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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s 2007 Pallium Lecture Series will feature Bradley Prize winner Robert P. George, Archbishop Emeritus Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Washington, D.C., and the former director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI), James Towey.


The Pallium Lecture Series, started in 2003 by Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, brings national and international speakers to discuss religion in the modern world.  It is supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.


George will speak Monday, June 11, on “Faith and Reason:  Why We Do Good.”  He is also the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, directs the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton, and is a member of the Bradley Foundation’s Board of Directors.


Cardinal McCarrick will speak about “The Church and Its Mission: In Good Times and Bad” on Thursday, March 29.  McCarrick served on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights in 2000.


Towey was OFBCI director from 2002-2006, before which he worked closely with the late Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the Missionaries of Charity, serving as their legal counsel for 12 years.  He is now president of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa.  On Tuesday, March 6, he will speak on “God and Government:  Helping the Poor without Hurting the Constitution.”

The series' name comes from the woolen vestment worn by the Pope and conferred by him on Archbishops.  All lectures are free and open to the public.  Held at the Archbishop Cousins Center, at 3501 South Lake Drive in St. Francis, they all begin at 6:30 p.m.


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