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 concerns.

The topic for the forum is selected each year by 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.

  • The next Cardinals' Forum is tentatively scheduled for
    Tuesday, August 27, 2019.


For information about previous editions of The Cardinals' Forum, go to the ARCHIVE page.