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Cabrini University’s Campus Ministry Department is excited to announce our speaker lineup for the Catholic Lecture Series during the Fall Semester. The department will welcome four experts in their respected fields to share their gifts and talents with the community. All lectures will be held in our chapel (https://www.cabrini.edu/about/visit/directions)

Each speaker will use Campus Ministry’s theme, Shoulder to Shoulder¸as their foundation for their conversations with our community.

The Catholic Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from the Ambassador's Fund for Catholic Education, the successor name to the Archdiocesan Educational Fund. This charitable organization was created and funded by Matthew H. Mccloskey, Jr. (1893-1973), building contractor and U.S. Ambassador to Ireland (1962-64), in 1967 to advance Catholic education and evangelization throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The name of the Fund changed in February 2020.

Click here for registration. Registration is for seating and capacity proposes. 

Fall 2021

Dr. Edward Hastings

Title: Where do Sports and Spirituality Meet?

Date: September 22nd, 2021
Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of Saint Joseph

Edward Hastings serves as an assistant professor for Villanova University with a specialty of Spirituality, sports and spirituality, systematic theology. He received his doctorate from Duquesne University and has a master of arts degree in systematic theology from Washington Theological Union.

Edward has been active in sports all his life, including playing basketball and coaching for Villanova University. He was part of the 1970-1971 Villanova team that played for the national championship.

Author of More Than a Game: Stories, Prayers, and Reflections for the Student Athlete

Katie McKenna

Date: October 6th, 2021
Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of Saint Joseph

People often say, "I feel like I've been run over by a truck." I actually was.

On a sunny morning bike ride in Brooklyn, I was forever changed when I was run over by an 18-wheeler. Now, being crushed under a massive semi wasn't something I should have survived. After 10 hours of emergency surgery, I woke to find herself in a body and a life that would never be the same.

What began as a journal entry on a borrowed laptop during my extended hospital stay, became the best-selling memoir, How to Get Run Over by a Truck.

Since getting a second chance at life, I have made it my mission to make every person I meet life just a little bit better for having me in it. 



dr. timone davis

Date: October 20th, 2021
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of Saint Joseph

timone davis* is a cradle Catholic who was a “pewster” until she discovered that the uselessness of the Church was because she wasn’t giving anything of herself. After committing to do something, her life changed. Her first ministry was with the RCIA, where she not only welcomed others into the Church, but also revitalized her own spirituality.

After working for the Archdiocese of Chicago as the coordinator of ReCiL – Reclaiming Christ in Life Young Adult Ministry, timone launched PEACE centered WHOLENESS with her husband Orlando, where they are blending clinical counseling and spiritual companioning.

In addition to running a business, timone is an assistant professor in the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago. In her spare time, she serves as the treasurer of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium.

timone's dynamic energy and deep spirituality enhance her brand of teaching that engages one’s spirit through the use of storytelling. No matter the occasion, timone's mission is to help others open their hearts and minds to the soul-saving power of God's Grace, Love and Mercy.

*timone uses lower case letters in spelling her name to indicate her decrease as God increases within her.

Michael J. O'Loughlin

Date: November 4th, 2021
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of Saint Joseph

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Michael J. O'Loughlin is the national correspondent for America Media, where he writes regularly about the Catholic Church, and the host of the podcast, "Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church.

The "Plague" podcast was recommended by The New York Times and it won awards from The National LGBTQ Journalists Association, the Religion News Association, and the Catholic Press Association. Mike is writing a book based on the podcast, HIDDEN MERCY: AIDS, CATHOLICS, AND THE UNTOLD STORIES OF COMPASSION IN THE FACE OF FEAR, due out November 2021.

Mike is also author of The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 Characters.

Previously a staff writer for The Boston Globe's Crux, Mike has also written for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Advocate, Religion News Service. He has been interviewed on MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, CBS, NPR and by several local and regional media outlets.

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