Tuesday, May 27, 2014
6:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT
After the success of his initial book Roads to Rome, the English author John Beaumont has completed a new much longer volume of American conversion stories, to be published by Fidelity Press. The book, which contains a foreword and afterword by Fr. C. John McCloskey III examines the careers and writings of almost five hundred notable converts, containing touching stories of all shapes and sizes.
There have been and are many eminent and well known American converts to the Catholic faith who inspire and stimulate the faithful and all are covered here: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Orestes Brownson, Dorothy Day, Walker Percy, Thomas Merton, Mortimer Adler, Avery Dulles, Russell Kirk, and Clare Booth Luce; media celebrities, such as Buffalo Bill, Gary Cooper, Bob Hope, Jane Wyman, and John Wayne; and from sport, the great Bobby Jones, George Gipp, and Knute Rockne.
Mr. Beaumont, the author, is a lawyer by training and was formerly Head of the School of Law at Leeds Metropolitan University, England. He has written several books on the Law of Evidence and is the author of Roads to Rome: A Guide to Notable Converts from Britain and Ireland from the Reformation to the Present Day (2010).
Father C. John McCloskey, III, STD authored the forward of The Mississippi Flows into the Tiber and will be present for the event. He currently is Research Fellow of the Faith and Reason Institute in Washington DC. From 1985-1990, he was a chaplain at Princeton University. From 1998-2002, he was the Director of the Catholic Information Center for the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. A native of Washington, D.C., he received a degree in Economics from Columbia University in 1975. He was the U.S. representative for the ecclesiastical faculties of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome and the University of Navarre in Pamplona Spain from 1984-2003.
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