Papal Biographer to Address Thomas More College Commencement

by Thomas More College on April 5, 2010

On Sunday, May 16, author George Weigel will appear as the keynote speaker at the Commencement exercises of the Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire. He will speak to the graduating seniors and the entire College community on “Saint Thomas More: How the Life of Faith Sometimes Call for Martyrdom.”

Thomas More College president Dr. William Fahey expressed enthusiasm about Weigel’s appearance. “Having studied closely the life of two holy popes, and explored in depth the intersection of faith and freedom, statesmanship, and the preservation of human dignity, Dr. Weigel is well-equipped to present to our students and graduates the life of our school’s patron saint.”

In 1999, George Weigel released Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II—a major study of the life, thought, and action of Pope John Paul II. A documentary film based on the book was released in the fall of 2001 and has won numerous prizes.

A native of Baltimore, Dr. Weigel is author or editor of twenty books, including Tranquillitas Ordinis; The Final Revolution; The Truth of Catholicism; The Courage To Be Catholic; Letters to a Young Catholic; The Cube and the Cathedral; God’s Choice; Faith, Reason, and the War Against Jihadism; and Against the Grain. Weigel has written essays, op-ed columns, and reviews for the major opinion journals and newspapers in the United States, and is a contributor to Newsweek.

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