Hanley Memorial Lecture Series

Beginning in 1980, the Hanley Memorial Lecture Series was initiated in memory of Fr. John Charles Hanley, SJ. Bringing world-class religious scholars to Winnipeg, the lecture series has become one of the most prestigious of its kind in Canada.

Hanley 2017

Did you miss the 2017 Hanley Memorial Lecture featuring Fr. Michael Patella, OSB, SSB? You can now view all three parts of the Lecture on our YouTube channel. Enjoy!

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See the list of past Hanley Memorial Lecture Series

Hanley Memorial Lecture Series
St. Paul's College 


Fr. Hanley photo
Fr. John Charles Hanley, SJ

(click on lecturer name or photo for biographies, videos, and transcripts)


2017 Fr. Michael Patella, OSB, SSB
Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN
"Towards a Catholic Interpretation of Scripture"

Archbishop Miller 2015 His Grace J. Michael Miller, CSB
Archbishop of Vancouver
"The Future of the Universal Church and the Place of the Local Churches in that Future"
Catherine Clifford
2014 Catherine Clifford, PhD
Saint Paul University, Toronto
"Pope Francis and deepening Catholic Ecumenical Commitment: Learning from Recognizing Other Christian Churches"
Gerard Mannion
2012/13 Gerard Mannion, PhD
University of San Diego, CA
"A Teaching Church that Learns: The Art of Magisterium"
Francis X. Clooney, SJ

2011 Francis X. Cooney, SJ
Harvard Divinity School
"A God Real Enough to be Absent"

Lisa Cahill
2010 Lisa Sowle Cahill, PhD
University of Chicago Divinity School
"Catholic Bioethics and Social Justice"
Fr. Gallaher, SJ
2009 Fr. Michael Paul Gallagher, SJ
"Our Religious Imagination"
Roger S. Gottlieb
2008 Roger S. Gottlieb, PhD
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
"Religious Environmentalism, Ecological Democracy, and the Problem of Evil"
A. Rashied Omar
2007 A. Rashied Omar, PhD
Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies (University of Notre Dame)
"Islam & the Challenge of Peace"
Sr. Sandra Schneiders

2006  Sr. Sandra Schneiders, IHM
Jesuit School of Theology, Berkley

"The Bible as the Word of God"