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The 2016 Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

The 2016 Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:00 pm


This lecture was held at: 
Chicago Sinai Congregation
15 W. Delaware Place, Chicago


This year's Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture was given by Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago. The title of his talk was: The Economy and the Ecology in the Key of Pope Francis.

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich was appointed and installed as Archbishop of Chicago in 2014. Born and raised in Nebraska, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Omaha. He obtained his BA in Philosophy from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and attended seminary at the North American College and Gregorian University in Rome. He also holds a Doctor of Sacred Theology degree from the Catholic University of America.

Before coming to Chicago, Archbishop Cupich served as Bishop of the Diocese of Spokane, Washington. He has served as the Secretary at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, DC and as the Chair for the USCCB Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People. He serves on committees including the National Catholic Educational Association Board, the USCCB Subcommittee for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, the Catholic Mutual Relief Society, and the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Board. He is Chancellor of the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois.

The Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture is an annual a program that commemorates Cardinal Bernardin’s 1995 visit to Israel and continues the dialogue he advocated between Jews and Catholics.

At last year's lecture, Rabbi David Sandmel delivered an address titled Our Spiritual Patrimony: A Jewish Perspective on the Transformation of Jewish-Catholic Relations. Download the text of Rabbi Sandmel's talk>

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