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Benedict XVI and American Culture

A Discussion on the Teachings of the Holy Father on the occasion of the Papal visit to the United States

Contact: Rita Simmonds, Crossroads, 347-713-5146, press@crossroadsnyc.com  

NEW YORK, April 4 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pope Benedict XVI is coming to America (April 15-20, 2008). In light of the Holy Father's upcoming visit, what are the issues having most relevance to American culture at large and how do they relate to the Roman Catholic Church?

Opening remarks from His Excellency Archbishop Celestino MIGLIORE, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, with speakers Monsignor Lorenzo ALBACETE, author and columnist, Carl ANDERSON, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Father Richard NEUHAUS, Editor-in-Chief of First Things, and  Professor David SCHINDLER, theologian and editor of Communio. The panel will address these questions in a dialogue entitled "Only Something Infinite Will Suffice" (Spe Salvi, n.30), organized by Crossroads Cultural Center, and Columbia Campus Ministry.

The conference will take place at Columbia University, Earl Hall Auditorium.

Event Details---

WHAT: "Only Something Infinite Will Suffice":  A discussion on the teachings of Pope Benedict XVI and their relevance to American culture on the occasion of the Holy Father's visit to the United States.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 7:00 PM EST

WHERE: Columbia University, Earl Hall Auditorium
               117th Street and Broadway, New York, New York

WHO:
Opening remarks:
• H.E. Archbishop Celestino MIGLIORE, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
Speakers:
• Msgr. Lorenzo ALBACETE, Theologian, Author, Columnist
• Carl A. ANDERSON, Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus
• Fr. Richard John NEUHAUS, Editor-in-Chief of First Things
• David SCHINDLER, Dean of John Paul II Institute; Editor-in-Chief of Communio

The event is free and open to the public.

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