Archbishop Raymond Burke, Sen. Santorum to Headline Fall Event

by Thomas More College on October 11, 2010

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2010
Contact: Charlie McKinney
Phone: (603) 880-8308, ext. 21
Email: cmckinney@ThomasMoreCollege.edu

 (Merrimack, New Hampshire)— On Saturday, December 4, the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts will host its annual President’s Council Dinner in downtown Boston, featuring the Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke, Archbishop Emeritus of St. Louis and Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, as its keynote speaker.

Archbishop Burke will travel to Boston from Rome where he has served since June 2008 as the prefect of the Catholic Church’s highest court.  In addition to speaking to the faithful during his keynote address, Archbishop Burke will serve as the principal celebrant and homilist at the evening’s Vigil Mass.

Preceding the Dinner program, the College will host a symposium on “St. Thomas More and Statesmanship: The Proper Role of Catholic Politicians,” featuring former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, and former Boston Mayor and U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, Ray Flynn.

These men will offer unique insights into the challenge and importance of standing firm with the Catholic Faith amidst the constantly changing political climate.  Speakers will also explore how principled Catholic leadership can be applied in the political arena.

“The President’s Council Dinner and Symposium are important events 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 both the philosophic habit of mind and 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 second year Thomas More College has hosted its President’s Council Dinner in Boston.

“Thomas More College is a unique 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 are 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 weekend the College will renew its consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, its faculty and teaching staff will make a public Profession of Faith, and that he will take the Oath of Fidelity, as requested by Canon Law.  Not all Catholic-affiliated colleges in the region observe these requirements. 

This year’s President’s Council events will be held at the Harvard Club in Boston.  The Symposium begins at 2:00p.m. and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 5:00p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. reception and a 7 p.m. dinner. 

Tickets to Thomas More College’s President’s Council Dinner are $150 each, and tickets to the symposium are $15 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 provides a four-year undergraduate education which develops young people intellectually, ethically, and spiritually in the Catholic tradition and in faithfulness to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.   Thomas More College introduces its students to the central questions of Western civilization – and to the Church’s response.  It teaches skills in reasoning, speaking, and writing that will allow its graduates to become faithful leaders according to the individual vocations which God has given them.

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If members of the press wish to attend the College’s 2010 President’s Council, please contact Charlie McKinney at (603) 880-8308, ext. 21 or (603) 913-5939, or by email at cmckinney@ThomasMoreCollege.edu.

You may also visit Thomas More College’s Press Room here.

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