Michael Naughton, Ph.D., the director of the Center for Catholic Studies, The University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) where he holds the Koch Chair in in Catholic Studies and William Bowman, MBA, the dean of the Busch School of Business and Economics, Catholic University of America, Daniel J. Scholz, Ph.D., the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Cardinal Stritch University, "Beyond Career to Calling; Acting as Leaders in the Public Square Who Serve God."
Fr. Matt Malone, S.J., President and Editor-in-Chief of America Media; Anne Thompson, Environmental Affairs and Vatican Correspondent for NBC Nightly News; Deacon Michael Bowen, retired lawyer and member of the ministry team at St. Monica Parish, Whitefish Bay – “Catholic Media: Reporters or Teachers – Prudently Countercultural or Indiscreetly Accommodating?”
Joseph D. Kearney, Dean and Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School – "The Supreme Court and Religious Liberty"
Reverend Anthony J. Pogorelc, S.S., M. Div., Vice Rector, Academic Dean St. Patrick’s Seminary and University — “Individualism and the Common Good: Can inclusivity trump autonomy in the quest for a better world?”
Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and President of the USCCB – "Who Do You Say That I Am? Encountering Christ and Responding to Christ through His Living Body, the Church"
Very Reverend Robert E. Barron, author, speaker and theologian – “Proclaiming Christ to a Secular Culture”
John C. Cavadini, Ph.D., Professor, Notre Dame University — “John Paul II’s Legacy in Catechesis and Evangelization”
Reverend James Martin, SJ, writer and commentator — “Laughing with the Saints: Joy, Humor and Laughter in the Spiritual Life”
Reverend Alfred McBride, O. Praem., author and lecture — “What Does Paul, the Church’s First Theologian, Mean by ‘the Church’?”
Most Reverend Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver — “Catechesis That Impacts the Public Square”
Colleen Carroll Campbell, author, columnist and television host — “The New Faithful and the Future of the Church”
Michael and Jana Novak, co-authors — “Tell Me Why: A Father Answers His Daughters Questions About God”
Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University — “Faith and Reason: Why We Do Good”
Dr. James Towey, former White House assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives — “God and Government: Helping the Poor without Hurting the Constitution”
His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C. — “The Church and Its Mission: In Good Times and Bad”
His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago — “At the Holy Center: Pope Benedict XVI”
John Allen, National Catholic Reporter and NBC News, Vatican Correspondent — “The Papacy at the Center of the Modern World”
The Honorable James Nicholson, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, former United States Ambassador to the Holy See — “The United States and the Holy See: The Long Road”
His Eminence Edward Cardinal Cassidy, President Emeritus, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity — “Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue – A Catholic Priority in the Modern World”
The Reverend Richard John Neuhaus, editor-in-chief of The Institute on Religion and Public Life’s First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion, Culture, and Public Life — “Forty Years After Vatican Council II: Ecumenism”
Helen Alvare, associate professor of law at The Catholic University of America — “Forty Years After Vatican Council II: Marriage, Family, and Life Issues”
The lecture scheduled to be presented by Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, was postponed due to the death of Pope John Paul II.
Most Reverend Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations — “The Holy See as a Prophetic Voice in the World”
Dr. Philip Jenkins, author and distinguished Professor of History and Religious Studies at Penn State University — “The Christian Church in the New Millennium”
Mary Higgins Clark, best-selling author — “Catholic Imagination and the Renewal of Culture”
His Eminence William Cardinal Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore — “The Catholic - Jewish Dialogue”
George Weigel, papal biographer and columnist — “The Episcopal Leadership Style of Pope John Paul II”
His Eminence Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., theologian — “A Theology of Episcopal Leadership and the Petrine Ministry”