Episcopal Visitor Program
The C21 Center Episcopal Visitor Program invites members of the Catholic hierarchy to visit campus to engage in conversation about current issues in the Church. Each semester, the C21 Center hosts a bishop on campus for a day to experience life at a Jesuit, Catholic university. This visit is an opportunity to learn from the bishop how Boston College can meet the current and future needs of the Catholic Church. The Episcopal Visitor meets with students, faculty and administrators as well as gives a public address on campus.
Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Indianapolis
Archbishop Joseph Tobin explores a vision for Church-communion in the 21st century that aims to transcend the frequent and intense challenges of polemical and ideological polarization.
Bishop Robert W. McElroy, Vicar for Parish Life and Development, Archdiocese of San Francisco
Bishop McElroy discuss the challenges of Catholic teaching on war and peace in today's world.
Archbishop Harry J. Flynn, D.D., Archbishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Archbishop Harry Flynn shares a reflection on handing on the faith in the 21st century, drawn from more than 20 years of experience as a bishop.
Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archdiocese of Boston
Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley discusses the Eucharist being the heart of the Church’s life and the lives of Catholics.
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Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus Los Angeles, reflects on his time as Archbishop and the role of the bishop in the Catholic Church.
Cardinal Francis E. George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago
December 7, 2010
Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I. presents themes in his recently published book, "The Difference God Makes: A Catholic Vision of Faith, Communion, and Culture."
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Archdiocese of Atlanta
Bishop Robert J. McManus, Diocese of Worcester
October 20, 2008
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York
While serving as Archbishop of Milwaukee, Most Rev. Timothy M. Dolan visited the BC campus to discuss the urgency in handing on the faith in our cultural religious education. Read the Boston College Chronicle article...
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington (DC)
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick discusses what the parish of the future. Will it be a smaller familial reality in which everyone knows one another, where its reach extends deeply into a particular neighborhood? Or instead might the parish of tomorrow resemble a megachurch with great numbers of parishioners coming from a wide area and providing a vast number of services?
Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, Diocese of Tucson
Bishop Kicanas presents on ministry in the 21st century. He discusses the times we are called to minister; working to build a just society; handing on the faith to the new generation; and maintaining a spiritual center.
Other C21 Sponsored Programs Featuring Bishops
In addition to the Episcopal Visitor Program, the C21 Center co-sponsors other events that feature a bishop speaking at Boston College.
Cardinal Walter Kasper, Cardinal-Priest of Ognissanti, in Via Appia Nuova and President Emeritus, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
Cardinal Kasper speaks on the topic of his newly translated book Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life (Paulist Press, 2014).
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Archdiocese for the Military Services
Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archbishop of the Military Services discusses about his time at Boston College and the importance of a Jesuit education.
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, Archbishop of Vancouver
Archbishop J. Michael Miller discusses the Holy See's vision for Catholic education in the United States.
Cardinal-Deacon Avery R. Dulles, S.J., SS. Nomi di Gesù e Maria, Fordham University
As part of the Handing on the Faith series, Cardinal Avery Dulles discusses handing on the true faith of the Church.
Archbishop, John R. Quinn, Archbishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of San Francisco
Archbishop Quinn discusses Christian unity and the Papacy.