STM offers lectures and fellowships that explore the intersection between faith and academics.

Morehouse Lecture

The first More House Lecture was given in 1962 by theologian Fr. John Courtney Murray, S.J. His talk was entitled “On the Problem of God.” Today, the More House Lecture continues to bring lecturers to STM who are engaged in the creation—and teaching—of Catholic theology.


The George W. Hunt, S.J. Prize
For Excellence In Journalism, Arts & Letters

The George W. Hunt, S.J. Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters honors young writers who demonstrate integrity and the promise of future achievement in their works. The prize was established in 2014 as a joint initiative of Saint Thomas More Chapel & Center at Yale and America Media.

Mary Field and Vincent DeP Goubeau Lectures on Women's Contribution
to Church & Society

This lecture intends to explore the contributions of women in church and society. It has welcomed such distinguished guests as Kerry Robinson, Executive Director for the Leadership Roundtable; Elizabeth Dryer, author of Making Sense of God: A Woman’s Perspective; and Maura Ryan, Associate Professor of Theology, Notre Dame University.

The Reverend Michael Gosselin Lecture in Poetry & Faith

Named in memory of a beloved former Catholic Chaplain at Yale, this annual lecture explores the intersection of poetry and faith that was a particular interest of Fr. Gosselin, and is presented each year concurrently with poetry contest.

The Reverend Richard R. Russell Lecture 

This lecture is named in memory of  Rev. Richard R. Russell, honoring Fr. Russell’s twenty-five years of extraordinary service as Catholic Chaplain at Yale. The Russell Lecture is a bi-annual lectureship dedicated to advancing Catholic intellectual excellence on Yale’s campus. 

Catholic Faculty Series: Life as a Scholar & a Believer

This series gathers twice a semester and invites a member of the faculty to speak about his or her personal life of faith over dinner following the 5 pm Sunday liturgy. These powerful, often soulful reflections strengthen the faith community and inspire many faculty to view Saint Thomas More Chapel as their home. 

Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap is a national program whose goal is outreach to and collaboration with young adult Catholics in pursuit of spiritual growth. Since its inception, this program has proven to be a successful vehicle for reaching young adults interested in learning more about their faith, coming together to share community, and feeling welcomed and valued in the Catholic Church.


STM offers a selection of reading groups that focus on specific areas of study and their relationship to the Catholic faith. The reading groups meet once a month, usually over a meal, to discuss readings that are current, engaging and easy to manage with a full course load.

Faith and Policy
Faith and Policy provides STM members with a forum to discuss their Catholic faith and their study of policy and law.

Faith and Science 
Faith and Science examines the different (and sometimes complementary) ways Christianity and science approach human rights, stewardship and life’s unknowns.

Women Reading Theology  Women Reading Theology meets to discuss theology written by contemporary Catholic women.

Contact sarah.woodford@yale.edu to join a reading group.