St. Charles Borromeo Seminary will host the inaugural talk in the John Cardinal Foley Lecture Series Monday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.

Speaking on the topic of “Truth, Beauty and Goodness in Person: Evangelization and Social Communications with Pope Francis” will be Oblate Father Thomas Dailey, who holds the John Cardinal Foley Chair of Homiletics and Social Communications at the seminary.


The event also features the premiere of a new video about the legacy of Cardinal Foley. Ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, he served on the seminary’s faculty for 17 years while also working as editor of The Catholic Standard and Times.

In 1984 he was named president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications at the Vatican, a position he held for 23 years. Cardinal Foley concluded his service to the Holy See as grand master of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre and returned to the Philadelphia Archdiocese in 2011 and died later that year.

The annual lecture series honors Cardinal Foley’s work in the media by inviting speakers of national or international renown who are engaged in evangelization through social communications. The lecture is open to the public with free admission.

For more information about the event, contact the seminary at 610-785-6530. Read more about the John Cardinal Foley Chair here.