Michael O. Garvey | August 26, 2015
Ross Douthat, author, blogger and New York Times columnist, will speak on “Catholic Freedom and Secular Power: How the Religious Liberty Debate Has Changed Since Vatican II,” at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 (Wednesday) in the Decio Theatre of the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
Douthat’s lecture is a keynote event in the 2015-16 Notre Dame Forum on “Faith, Freedom and the Modern World: 50 Years After Vatican II,” which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the publication of pivotal documents of the Second Vatican Council that have particular significance today.
“Ross Douthat is a respected commentator on some of the most important issues of our day, including the role of religion in the public square,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. “I look forward to hosting him on campus and hearing his thoughts on religious liberty at this moment in history for our nation and the Church.”
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