MEMPHIS — The initial presenter for the 2015 Lumen Civitatis Speaker Series is Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P., a key contributor to the magisteriums of both Pope John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who will give a talk to the public on the legacy of Pope St. John Paul IIat CBU's University Theater on April 28.
Archbishop Di Noia was for years a beloved professor on the Trinity and Catholic Dogma at the Dominican House Studies in Washington, DC and has also served as Executive Director of the Secretariat of Doctrine at the USCCB and as Undersecretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) under Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. He is currently Adjunct Secretary of the CDF. Archbishop Di Noia has authored and edited numerous books and articles, including The Love that Never Ends: A Key to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Veritatis Splendor and the Renewal of Moral Theology.
"Archbishop Di Noia has done much to lend a proper reading of Pope St. John Paul II's pivotal encyclical Veritatis Splendor (1993)," offers Father Ben Bradshaw. "I look forward to hearing him."
Lumen Civitatis believes everyone that attends will find that the archbishop is an excellent teacher, makes the teaching very accessible, and is very inspiring.
"I heard Archbishop Di Noia some years ago in a very insightful presentation on the Catechism," says Monsignor Al Kirk. "He is one of the finest minds I have encountered, as well as a forceful speaker."
There is no charge to attend this public talk, but please register by clicking here to confirm your attendance. Light refreshments will begin at 5:00 p.m, followed by the talk at 5:30.
Lumen Civitatis, “Light of the City”, was founded to support and promote Catholic culture, education, and leadership in Memphis, Tennessee, in fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church and the local Ordinary. Its mission is to celebrate Christ as the Light of the City, particularly by exposing Catholics in the diocese, university students, and other interested participants to the rich heritage of Catholic teaching and culture through public events, guest lecture series, panel and roundtable discussions, Catholic Studies courses, and campus ministry initiatives, in order to form leaders to impact life in Memphis and beyond. More info at www.lumencivitatis.com.