President of The Catholic League For Civil & Religious Rights to Speak at Year of Faith Symposium

by Lore McFadden-Westwood | Apr 09, 2013

As part of the Year of Faith campaign, the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University is hosting a symposium on faith & religion with special guest William A. Donohue, president and CEO of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization, moderated by Larry Chapp, Ph.D., professor of Theology at DeSales University. This town hall discussion will take place at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in the University Center at DeSales University’s Center Valley campus. This event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Diocese of Allentown. No tickets are required.

Donohue began his teaching career in the 1970s working at St. Lucy's School in Spanish Harlem. In 1977, he took a position as a college professor teaching at La Roche College in Pittsburgh. In 1980 Donohue was awarded his Ph.D. in sociology from New York University.

Donohue is also an adjunct scholar at The Heritage Foundation and serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Scholars and the New York State chapter of NAS. He is the author of three books and many articles. He also serves on the board of advisors of the Washington Legal Foundation, the Educational Freedom Foundation, the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Catholics United for the Faith, the Jewish Action Alliance, Ave Maria Institute, the Christian Film & Television Commission and Project Moses. In addition, he is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Catholic War Veterans.

The Salesian Center for Faith & Culture, in collaboration with the Diocese of Allentown, has planned a series of events to celebrate the Year of Faith, which began on October 11, 2012 and will end on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King, on 24 November 2013. The opening of this special year also marks the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the twentieth anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.


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