ASCC Speakers List: Faith and Theology

Apologetics/Evangelization/Catechetics
  • "Apologetics on the Controversial Issues in Catholicism" by Fr. Roger Landry, S.J.
  • "Being a Light for Christ" by Mary-Louise Kurey, Motivational Speaker, Author, Professional Singer, and Miss America Finalist
  • "By What Authority: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "Cultural Apologetics: How to Speak to Secular Neighbors about Controversial Moral and Religious Topics" by J. Budziszewski, Associate Professor of Government and Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin
  • "The Early Church Was the Catholic Church" by Kenneth Whitehead, United States Assistant Secretary of Education for Postsecondary Education (retired)
  • "Evangelization Through Friendship" by Bud Macfarlane, Jr., MI, Founder and Executive Director of the Mary Foundation, St. Jude Media, CatholiCity.com, and Founder of the Colebrook Society
  • "Evangelization Through the Media" by Leonardo Defilippis, founder of St. Luke Productions
  • "Friendship Evangelism" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "How Does a Catholic Explain Bad Popes, the Crusades, the Inquisition, and Burning Heretics" by Glenn Olsen, Professor of History at the University of Utah
  • "Incarnational Evangelism" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "Indulgences: the World's Most Misunderstood Spiritual Gifts" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "Infallibility Doesn't Mean Never Having to Say You're Sorry" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "Knocking Down the Myths of Catholic History" by Harry Crocker, author of Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church
  •  "Listening Evangelism" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "Making Connections: Being a Lay Witness in a Postmodern Culture" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "The Pius XII Controversy" by Kenneth Whitehead, United States Assistant Secretary of Education for Postsecondary Education (retired)
  • "The Significance of the Petrine See in Early Christianity" By Fr. Roger Landry, S.J.
  • "This is My Body: An Evangelical Discovers the Real Presence" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "What’s So Great about the Catholic Church" by Harry Crocker, author of Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church
  • "Why Be a Catholic?" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
New Evangelization
  • "Embracing the Promise of a New Catholic Springtime" by Mary Cunningham Agee, The Nurturing Network, President and Founder; Culture of Life Foundation and Institute, Vice Chairman
  • "Opus Dei" By Fr. C. John McCloskey, Director of the Catholic Information Center, Washington, D.C.
Speakers in Apologetics/Catechetics/Evangelism:
  • Fr. C. John McCloskey, Director of the Catholic Information Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Curtis L. Hancock, Joseph M. Freeman Chair of Philosophy at Rockhurst University and President of the Gilson Society for the Advancement of Christian Philosophy
  • Curtis Martin, President of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students
Conversion
  • "Augustine's Confessions: Philosophical Insights Crucial to His Conversion" by Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J. 
  • "Conversion" by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Eléonore Raoul Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History
  • "How I Got This Way: Confessions of a Double-Jump Convert" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
Doctrine
  • "Authority in the Church" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • "Aquinas on Development of Doctrine" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • "The Foundation: The Four Marks of the Church" by Leon Suprenant, President of Catholics United for the Faith
  • Lectures on the sections of the Catechism by John Cavadini, Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame
  • "The Basics of Christian Doctrine" by John Cavadini, Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame
  • "Jacque Maritain on the Church of Christ" by Jude P. Dougherty, Dean Emeritus of the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America
  • "Mediation of Christ's Authority" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • "Usury and Lending at Interest in the Catholic Tradition . . . Then  and Now" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • "What is the Church?" by Michael Dauphinais, Professor of Theology and Academic Dean at Ave Maria University
  • "Why Does Jesus Make a Difference Jesus Present in His Church" by Leon Suprenant, President of Catholics United for the Faith
The Laity
  • "Calling All Catholics: The Role of the Laity Today" by Leon Suprenant, President of Catholics United for the Faith
  • "Care and Feeding of the Lay Catholic Apostolate" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "Making Connections: Being a Lay Witness in a Postmodern Culture" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "The Priesthood and the Laity in the Domestic Church" by Leon Suprenant, President of Catholics United for the Faith
  • "The Role of the Catholic Laity" by Russell Shaw, Author, Editor, Journalist
Moral Theology
  • "Aquinas‚ Moral Theory: Law, Grace, and Virtue" by Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University
  • "Catholic Moral Thought" by William E. May, Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family
  • "The Catholic Moral Tradition" by Robert Louis Wilken, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia
  • "Does Everyone Establish His or Her Own Moral Truth?" by William Marshner, Professor of Theology at Christendom College
  • "The Foundations of Catholic Moral Theology" by Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University
  • "The Good News About Catholic Sexual Morality" by Fr. Roger Landry, S.J.
