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March 23, 2001


Symposium on Pope John Paul II's

“Letter to Artists”




A symposium examining Pope John Paul II’s “Letter to Artists” (Easter, 1999):


o        “The Artist as Performer,” presented by the Rev. Sean B. Duggan, O.S.B. A two-time winner of the Johann Sebastian Bach International Competition, Father Duggan recently performed the complete clavier works of Bach in recital series in the United States and Rome.

o        “The Artist as Scholar,” presented by the Rev. Michael T. Morris, O.P. A professor of theology and art at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Calif., Father Morris has written widely on topics in religion and the arts.

o        “The Artist in the Third Millennium,” presented by the Rev. Stephen Happel, dean of CUA’s School of Religious Studies. Father Happel frequently combines topics of religion and the arts in his course offerings, lectures and publications.




March 26, 2001, at 2 p.m.




Pope John Paul II Cultural Center

3900 Harewood Road, N.E.

Washington, D.C. 20017




The Catholic University of America Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, the Paul VI Institute for the Arts, the John A. Zalonis Jr. Fund and the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center.








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