NDNU’s Catholic Scholar Series Continues With Msgr. Robert McElroy

Belmont, CA, October 14, 2008 — Noted theologian, Msgr. Robert McElroy, Ph. D., will continue NDNU’s Catholic Scholar Series, Oct. 23, as he urges undecided voters to follow the U.S. Bishops letter on responsible citizenship in his lecture “Faithful Citizenship: Now That We Are Voting.”

Msgr. McElroy will discuss the U.S. Bishop’s letter on “Faithful Citizenship,” which brings a reasoned approach to the dilemma many individuals experience in choosing a candidate who holds some views contrary to their own. Msgr. McElroy will emphasize that the values of one’s faith should be their guide to choosing a candidate.

The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the 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 is one of the best resources for people puzzled in this election about voting for candidates who may not share their views on some issues, but for whom they can enthusiastically support on others,” said Sister Roseanne Murphy, NDNU’s Executive Director of Planned Giving, Professor Emerita, and former Chair of the University’s Psychology/Sociology Department. “Anyone wishing to have an informed conscience when voting this year will benefit tremendously from Msgr. McElroy’s talk.”

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.”

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