Meeting Cardinal Dolan

At the THIRST conference this weekend—the Bismarck Diocese’s eucharistic congress and evangelism event closing out our events for the Year of Faith—I got to meet with Cardinal Dolan briefly. I had actually met him at a papal audience in Rome in July 2009, shaking his hand as I was waiting in line way early in the morning and he was escorting some seminarians, but I wouldn’t expect him to remember. A good brief conversation about our work at U-Mary in Theology and Philosophy. A major honor, not so much for me (I actually wasn’t trying to get introduced to him—I happened to be backstage trying to get someone else together with someone else) but for U-Mary, the Diocese, and the State of ND, as Cardinal Dolan was gracious enough to come and join us, receive a Doctor of Leadership degree honoris causa, and give a wonderful talk on the papacies of John Paul II, Benedict, and Francis. (Order form for DVDs of the talks available here, by the way.)

Cardinal Dolan meets with Dr. Leroy Huizenga, Chair of the University of Mary's Theology department, with the University's President, Msgr. James P. Shea

Cardinal Dolan meets with Dr. Leroy Huizenga, Chair of the University of Mary’s Theology department, with the University’s President, Msgr. James P. Shea

UPDATE: Video of Cardinal Dolan’s address is now on YouTube:

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