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  • Professor Emeritus Fr. Joseph Fitzmeyer, SJ Enters Eternal Life

    Rev. Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., died peacefully the morning before Christmas at Manresa Hall, Merion Station, PA. He was 96. Please click above for the full obituary.

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  • Professor Emeritus Fr. Joseph Fitzmeyer, SJ Enters Eternal Life

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  • Tim Snow Defense

    On November 30th, Timothy Snow defended his dissertation, "Agricultural Dimensions of the Book of Ruth." He is a Biblical Studies student, and his dissertation was directed by Dr. Robert Miller II.

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  • Nguyen Defense

    On November 18th, Systematics student Sr. Chau Nguyen, O.P., successfully defended her dissertation, "The Marian Mystery of the Church in the Theology of Henri de Lubac." The dissertation was directed by Msgr. Paul McPartlan.

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  • Tune Defense

    Adam Tune successfully defended his dissertation, "When God's People Lie: A Psychological Examination of the Occurrences of Deception in Samuel-Kings."

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  • Msgr. Irwin Publishes New Book

    This week the Paulist Press released Msgr. Irwin's new book, a commentary on Pope Francis' encyclical LAUDATO SI. Chapter one situates the encyclical in the context of documents from the Roman Catholic papal magisterium on the environment from Vatican II to the present. This survey also includes documents from national episcopal conferences and representative texts from the Orthodox Church. Chapter two summarizes many of the points the Pope makes in the document, in particular where he advances on Catholic teaching. Chapter three argues a number of avenues for the continuing implementation of the encyclical: international, national, ecclesial and personal. This chapter also has specific suggestions about the reformed Roman Catholic liturgy in light of LAUDATO SI. The final chapter offers ideas and pathways forward beyond the encyclical.

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  • Dean Morozowich Lectures on the 1946 Lviv Pseudo Synod and Liturgical Identity

    On November 12th Fr. Mark Morozowich spoke at the LaSalle University sponsored conference entitled “Ecumenical Encounters between East and West. Catholicism and Orthodoxy in Ukraine.” His presentation "The Pseudo-Synod of 1946: Liturgical Implications and Identity" addressed the underlying ecumenical and liturgical issues of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church both internally and externally.

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  • Dr. Jones presented a paper

    Dr. Charles B. Jones presented the paper, “A Re-examination of Ven. Taixu's Jiànshè rénjian jìngtu lùn (‘On the Establishment of the Pure Land in the Human Realm')” at the International Conference “Implementation of Humanistic Buddhism in East Asia and South East Asia” held December 2-3, 2016 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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  • Dr. Grabowski appointed as USCCB consultant

    Dr. Grabowski has been appointed to another three year term as a theological consultant to the U.S,C..C.B.'s Committee on Laity ,Marriage, Family & Youth. This is the third time that he has served in this capacity. Consultants attend bi-annual meetings of the committee, advise bishop members on policy and pastoral initiatives, and assist in the production of teaching documents issued by the Conference.

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  • Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting

    The Biblical Area was well-represented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. Four professors and four students presented papers. Click above for more information.

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  • Dr. Miller has article published

    Dr. Robert Miller has published “The Hebrew Bible's Concept of Life,” in Communio Viatorum, vol. 57, no. 111 (2015 [sic]), pp. 223-39. This essay presents what Old Testament scholarship can contribute to the Science-and-Theology question of “What is life?”

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  • Msgr. Clay Offers Conference on the Revised Order of Celebrating Matrimony

    Msgr. Michael Clay, Associate Dean for Seminary and Ministerial Studies, offered a day-long conference to the priests and deacons of the Diocese of Richmond on November 11 on the recently revised Order of Celebrating Matrimony. The conference examined the expanded praenotanda, the revisions of the Order, and the new appendices.

