A lecture on “Character, Courtship and Marriage” that was given at the University of St. Thomas Monday evening will be broadcast today, St. Valentine’s Day, over the Minnesota Public Radio network.

You can hear the talk at noon today on the Midday Program. It probably, but not for sure, will be aired a second time today at 9 p.m. In the Twin Cities, you can hear the talk at 91.1 on the FM dial.

The talk, sponsored by St. Thomas’ Center for Catholic Studies, was given by Maggie Gallagher. Known for her support of traditional marriages, Gallagher is co-author of The Case for Marriage: Why Married People are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially that was published by Doubleday last October.

A nationally syndicated opinion columnist for New York Newsday since 1993, Gallagher is an affiliate scholar at the Institute for American Values. A 1982 Yale graduate, she formerly was a senior fellow at the Center for Social Thought and was an editor at National Review and the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal.

Her first book, Enemies of Eros: How the Sexual Revolution is Killing Family, Marriage and Sex, was published in 1989. She also is the author of The Abolition of Marriage: How We Destroy Lasting Love, published in 1996.