GREENSBURG, PA- Father Thomas King, S.J., Georgetown Theology Professor and pro-life advocate, will be presenting a Spring Forum at Seton Hill College on March 4th and 5th at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Room 206 in the Administration Building on campus. The Seton Hill Respect Life Club is hosting the event which is free and open to the public. A reception in the parlors in the Administration Building will immediately follow both presentations.

On Monday, March 4th, Fr. King will address modern pro-life concerns, and on Tuesday, March 5, he will discuss the life and philosophies of the Jesuit priest and biologist, Teilhard de Chardin. Chardin was a major influence on Fr. King’s life.

Fr. King has been teaching theology at Georgetown University for over 30 years. During his time there he has earned the respect of many students and has been given the title Georgetown University’s ‘Man of the Century,’ an award granted for his outstanding contributions to the campus and the students.

In 1989, Fr. King co-founded a non-profit organization known as the University Faculty for Life (UFL), a group dedicated to promoting research, dialogue and publication among faculty members who respect the value of human life from its inception to natural death. He has been president of UFL for the past ten years.

Fr. King has taught many workshops and has written several books on the ideas of Teilhard De Chardin. On Monday. March 4th at 11:15 p.m., Fr. King will be celebrating a Candlelight Mass in St. Joseph Chapel and will be reflecting on the thoughts of Chardin. Mass at 11:15 p.m. has been a tradition that Fr. King has carried out for more than 30 years on the campus at Georgetown. All are invited to attend.

Laurel Rosenbaum, president of the SHC Respect Life Club, is excited about the evening mass, “I think that the thoughts of Teilhard will be very relative to those of the students. He was an outgoing Jesuit who shared his beliefs when he knew others would disagree. It will be an event that we can all take something from.”

For more information, please contact Sr. Ann Infanger, faculty advisor for the Seton Hill Respect Life Club, at 724-830-1030 or .