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See

October 2, 2018

2017 - “The Geopolitics of Mercy”

2017 - “The Geopolitics of Mercy”

Rev. Antonio Spadaro, S.J. - Editor in Chief of “La Civiltà Cattolica”

October 10, 2017

2016 - “Ukraine, Democratic Revolution, and the Challenges of a Catholic University”

2016 - “Ukraine, Democratic Revolution, and the Challenges of a Catholic University”

Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak - Archeparch of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, and President of the Ukrainian Catholic University

November 1, 2016

2016 - “The Holy See’s Higher Education Policy from St. John Paul II to Pope Francis”

2016 - “The Holy See’s Higher Education Policy from St. John Paul II to Pope Francis”

Rev. Friedrich Bechina, F.S.O. - Undersecretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education

April 6, 2016

2015 - “The Catholic Church in Ireland and Pope Francis: Legacy and Transformation”

2015 - “The Catholic Church in Ireland and Pope Francis: Legacy and Transformation”

Archbishop Charles J. Brown - Apostolic Nuncio to Philippines, Titular Archbishop of Aquileia, and former Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland (2011-2017)

January 15, 2015

2014 - “The Role of the Church in Contemporary Society”

2014 - “The Role of the Church in Contemporary Society”

Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella - President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization

February 26, 2014

2013 - “The Origins of Vatican II”

2013 - “The Origins of Vatican II”

Walter Cardinal Kasper - President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

April 24, 2013

2012 - “The Second Vatican Council Ahead of Us”

2012 - “The Second Vatican Council Ahead of Us”

Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P. - Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education in Seminaries and Institutes of Study

March 22, 2012

2010 - “The Social Message of the Church in the Context of Contemporary Challenges”

2010 - “The Social Message of the Church in the Context of Contemporary Challenges”

Reinhard Cardinal Marx - Archbishop of Munich and Freising, Germany

April 7, 2010

2009 - “Catholicism and Secularism in Contemporary Europe”

2009 - “Catholicism and Secularism in Contemporary Europe”

Angelo Cardinal Amato, S.D.B. - Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

January 26, 2009

2007 - “Catholicism and Islam: Points of Convergence and Divergence, Encounter and Cooperation”

2007 - “Catholicism and Islam: Points of Convergence and Divergence, Encounter and Cooperation”

Archbishop Celestino Migliore - Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

November 15, 2007

2007 - “The Holy See’s Portal to the World”

2007 - “The Holy See’s Portal to the World”

Francesco Buranelli - Director of the Vatican Museums

April 17, 2007

2005 - “Challenges Facing American and European Catholic Universities: A View from the Vatican”

2005 - “Challenges Facing American and European Catholic Universities: A View from the Vatican”

Archbishop Michael J. Miller, C.S.B. - Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education in Seminaries and Institutes of Study

October 31, 2005

2004 - “From Notre Dame to the Vatican and Home Again: A View from the Papacy of John Paul II”

2004 - “From Notre Dame to the Vatican and Home Again: A View from the Papacy of John Paul II”

Archbishop Charles J. Brown - Apostolic Nuncio to Philippines, Titular Archbishop of Aquileia, and former Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland (2011-2017)

November 4, 2004