For Immediate Release
October 15, 2009
Contact: Charlie McKinney
Phone: (603) 880-8308, ext. 21
Mobile: (603) 913-5939
(Merrimack, New Hampshire)— On Saturday, October 24, the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts will host its annual President’s Council Dinner in downtown Boston, featuring Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap, as its keynote speaker.
The dinner will be held at the historic Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston and will feature a 6 p.m. reception followed by a 7 p.m. dinner. Attendees include a wide array of Boston Catholic leaders, including Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Mary Ann Glendon.
Featured speakers during the evening will include Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap, Cardinal Archbishop of Boston; William Fahey, Ph.D., President of Thomas More College; and icon painter David Clayton, Thomas More College’s artist-in-residence.
“The President’s Council Dinner is an important event held each year in support of Thomas More College’s scholarship funds,” said Dr. William Fahey, President of Thomas More College. “It is through this Dinner that we are able to raise the funds necessary to provide young people with the critical skills learned in the traditional liberal arts, an education that has formed generations of priests and nuns, and laymen who founded faithful families.”
This is the first year Thomas More College has hosted its President’s Council Dinner in Boston.
“Thomas More College is a dynamic liberal arts college in the Boston area – ardently Catholic and academically rigorous,” said Fahey. “We are dedicated to offering the young people of Boston and the larger region an education that is deeply rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and completely faithful to the teaching authority of the Roman Catholic Church. We have moved this annual dinner to Boston to make it clear that we’re committed to the region, and wish to play our part in re-evangelizing New England.”
Fahey referenced the College’s commitment to the Church by noting that this Friday the College will be consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, its faculty and teaching staff will make a public Profession of Faith, that he will take the Oath of Fidelity, as requested by Canon Law. Not all Catholic-affiliated colleges in the region observe these requirements.
Tickets to Thomas More College’s President’s Council Dinner are $150 each. Details and a registration form may be found on the College’s web site at www.ThomasMoreCollege.edu/PresidentsCouncil.
The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts is a four-year college that provides the rising generation with an education that forms them intellectually and spiritually within the Catholic intellectual tradition and with full fidelity to the Magisterium. Additionally, the College has launched entrepreneurial new centers that seek to advance the teachings of the Catholic Church beyond the confines of its campus. These centers include the Vatican Studies Center, the Center for Politics and Culture, and the Center for Faith and Culture based in Oxford, England.
If you would like additional information, or would like to schedule an interview with President William Fahey, please contact Charlie McKinney at (603) 880-8308, ext. 21 or (603) 913-5939, or by email at cmckinney@ThomasMoreCollege.edu.
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