Papal history is the topic of the annual Wade Lecture at Marquette University Monday, Feb. 23. The Rev. Thomas Worcester, S.J., the 2008-2009 Wade Chair, will deliver, “The Modern Papacy: Between Tradition and Innovation,” at 4 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, room 001, 1313 W. Wisconsin Ave. Father Worcester will discuss about the papacy’s similarities and differences over a 500-year period, from the pontificate of Julius II in the 16th Century, to John Paul II in the 20th Century.
Father Worcester is a specialist in French, Renaissance and Catholic Church histories. He authored Seventeenth-Century Cultural Discourse: France and the Preaching of Bishop Camus, more than a dozen scholarly articles and co-edited two anthologies created for art exhibitions at the Worcester Art Museum and the McMullen Museum at Boston College. He received his doctorate from the University of Cambridge and is currently an associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross.
About the Wade Chair
The Wade Chair was established in 1988 to honor the Rev. Francis C. Wade, S.J., through a gift from the Marquette Jesuit community. The chair recognizes Wade’s contribution to the university where he was a member of the Department of Philosophy for 40 years.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Media wishing to speak to Father Worcester should contact Andy Brodzeller in the Office of Marketing and Communication, at (414) 288-0286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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