Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, May 27, 2018

CROMWELL – The John Paul II Bioethics Center at Holy Apostles College and Seminary has announced that its featured speaker for the spring 2011 Pope John Paul II Bioethics Lecture Series will be John M. Haas, Ph.D.

Dr. Haas will deliver his lecture, titled "Determining Death: Catholic Teaching on the Use of Neurological Criteria," at 6 p.m. April 3 in the Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles Chapel on the campus.

The lecture will be preceded at 4:30 by a performance of the "Spring" concerto from Vivaldi’s "The Four Seasons" and Beethoven’s "Sonata No. 7 in C minor for Violin and Piano," performed by celebrated violinist Charles Rex, accompanied by pianist Eunice Kim.

Dr. Haas is president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, a member of the governing council of the Pontifical Academy for Life and a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Healthcare Workers. He is a regular contributor to the National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor and Legatus magazine. He holds a licentiate and doctorate in moral theology as well as a Master of Divinity degree.

Mr. Rex has served eight years with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy and as associate concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. He has also been guest choirmaster of the London Symphony and choirmaster of the Dallas, Reading (Pa.) and Delaware Symphony Orchestras.

Miss Kim, soloist and collaborative artist, has performed with such renowned masters as Robert McDuffie and New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow. She is a staff accompanist at The Juilliard School and a collaborative pianist at Mannes College The New School for Music in New York.

Information is available from Heather Voccola, director of communications, at (860) 632-3070 or