Bishop Arthur Kennedy will discuss “The New Evangelization: Emergence and Conversion in the Lord” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the 3M Auditorium of Owens Science Hall on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

Bishop Arthur Kennedy (Photo credit: Archdiocese of Boston)

Bishop Arthur Kennedy
(Photo credit: Archdiocese of Boston)

Free and open to the public, the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library Lecture is co-sponsored by the library and the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity.

Kennedy was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston in 2010 and last year was named Boston’s episcopal vicar for the new evangelization.

He previously served 30 years on the St. Thomas theology faculty, was executive director of the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and was rector of St. John Seminary in Boston.

For information visit the seminary’s website or call (651) 962-5050.