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  • Fr. Witczak Gave a Lecture

    Fr. Michael Witczak, associate professor of liturgical studies and sacramental theology in the School of Theology and Religious Studies made a presentation on "The Order of Celebrating Matrimony: Perspectives on the New Translation" for the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

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  • Msgr. Irwin on the Road

    Msgr. Kevin Irwin delivered two major addresses for the convocation of parish leaders in the Diocese of Spokane on Ocr. 14. They were entitled “The Life of the Liturgy” and “The Liturgy of Life.”On Saturday Oct. 2 he delivered the keynote address at a day for parish ministers at Holy Trinity Church in Dc entitled “The World as God's Icon. The Sacramentality of Creation.”Because of his role as an appointed Consultor to the USCC Committee on Divine Worship he participated in their day long meeting in Baltimore on Nov. 13th

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  • Kalabat lecture

    All are invited to attend, "Will Christianity Survive in the Middle East: A Panel Discussion," featuring Bishop Francis Kalabat, bishop of the Chaldean Catholic Church in the United States; Robert Wilken; Shawqi Talia and Sidney Griffith, Thursday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m., Heritage Hall, O'Connell Building.  Click here for more information.

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  • McPartlan lecture

    All are invited to attend a public lecture by Msgr. Paul McPartlan entitled, "Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue and the Chieti Document," Thursday, Nov. 10, 3 p.m., Great Room B, Pryzbyla Center.  Click here for more information.

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  • Dr. Miller published new book

    Dr. Robert Miller has published Many Roads Lead Eastward: Overtures to Catholic Biblical Theology (Eugene, OR: Cascade Press, 2016). This book surveys ways in which biblical scholars have tried to make their scholarship of service to theology. The book is ideally a textbook for university or seminary courses.

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  • Fr. Witczak Presented at a workshop

    Fr. Michael Witczak presented a workshop, "Ministering the Presence of Christ," for liturgical ministers at Jesus the Divine Word Catholic Church, in Huntingtown, Maryland, on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

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  • Dr. Grabowski gave two plenary addresses

    On November 5, 2016 Dr. Grabowski gave two plenary addresses to the National Association of Diaconate Directors Region 1 Conference in Newport, RI. These addresses provided a summary and overview of Amoris laetita as a whole and then focused on its implications for ministry to families as this pertains to priests, deacons, and lay ministers.

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  • Grabowski gave a presentation on Amoris laetitia

    On November 3, 2016 Dr. Grabowski gave a presentation entitled "The Challenge of Amoris laetitia for Marriage and family Life Ministry" at the U.S.C.C.B. Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Directors Orientation. The presentation offered some remarks about the document as a whole, its connection to the recent Synods on Family, and then a summary of chapter 6 and 8 of Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation.

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  • Dr. Cloutier Lecture

    Dr. Cloutier gave an invited public lecture November 1, on "The Vice of Luxury" at Creighton University in their Business, Faith, and the Common Good Institute's speaker series.

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  • Fr. Alexopoulos key note speaker

    Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos was the keynote speaker at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Federation of Orthodox Church Musicians held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Bethesda, MD, October 27-30, 2016. His keynote address was titled: Hymnology, Music and the Liturgy.

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  • Ambassador Evrony Class and Reception

    On Monday, October 31, from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., former Israeli Ambassador to the Vatican and STRS visiting assistant professor, Dr. Zion Evrony, will host an open class session discussing the difference and convergence in Jewish-Catholic dialogue.  The discussion set to take place in the Happel Room will inlcude Rabbi David Sandmel, Rev. Dennis McManus, and Dr. Zion Evrony.  A reception will follow. Click here for more information.

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  • Msgr McPartlan Publishes Article on WCC Document

    Msgr Paul McPartlan has published an article entitled, "The Church - Towards a Common Vision: A Roman Catholic Response," Ecclesiology12(2016), pp.298-315, commenting on the 2013 convergence document on ecclesiology produced by the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches.

