Ruggiero Lectures from previous years

Where available, click on the links below to read the complete text of the lecture and/or the video clip! 

September 8, 2014
The Uncommon Core of Catholic Education
by Anthony Esolen
Professor of Renaissance English Literature at Providence College

September 9, 2013
Vision For The Future: Creating Financially Sustainable Catholic Schools to Transform Education
by Samuel Casey Carter
Chief Executive Officer, Faith in the Future Foundattion

September 13, 2012
Catholic High Schools:  Facing the New Reality
by Rev. James Heft, S.M.
President of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies

September 12, 2011
Catholic Universities - Ten years after Implementing Ex corde Ecclesiae
by Dr. Anthony Cernera
President of the International Federation of Catholic Universities

September 13, 2010
The dynamics of Catholic School Leadership: The challenges facing Catholic K-12
 by John T. James, Ed.D.
Assistant professor and director of Catholic Leadership Programs at Saint Louis University

September 14, 2009
"What kind of tale have we fallen into?" The Future of Catholic Schools in the United States
by John Staud, Ph.D. 
Director - Alliance for Catholic Education University of Notre Dame.

September 8, 2008
"Saintly Education: The Oblate Legacy from Leonie Aviat"
by Mother Françoise-Bernadette Beuzelin, O.S.F.S.
Mother General of the Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales successor to St. Leonie de Sales Aviat
September 10, 2007
"Keeping Our Schools Catholic:  Lessons from a Long History"
by Sr. Mary Berchmans Hannan, V.H.M.
President Emerita - Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
September 11, 2006
"Catholic Identity: The Value-Added and Essential Component of Catholic Education"
by Dr. John J. Convey
Provost & St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education - The Catholic University of America

September 12, 2005 (no text available)
"Catholic Schools:  Gift to the Church, Gift to the Nation"
by Michael Guerra 
United Nations delegate - International Office of Catholic Education

September 13, 2004
"Breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Education"
by Fr. Jack Podsiadlo, S.J. 
Executive Director of the Nativity Network

September 15, 2003
"Myths, Realities and Dreams about Catholic Education, From a Passionate Practitioner's View" 
by Sr. Rose Marie DeCarlo, I.H.M.
General Superior of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
September 16, 2002
"The Genius of Catholic Education"
by James J. Cusimano, Esq.
Secretary of Education (retired) - Diocese of Allentown, PA