Dr. Michael Waldstein, Max Seckler Professor of Theology at Ave Maria University, presents a lecture at the Augustine Institute in Colorado.
The Aquinas Center realizes the importance of St. Thomas Aquinas’s theology and philosophy for the deepening appropriation of Catholic speculative and moral theology. The Center reaches out to scholars and doctoral students around the world and bestows awards in recognition of their contributions to the study of Aquinas and Catholic intellectual and faith life.
Professor John M. Rist, the first occupant of the Fr. Kurt Pritzl Chair of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, and author of fifteen books and dozens of important scholarly articles in those areas, will give the Third Annual Aquinas Lecture on Monday, January 28, at 5pm in the Lecture Hall of the Academic Building.
This Thursday, January 17, Professor Mary Ann Glendon will give the third lecture in this year’s Ernest L. Fortin, A.A., Lecture Series. Her lecture, titled “Politics as a Vocation,” will take place at 5:00 p.m. in the Demetree Auditorium in the Henkels Academic Building. Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Professor Glendon was appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in May of 2012. From 2008 to 2009, she served as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See and prior to that she was a member of President Bush’s Council on Bioethics (2001-2004). A prolific scholar, Professor Glendon writes and teaches in the fields of human rights, comparative law, constitutional law, and political theory. Among her works are Abortion and Divorce in Western Law (1989), the critically acclaimed Rights Talk: The Impoverishment of Political Discourse (1993), and A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (2002). Her lecture Thursday is drawn from her latest book, The Forum and the Tower (2011).
Sponsored by a grant from the Stuck with Virtue Conference Series, the Ernest L. Fortin Lecture Series is named after Fr. Ernest L. Fortin, A.A. Fr Fortin taught at Assumption College, Laval University, and Boston College, where he held joint appointments in the Theology and Political Science Departments and codirected the Institute for the Study of Politics and Religion. The author of books on Dante and St. Augustine, his collected essays have been published in four volumes. Focusing on the intersection of philosophical, theological, and political reflection, the lectures in this series explore the diverse but interrelated themes that animated Fr. Fortin’s life as a teacher and scholar.
Former U.S. Ambassador Michael Novak at Polish White House with President Komorowski and Father Maciej Zieba OP, former Provincial of the Polish Dominicans, close friend of JP II, former Solidarity member.