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  • Dr. Grabowski gave a convocation to the priests of the diocese of Richmond

    On October 17-19 Dr. Grabowski gave a convocation to the priests of the diocese of Richmond in Staunton, VA. The days focused on developments in recent Catholic teaching theology regarding marriage, family, sexuality, and carding for persons at the end of life. Specific topics of the presentations which he gave during these days included: Emerging Challenges to Marriage and the Family, Family in the Ministry of Pope Francis: Reflections from the Synod Amoris laetitia, New Trends in Catholic Sexual Teaching: Human Fertility as a Case Study, Catholic Teaching on Same-Sex Attraction and Relationships, and Moral Issues at the End of Life.

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  • CUA Professors in Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue

    From 20-22 October 2016, Msgr Paul McPartlan, Fr John Galvin, and Fr Joseph Komonchak (emeritus professor) participated in a meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation in Baltimore. Msgr McPartlan gave a presentation on the Chieti Document, recently approved by the international Catholic-Orthodox dialogue. Click above for more details.

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  • Dr. Miller delivered latest paper

    Dr. Robert Miller delivered a paper entitled: "Baal, St. George, and Khidr: Dynamics of the Longue durée" in the Belief Narratives Network section of the at the Quadrennial Meeting of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research held in Miami, October 21, 2016.

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  • Msgr McPartlan Delivers Paluch Lecture at Mundelein

    On 19 October 2016, Msgr Paul McPartlan gave the first of the three Chester and Margaret Paluch Lectures that he will deliver at the University of St Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary during the course of the 2016-17 academic year. The title was "Dei Verbum at the Heart of Vatican II".

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  • Dr. Cloutier lectured at St. Vincent College

    Dr. David Cloutier was invited to give a lecture in the Theology Department Lecture Series on "The Problem of Luxury" at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, October 6. He also led a class session on his article "The Problem of Luxury in the Christian Life" the following day.

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  • Dr. Jones has article published

    Dr. Charles B. Jones has published “Creation and Causality in Chinese-Jesuit Polemical Literature,” in Philosophy East and West, vol. 66, no. 4 (Oct. 2016), p. 1251-1272. Click above for the article.

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  • Fr. Alexopoulos Delivered two papers

    Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos delivered a paper titled: "The Canonization of the Greek Martyrs of 1922: Is it a Novetly?" at the Sixth International Congress of the Society of Oriental Liturgy held in Etchmiadzin, Armenia, September 15, 2016.The second paper was titled: "The Gospel Narrative in Byzantine Liturgy" at the Seventh East-West Symposium of New Testament Scholars with the theme "History and Theology in the Gospel Narratives" in Moscow, Russia, September 30, 2016.

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  • Fr. Alexopoulos Delivers Talk

    Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos delivered a talk titled: "The Armenian Martyrs of 1915: Pastoral Implications for Today" at the Armenian Seminary, Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia, on September 13, 2016.

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  • Dr. Minnich goes to Rome for International Conference

    The Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences promotes an International Conference to be held at the Pontifical Lateran University, on 12-14 October 2016 entitled: "Finding solutions. New light on the Fifth Lateran Council (1512-1517). "Simultaneous translation will be available in French, English and Italian.Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 17:30, at the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, there will offer also a concert of Corradiana Music Chapel of the Cathedral of Molfetta, on the theme "Sacred Roman Polyphony by the Fifth Lateran Council of Trent." Click above for more details

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  • Voiles Defense

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  • Voiles Defense

    Gregory D. Voiles successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, entitled "The Shape of Spiritual Direction in the Mystical Theology of Jan van Ruusbroec" on September 19, 2016.

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  • Msgr. Rossetti named Pontifical Commission Consultant

    Msgr Stephen J Rossetti PhD DMin, research associate professor in the School of Theology and Religious Studieshas been officially named a consultant to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Msgr. Rossetti haslong ministered as an advocate for the protection of minors including conducting research, publishing articles and books, and giving workshops around the world on best practices, He has been a consultant to the USCCB on this issue for several years and helped to draft and lateramend the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (the “Dallas Charter”).

