The Catholic University of America

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Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman to Give Third Annual Frederick R. McManus Memorial Lecture at CUA

WHEN: 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Caldwell Auditorium
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.


Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman, bishop of the Diocese of Erie, Pa., will deliver the third annual Frederick R. McManus Memorial Lecture in a presentation titled The Language of the New Missal in Light of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.

Bishop Trautman, an authority on Catholic liturgy and scripture, has served as chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' liturgy and doctrine committees. Before being named bishop of Erie in 1990, he served as chancellor, vicar general, auxiliary bishop and pastor in the Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y.

The lecture honors Monsignor McManus, the late CUA professor and expert on liturgy. A CUA alumnus, he joined the faculty in 1958 and served in varying roles, including as dean of the School of Canon Law and as vice provost and dean of graduate studies. He initiated a graduate program in liturgical studies during his tenure. After retiring in 1993, he continued to teach as a professor emeritus until 1997. He died in 2005.

For more information, contact the School of Canon Law at 202-
319-5492 or

SPONSOR: School of Canon Law

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