October 14, 2017 | Cardinal Blase J. Cupich - Keynote for VHML Capstone Conference


6PM, Saturday, October 14, 2017 | Auditorium, Law School, 1111 E 60th St, University of Chicago

Reception to follow.

This event is free and open to the public. As space is limited, registration is required. 

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will deliver the Saturday Keynote for the Capstone Conference for the project Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life.


Cardinal Blase Joseph Cupich obtained his B.A. in Philosophy from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1971. He attended seminary at the North American College and Gregorian University in Rome, where he received his Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology in 1974, and his M.A. in Theology in 1975. Cardinal Cupich is a graduate of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where, in 1979, he received his Licentiate of Sacred Theology degree in Sacramental Theology. He also holds a Doctor of Sacred Theology degree, also in Sacramental Theology, from the Catholic University of America, awarded in 1987, with his dissertation entitled: “Advent in the Roman Tradition: An Examination and Comparison of the Lectionary Readings as Hermeneutical Units in Three Periods.” Additionally, Cardinal Cupich was the Secretary at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C. He also served as Chair for the USCCB Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People from 2008-2011 and for the National Catholic Educational Association Board from 2006-2008. In 2016, Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Cupich to the Congregation for Bishops.


This event is made possible by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.


Thank you to our co-sponsors: the University of Chicago Divinity School,  Martin Marty Center, and the Lumen Christi Institute.

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If you need assistance to fully participate, contact Valerie Wallace, Associate Director, Communications vwallace@uchicago.edu.