Kraft Lectures from previous years
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► 2014 - Mary Eberstadt
Senior Fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center
Faith, Family & Secularization
► 2013 - Most Reverend Kevin Rhoades, D.D.
Bishop of Fort Wayne - South Bend
The Role of the Family in the New Evangelization of Culture
2012 - Father Thomas Williams, L.C.
Professor and Dean of Theology at the Regina Apostolorum University (Rome)
"The World As It Could Be via Catholic Social Thought"
► 2011 - Father Ian Ker
Senior Research Fellow in Theology at Oxford University (U.K.)
Newman's Idea of a University - Some Misunderstandings
► 2010 - Monsignor Paul Tighe
Secretary - Pontifical Council for Social Communications
The Catholic Church in a Digital World: Insights, Opportunities, and Challenges
2009 - Professor Michael Novak
Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy & Public Policy, American Enterprise Institute
Market Economy and Moral Character
► 2008 - Reverend James Schall, S.J.
Professor of Government at Georgetown University
"Each according to his kind and vocation": A Lecture on the Common Good
2007 - Sister Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D.
President of Chestnut Hill College
The Visionary Wisdom of Teilhard de Chardin
► 2006 - Reverend Aloysius Callaghan
former Secretary to Bishop McShea, founder of DeSales University
Bishop McShea's Vision for Allentown College ... 40 Years Later!
► 2005 - Most Reverend Joseph Kurtz, D.D.
Bishop of Knoxville, TN
Can you hear me now? Preaching in the 21st Century
► 2004 - William L. Saunders, Esq.
Center for Human Life & Bioethics, Family Research Council
Biotechnology and the Human Future
2003 - Jay P. Dolan, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame
Democracy and Catholicism in Tension
2002 - Carol Taylor, C.S.F.N., Ph.D.
Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University
Genetics and the Challenge to Faith-Based Society
► 2001 - Very Reverend David O'Connell, C.M.
President of the Catholic University of America
DeSales University: A New Era of Excellence
► 2000- Reverend J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P.
National Conference of Catholic Bishops
Ex corde Ecclesiae and the Mission of Catholic Higher Education
► 1999 - Professor Thomas M. King, S.J.
Teilhard de Chardin: Seeing Christ as a Scientist
► 1998 - Professor Ralph McInerny, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame
Jacques Maritain: Thinking and Praying
►1997 - Professor Wendy Wright, Ph.D.
Francis de Sales, Jane de Chantal, and the Ministry of Love
►1996 - Reverend Monsignor George Kelly
Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
Being Catholic: Whole and Entire
►1995 - Reverend Walter Burghardt, S.J.
Woodstock Theological Center
Spirituality for Urban Ministry