THE CARDINALS’ FORUM
The next event in this series is scheduled for August 25, 2020
in the Vianney Auditorium from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
COVID-19 UPDATE (8/5/20): Due to requirements of social distancing, this year's Forum is NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Plans for livestreaming on social media and recording on our video channel are being developed and will be published.
The Cardinal's Forum, named for the academic professorships at the Seminary, is an annual gathering to open the year of formation at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Its purpose is to advance the academic formation of seminary students and provide continuing education for the lay faithful about topics of contemporary concern in the Church.
The topic for the forum is selected each year through consultation among those faculty holding endowed chairs (the Cardinal Krol Chair in Moral Theology, the Cardinal Foley Chair in Homiletics & Social Communications, and the Francesco Chair in Sacred Music and with the insight of the Archbishop of Philadelphia.
Typically, these four serve as panelists for the event, each offering a brief (5-minute) presentation on the topic from his perspective and then engaging the audience in a public dialogue about the topic.
Topic for 2020 ...
"Co-Responsibility for the Church's Being & Action in Parish Life"
- excerpt (with embedded links) for a "Theology of Co-Responsibility"
- summer 2020 seminars on the topic, sponsored by the McGrath Institute at the University of Notre Dame
- explanatory document from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
- instructional document from the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy
For information about previous editions of The Cardinals' Forum, go to the ARCHIVE page.