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Speakers Program

Catholic luminaries and leaders brought to your table.


The College has an extensive Speakers Program which enables students to learn about a diverse range of topics and interact with some of today’s most successful leaders.
  • Major Speakers Program
  • Politics Practica Program
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture
  • Faith & Reason Lecture Series
  • Departmental Guest Speakers Program
  • Formation Speaker Series

The Speakers Program is an important aspect of the academic life at the College, offering the students and community an opportunity for cultural, intellectual, and spiritual enrichment beyond the classroom. The Speakers Program offers the students expanded opportunities to gain greater insights and depth of understanding of important issues, and to interact personally with a wide range of men and women who are shapers and critics of our society. At least two major speakers are hosted by the College each semester. Open to the public, the program has featured a wide range of speakers including artists, historians, journalists, lawyers, novelists, philosophers, poets, politicians, psychologists, scientists, statesmen, and theologians. The program seeks people who are performing important roles in the Church and in our culture: they are communicators of ideas, heroes and heroines of the active life.

Among the speakers have been

  • Francis Cardinal Arinze
  • Dr. Michael Behe
  • Mary Ellen Bork
  • Patrick Buchanan
  • Raymond Cardinal Burke
  • Rev. Romanus Cessario, O.P.
  • Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P.
  • Rev. Robert J. Fox
  • Dr. Robbie George
  • Marcus Grodi
  • Dr. Scott Hahn
  • Dr. James Hitchcock
  • Dr. Russell Hittinger
  • Ambassador Alan Keyes
  • Fr. Joseph Koterski, SJ
  • Peter Kreeft
  • Patrick Madrid
  • Kate O'Beirne
  • Joseph Pearce
  • Dr. Charles E. Rice
  • Rev. George Rutler
  • Cal Thomas
  • George Weigel
  • And numerous others