Friday, October 03, 2008

St. Thomas More Goes on Trial -- Again

I have just had brought to my attention the news of what sounds like a first-rate conference on that Roaring Lion of Two-Fisted Cool, St. Thomas More. On November 7-8, the University of Dallas will host "Thomas More on Trial: Law and Conscience in More's Last Letters and Trial Accounts," put on by the Center for Thomas More Studies. The conference will feature a number of distinguished jurists and scholars, who will give talks on the great saint's prison writings, review the legal and procedural issues in his trial, and discuss whether his judges did their duty by the law at the time or gave in to political pressures. There will also be a dramatic reading of his trial, based on newly-translated official texts.

If you can make it to Dallas on November 7-8, don't miss this event. The Center's assistant director also asks for a novena to St. Thomas More for the success of the conference.

(And you should pray to St. Thomas More anyway, just because.)

PODCAST ALERT: Plus: better get these while they're hot -- they're only going to be available for a month!

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