Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thomas More College President's Dinner: "The Language of the Liturgy: Does It Matter?"

Continuing on with our college theme, Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts will be hosting a Symposium on "The Language of Liturgy: Does It Matter?" as part of the 2011 President's Council Dinner which will take place in Boston at the Harvard Club on Saturday, December 3rd.

Speakers at the symposium will include Fr. George Rutler, Dr. Rusty Reno (Editor of First Things) and Anthony Esolen (Author & Professor, Providence College).

From the College:

“The symposium will be of interest to anyone eager to understand better the broad impact of liturgy on culture,” said Thomas More College President William Fahey. “The speakers will offer unique insights into the importance of linguistic precision in liturgical matters, the changes and developments of the new Missal, and the place of liturgy in evangelization.”

The symposium will begin with a talk by Fr. George Rutler. Fr. Rutler is a priest in the Archdiocese of New York and has made documentary films in the United States and England, contributes to numerous scholarly and popular journals, and has published 16 books on theology, history, cultural issues, and the lives of the saints.

The symposium will also feature Rusty Reno, editor of the popular journal, First Things: A Journal of Religion, Culture, and Political Life. Dr. Reno is a widely published author. His most recent books include, Fighting the Noonday Devil, Genesis: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, and Sanctified Vision: An Introduction to Early Christian Interpretation of the Bible.

Finally, the symposium will feature Dr. Anthony Esolen. Professor Esolen teaches Renaissance English Literature and the Development of Western Civilization at Providence College. He is widely published in several print and online journals, and serves as senior editor for Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity. Dr. Esolen is the translator of Dante’s Divine Comedy, and his most recently published books include Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization.

“The President’s Council Dinner and Symposium are important events held each year in support of Thomas More College’s scholarship funds,” said Dr. Fahey. “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.”

Following the Symposium will be the dinner, at which time Fr. Benedict Groeschel will speak.

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In additional news of note from Thomas More College, each Friday through the month of November the College will be offering Mass for the Dead according to the usus antiquior, and throughout the week, will be praying the Office of the Dead from both forms of the Roman Breviary.

The college is inviting anyone interested to submit the names of the faithful departed whose intentions they would like remembered.

For more information, see here.

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