St. Mary's Seminary & University

The 2024 Carroll Lecture

February 2, 2024 | St. Mary's News

Date: March 21, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Laubacher Hall, St. Mary’s Seminary & University

Dr. Brad Wilcox will give the Annual Carroll Lecture on March 21. The lecture is titled “In God We Trust: The Relationship Between Faith and Family Today.”

Dr. Brad Willcox
Dr. Brad Willcox

Brad Wilcox is Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, the Future of Freedom Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, and a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. The author of Get Married: Why Americans Should Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families and Save Civilization (Harper Collins, 2024), Wilcox studies marital quality, marital stability, and the impact of strong and stable marriages upon men, women, and children.

The author and editor of six books, Wilcox has written for scientific journals such as The American Sociological Review and The Journal of Marriage and Family, as well as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and National Review. A Connecticut native, he now lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and family.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.
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Get Married, Dr. Wilcox’s latest book, will be available for purchase. He will sign copies.

In Get Married: Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization University of Virginia sociologist Brad Wilcox explains how our ruling class publicly disparages marriage—the institution most likely to deliver prosperity and happiness to ordinary Americans—while privately embracing it.

This book will be available for purchase. Dr. Wilcox will sign copies.

The annual Carroll Lecture is given in honor of John Carroll, first bishop in the United States, who called upon the Society of Saint Sulpice to come to Baltimore and open the first Roman Catholic seminary in the new nation in 1791.


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