George Weigel, John Allen to Visit UD, Lecture on Second Vatican Council
In advance of the canonization of Blessed John Paul II in Rome this April, Catholic
thinkers John Allen (at right) and George Weigel will both visit UD to share their
observations on the Second Vatican Council in the pontificates of John Paul II and
"We are excited to have these Catholic thinkers on our campus to speak about the two
popes and how they have interpreted and advanced the agendas of the Second Vatican
Council. This is a wonderful way of culminating UD's year-long reflections on the
council and its 50th anniversary," said Mark Goodwin, dean of the School of Ministry
and Theology Department chair.
Last fall, the university held five faculty panel discussions on the council, organized
by Professor of Philosophy Robert Wood.
Allen, associate editor at the Boston Globe and previously a senior correspondent
with the National Catholic Reporter, will speak at UD on April 8 at 6 p.m. in the
Art History Auditorium.
Weigel, a distinguished senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and biographer
of the Blessed John Paul II, will deliver his lecture at 7:30 p.m. on April 11 in
Lynch Auditorium. Weigel will return in May to address the University of Dallas Class
of 2014 at Commencement.
A question and answer session and a book signing will follow both lectures. These
events are hosted by the President's Office, the Department of Theology and the School
of Ministry. More information is available here for Allen's talk and here for Weigel's talk.