Weigel to speak at Christendom

Author George Weigel, a columnist for the Catholic Herald, will deliver a lecture at Christendom College in Front Royal Feb. 16, 7:00 p.m., in St. Lawrence Commons. The address is the first of the college's Major Speakers Program for the spring semester and is open to the public.

Weigel, a distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and the founding president of the James Madison Foundation. Born in Baltimore, Weigel earned his bachelor's from St. Mary's Seminary and University and his master's from St. Michael's College of the University of Toronto.

Weigel is the author of more than 20 books. His scholarly works and reputation have earned him 18 honorary doctorate degrees, as well as the papal cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice and the Gloria Artis Gold Medal from the Polish Ministry of Culture.

A frequent guest on television and radio and the Vatican analyst for NBC News, Weigel writes his weekly column, "The Catholic Difference," for syndication to 60 newspapers around the United States. His scholarly work and his journalism are regularly translated into the major European languages. Weigel is a member of the Christendom College advisory board.

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