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Vatican secretary for Catholic education to speak Oct. 31

Author: Arts and Letters


Archbishop J. Michael Miller, secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education, will present the 2005 Terrence Keeley Vatican Lecture at 8p.m. Oct. 31 (Monday) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.

Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the lecture, titled “Reflections: The Relationship between the Vatican and American and European Catholic Universities,” is free and open to the public.

Archbishop Miller, who is the Vatican’s chief authority on issues of higher education in the world, will address Notre Dame’s concerns and provide insight into Pope Benedict XVI’s recent statements about the growing dangers of secularization in Europe.

Archbishop Miller formerly served as president of the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Before assuming the presidency in 1997, he served as chair of the university’s Department of Theology, dean of the School of Theology, and vice president of academic affairs. He has been a member of the Basilian Fathers since 1965.

More information on the lecture and the Nanovic Institute can be found on the Web at

Originally published by Meghan Winger at on October 12, 2005.