2018 Catholic Culture Lecture Series

Presented by the Diocese of Des Moines and Iowa Catholic Radio, this series explores the beautiful heritage of the Catholic Church and how it applies to our lives here in Des Moines.

General Information

All lectures are free and open to the public.


Unless otherwise noted, events are held on the fourth Saturday of the month at the Diocese of Des Moines Pastoral Center at 601 Grand Avenue in downtown Des Moines.


Events commence with social and refreshments at 7:00pm, followed by the lecture at 7:30pm and a Q & A session at 8:30pm.


Childcare is not available.


For more information, please contact

John Huynh at 515-237-5006 or jhuynh@dmdiocese.org.


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January 27
Bo Bonner, M.Div. | On Lectio Divina

*Please note: This event will be held at the St. Augustin Parish Hall, 545 42nd St, Des Moines

February 24
Katie Patrizio, M.A. | On Modern Intellectualism and Christianity

*Please note: This event will be held at the St. Augustin Parish Hall, 545 42nd St, Des Moines


March 24
Bud Marr, Ph.D. | Vatican II and Its Effects Today


April 28
Kenneth Kemp, Ph.D.| The Catholic Church and Evolution


August 25
John Yost, Ph.D. (cand.) | The Investiture Controversy: Crisis Between Church and State


September 22

Michael McAlister, M.A. | Linguistic Despair & Death in a Post-Catholic World


October 27
Charles Yost, Ph.D. (cand.) | The Great Schism of 1054: A Church Divided