Saint John Paul II Lecture Series

The Saint John Paul II Lecture Series is a quarterly event which features intellectually stimulating talks and time for socializing with wine and appetizers provided free of charge. Each event is held in the refectory of St. John Vianney Seminary at 1300 S. Steele St., Denver. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are available at 7 pm. The lecture begins at 7:30 pm.

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Women, wrote Pope St. John Paul II, are called to shape “the moral dimension of culture,” creating “a culture worthy of the person.” Today, when moral relativism comes disguised as tolerance and cultural outrage masquerades as the conviction of conscience, this task is more challenging and more compelling than ever. This talk considers the reasons why.


Mary Rice Hasson is the Director of the Catholic Women’s Forum at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.  An attorney, she writes and speaks frequently on women, faith, and culture, and edited the recent book Promise and Challenge: Catholic Women Reflect on Feminism, Complementarity, and the Church. Mary was the keynote speaker for the Holy See at the 2017 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, speaking on “The Distinctiveness of Women’s Work and Women’s Empowerment.”  She is the mother of seven children.

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