Cardinal Dolan To Deliver 2013 Notre Dame Commencement Address
March 6, 2013, at 12:53 PM
By Tim Drake |
According to a University of Notre Dame press release, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will be the 2013 Commencement speaker on May 19. He will also receive an honorary degree.
“Over the past several years, I have had the honor and pleasure of getting to know Cardinal Dolan,” said University President Fr. John Jenkins in the press release. “He is a man of great intelligence and personal warmth, and a dedicated shepherd of the Church. We were pleased to have him here in 2011 to give the inaugural lecture for the Notre Dame Project on Human Dignity, and we are grateful that he has accepted our invitation to join us in celebrating the achievements of our students and to provide them with words of wisdom as they set out into the world.”
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI named Dolan Archbishop of New York in February 2009 after Dolan served seven years as Archbishop of Milwaukee. Dolan was elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in November 2010. The pope elevated him to cardinal in January 2012.
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