Two Speakers at ND, Fall '36

Nov 15, 2013

from the Scholastic...

Vol. 70 October 30, 1936 No. 6

Monsignor Fulton Sheen To Speak Next Week

The Right Reverend Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen will deliver a series of lectures in Washington Hall, Monday, November 9, to Friday, November 13 on the theme "The Cross and the Crisis."

Monsignor Sheen was ordained in 1919. He belongs to the diocese of Peoria, 111. In June, 1934, word was received from Rome that Rev. Dr. Fulton J. Sheen had been named a granted the title. Right Reverend

Monsignor. Monsignor Sheen attended Louvain and Rome where he received his titles of Doctor of Philosophy and Theology, respectively. After leaving Rome he returned to the United States to teach at Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C. By his radio sermons and books as well as lectures in this country and abroad, Monsignor Sheen has become one of the best known Catholic priests in the English-speaking world.

 

EUGENIO CARDINAL PACELLI IS AWARDED HONORARY DOCTORATE OF LETTERS AT SPECIAL CONVOCATION

Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli, first papal secretary of state ever to visit this country, was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University Sunday afternoon, Oct. 25, at a special convocation in Washington Hall. Flying from New York in a specially chartered plane, the visiting cardinal arrived at the Bendix airport in South Bend Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. He was greeted at the airport by a delegation of Universityofficials, alumni and civic leaders, headed by the Rev. John F. O'Hara, C.S.C., president of Notre Dame; the Very Rev. James W. Donohue, C.S.C., superior-general of the Congregation of Holy Cross, the Most Rev. John F. Noll, bishop of Fort Wayne, and the Most Rev. Joseph Ritter, Bishop of Indianapolis. Cardinal Pacelli and his party proceeded by automobile through South Bend to the University where they were met by the student band. As the cardinal rode from the campus entrance to Sacred Heart Church he was warmly cheered by the student body lining the route. At the church a brief visit was made for prayer with the faculty assembled in cap and gown. Cardinal Pacelli gave the papal blessing, and then proceeded to Washington Hall where the citation for the honorary degree was read by the Rev. J. Leonard Carrico, C. S. C, director of studies.

In reading the citation Father Carrico said: "The University of Notre Dame at this special convocation of the faculty on the great feast of Christ the King is most happily privileged in announcing the conferring of the degreeof doctor of letters, honoris causa, on: A prince of the Church, eminent by position and by achievement, an ecclesiastical statesman and diplomat who in an era of world conflict has done much toward the conciliation ofwarring peoples and good understanding between governments and the Universal Church—His Eminence, Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli, secretary of state to His Holiness, Pope Pius XI."

Father O'Hara restated Father Sorin's idea of founding: a university which would bring together science and religion. He said: "It is our humble effort. Your Eminence, to have this union of science and religion exemplified in the students who come to us; they, in their turn in manifesting their good will, have won for their school the title of, "The City of the Blessed Sacrament." It is our daily prayer that all of them, and all of us, may never bewanting in our allegiance of mind and heart, to the Holy See." After a brief talk in which he thanked the University for its warm welcome, Cardinal Pacelli gave the benediction of the Holy Father. Despite threatening weather the Cardinal and his party left immediately for the Bendix airport to go to Chicago where His Eminence was the overnight guest of George Cardinal Mundelein.


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