2009 Fall Lecture Series
The first lecture will take place on Sunday, September 20, and will feature Dr. Christopher Kauffman, Editor of U.S. Catholic Historian, and retired Professor in American Catholic History at The Catholic University of America (1991-2008). Dr. Kauffman will offer his lecture entitled "James Gibbons: Baltimore's Archbishop, America's Cardinal." This year marks Cardinal Gibbons' 175th birthday.
The second lecture will take place on Sunday, October 11, and will be offered by Dr. Joseph M. White, Associate Professor of American Church History at The Catholic University of America. Mr. White's lecture, titled "Martin Spalding: The Lion of Baltimore," will honor the Archbishop's 200th birthday.
The third and final lecture, on Sunday, November 8, will be offered by Rev. Michael Roach, Pastor of St. Bartholomew parish in Manchester, MD, and Instructor of Church History at Mount St. Mary's University. Fr. Roach's lecture is titled "His Grace, Michael J. Curley - Baltimore's Underrated Prelate."
All of the lectures will take place at 2:00pm and are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Franklin Street Garage, in addition to metered street parking. For more information, please visit www.baltimorebasilica.org or call 410-727-3565.