"The Catholic Church in Ireland and Pope Francis: Legacy and Transformation" (2015 Keeley Vatican Lecture)


Location: Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

The Most Reverend Charles J. Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland and Titular Archbishop of Aquileia, celebrates the 10th annual Keeley Vatican Lecture on Thursday, January 15th at 5:30 p.m. in Jordan Auditorium of Mendoza College of Business. 

Archbishop Brown will also preside and preach at Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Wednesday, January 14th at 5:15 p.m.

Archbishop Charles J. Brown graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1981, and went on to earn master’s degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Toronto.  John Cardinal O’Connor ordained him a priest in 1989 for the Archdiocese of New York, and later sent him to Rome for doctoral studies in sacramental theology, intending that Brown would return to teach at Dunwoodie Seminary.  While in Rome, however, Archbishop Brown was recruited to work for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.  There he worked under Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, for over ten years.  He served the Congregation until 2011, when Pope Benedict personally ordained Archbishop Brown to the episcopate and appointed him Titular Archbishop of Aquileia and apostolic nuncio to Ireland.  Archbishop Brown’s appointment in Ireland is an opportunity for healing and revitalization of the Catholic Church in Ireland. 


Parking Information for the Keeley Vatican Lecture

Some areas near the stadium are closed due to construction. We suggest entering campus on Eddy Street for free parking in one of the following lots:  


Visitor Parking: SE corner of Eddy Street and Holy Cross Drive

Stayer Center: NW corner of Eddy Street and Holy Cross Drive 

Stadium (B1 Lot): Go east on Holy Cross Drive, then turn north into the stadium lot 

Parking lot gates open at 4:30 p.m.  

Past Keeley Vatican Lecturers

The Role of the Church in Contemporary Society

Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella (2014)
President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization
Video | Photo Gallery | Press Release

The Origins of Vatican II

Walter Cardinal Kasper (2013)
President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
Video | Download the lecture text (PDF) | Press Release

The Second Vatican Council Ahead of Us

Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P. (2012)
Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education in Seminaries and Institutes of Study
 Video | Press Release

The Social Message of the Church in the Context of Contemporary Challenges

Reinhard Cardinal Marx (2010)
Cardinal Archbishop of Munich and Freising, Germany
Video | Press Release

Catholicism and Secularism in Contemporary Europe

Angelo Cardinal Amato, S.D.B. (2009)
Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
Lecture Audio | Download the lecture paper (PDF) | Press Release

Catholicism and Islam: Points of Convergence and Divergence, Encounter and Cooperation

Archbishop Celestino Migliore (2008)
Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
Video | Download the lecture paper (PDF) | Biography | Press Release

The Holy See’s Portal to the World

Dr. Francesco Buranelli (2007)
Director of the Vatican Museums
Download the lecture paper (PDF) | Biography | Press Release
No video available due to copyright of the artwork. 

Challenges Facing American and European Catholic Universities:
A View from the Vatican

Archbishop Michael J. Miller, C.S.B. (2006)
Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education in Seminaries and Institutes of Study
Video | Download the lecture paper (PDF) | Press Release | Article by Catholic News Service

From Notre Dame to the Vatican and Home Again:
An Insider’s View from the Papacy of John Paul II

Monsignor Charles J. Brown (2005)
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
No video available.

Originally published at nanovic.nd.edu.