The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory


CUA Symposium: "Year of St. Paul"

WHEN: 10 a.m., Friday, March 20

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.


Catholic University's School of Theology and Religious Studies will host a "Year of St. Paul Symposium" March 20, in honor of the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of the apostle Paul.

Last year in Rome, from the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Pope Benedict XVI declared June 28, 2008 to June 29, 2009 as the Year of St. Paul. During this memorable year in the Catholic Church, the School of Theology and Religious Studies will sponsor a symposium with four New Testament scholars, in order to gain a deeper understanding of the life and theology of St. Paul.

The symposium will feature talks on various aspects of St. Paul's theology from three CUA faculty members and an emeritus professor at Union Theological Seminary.

The speakers include Rev. Frank Matera, CUA's Andrews-Kelly-Ryan Professor of Biblical Studies; Hellen Mardaga, assistant professor of New Testament; Rev. John Paul Heil, professor of New Testament; and Paul J. Achtemeier professor emeritus of biblical interpretation at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va.

For more information about the symposium, call 202-319-5683.

SPONSORS: School of Theology and Religious Studies
Order of Malta Federal Association, U.S.A.

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