This page provides links to videos and transcripts of presentations from the North Central Lieutenancy's Annual Meetings as well as to other material provided or approved by the Education Committee for use in the education and formation of Members and Candidates.

Unless specifically stated otherwise, the copyright of the material available here is owned by the presenter(s) and/or by the Lieutenancy, but the videos and other material may be downloaded, copied and/or used freely for educational purposes, provided that no changes are made to the material and the copyright is appropriately acknowledged.


(Al Cresta video)
(Steve Ray video)
(Fr. Spitzer video)



"Bartolo Longo Altar Dedication." (15 mins - MP3 audio only) Homily by the Rev Richard Fragomeni, Rector of the Shrine of our Lady of Pompeii, Chicago, IL.

"Pillars of Pilgrimage." (25 mins) Presentation by the Rev James McIlhone, Pilgrim Master of the North Central Lieutenancy.

"The Theology of Pilgrimage." (32 mins) Presentation by Dr Christine Fletcher, Associate Professor of Theology at Benedictine University, Lisle, IL.

"2016 Grand Magisterium Report." (29 mins) Presentation by H.E. Thomas McKiernan, Member of the Grand Magisterium and Chairman of the Holy Land Commission.To view this presentation, it is necessary to login to the Members' Area. Clicking on the link will display the login screen. If you wish to see the video and do not have a user name and password for the Members' Area, you should Register there first.


"West Meets East: Understanding the Middle Eastern Viewpoint." Presentation by the Rev James McIlhone, Pilgrim Master of the North Central Lieutenancy. (45 mins)

"Is Peace still possible in the Holy Land?" (37 mins) Presentation by the Most Rev William Shomali, Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem. This presentation was originally delivered across a Skype™ video link. The audio and video quality of the original recording was not optimal, and Bishop Shomali was kind enough to re-record it in Jerusalem a few days later. This video is based on the new recording, but the content is identical to that of the presentation given in Columbus.


"Evangelizing Catholics: the Bible, the Eucharist, and the New Evangelization." Audio CD and MP3 versions of the material which Dr. Scott Hahn presented at the Investiture may be obtained from Lighthouse Catholic Media.

"Hebrew-Speaking Christian Children in Israel." (53 mins) Presentation by Fr David M Neuhaus, SJ, the Patriarchal Vicar for the St James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel.

"The Meeting of Heaven and Earth: A Theology of the Temple." (50 mins) Presentation by the Very Rev (now Bishop) Robert Barron, then President/Rector, Mundelein Seminary.


"The Spirituality of a Knight or Dame of the Holy Sepulchre." Dr. Christine Fletcher has prepared a condensed (8 minutes) video version of her presentation at the 2013 Investiture. DVD copies of this version were distributed to Section Reps at the Council Meeting in Detroit following the 2014 Investiture. The video recording and transcript of the original presentation are also still available.