  • "Is Anything that Two People Consented to Do Together All Right because they Consented to Do It?" by William Marshner, Professor of Theology at Christendom College
  • "Is There Any Truth About Morality" by William Marshner, Professor of Theology at Christendom College
  • "The Moral Life and Christ" by Michael Dauphinais, Professor of Theology and Academic Dean at Ave Maria University
  • "Usury and Lending at Interest in the Catholic Tradition . . . Then and Now" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • "Veritatis Splendor and Bioethics" by William E. May, Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family
  • "Veritatis Splendor and the Catholic Moral Life" by William E. May, Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family
  • "Veritatis Splendor and Humanae Vitae" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit
Prayer/Sacraments
  • "Adding a SPARK to Your Prayer Life" by Mary-Louise Kurey, Motivational Speaker, Author, Professional Singer, and Miss America Finalist
  • "A Basic Introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and their Foundational Role in Jesuit Education" by Fr. Michael Maher, S.J., Assistant Professor of History at St. Louis University
  • "The Benedictine Way of Life" by Glenn Olsen, Professor of History at the University of Utah
  • "Christ in You: His Real Presence Makes a Real Difference" by Leon Suprenant, President of Catholics United for the Faith
  • "The Eucharist: The Source of All Your Happiness: by Mary-Louise Kurey, Motivational Speaker, Author, Professional Singer, and Miss America Finalist
  • "Family Prayer" by John Cavadini, Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame
  • "Faith Development in College Students" by Fr. William Watson, S.J., Vice President for Mission at Gonzaga University
  • "Indulgences: The World's Most Misunderstood Spiritual Gifts" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "How to Make an Examination of Conscience: The Tradition of St. Ignatius" by Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University
  • "Living Out a Pro-Life Spirituality within the Family" by Leon Suprenant, President of Catholics United for the Faith
  •  "The Life of Prayer" by Michael Dauphinais, Professor of Theology and Academic Dean at Ave Maria University
  •  "Praying with the Scripture" by John Cavadini, Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame
  • "Spirituality in the Contemporary World" by Glenn Olsen, Professor of History at the University of Utah
  • "Theology, Spirituality, and Biblical Exegesis of the Fathers of the Church" by John Cavadini, Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame
  • Topics in Prayer/Sacraments by Curtis Martin, President of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students
Saints/Great Catholics
  • "The Active and Contemplative Lives in the Thought of Aquinas" by Glenn Olsen, Professor of History at the University of Utah
  • "An Evening with Chesterton," One-Man Play by John C. "Chuck" Chalberg
  • "Aquinas‚ Moral Theory: Law, Grace, and Virtue" by Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University
  • "Aquinas on Development of Doctrine" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • "Augustine's Anthropology" by Glenn Olsen, Professor of History at the University of Utah
  • "Augustine's Confessions: Philosophical Insights Crucial to His Conversion" by Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University
  • "A Basic Introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and their Foundational Role in Jesuit Education" by Fr. Michael Maher, S.J., Assistant Professor of History at St. Louis University
  • "Cardinal Newman" by Don Briel, Koch Chair in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas, MN.
