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Ruggiero Lecture Archives

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September 25, 2017

The Christian Vision of Sport images by Dr. William Thierfelder, President, Belmont Abbey College, North Carolina. Thierfelder  also served as the Executive Director of the Player Management Group, LLC; National Director of Sport Science at NovaCare; and was the founder and President of ProSportDoc, Inc. Thierfielder is a former certified member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as the American College of Sports Medicine.

September 12, 2016

Re-stating the Case for Catholic Education by Ryan Topping, D. Phil., Fellow at Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts in New Hampshire. He has published on a variety of Catholic themes and figures, from St. Augustine, to Dante, to G.K. Chesterton in academic and popular journals and has published six books.

September 14, 2015 
Catholic Home Schooling iconz_youtubeby Michele Quigley,  creator of numerous tools and resources for Catholic homeschooling mothers, including the popular Catholic Daily Planner and Mater Amabilis, a rigorous, living books curriculum for home school education

September 8, 2014
The Uncommon Core of Catholic Education  
by Anthony Esolen, Professor of Renaissance English Literature at Providence College

September 9, 2013

Vision For The Future: Creating Financially Sustainable Catholic Schools to Transform Education 
by Samuel Casey Carter, Chief Executive Officer, Faith in the Future Foundation

September 13, 2012

Catholic High Schools:  Facing the New Reality by Rev. James Heft, S.M., President of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies

September 12, 2011

Catholic Universities - Ten years after Implementing Ex corde Ecclesiae by Dr. Anthony Cernera
President of the International Federation of Catholic Universities

September 13, 2010

The dynamics of Catholic School Leadership: The challenges facing Catholic K-12  by John T. James, Ed.D., Assistant professor and director of Catholic Leadership Programs at Saint Louis University

September 14, 2009

"What kind of tale have we fallen into?" The Future of Catholic Schools in the United States
by John Staud, Ph.D., Director - Alliance for Catholic Education University of Notre Dame

September 8, 2008

"Saintly Education: The Oblate Legacy from Leonie Aviat" by Mother Françoise-Bernadette Beuzelin, O.S.F.S., Mother General of the Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales successor to St. Leonie de Sales Aviat

September 10, 2007

"Keeping Our Schools Catholic:  Lessons from a Long History" by Sr. Mary Berchmans Hannan, V.H.M., President Emerita - Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

September 11, 2006

"Catholic Identity: The Value-Added and Essential Component of Catholic Education"
by Dr. John J. Convey, Provost & St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education - The Catholic University of America

September 12, 2005 (no text available)

"Catholic Schools:  Gift to the Church, Gift to the Nation" by Michael Guerra, United Nations delegate - International Office of Catholic Education

September 13, 2004

"Breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Education" by Fr. Jack Podsiadlo, S.J. 
Executive Director of the Nativity Network

September 15, 2003

"Myths, Realities and Dreams about Catholic Education, From a Passionate Practitioner's View" by Sr. Rose Marie DeCarlo, I.H.M., General Superior of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

September 16, 2002

"The Genius of Catholic Education"
by James J. Cusimano, Esq., Secretary of Education (retired) - Diocese of Allentown, PA