Vatican secretary for Catholic education to speak Oct. 31

Author: Erik Runyon


Archbishop J. Michael Miller, secretary of theVaticans Congregation for Catholic Education, will present the 2005 Terrence Keeley Vatican Lecture at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 (Monday) in theHesburghCenterauditorium at the University of Notre Dame.

Sponsored by Notre Dames Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the lecture, titledReflections: The Relationship between theVaticanand American andEuropeanCatholicUniversities,is free and open to the public.

Archbishop Miller, who is theVaticans chief authority on issues of higher education in the world, will address Notre Dames concerns and provide insight into Pope Benedict XVIs recent statements about the growing dangers of secularization inEurope.

Archbishop Miller formerly served as president of theUniversityofSt. ThomasinHouston. Before assuming the presidency in 1997, he served as chair of the universitys Department of Theology, dean of theSchoolofTheology, and vice president of academic affairs. He has been a member of the Basilian Fathers since 1965.

More information on the lecture and the Nanovic Institute can be found on the Web at .

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