2020-2021 Completed Lectures

On Thursday, September 17th, Judge J. Leon Holmes, a retired United States District Court judge who is currently serving as a Visiting Professor of Political Philosophy at Wyoming Catholic College, delivered the featured lecture for our annual “Constitution Day” celebration, “We Hold Three Truths: Celebrating the American Constitution with James Madison & John Paul II.” The text of his talk is available HERE (pdf).

On Friday, October 16th, Professor David Clayton, an artist, teacher, and author who has written extensively on sacred art, culture, and their connection to the liturgy, delivered the second talk in this year’s Annual Lecture Series, “Why Sacred Art is Necessary to the Faith.”

On Friday, March 19th, Dr. Frederick Turner delivered the fourth lecture in Wyoming Catholic College’s Annual Lecture Series: “Can Science Fiction Be the Epic of our Times.” From the University of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Turner is a poet, cultural critic, playwright, philosopher of science, an interdisciplinary scholar, an aesthetician, an essayist and a translator, as well as the author of 28 books, including Natural Classicism: Essays on Literature and Science; Genesis: an Epic Poem; and Rebirth of Value: Meditations on Beauty, Ecology, Religion and Education.

On May 14th, Dr. Susan Hanssen delivered the final lecture in the 2020-2021 series, “The Missing Virgin in American Life.” Currently serving as Associate Professor and Department Chair of the History Department at the University of Dallas, Dr. Hanssen received her graduate degree in history from Rice University in Houston, TX. She received her undergraduate degree in history from Boston University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). During the summer of 2008 she was adjunct professor for the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation at Georgetown University. She was the 2010-2011 Garwood Fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.