Okay, so maybe its not that unusual for a “publick house” in a college town to regularly enjoy the “custom” of learned professors. But in our fair town there are three learned and generous professors who regularly enjoy the pleasures offered by our pub (friends, conversation, food, drink and sometimes even a good cigar) and who also happen to be recognized by a pontifical entity as having an important role in advancing Thomism. Ave Maria University theology professor Michael Waldstein and philosophy professor Michael Paklaluk hold a weekly “Communio Magistorum” gathering at the Queen Mary Pub, to which all are welcome.
These men were recently given the high honor of being named as Ordinary Academicians of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. Their colleague, AMU theology professor Steven Long, is also known to enjoy erudite discourse along with fine beverages and cigars at the QMP – and he was named as a Corresponding Academician of the same Pontifical Academy. Congratulations to all and to AMU.
(That’s my pub, and those are my peeps.)