Category: Monsignor James P. Shea

St. Gregory’s University Surprises Monsignor Shea with Honorary Degree

SHAWNEE, OK — University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea’s talents and contributions to the world of Catholic education were recently recognized on the grandest stage of higher education. Before having the honor of giving his commencement speech to St. Gregory’s University graduates, Shea was unexpectedly presented with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from the Catholic college. This degree is usually conferred by an institution to recognize a significant accomplishment or contribution in a specific field or to society. St. Gregory’s conferred the honorary doctorate upon Shea by stating “in recognition of his commitment and service to...

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Monsignor Shea to Give Keynote at St. Gregory’s Commencement Ceremony

SHAWNEE, OK. — St. Gregory’s University announced that Monsignor James P. Shea, president of the University of Mary, will deliver the keynote address for its Spring Commencement Ceremony to be held on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. As noted in the latest edition of the National Catholic Register magazine’s Daily News, writer Joseph Pronechen states that “in short order, Msgr. Shea has propelled his university to be among the faithful Catholic institutions in the country.” During his current tenure as the sixth president of the University of Mary, Shea has spearheaded several groundbreaking higher education initiatives to include the new...

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Sweetness and light

“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth: and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.” -Pope Saint John Paul II, Fides et Ratio In 1704, the great Irish satirist Jonathan Swift poured his formidable intellect into a defense of classical learning in an essay titled “The Battle of the Books.” “The Battle of the Books” was Swift’s response...

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