Area Catholic colleges announce commencement speakers

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife and creative partner, Jeannie Gaffigan, will deliver the commencement address at Catholic University in Washington May 14.

Gaffigan is known as a "clean comic" who does not use foul language and who has incorporated his Catholic faith into his act.

"This couple has changed the face of comedy and the entertainment industry by putting the great adventure of marriage and family life on center stage," said Catholic U. President John Garvey. "I have no doubt that our graduates will be inspired by the Gaffigans' commitment to their Catholic faith, which shapes both their personal and professional vocations."

Dr. James Hitchcock, professor emeritus at Saint Louis University, will address graduates at Christendom College in Front Royal May 14. He is a renowned historian, who has written extensively on the history of the Catholic Church, secular humanism and more.

Marymount University in Arlington will welcome Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl for its commencement May 15 at D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2016