The Convocation of the College of Fellows
The Convocation of the College of Fellows is an annual gathering at which DSPT Fellows enter into conversation with our students, faculty, staff, each other, and with the public. Read more about the 2020 event (video compilation forthcoming)
Our Fellows are distinguished lay Catholic men and women representing a wide variety of fields of human endeavor. This diversity affords the wonderful opportunity to engage topics of significance to the Church and our culture from many perspectives. In light of their experience, Fellows offer insights and suggest questions that must be asked in order to meet the challenges and identify the opportunities facing us today.
What is the Convocation?
Past Convocation Topics
2020 - Communicating Truth - Evangelization by the Laity
2019 - You Too Go Into My Vineyard - A look at the Role of the Laity in the Church
2018 - Society and Nature: Engaging the “Integral Ecology” of Laudato Si’
2017 - The Stewardship of Knowledge & Evangelization in our Culture: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives
2016 - The Synod on the Family: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives from the American Context
2015 - “Blessed are you poor…” What Does It Mean to be a Poor Church for the Poor?
2014 - What Does It Mean to Think with the Church?
2013 - Religious Liberty and Faith in the Public Square and Natural Law and Virtue in Relation to Positive Law and Governance
2012 - The New Evangelization in Light of the Lineamenta for the Synod of Bishops