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Blessed John Paul II Award Dinner for the New Evangelization

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

6:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT


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The Catholic Information Center cordially invites you to the

Second Annual Dinner in Recognition of the

Blessed John Paul II Award for the New Evangelization

honoring

George Weigel

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

6:00 PM Reception

7:00 PM Dinner

The Mayflower Hotel

Washington, DC

 

Cocktail Attire 

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George Weigel

George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals. He holds EPPC’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.

Mr. Weigel is the author or editor of over twenty books, including The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II—The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy (Doubleday, 2010); Practicing Catholic: Essays Historical, Literary, Sporting, and Elegiac (Crossroad, 2012); and Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church (Basic, 2013). He has written essays, op-ed columns, and reviews for major opinion journals and newspapers across the United States. A frequent guest on television and radio, he is also Vatican analyst for NBC News. His weekly column, “The Catholic Difference,” is syndicated to sixty newspapers.

From 1989 through June 1996, Mr. Weigel was president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he led a wide-ranging, ecumenical and inter-religious program of research and publication on foreign and domestic policy issues. From June 1996, as a Senior Fellow, Mr. Weigel prepared a major study of the life, thought, and action of Pope John Paul II. Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II was published to international acclaim in the fall of 1999, and has since been translated into twelve languages, with a Chinese edition currently in progress.

Mr. Weigel received a B.A. from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore and an M.A. from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto.

Master of Ceremonies: Laura Ingraham

Laura_Ingraham2011Laura Ingraham is the most-listened-to-woman on political talk radio and one of the most-recognizable and respected voices on politics and the culture in television and print.  “The Laura Ingraham Show” is heard in more than 320 markets nationwide.  Her no-holds-barred style of interviewing and searing take on the worlds of entertainment and politics means that Laura routinely breaks news and drives news cycles.  Also a mainstay on Fox News for several years, Laura is the principal substitute host on “The O’Reilly Factor,” to which she brings her signature wit and substantive analysis.

She is the author of five bestselling books, including Shut Up & Sing, Power to the People, and The Obama Diaries. In her most recent hit Of Thee I Zing: America’s Cultural Decline from Muffin-Tops to Body Shots, she took a pause from politics for satiric cultural comedy that readers of all political stripes could enjoy.

Before launching her career in the media, Laura was a Washington-based litigator specializing in white-collar crime.  She served as a law clerk to Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas and attended the University of Virginia School of Law.   She received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.


Transportation

Metro:

Farragut North (Red Line) and Farragut West (Orange Line)

Parking

Valet parking is available with the Mayflower for a cost. There is also a PMI parking garage located around the corner on 1 1725 DeSales Street, NW.

 

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