The Most Reverend John McCarthy Lecture Series on the Catholic Church in the 21st Century

The series honors the Most Reverend John McCarthy, who led the Diocese of Austin from 1985 to 2001, and underscores the university’s commitment to its Catholic roots and Holy Cross heritage. Held on campus through the School of Arts and Humanities, the McCarthy Lecture Series brings Catholic religious and lay experts from around the country to discuss issues facing the Catholic Church in the 21st century. The lectures are free and open to the public.

2022-23 Lectures:

Fall 2022

On Monday, October 17, 2022, St. Edward's University welcomed Dr. Christine Astorga, Professor and past Chair of the Theology Department at University of Portland. Dr. Astorga presented her lecture, "Protecting Our Earth, Our Common Home."

Spring 2023

On Monday February 13, 2023, St. Edward's University will welcome Dr. Nathan Garcia, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious and Theological Studies at St. Edward's University. Dr. Garcia will present his lecture, "Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz The Phoenix: A Latinx Revival of The Liberal Arts."