St. John's Presents The 6th Annual Catholic Lecture Series: Featuring Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

Friday, March 21, 2014

The St. John’s community will welcome Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, the seventh Bishop of Brooklyn, who will address the topic of “Catholic Teaching on the Issue of Immigration” at this year’s 6th Annual Catholic Lecture Series. The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 27. 

The Catholic Lecture Series furthers St. John’s University’s strategic objective by placing its Catholic and Vincentian mission at the center of academic life. Bishop DiMarzio will reflect this mission, as he speaks as a forceful voice on behalf of migrants and immigrants, whose causes he has worked for through most of his priestly ministry.

What:     The 6th Annual Catholic Lecture Series: 
               Featuring Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio 

When:     Thursday, March 27, 2014
               4 p.m.

Where:    St. John’s University, Queens Campus
               St. Thomas More Church

Bishop DiMarzio was installed at Brooklyn on October 3, 2003, after briefly serving as bishop of Camden, NJ. He is a member of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People and former chair, Migration Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). A member of the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America, Bishop DiMarzio also is former chair of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., (CLINIC) board and the Finance Committee of Catholic Relief Services. In addition, he chairs the Board of The Center for Migration Studies of New York, Inc.

All community members are welcome to attend this event. 

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