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  • Msgr McPartlan Interviewed on the Chieti Document

    Msgr Paul McPartlan has been interviewed by the Aleteia website about the agreed statement on 'Synodality and Primacy in the First Millennium' (the Chieti Document) recently agreed by the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. Click above for more details and to read the interview

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  • Essay written by Dr. Grabowski on same-sex attraction recently published

    "Not Just Love: The Anthropological Assumptions of Catholic Teaching on Same-Sex Attraction and Activity," in Justice through Diversity: A Philosophical and Theological Debate, ed. Michael J. Sweeney, pp. 615-38. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. Click above for more details.

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  • Dr. Grabowski gave keynote address

    On Saturday, September 24 Dr. Grabowski presented a keynote address at the Theology of the Body Institute International Congress in Ontario, CA entitled "Discerning the Body: The Place of the Theology of the Body in the Ministry of Pope Francis"--This presentation engaged the view of some commentators and pundits which holds that Pope Francis is not deeply interested in marriage, the family, or the Theology of the Body of his predecessor St. John Paul II. This presentation challenged those views and showed the deep continuity between the two pontiffs as revealed in the recent Synods on family and the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia.

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  • Dr. Grabowski led study days for the faculty of St. Meinrad Archabbey

    On September 22 and 23, Dr. Grabwoski led study days on topics such as 1)" Pope Francis, Family and Evangelization: An Interpretation" 2) "Amoris laetitia: Overview and Some specific Issues" and 3) "Forming Families and those Who Minister to Them (marriage & seminary formation)". Click above for more details.

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  • Dr. Christopher Ruddy presented papers at Fairfield University

    Christopher Ruddy was one of thirty participants at "The Future of Catholic Systematic Theology in the Northern Hemisphere" conference, held at Fairfield University, September 9th-11th. He delivered one of five invited papers, "Systematic Theology and Generational Change; The Anxiety of Influence."

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  • Local Parish hosts lecture on Creation by Dr. Miller

    On September 18 and 25, Dr. Robert Miller lectured on “The Grand Pattern of Genesis 1” and “Genesis 2 on Human Nature” for the Sunday Forums series at St. Paul's Episcopal Parish, Washington, DC. Shawn Stroud, TRS doctoral student in Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology, is Assistant Priest at the parish.

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  • Msgr McPartlan Participates in New Catholic-Orthodox Agreement

    From 15-22 September 2016, Msgr Paul McPartlan participated in the latest plenary meeting of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, held at Francavilla al Mare, in the Diocese of Chieti-Vasto, Italy. Click above for more details.

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  • Dr. Wessel new book

    Dr. Susan Wessel's newest book Passion and Compassion in Early Christianity, Cambridge University Press 2016 has recently been published.

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  • Nostra Aetate Book Launch

    We are excited to announce that the book, Nostra Aetate: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Catholic Church's Dialogue with Jews and Muslims, is now available!  Join us for a book launch featuring Dr. Pim Valkenberg of CUA and Rev. John Crossin with the USCCB's Office of Interreligious Affairs, Monday, Oct. 3, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Click here for more information.

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  • 2016 Quasten Award

    Join us for the 2016 Quasten Award Presentation and Lecture honoring this year's recipient, Eamon Duffy, professor emeritus, History of Christianity, University of Cambridge, Thursday, Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m., Caldwell Auditorium. Click here for more information.

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  • Annual Thomas Verner Moore Lecture

    Please join STRS, St. Anselm's Abbey, and The Columbus School of Law for the 43rd Annual Thomas Verner Moore lecture, Saturday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m., Slowinski Courtroom, Columbus School of Law.  Click here for more information.

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  • Msgr McPartlan to be Paluch Lecturer in 2016-17

    Msgr Paul McPartlan is to be the 2016-17 Chester and Margaret Paluch Lecturer at the University of St Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. In that capacity, he will deliver three lectures on the theme, '"A Sure Compass": The Continuing Reception of Vatican II', during the course of the present academic year.

