The Murnion Lecture will be presented by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, current Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois. His lecture, entitled “Dialogue in the Key of Pope Francis,” will draw on the Cardinal’s experience with dialogue to inspire the building of common ground into the future.
Cardinal Cupich was ordained a priest and incardinated into the Archdiocese of Omaha in 1975. Consecrated Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, in 1998, he was reappointed to the Diocese of Spokane, Washington, in 2010. In 2014, Pope Francis named him to the See of Chicago, where Cardinal Cupich was subsequently honored as a member of the College of Cardinals in November of 2016.
Cardinal Cupich holds membership on a variety of committees at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Moreover, he was named to the Congregation for Bishops in 2016, and travels to the Vatican regularly for such responsibilities. Finally, and in addition to the above, he serves as Chancellor of the Catholic Church Extension Society and the University of St. Mary of the Lake.
Click here to view the video of the 2017 Bernardin Award and Murnion Lecture event.