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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Irish Society Lectures Today

(Poster's Note: See the additional information provided by Dr John Burke. I apologize for not getting this out sooner. Seems like I have zoned-out since St. Patrick's day. Jay) 03/30/06 – Thurs Role Of Irish Americans In The HistoryOf American CatholicismA Lecture By Dr. David O'BrienIrish-American Roman Catholics have contributed much to theformation and development of the American Roman CatholicChurch. Dr. David O'Brien is from the College of Holy Crossin Massachusetts. A preeminent scholar and author in hisfield, he has taught there for over thirty years. He willdiscuss three turning points Irish American religioushistory: 18th century independence from Irishecclesiastical administration, the late 19th centurydecision to build a parochial educational system, andVatican II, when Irish-American domination of Catholic lifeand culture came to an end. Dr. O'Brien is married toJoanne Haynes O'Brien and they have 4 children and 4remarkable grandchildren.The lecture begins 7:30 PM in the Scanlon Room of theUniversity of St. Thomas' Jerabeck Center. It is free andopen to the public. No RSVP is required. Parking isavailable in the Moran Center, West Alabama at Graustark oron the street. For more information, contact LoriGallagher, Director of the Center for Irish Studies, at713-525-3592 or .----- What follows below are the three talks David O'Brien will be giving at UST on Thursday, 30 March 2006. The public is invited and the events are free. David O'Brien, Loyola Professor of Roman Catholic Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, will be giving the following talks on Thursday, March 30th at the University of St. Thomas "The Social Justice Institutions in the U.S. Catholic Church," Malloy 013 (Education Building), University of St. Thomas, Thursday, 30 March 2006, 9:30-10:50am "The Three Styles of American Catholicism: Republican, Immigrant, and Prophetic," Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, University of St. Thomas, Thursday, 20 March 2006, 2:00- 3:25pm "The Role of Irish Americans in the History of American Catholicism," Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, 4000 Mt. Vernon, University of St. Thomas, Thursday, 30 March 2006, 7:30pm Free and open to the public. Parking available in Moran Center, Graustark and West Alabama. For more information contact John Francis Burke, Dept. of Political Science, UST at 713-895-9334 or John Francis Burke, Ph.D Dept. of Political Science University of St. Thomas 3800 Montrose Blvd. Houston, TX 77006-4696 713-525-3814 713-525-2125 fax
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