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Elizabeth LeBrun, Marketing and Public Relations Specialist
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December 20, 2013
Aquinas Institute of Theology to Co-Sponsor Renowned Scholar Presentation on Catholic Religious and Lay Vocations in the 21st Century
(ST. LOUIS, MO) – Aquinas Institute of Theology is pleased to co-sponsor a January 8, 2014 public lecture by scholar, Scott Appleby, PH.D., at 7 p.m. at St. Pius V Church in St. Louis (3310 Grand Avenue). Sponsorship of this lecture, entitled Imagining Catholic Religious and Lay Vocations in the 21st Century Church, is done in celebration of the 75th Anniversary in 2014 of both Aquinas Institute of Theology and co-sponsor, The Dominican Province of Saint Albert the Great (Central Province).
Currently, Appleby serves as Director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and has co-chaired the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Task Force on Religious and the making of U.S. Foreign Policy. His recent work includes Engaging Religious Communities Abroad: A New Imperative for U.S. Foreign Policy, and the Contending Modernities blog (
“Professor Appleby is a keen observer of the Catholic Church in the American context,” said Fr. Charles Bouchard, O.P., Provincial of the Central Province. “He is also an engaging speaker who will lead a great evening of discussion.” 
Appleby is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the recipient of three honorary doctorates, from Fordham University, Scranton University, and St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. From 1988 to 1993, Appleby was Co-Director of the Fundamentalism Project, an international public policy study conducted by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. From 1985 to 1987, he chaired the religious studies department of St. Xavier College, Chicago. 
For more information, call Aquinas Institute at 314-256-8850.
Aquinas Institute of Theology is a Roman Catholic graduate school in the Dominican tradition located in Saint Louis, Missouri, and is sponsored by the Order of Preachers, Province of Saint Albert the Great. Offering a number of both residential and online graduate degree and certificate programs, Aquinas Institute’s foundation in the Catholic faith and Dominican mission is to educate men and women to preach, to teach, to minister, and to lead.
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