Tag: Don Briel

For Catholic Studies, 25th anniversary means looking ahead

For Catholic Studies, 25th anniversary means looking ahead

| Sam Patet | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Dec. 8, more than 600 guests will gather in St. Paul to celebrate a significant milestone: the 25th anniversary of the Catholic Studies program at the University of St. Thomas.

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Ahead of his Feb. 15 death, Catholic Studies founder Don Briel reflected on dying well

Ahead of his Feb. 15 death, Catholic Studies founder Don Briel reflected on dying well

| February 13, 2018 | 7 Comments

Don Briel, founder and longtime director of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, was diagnosed in mid-January with two forms of acute leukemia. He reflected Feb. 8 on his life’s work, the future of Catholic higher education and preparing for death.

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Homage to Don Briel

Homage to Don Briel

| George Weigel | January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the history of U.S. Catholic higher education since World War II, three seminal moments stand out: Msgr. John Tracy Ellis’s 1955 article, “American Catholics and the Intellectual Life;” the 1967 Land o’ Lakes statement, “The Idea of a Catholic University;” and the day Don Briel began the Catholic Studies Program – and the Catholic Studies movement – at the University of St. Thomas in the Twin Cities.

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News Notes – September 11, 2014

News Notes – September 11, 2014

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local brother to celebrate 80 years
Cathedral Festival of Lights slated for Sept. 26
Briel appointed at North Dakota university

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