Wednesday, March 22, 2006

THE SAMUEL DORSKY SYMPOSIUM ON PUBLIC MONUMENTS: Remembering Pope John Paul II Through the Tridentine Rite

THE SAMUEL DORSKY SYMPOSIUM ON PUBLIC MONUMENTS: Remembering Pope John Paul II Through the Tridentine Rite

New York, NY - (Catholic PRwire) On March 24th, 2006, the Monuments Conservancy will present its 16th Annual Symposium, held in Rockefeller Center, NYC. Founded by Donald M. Reynolds in 1991 on the 20th anniversary of the death of the renowned art historian Rudolf Wittkower, the symposium is made possible by the generosity of the Late Samuel Dorsky, in whose honor it is named. The foundation seeks to recognize those whose work perpetuates the beliefs, habits, and ties that are the foundations of a moral and stable society.

This year, religious leaders, scholars, and laymen will pay tribute to John Paul II. The focus of the gathering will be the Pope’s Apostolic Letter of July 2nd, 1988, “Ecclesia Dei,” which encouraged the frequent celebration of the traditional liturgy for those Catholics who desire it. The traditional Latin Mass is “one of the great monuments of the Catholic Faith,” Mr. Reynolds noted, and therefore an apt topic for the foundation’s annual symposium.