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Lectures & Fellowships

STM’s Fellowships and Lectures provide opportunities for students to engage with distinguished individuals in their respective fields in a religious dialogue on issues of art, culture, science and law.

STM Spring
2024 Lecture Series

Sunday, February 18th
Kristin Colberg '00 M.Div., Ph.D.
More House Lecture

The Synod on Synodality: An Insider's View

Sunday, February 25th @ 6pm
Shannon Wimp Schmidt
The Rev. Robert L. Beloin Lecture on Contemporary Theology

Awake, O Sleeper: A Black Catholic's Journey of
Decolonizing and Reconstructing Faith

Lecture Livestream
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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 Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Fellowship in Faith & Science

The Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Fellowship in Faith & Science was established in 2001 and is made possible by the vision and generosity of the late Thomas E. Golden, Jr. '51 BE, '52 M. Eng. An underlying question informing the Fellowship, and posed to us by the donor himself, is "Can 21st century science brings us closer to God?" Mr. Golden, a civil engineer by training at Yale, was fascinated by the interplay, tensions and harmonies of science and faith.

The Judge Guido Calabresi Fellowship in Religion & Law

The Judge Guido Calabresi Fellowship in Religion & Law was established to advance the Catholic intellectual program at Saint Thomas More in the area of religion and the law. The fellowship is in recognition of Hon. Guido Calabresi '53, '58 LL.B., former Dean of Yale Law School and member of the Saint Thomas More Board of Trustees.

The Reverend Robert L. Beloin Lecture on Contemporary Theology

This lecture is named in memory of Rev. Robert L. Beloin, 7th Catholic Chaplain at Yale University, who dramatically expanded Catholic life on Yale’s campus, spearheaded the capital campaign that raised funds to build the Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Center, and created opportunities for faith-based innovations to address pressing social challenges.

The Jeanie Graustein Lecture on Environmental Justice

The Jeanie Graustein Lecture on Environmental Justice honors Jeanie Graustein ‘95 M.Div., who was Environmental Justice Ministry Coordinator, within The Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford. Her programs taught about caring for God’s creation from a Catholic perspective and the many interconnections that arise from protecting life and health. The lecture honors her lifelong passion and service in the effort of Catholic social teaching.

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. Drawing Catholic female leaders such as, Sr. Teresa Maya '89, former president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious; Sr. Mary Catherine Hilkert, OP, Professor of Systematic Theology at Notre Dame; Maureen O’Connell, Associate Professor of Ethics with a focus on art and social justice at LaSalle University; and Sr. Simone Campbell, the Executive Director of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby. The lecture highlights women’s leadership in a variety of topics.

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. 

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.

Multicultural and Social Justice Lectures

Highlighting the importance of a multicultural Church and society, as well as the many issues of injustice we face, additional lectures each year address leadership and trends in these areas.

Catholic Faculty Series: Life as a Scholar & a Believer

The Catholic Faculty Series takes place twice a year. A member of the faculty is invited to speak about his or her personal life of faith over dinner following 5pm Mass. These powerful, often soulful reflections strengthen the faith community and inspire many faculty to view Saint Thomas More Chapel as their home.

The Fay Vincent, Jr. Fellowship in Faith & Culture

Francis (Fay) T. Vincent, Jr. '63 LL.B, established the Fellowship in Catholic Faith & Culture in memory of his father, Francis (Fay) T. Vincent '31 who graduated six years before Saint Thomas More Chapel was built. The Fellowship allows for a person of recognition to meet with students. The visit culminates with a lecture open to the whole university community.

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.