It is with great enthusiasm that I announce that this year’s St Thomas More Lecture will be given by George Weigel under the title “Vatican II: Why It Was Necessary, What It Taught, Why It Is Vitally Important Today.”
Mr Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as an esteemed author of dozens of books, most recently “To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican II”. Many of you may know Mr Weigel from his definitive biographies of Pope St John Paul II, “Witness to Hope” and “The End and the Beginning”, or perhaps his excellent “Letters to A Young Catholic”; others may know him from his regular contributions to journals and newspapers such as First Things.
The Newman Committee and I are delighted to have Mr Weigel come and speak to us this November 5th, and as always, there will be a Mass and dinner. Please mark your calendars for what is certain to be a most engaging evening and stay tuned for more details.
Yours in Christ,
Peter E. Murray
St Thomas More Lecture Secretary