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Father Schall's 'last lecture'—don't miss it!

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Dec 03, 2012

If you live in or around Washington, DC—or can get there this Friday evening—don’t miss this event:

Father James Schall will speak on “The Final Gladness,” in his “last lecture at Georgetown” on Friday, Dec. 7, at 5:00 pm in Gaston Hall.

If you’re Catholic and you read, you’re probably familiar with Father Schall: the author of 30+ books, whose essays and reviews have appeared in virtually every respectable Catholic journal. Personable as well as prolific, Father Schall has been educating students at Georgetown since 1977. This year he is retiring from teaching, and his many devoted students have joined to give him the honor that Georgetown, as an institution, has failed to accord him.

If you do plan to attend, get there early. Gaston Hall holds about 600; it should be packed.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: Retired01 - Jul. 10, 2018 9:41 PM ET USA

    Phil, you are trying to be logical, you are trying to make sense. But, since 2013, Divine Revelation and trying to make sense are out, and paradigm shift is in.

  • Posted by: Pop - Jul. 10, 2018 8:50 PM ET USA

    In the Diocese of Allentown, pre-marital sessions were spearheaded by couples guided by the diocesan Catholic Social Agency. This was in the '80s & '90s

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Dec. 04, 2012 9:02 PM ET USA

    What a treasure Fr. James's writings have been; what a gift to the Church.