Address by Bishop Conley and Oration Competition

Address by Bishop Conley and Oration Competition

Date Published: Feb. 14, 2017

The University of Dallas was privileged to enjoy a visit by Bishop James D. Conley, of the Diocese of Lincoln. Former chaplain of the Rome campus from 1997 to 2003, Bishop Conley is very familiar with the experience of students at UD and in the Rome program. Bishop Conley addressed the students and discussed his conversion to the Catholic faith, which he described as coming about as a result of reading literature in a classical great books program at the University of Kansas. He cited many texts that students read in the core at UD, including The Iliad and The Odyssey. He even recited the first few lines from the prologue of The Canterbury Tales, something English majors at UD are required to do for their Medieval Literature class!

After Bishop Conley’s address there was a light reception followed by an Oration Competition which, due to the fact that it was Valentine’s Day, required all the entries to be about love! Students recited poetry, sang, and played the piano, to the enjoyment of their classmates. The winners of the competition were Thomas Hogan for his recitation from The Divine Comedy, and Nicholas Moore and Tarek Masri, for their rendition of the humorous “One-Semester-of-Spanish Love Song.”

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