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  • Fr. Witczak publishes new course

    Fr. Witczak recently published a new course in three formats, audio CD and audio MP3 and video DVD: Becoming a Catholic: The History and Practice of Initiation (Bethesda, MD: Now Your Know Media, 2016). Click above for more information.

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  • Msgr. Irwin Attends Meetings in Rome

    In conjunction with the AAAS grant on Science in Seminaries Msgr. Irwin is presently attending the XIII meeting of University Professors in Rome co-sponsored by the Congregation for Catholic Education and Sapienza University. Click above for more details.

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  • New Essay from Fr. Ford has been published

    Fr. Ford's newest essay, "Ecumenical Ecology and Ecological Ecumenism: Reflections on the Encyclicals of Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis," appeared in Ecumenical Trends 45/8 (September 2016)" 1-6,15.

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  • Dr. Miller on Oral Tradition and the Psalms

    Dr. Miller's paper, "Ritual Performance of Hebrew Mythic Psalms," was presented September 2 at the "Orality and Narration: Performance and Mythic-Ritual Poetics" Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World XII Conference in Switzerland, at Puidoux near Lausanne.

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  • Msgr. Clay Presents Conference on the Revised Order of Celebrating Matrimony

    Msgr. Michael Clay, Associate Dean for Seminary and Ministerial Studies, offered a day-long conference to the priests of the Diocese of Raleigh on August 30 on the recently revised Order of Celebrating Matrimony. The conference examined the expanded Praenotanda, the revisions to the Order, and the new appendices.

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  • Fr. Witczak Interview

    Voice of America (VOA) Interviewed Fr. Witczak about Mother Theresa and her upcoming canonization. Click above for the link to the article and video.

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  • Dr. Bosworth Blog post

    Dr. Bosworth, a Sinai and Synapses Fellow, wrote a blog post about how ministers can bring science to their theology that originated from his presentation for a faculty retreat for the Science for Seminaries grant. Click above for links.

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  • New Edited Volume published by Dr. Miller

    Robert Miller has published an edited volume, Between Israelite Religion and Old Testament Theology: Essays on Archaeology, History, and Hermeneutics (Contributions to Biblical Exegesis & Theology 80; Leuven: Peeters, 2016). In this volume of collected essays, Dr. Miller contributed "Iron Age Medicine Men and Old Testament Theology.”

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  • Dr. Bosworth presented a paper

    Dr. Bosworth presented a paper “Infant Weeping in Hebrew and Greek Infant Abandonment Stories” at the Catholic Biblical Association.

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  • Dr. Bosworth’s new book

    Dr. Bosworth's new book Infant Weeping in Akkadian, Hebrew, and Greek Literature has been published

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  • Dr. Bosworth Science for Seminaries retreat

    Dr. Bosworth attended the "Science for Seminaries" retreat in Newagen, Maine and presented three talks about CUA's experience of the "Science for Seminaries" grant for Catholic and Orthodox seminary faculty interested in incorporating science into their courses.

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  • Fr. Ford Conference

    At the annual conference of the Newman Association of America, the following people from STRS gave presentations: Lisa Adams (Ph.D. candidate, Historical Theology): "What Newman meant by 'Rhetoric'"; Carlos Taja (Ph.D. candidate, Systematic Theology): "Newman's Epistemology of Faith and Revelation"; John Ford c.s.c. "Newman Trivia: Family and Friends."

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  • Fr. Ford Review Essay

    Fr. Ford's review-essay "Newman on Vatican II" was published in Newman Studies Journal 13/1 (Spring 2016): 80-87.

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  • Dr. Grabowski Plenary Address

    Last Friday (July 22) Dr. Grabowski gave a plenary address at the Courage Conference which was held on CUA's campus entitled "Create in Me a Clean Heart: The Perils of Pornography." The presentation discussed and amplified ideas in the recent pastoral statement of the USCCB on the moral evil of pornography, its impact on persons and society, and how the Christian community is called to respond to pornography use or addiction among its members.

