Thursday, October 23, 2014

About  Contact  Join  Donate


Catholic Education Daily

 

Newly Appointed Lay President of Marquette Univ. Known for Devotion to Catholic Faith

Marquette University recently hired its first lay president; a “deeply spiritual” Catholic who regularly takes part in Eucharistic Adoration and felt called to lead the Jesuit university, according to the Milawukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

"I really need to thank God for leading me to this day," reportedly said Michael Lovell, the new president of Marquette University.

Lovell, who had most recently served as chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, reportedly said he had initially declined to be considered for the role of president but after much prayerful consideration and conversation with family friend and priest Father Bryan Summers, he came to believe he should accept the position.

"It became clear to me I was called to Milwaukee six years ago to be Marquette's president," reportedly said Lovell.

On Wednesday, Lovell attended a special Mass on campus with his wife.

"He's a very prayerful man. He asks God to guide him in anything he does," reportedly said Fr. Summers, who has known Lovell since he was a chaplain at the University of Pittsburgh. "He's an extraordinary man who God gave many gifts. And I can't think of a better place for him to use those gifts than at a Catholic university."

Fr. Summers, who is the godfather of one of the four Lovell children, reportedly described Lovell's views as "in sync with (dogma and doctrine of) the church." Lovell, he reportedly added, has voiced admiration for Blessed Pope John Paul II.

Lovell, who also reportedly takes part in Eucharistic Adoration at his home parish, is scheduled to assume office on August 1, 2014.

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki said in a statement posted on the archdiocesan website that he is looking forward to “working with Dr. Lovell to ensure the Catholic values and identity of Marquette University remain strong under his leadership.”

Catholic Education Daily is an online publication of The Cardinal Newman Society. Click here for email updates and free online membership with The Cardinal Newman Society.

Departments

Renewal Report

Minimize

Latest Featured

Catholic Is Our Core

Maximize

More News Categories

Maximize

Subscribe

Minimize

Join Us

Join thousands of Catholic families and individuals standing with The Cardinal Newman Society for faithful Catholic education. Members receive news roundups by email, about weekly.

Start your no-cost membership now!

Minimize

Donate

Our work is possible only through the generosity of countless supporters who share our mission. We have promoted and defended faithful Catholic education for 20 years! Please support our successful work by making a donation today.

Minimize

Stay Connected

Keep up with the latest developments by joining our social media networks:

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Linkedin

Connect on Facebook

Maximize

Links to News Sites

Maximize

Links to Blog Sites

Catholic Identity Concerns|Faith in Education|From the Bishops and Vatican|Religious Freedom | Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement
Copyright 2014 by Cardinal Newman Society -- 9720 Capital Ct., Ste. 201, Manassas, VA 20110