  • "Chesterton and Science" by Peter Hodgson, President of the Science Secretariat of Pax Romana and retired Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Oxford University
  • "The Christian Gifts of J.R.R. Tolkien" by Bradley Birzer Assistant Professor of History at Hillsdale College and Senior Fellow at the Center for the American Idea in Houston 
  • "Church Fathers Today" by Robert Louis Wilken, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia
  • "The Confessions of St. Augustine" a One-Man Play by Leonardo Defilippis, founder of St. Luke Productions
  • "C.S. Lewis and Catholicism" by Iain T. Benson, Executive Director of the Centre for Culture and Renewal, Barrister and Solicitor
  • "The Ecumenism of John Paul II" by Kenneth Whitehead, United States Assistant Secretary of Education for Postsecondary Education (retired)
  • "The Encyclicals of Pope John Paul II" by Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University
  • "Experiences as Gentleman in Waiting to Pope John Paul II" by Joseph Hagan, President Emeritus of Assumption College, Professor-At-Large at John Cabot University, and Gentleman-in-Waiting to Pope John Paul II
  • "G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis: Keys to Their Apologetic Success" " by Iain T. Benson, Executive Director of the Centre for Culture and Renewal, Barrister and Solicitor
  • "Healing and the Communion of Saints" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "Ignatius of Loyola and his Response to the Spiritual Crisis in the Sixteenth Century" by Fr. Michael Maher, S.J., Assistant Professor of History at St. Louis University
  • "Jacque Maritain on the Church of Christ" by Jude P. Dougherty, Dean Emeritus of the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America
  • "John Henry Newman" By Fr. C. John McCloskey, Director of the Catholic Information Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Lectures on Chesterton by John C. "Chuck" Chalberg
  • "The Life of St. Francis of Assisi" a One-Man Play by Leonardo Defilippis, founder of St. Luke Productions 
  • "The Life of St. John of the Cross" a One-Man Play by Leonardo Defilippis, founder of St. Luke Productions
  • "The Life of St. Maximilian Kolbe" a One-Man Play by Leonardo Defilippis, founder of St. Luke Productions
  • "Literature and the Sacramental Imagination" (J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Sigrid Undset, Gerard Manley Hopkins) by Abromaitis, C.N.: Loyola College in Maryland, Professor of English 
  • "The Men of Vatican II" by Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J., Editor at Ignatius Press and Chancellor of Ave Maria University
  • "Natural Law, John Courtney Murray, and the Emergence of an Abortion Culture" by Stephen M. Krason, President of the Society of Catholic Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at the Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • "Newman and Catholic Higher Education" by Don Briel, Koch Chair in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas, MN.
  • "Newman and Science" by Peter Hodgson, President of the Science Secretariat of Pax Romana and retired Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Oxford University
  • "Our Everlasting Orthodoxy," a One-Man Play by John C. "Chuck" Chalberg
  • "Pope John Paul II: The Man and His Mission" by Joseph Hagan, President Emeritus of Assumption College, Professor-At-Large at John Cabot University, and Gentleman-in-Waiting to Pope John Paul II
  • "The Philosophical background to Pope John Paul II's Personalist Anthropology & Moral Thought" by Jorge Garcia, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College
  • "St. Augustine" by Robert Louis Wilken, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia
  • "St. Josemaria Escriva" By Fr. C. John McCloskey, Director of the Catholic Information Center, Washington, D.C.
