Archbishop’s Lecture Focuses on St. Thomas Aquinas

January 20, 2010

Catholic Archbishop J. Michael Miller is scheduled to speak next week about the importance of the study of St. Thomas Aquinas in seminaries and universities in North America and worldwide.

The Archbishop is visiting the University of St. Thomas on Jan. 28 to give an annual Aquinas lecture. The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum. The lecture is hosted by the university’s Center for Thomistic Studies.

Miller worked as a faculty member at St. Thomas in 1979, and later he served as the chairman and dean of the School of Theology. He became the University’s vice president for academic affairs in 1990.

He worked in Rome at the Vatican from 1992 to 1997, and then returned to St. Thomas as the university’s president. Miller was ordained as an archbishop in 2004. He is a specialist on the papacy, modern papal teaching, and Catholic higher education, and has published seven books and more than 150 articles. His books include The Shepherd and the Rock: Origins, Development, and Mission of the Papacy (1995); and The Encyclicals of John Paul II (2nd ed., 200l).

For more information on the Jan. 28 lecture contact Valerie Hall at 713-525-3591 or

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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