Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The President... The Cardinal: Leaning on Newman, Garvey "Begins" in Brookland

Delayed two months thanks to the sudden scheduling of a November consistory, earlier today saw the inauguration of John Garvey as the 15th president of the Catholic University of America (fullvid).

Having been in post since July 1st, as the layman rector formally inherited the helm of the national academy of the Stateside church -- chartered as such by Pope Leo XIII in 1887 -- the former BC Law dean drew heavily from an earlier exemplar of the Catholic academy, now Blessed John Henry Newman, in his Inaugural Address -- titled Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University, its fulltext provided here below:

PHOTO: The Catholic University of America