  • "St. Thomas Aquinas: The Man Behind the Caricature" by Curtis L. Hancock, Joseph M. Freeman Chair of Philosophy at Rockhurst University and President of the Gilson Society for the Advancement of Christian Philosophy
  • "Theology, Spirituality, and Biblical Exegesis of the Fathers of the Church" by John Cavadini, Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame
  • "The Two Percies" by Peter Augustine Lawler, Dana Professor of Government at Berry College
Mary
  • "Behold Your Mother: An Evangelical Discovers the Blessed Mother" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "Mary: Ark of the Covenant" by Leon Suprenant, President of Catholics United for the Faith
  • Topics in Mariology, Sr. Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz O.P., Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist
Scripture
  • "Approaches to Understanding Scripture" by Glenn Olsen, Professor of History at the University of Utah
  • "Deconstructing the Jesus Seminar" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "The Eucharist and the Four Senses of Scripture" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "The Gospel of John" a One-Man Play by Leonardo Defilippis, founder of St. Luke Productions
  • "The Gospel of Luke" a One-Man Play by Leonardo Defilippis, founder of St. Luke Productions
  • "How to Read the Bible: The Four Senses of Scripture" by Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University
  • "In Defense of Allegory" by Robert Louis Wilken, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia
  • "The Inevitability of Allegory" by Robert Louis Wilken, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia
  • "Making Sense of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "The Many-Sided Gospel" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "Natural Law and the Bible" by J. Budziszewski, Associate Professor of Government and Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin
  • "Psalms and the Life of Prayer" by Robert Louis Wilken, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia
  • "Praying with the Scripture" by John Cavadini, Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame
  • "The Overall Story of the Bible" by Michael Dauphinais, Professor of Theology and Academic Dean at Ave Maria University
  • "Spiritual Interpretation of the Bible" by Robert Louis Wilken, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia
  • "The Song of Songs" a One-Man Play by Leonardo Defilippis, founder of St. Luke Productions
  • "Theology, Spirituality, and Biblical Exegesis of the Fathers of the Church" by John Cavadini, Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame
  • "This is My Body: An Evangelical Discovers the Real Presence" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "Understanding the Book of Revelation" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • Topics in Scripture: by Curtis Martin, President of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students
Vocations/The Religious Life
  • "Religious Life in the Church Today" by Sr. Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz O.P., Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist
  • "Vocations -- in Particular to the Priesthood and/or Religious Life" by Sr. Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz O.P., Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist
Virtue/Ethics
  • "Aquinas‚ Moral Theory: Law, Grace, and Virtue" by Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University
  • "Can We Be Good Without God?" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • "Catholic Moral Thought" by William E. May, Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family
  • "Courageous Virtue" by Michael Dauphinais, Professor of Theology and Academic Dean 
  • at Ave Maria University
  • "Death or Love" (how virtue will save us from ideology) by Bradley Birzer Assistant Professor of History at Hillsdale College and Senior Fellow at the Center for the American Idea in Houston 
  • "Distinguishing Intention from Foresight: What is Included in a Means to and End" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • "Does Everyone Establish His or Her Own Moral Truth?" by William Marshner, Professor of Theology at Christendom College
  • "Double Effect Reasoning" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • "Exceptionless Norms in Aristotle" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • "Is Anything that Two People Consented to Do Together All Right Because They Consented?" by William Marshner, Professor of Theology at Christendom College
  • "Lying: Absolutism and Consequentialism" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • "Medical Ethics, Reproductive Technology, and the Natural Law" by Steven Long, Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Minneapolis
  • "Moral Self-Deception (How We Pretend to Ourselves that We Don't Know What We Really Do" by J. Budziszewski, Associate Professor of Government and Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin
  • "Natural Law Ethics" by Phillip Goggans, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Seattle Pacific University
  • "The New Morality" by Glenn Olsen, Professor of History at the University of Utah
  • "The Philosophical background to Pope John Paul II's Personalist Anthropology & Moral 
  • Thought" by Jorge Garcia, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College
  • "The 'Principle' of Double-Effect" by Jorge Garcia, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College
  • "Problems in Utilitarian Moral Theory" by Jorge Garcia, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College
  • "Proportionalism" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • "Proportionalism and Relativism" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • "Teleology and Deontology" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • Topics in Ethics by Curtis L. Hancock, Joseph M. Freeman Chair of Philosophy at Rockhurst University and President of the Gilson Society for the Advancement of Christian Philosophy
  • "The Virtues in Moral Theory" by Jorge Garcia, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College
  • "Why Values Language is Ambiguous and Not Equivalent to Virtues Language" by Iain T. Benson, Executive Director of the Centre for Culture and Renewal, Barrister and Solicitor
  • Topics in Virtue/Ethics by Curtis Martin, President of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students


 

 
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