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  • Dr. Grabowski Presentation

    Dr. Grabowski gave a presentation at Symposium "Hope, Help, and Healing: A Catholic Response to Domestic Violence" meeting on our campus. The presentation was entitled "Church Teaching on Marriage, Domestic Abuse and Violence." It provided an overview of resources in scripture and catholic tradition to understand the moral evil of domestic violence and the way these resources are being brought to bear on it in recent magisterial teaching.

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  • Dr. Jones Paper Presentation

    Dr. Charles B. Jones presented the paper, “Master Sheng-yen's Pure Land Teachings: Synthesizing the Traditional and the Modern” at the 6th International Sheng Yen Buddhist Conference “Chinese Buddhism and Master Sheng Yen in the Contexts of Modernity and the Buddhist Historical Imagination” in Taipei, Taiwan July 1, 2016.

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  • Dr. Grabowski Presentation

    On June 25 Dr. Grabowski gave a presentation to Archbishop Chaput and the Pastoral Council of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on the topic of "Emerging Challenges to Marriage and the Family." The presentation examined the impact of the Industrial Revolution, the Sexual revolution, and the explosion of technology on marriage as well as specific challenges and opportunities facing the Church in its ministry to couples and families

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  • International Theological Dialogue

    Msgr. Michael Clay and Fr. Michael Witczak both participated in the fourth session of the fifth phase of the Disciples of Christ-Roman Catholic International Commission for Dialogue. Click above for more details.

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  • Fr. Ford Presentation

    Fr. Ford gave a presentation "Ecumenical Ecology and Ecological Ecumenism: the encyclicals of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew" at the Orientale Lumen XX conference in Washington, DC, June 21-24.

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  • Dr. Valkenberg Article

    The article "God(s) of Abraham Sibling rivalry between two faiths" written by Dr. Valkenberg was published in the Christian Century. Click above to see the article link.

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  • Dr. Jones gave a presentation

    Dr. Charles B. Jones presented the talk “The Pedagogy of Chinese Sutra Translation” at the conference “Sutra Transmission and Translation” hosted by the Dunhuang Research Institute and the Woodenfish Foundation at Dunhuang, China on June 16, 2016.

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  • Msgr McPartlan teaches Communion Ecclesiology at Mount Angel From 13-17 June 2016

    From 13-17 June 2016, Msgr Paul McPartlan gave an intensive course on 'Communion Ecclesiology Today' at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon. This was the inaugural course of the new Doctor in Ministry (DMin) program at Mount Angel.

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  • Dr. Valkenberg Book Interview

    Dr. Valkenberg was interviewed by Dr. Joseph Preville and Julie Harbin about his new book “Nostra Aetate: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Catholic Church's Dialogue with Jews and Muslims.”

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  • Fr. Ford Served as Moderator

    John Ford c.s.c. served as the moderator for the session, Newman and the Crisis of Modernity, at the convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America, in San Juan Puerto Rico (June 9-12).

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  • Dr. Cloutier Book

    New Faculty member Dr. David Cloutier received the third place award in social ethics at the CPA awards for his book, Vice of Luxury.

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  • Msgr.Irwin Book

    Msgr. Iriwn's latest book THE SACRAMENTS: Historical Precedents and Liturgical Theology received the first place book award in the Liturgy category from the Catholic Press Association as announced at their annual meeting in St. Louis this last weekend.

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  • Dr. Capizzi Article

    Dr. Capizzi wrote an article discussing if private vice can produce public virtue. The article is posted on Big Questions Online. Click above to view the article.

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  • STRS Proudly Graduates 64 Students

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  • STRS Proudly Graduates 64 Students

    On Saturday, May 14th, the School of Theology and Religious Studies distributed degrees to 64 of its undergraduate and graduate students.

