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Constitution Day

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Mount St. Mary’s University, along with over 40 other college and universities, celebrates Constitution Day in conjunction with The Jack Miller Center Constitution Day Initiative to help strengthen the awareness of the need for education in the American Constitutional tradition.

The program offers students a unique opportunity to engage in a civil discussion of the fundamental questions animating a free society with some of our nation’s leading scholars, jurists and officials.

"The United States functions under the longest living Constitution in the history of the world. The only way it might continue is if political knowledge is passed on."

–Director of the Institute for Leadership, Paul Manuel

Constitution Day Sept. 17, 2013


George Weigel"Religious Freedom in 21st Century America"
George S. Weigel, Jr.
Distinguished Senior Fellow and Chair of Catholic Studies
Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington D.C.
Knott Auditorium, 4 p.m.

Weigel is the author or editor of over twenty books, including "The Final Revolution: The Resistance Church and the Collapse of Communism"; "Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II"; "The Truth of Catholicism: Ten Controversies Explored"; and "The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II—The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy."

Weigel has also written essays, op-ed columns and reviews for major opinion journals and newspapers in the United States, and is a frequent guest on television and radio, including being Vatican analyst for NBC News.

Constitution Day Events

  • Students from Mother Seton School will join Mount professors for a mini-lecture

  • Constitution Quiz Challenge in Patriot Hall

  • Music celebration with 18th century costumes with Inish Owen Music

  • George Weigel Lecture "Religious Freedom in 21st Century America," Knott Auditorium, 4 p.m.

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