he was appointed Secretary of the Congregation for Divine
Worship. The pope emeritus, Benedict XVI, then raised him
to the episcopacy.
The above andmore of the accomplishments of our speak-
er can be found on Wikipedia. What the Internet does not
reveal adequately is the remarkable erudition of this year’s
Egan lecturer. I have known the archbishop for 54 years,
and I can testify that one rarely sees him without a book in
his hands or in his briefcase. I know also that it pleases the
archbishop to deliver this lecture at a chaplaincy that Cardinal
Egan confided to the Dominicans. We thank Father Sebastian
White, the director of the Catholic Center, for the welcome
and the reception that will follow.
It is difficult to think of more neglected topic among to-
day’s theologians than original sin. So please afford a warm
Big-Apple welcome to a native son who will lecture on the
very intriguing topic, “Not
: The Catholic Truth
About Original Sin”: Archbishop Di Noia.
New York University
May 21, 2016