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Landregan Lecture

The Landregan Lecture brings to the University of Dallas campus nationally prominent figures, whose area of expertise reflects the many interests that have animated University of Dallas alumnus Steven T. Landregan throughout his long, distinguished, and continuing career of service to the Catholic Church in North Texas.

Read a brief account of the first fourteen lectures in the series.


16th Annual Landregan Lecture

Featuring: Rev. John W. O'Malley, S.J.

Speaking on the topic of  his popular book: What Happened in Vatican II

December 6, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Lynch Auditorium - University of Dallas

John O'Malley

Rev. John W. O'Malley, S.J.

Rev. John O'Malley's specialty is the religious culture of early modern Europe, especially Italy. He has received best-book prizes from the American Historical Association, the American Philosophical Society, the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, and from the Alpha Sigma Nu franternity. His best known books are The First Jesuits (Harvard University Press, 1993), which has been translated into ten languages, and What Happened at Vatican II (Harvard, 2008). He has edited or co-edited a number of volumes, including three in the Collected Works of Erasmus series, University of Toronto Press. Of special significance is The Jesuits and the Arts, (Saint Joseph's University Press, 2005), co-edited with Gauvin Alexander Bailey.

Rev. O'Malley has lectured widely in North America and Europe to both professional and general audiences. He has held a number of fellowships, from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and other academic organizations. He is past president of the Renaissance Society of America and of the American Catholic Historical Association. In 1995 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, in 1997 to the American Philosophical Society, and in 2001 to the Accademia di san Carlo, Ambrosian Library, Milan, Italy. He holds the Johannes Quasten Medal from The Catholic University of America for distinguished achievement in Religious Studies, and he holds a number of honorary degrees. In 2002 he received the lifetime achievement award from the Society for Italian Historical Studies and in 2005 the corresponding award from the Renaissance Society of America. He is a Roman Catholic priest and a member of the Society of Jesus.

Are you a School of Ministry Alumnus?

If so, plan to attend the annual School of Ministry Alumni Reunion immediately preceding the Landregan Lecture at 6:00 pm in Catherine Hall. Join fellow alumni in fellowship as we recognize the winners of the Dei Verbum and Lumen Gentium distinguished alumni awards. Visit the SOM Alumni Reunion webpage for more information.

landregan book"Landregan Lecture Series: 1999-2008" Now Available!

This book features a history of the first ten speeches of the Landregan Lecture Series. Several of the lectures are included in their entirety in the book. As Dr. Marti Jewell explains in the introduction of the book, "All the presenters have left a legacy of challenge, invitation, scholarship and enjoyment for those who have participated in the series. We celebrate and honor their work and the contributions made by Steve Landregan to the church in North Texas by publication of this book." The book, which is dedicated to Steve Landregan, was presented to Mr. Landregan at the twelfth  annual Landregan Lecture on November 6, 2010.

The Landregan Lecture Series began more than ten years ago when Dallas deacons and others made substantial contributions to establish the fund.

If you would like to contribute to the continued success of the Landregan Lecture by making a donation to this fund, we would welcome your support. Gifts of any size are welcome, and make a difference. Those who give $50 or more will receive a copy of the limited edition book as a thank you. (while supplies last). Simply contact to find out how to donate and receive your gift!

To donate to the Landregan Lecture online, click here. You will be redirected to a online donation portal. Simply designate your gift to the Landregan Lecture. Thank you in advance for your gift!

About the Landregan Lecture

In 2013, the School of Ministry celebrated the fifteenth annual Landregan Lecture, which honors Steven T. Landregan, archivist, author, and former editor of the Texas Catholic. Previous speakers of the Landregan Lecture have included Rev. James Martin, S.J., Br. Guy Consolmagno Consolmagno, S.J., Dr. Barbara Reid, Amy-Jill Levine, Dr. Miguel Diaz, John Allen, Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, Joseph Martos, Rev. Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., Archbishop Michael Sheehan, R. Scott Appleby, Toni Craven, and Robert Barron. Visit this page to view past lectures.

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