The Jesuit Institute funds visiting lecturers nominated by departments of the University, as these bear upon the purposes of the Institute. These lectures introduce into the University's academic community a diversity of scholars and their research. The Institute also promotes lecture series that explore some issue in depth. The majority of the Jesuit Institute lectures are co-sponsored with other departments and programs of the university. They cover any topic that may be of intellectual interest to either the arts, humanities or the sciences. There is one annual lecture sponsored by the Institute entitled the "Canisius Lecture." This lecture addresses some issues in theology and is given by a prominent theologian.
THE SEVENTH ANNUAL CANISIUS LECTURE
His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Ortega, Archbishop of Havana, Cuba
"The Life of the Catholic Church in Cuba"
Monday, April 23, 2012 4:30 p.m.
PAST CANISIUS LECTURES:
2011, April 7, M.R. Terrence Prendergast S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa.
"What is Like to be a Jesuit Bishop?
2010, March 16, M. R. Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop of the Military Services, U.S.A.
"Formative Years: Jesuit Institutions and the Challenge of Faith."
2009, April 2. Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Vatican City.
"Interreligious Dialogue: A Risk or Opportunity?"
2008, April 1. Oscar Rodriguez Cardinal Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
"The Challenge to Love, The Call to Hope: Global Perspectives on Catholic Social Mission."
2007, April 17. Godfried Cardinal Danneels, Archbishop of Malines-Brussels.
"The Sacred Liturgy: Revisiting Sacrosanctum Consilium Forty Years After Vatican II."
2005, March 3. Theodore E. Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, DC.
"The Call to Serve in a Divided Society."