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.

2021-22 Lectures:

Fall 2021

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, St. Edward's University welcomed Dr. Hosffman Ospino, Associate Professor of Hispanic Ministry and Religious Education and Department Chair of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College. Dr. Ospino presented his lecture, "Latinos and the Re-Creation of American Catholicism in the Twenty-First Century."

A recording of the lecture can be viewed here

Spring 2022

On Thursday, February 10, 2022, St. Edward's University welcomed Dr. Robin Jensen, Theology Professor at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Jensen presented her lecture, "Picturing Scriptures: How Artists Tell the Story"

A recording of the lecture can be viewed here. 

Please stay tuned for Fall 2022 programming details.