Robert P. Casey Lecture

The annual Robert P. Casey Lecture honors the late governor of Pennsylvania who embodied in his support for the weak, the poor and the unborn child, the best principles of Catholic political engagement.  A lifelong Democrat and committed Catholic, Gov. Casey worked to defend the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death.  Archbishop Chaput founded the lecture series in 2003 to encourage Catholics to bring their faith to bear more effectively in contributing to American public life.


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William McGurn

William McGurn is an executive with News Corp and writes a weekly column for the New York Post. He was formerly chief editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal and a member of the Journal’s editorial board. Mr. McGurn’s other accomplishments include spending 12 years abroad in Hong Kong and Brussels as an editor for Dow Jones overseas publications, and serving as a member of the University of Notre Dame’s Asian Studies Advisory Committee, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.