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  • Dr. Grabowski Presentation

    Dr. Grabowski gave a presentation at the Academy of Catholic Theology Conference on May 25th: "Family in the Ministry of Pope Francis: Reflections from the Synod." The presentation related some of my own experience as an adiutor at the Synod, offered an interpretation of the purpose of the Synod in the light of Pope Francis's ministry and Amoris laetitia, and identified some critical theological and pastoral issues facing the Church in the aftermath of the Synods and the Apostolic Exhortation.

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  • Dr. Jones Presentation

    Dr. Charles B. Jones presented the lecture "How Did Zen Become Zen" for the Smithsonian Associates, Washington D.C., on May 24, 2016.

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  • Dr. Grabowski Keynote

    Dr. Grabowski gave the keynote address for the Archdiocese of Washington's Priests Convocation. The title was: "'Pastors Who Take on the Smell of Their Sheep': Priestly Accompaniment of Families in Light of Amoris laetitia."

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  • Dr. Miller Article

    Robert Miller has published an article, "Iconographic Links between Indic and Ancient West Asian Storm Gods" in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenlandischen Gesellschaft 166 (2016): 141-52.

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  • Fr. Alexopoulos Lecture

    Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos offered a series of lectures titled "The Power of Worship: Insights from Liturgical History, Liturgical Theology and Liturgical Anthropology” at the Annual Lenten Retreat of the Order of St. Andrew of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at the Hamptons, NY, April 15-16, 2016.

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  • Dr. Miller Book

    Robert Miller has published an edited volume, The Highest Form of Wisdom: A Memorial Book in Honor of Professor Saul S. Friedman (New York: Ktav, 2016). In this volume of collected essays, Dr. Miller contributed "God and the Asiatic Mode of Production."

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  • Msgr. Clay R.C.I.A Presentations

    Msgr. Clay Offers R.C.I.A. Presentations at Conference Sponsored by the Diocese of Lafayette

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  • Wise Defense

    Mr. Joshua Wise presented his dissertation on Thursday, April 28th. His dissertation titled, "The Role of Hell in Various Universalistic Theologies with Special Reference to the Theology of George MacDonald".

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  • Saarinen Defense

    Mr. Tapani Saarinen successfully defended his dissertation on Wednesday, April 27th. His dissertation is titled, "The Christian, the Church, and Causes of War: A Systematic Analysis of the World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Call to Just Peace".

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  • Dr. Gregory Article

    Bradley Gregory has published an article, "Vice and Virtue in the Moral Vision of the Latin of Sirach" in Biblica 97 (2016): 41-61.

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  • DeCelles Defense

    Mr. Mark DeCelles presented his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, April 22, 2016. His dissertation is titled "The Faithfulness of God in the Theology of Walter Kasper".

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  • Beldio Defense

    Mr. Patrick Beldio presented his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, April 22, 2016. His dissertation is titled "Art and Beauty, Opposition and Growth, in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram".

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  • Radice Defense

    Ms. Lindsay Radice presented her dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Her disseration titled "A Mutiple Case Study Investigation into the Instructional Methodologies utilized by Catholic School Religion Teachers to Implement the 'Doctrinal Elements of Curriculum Framework for Young People of High School Age'".

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  • Martin Defense

    Mr. Matthew Martin presented his dissertation for the Doctor of Philosophy on Thursday, April 21, 2016. His dissertation is titled, "The Kingdom of Heaven in the Gospel Commentaries of St. Thomas Aquinas: Historical, Eccleiological and Eschatological Dimensions."

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  • King Defense

    Mr. Lawrence Jerome King presented his dissertation for the Degree of Philosophy on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. His dissertation is titled, " The Authoritative Weight of Non-Definitive Magisterial Teaching ."

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  • Agbagwa Defense

    Mr. Godswill Uchenna Agbagwa presented his dissertation for the Degree of Sacred Theology, Moday, April 18, 2016. His Disseratation is titled, " Towards Situating Solidarity in the Thomistic Understanding of Virtue."

