Speaker Series

In 2017, the Basilica initiated its Speaker Series in an attempt to bring world-renowned lecturers to Baltimore. Since its inception, the Speaker Series has been wildly successful and has edified attendees on topics, such as, Pope Saint John Paul II, the history of America’s First Cathedral, and the unrelenting forgiveness of Jesus Christ.

Coming Soon

Due to travel complications, John Pridmore’s  Parish Mission for 2019 will be postponed until 2020. Please be on the lookout for more information about the 2020 Mission.

Previous Speakers

Fr. Chocholski, Rector of the Shrine of St. John Vianney in Ars, France, discusses St. John Vianney on January 11, 2019.


Matt Fradd speaks to tens of thousands of people every year. He is the author of several books, including Does God Exist?: A Socratic Dialog on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas and The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography.  Matt earned his master’s and undergraduate degree’s in philosophy from Holy Apostles College. His podcasts, Love People Use Things and Pints With Aquinas are listened to by tens of thousands of people every month. Matt lives with his wife, Cameron, and their children in the mountains of North Georgia.

John Pridmore was a serious ‘Face’ in London’s East End — His jackets were tailored to hold his machete and knuckledusters — His drug deals netted him thousands — He had a penthouse, sports cars and women — He nearly killed a man outside a nightclub — Then something extraordinary happened….

John Pridmore has spoken to millions around the world about his past and present life and inspired thousands through his powerful talks, conferences and parish missions. 

Fr. Charles Connor

To listen to Fr. Connor’s lecture, please click here.

George Weigel