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Class of ’24: Commencement speakers range from ‘The Chosen’ actor to a Catholic cardinal

Posted on AllSides May 10th, 2024
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Religion and Faith, Christian, Catholic, Commencement Speakers
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Commencement ceremonies are underway at the nation’s Catholic colleges and universities, many of which are annually highlighted in the National Catholic Register’s “Catholic Identity College Guide.”

Notable speakers include Cardinal Stephen Chow at Boston College on May 20 and “The Bible in a Year” and “The Catechism in a Year” podcast host Father Mike Schmitz, who serves as chaplain at the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s Newman Center and who spoke to Ave Maria University’s Class of 2024 on May 4.

“Life takes courage ... because love takes courage. And every one of you is called to love, even...

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