Dr. Don Briel to Lecture on 'Why Newman Matters'

Dr. Don Briel, Koch Chair in Catholic Studies and director of the Center for Catholic Studies, will present a lecture on “Why Newman Matters” on Tuesday, March 1.

Dr. Don Briel

Dr. Don Briel

Free and open to the public, this inaugural event of the new Thought and Culture lecture series will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.

Briel is a widely respected Newman scholar. This lecture marks Pope Benedict XVI’s beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman on Sept. 19, 2010. Newman (1801-1890) was an English convert, priest, cardinal, theologian, controversialist, novelist and poet.

This event is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Catholic Studies. For more information contact Laura Stierman, (651) 962-5864. (View event poster here.)