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Philosophy Lecture Honoring Monsignor John Wippel: "Thomas Aquinas on Philosophy and the Preambles of Faith"


2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19


The Catholic University of America
Aquinas Hall Auditorium
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

Monsignor John F. Wippel, the Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy at Catholic University, delivers the second lecture in the Fall Philosophy Lecture series, "Metaphysical Themes, In Honor of John F. Wippel." The series - in its 41st year - is one of the longest continuously running major philosophy lecture series in the country. This year it is dedicated to Monsignor Wippel who celebrated his 75th birthday in August.

He will speak on St. Thomas Aquinas.

"Monsignor Wippel is among the world's leading authorities on the metaphysical thought of Thomas Aquinas, one of the greatest philosophers and theologians of all time," says Rev. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., dean of the School of Philosophy.

The other lectures in the series are scheduled for Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Nov. 21 and Dec. 5. All the lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, go to, contact the Office of the Dean, School of Philosophy, at 202-319-5259, or e-mail


School of Philosophy
Franklin J. Matchette Foundation
Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation
George Dougherty Foundation

MEDIA: To cover the lecture, reporters must contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.