Notre Dame de Namur University’s Catholic Scholar Series Continues Tuesday, November 27, with Monsignor Robert McElroy

Belmont, CA, November 20, 2007 — As the nation searches for answers to the resolution of violence in Iraq, noted theologian Monsignor Robert McElroy, Ph. D., will address the need for public argument in his lecture “Morality of War and Peace in Iraq,” continuing NDNU’s Catholic Scholar Series, Nov. 27.

The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in Taube Conference Center located on the NDNU campus at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont. Sponsored by the Sister Catharine Julie Cunningham Visiting Scholars Program, NDNU’s Catholic Scholar Series features the social aspects of contemporary society and how they affect theology and practice.

Msgr. McElroy has served as the pastor of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in San Mateo for the past 11 years. He holds a BA from Harvard, a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University and a Ph.D. in International Relations from Stanford. He is also the author of “Morality and American Foreign Policy: The Role of Ethics in International Affairs.”

Sister Roseanne Murphy, NDNU’s Executive Director of Planned Giving, Professor Emerita, and former Chair of the Psychology/Sociology Department at the University, says that Msgr. McElroy will emphasize the need for public discourse.

“Msgr. McElroy has said that what is needed is true public argument that is civil, reasoned, critical, broadly penetrating of American society and above all, moral in its nature and tone,” said Sr. Murphy. “It should prove to be an enlightening lecture.”

The talk is free and open to the community.Light refreshments will be served. For more information regarding NDNU’s Catholic Scholar Series, contact Sister Roseanne Murphy at (650) 508-3551.