Legatus Summit Seminar: “On Human Dignity & Religious Freedom”

01/29/2015 1:00 pm
01/29/2015 3:00 pm

A Seminar & Complimentary Lunch


In conjunction withLegatus
Naples, Florida
January 29, 2015
Lunch: 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Seminar: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Freedom of religion, which is enshrined in the United States Constitution, and freedom of conscience are issues of utmost importance to Catholics. Mindful of the traditions of the Church, and with great foresight, the fathers of the Second Vatican Council addressed these issues in a way which speaks powerfully to the situation in our country today.

Please join members of the faculty of Thomas Aquinas College for a buffet lunch and seminar about the meaning and import of Dignitatis Humanae, the Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom. The seminar will take place on the afternoon of January 29 at the 2015 Legatus Summit.

This event is not a lecture; nor is it a discourse among a panel of experts. Everyone in attendance is invited to participate actively in the conversation, working together to distill and analyze the meaning of this important document. Leading the seminar will be the College’s president, Dr. Michael F. McLean, and its vice president for development, Dr. Paul J. O’Reilly. Dr. McLean and Dr. O’Reilly have collectively spent more than 50 years leading seminars at Thomas Aquinas College, where conversations like this are the primary teaching method and the curriculum consists exclusively of the great books of Western civilization, including various Church documents and encyclicals.

Some Comments from Previous Seminars:

  • “Great and fascinating discussion.”
  • “The seminar was excellent. Excellent format, excellent discussion.”
  • “Perfect topic for today’s event.”

The seminar and lunch are complimentary and open to all registered attendees of the Legatus Summit. To participate in the seminar, attending Legates need only:

1. Register online.

2. Read the brief, highly accessible reading. The College will mail you a copy, but you can also download it here. (Note: Before printing the document, make sure your printer is set to “landscape” orientation.)

Space is limited — register now! Questions? Please e-mail Robert Bagdazian or call, 800-634-9797.

Seminar - McLean

“I thank you so much for what you are doing at Thomas Aquinas College. I hope there will always be a Thomas Aquinas College. Your contributions to the Church and the world are marvelous to behold.”

– John Cardinal O’Connor (†)

Archbishop of New York