The Pontifical North American College

The Carl J. Peter Lecture

Fr. Carl J. Peter of the Archdiocese of Omaha and professor at the Catholic University of America was a noted theologian, teacher and preacher. To honor his memory the Peter family established the Fr. Carl J. Peter Chair of Homiletics at the Pontifical North American College. Thanks to the generous gift from the family of the late Father Carl J. Peter, devoted alumnus, past faculty member, and from the alumni of the College, the seminary provides an intensive program of seminars, workshops, and courses in homiletics, and the occupant of the Carl J. Peter Chair who coordinates the entire program, especially the required preaching practica in Second, Third, and Fourth Years. The Chair also offers an annual lecture to promote the art of preaching and to remember Fr. Carl J. Peter.  Most of the past lectures are listed below and available for download.

Previous Lectures

2016
Most Rev. J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P.
“Preaching the Mysteries of Faith: The Wisdom of the Homiletic Directory”

2015
Rev. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti
“Preaching the Word: When People Stop Listening”

2014
Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.
“Preaching Catholic Bioethics with Mercy and Joy”

2013
His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
“Preaching with the Fathers of the Church”

2012
Dr. Elizabeth Lev
“Listen to Learn, See to Believe: Preaching and Art in the Mendicant Orders”

2011
Rev. Robert Barron
“Thomas Aquinas and Why the New Atheists are Right”

2010
Most Rev. Donald Wuerl
“Preaching the Word of God”

2009
Most Rev. Wilton Gregory
“Catholic Preaching in the Multicultural Context of the United States of America”

2008
Rev. J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P.
“Clearing Away the Barriers: Preaching to Young Adults Today”

2007
Most Rev. Timothy Dolan
“Preaching Jesus Christ”

2006
Rev. Robert Barron
“Announcing the Lordship of Jesus Christ:
The Evangelical Task Within the Context of the Contemporary Culture”

2005
Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B.
“Preaching in the Context of the Eucharist: A Patristic Perspective”

2004
Rev. Donald Senior, C.P.
“What the Bible Can Teach the Preacher: The Art of a Catholic Interpretation of Scripture”

2003
Rt. Rev. Lambert Reilly, O.S.B.
“Heart Speaks to Heart”

2001
Most Rev. Edwin F. O’Brien
“Preaching the Truth with Love”

2000
Rev. Paul A. Holmes
“Authentic Preaching: Living the Gospel ‘Out Loud’ in the Assembly”

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