Two prominent Catholic Universities, one sponsored by the Jesuits and the other by the Congregation of the Holy Cross, recently invited a Fr. Tom O’Meara, O.P., to speak on their campuses. His topics included the Second Vatican Council and the Patron of this Province, St. Albert the Great. Fr. O’Meara, is a professor emeritus of the department of theology at the University of Notre Dame and a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Albert the Great. His most recent book is “Vast Universe: Extraterrestrials and Christian Revelation” (Liturgical Press, 2012).
In Omaha on November 9, 2012, Fr. Thomas O’Meara, O.P. gave the keynote address at Creighton University’s Symposium, “The 50th Anniversary of the Legacy of Vatican II”. His remarks on “Living and Thinking in the Catholic Church: Past, Present, Future,” opened an event that leads to three years of lectures and symposia considering the Catholic Faith in the setting of a Catholic university.
A week later, Fr. O’Meara presented the annual Lynch Lecture at the University of Notre Dame. O’Meara’s topic, an address on St. Albert the Great he titled, “An Astonishing Wonder: Albert the Great (1200-1280), Scientist and Theologian,” was given at Notre Dame’s Jordan Hall of Science where a statue of St. Albert the Great adorns the entrance.