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  • Crowell Defense

    Mr. Trevor Crowell presented his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Monday April 18, 2016. His disseration is titled, "The Biblical Homilies of Ephraem Graecus"

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  • Msgr. McPartlan Interviewed on NPR

    The NPR program, "All Things Considered", on Sunday 10 April contained an interview with Msgr Paul McPartlan on Catholic-Orthodox relations in light of the planned visit of Pope Francis to the Greek island of Lesbos on Friday 15 April, where, together with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Archbishop Hieronymos of Athens he will highlight the plight of refugees and migrants.

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  • Msgr. Irwin Activities

    On Wednesday April 6 the Pontifical Liturgical Institute at Sant Anselmo (Rome) hosted a book launch for Msgr. Irwin's latest book, The Sacraments: Historical Foundations and Liturgical Theology.On Tuesday April 19 Msgr. Irwin presented a paper at the International Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue (Malines) group.Click above to view more details

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  • Fr. Ford Publication

    Publication of Fr. Ford Essay:"Vatican II's Decree on Ecumenism at Age Fifty: An Exhausted Inheritance or a Living Legacy"Ecumenical Trends 45/3 (March 2016): 1-7, 15.

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  • Fr. Alexopoulos lecture series

    Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos offered a series of lectures titled "The Power of Worship: Insights from Liturgical History, Liturgical Theology and Liturgical Anthropology” at the Annual Lenten Retreat of the Order of St. Andrew of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at the Hamptons, NY, April 15-16, 2016.

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  • Fr. Alexopoulos Lecture

    Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos lectured on the topic “The Hymns of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy: History and Practice” at the Church Music Institute (Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston), Brookline, MA, April 9, 2016.

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  • Herold Defense

    Ms. Suzanne Sarah Herold presented her dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Thursday, March 31, at 10:00 a.m. Her dissertation was titled, "Christ and the Triumphant Victims: Relics and the Altar in the Ordo Dedicationis Ecclesiae et Altaris."

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  • Updated Tracking Sheets

    Upon review of the Rector's Handbook and the three recently approved tracking sheets, it appears that the Introduction to Patristic Theology course is a degree requirement of the S.T.B. and by extension, the joint S.T.B./M.Div. program. It is not a degree requirement for those who are only pursuing the M. Div. degree.For more information, follow the link.

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  • Lantigua Article

    Dr. Lantigua wrote an article "The Image of God, Christian Rights Talk, and the School of Salamanca," Journal of Law and Religion 31, no. 1 (March 2016): 19-41.

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  • Michael Wimsatt Defense

    Rev. Michael Wimsatt successfully defended his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology on Friday, March 18 at 10:00 am. His dissertation is titled "Ecclesial Themes in the Mediterranean Writings of John Henry Newman (December 1832 - July 1833)".

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  • Fr. Heil on the Gospel of John

    Fr. Heil made a presentation entitled "Worship in the Gospel of John" at the regional meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association that took place at the Dominican House of Studies on March 19.

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  • Grabowski Publication

    John S. Grabowski and Christopher Gross, "An Analysis of GSUSA's Policy of Serving Transgender Youth: Implications for Catholic Practice" Journal of Moral Theology 5:1 (2016): 86-110.

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  • Msgr. Clay Makes Presentation for Year of Mercy Lecture Series

    Msgr. Clay spoke at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Richmond, VA on Monday, March 7, as part of its Year of Mercy Lecture Series. His presentation, the third in the series, was "God's Mercy and Forgiveness in the Sacraments."

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  • Msgr. Clay Leads Parish Staff Retreat

    Msgr. Clay led a retreat for the parish staff of All Saints Catholic Church in Hampstead, NC on Friday, March 4. The retreat focused on spiritual and pastoral strategies for evangelization.

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  • Msgr McPartlan on Primacy in the Church

    Msgr Paul McPartlan has a paper entitled 'Primacy and Eucharist: Recent Catholic Perspectives' in the recently published volume, John Chryssavgis, ed., Primacy in the Church: The Office of Primate and the Authority of Councils (Yonkers NY: St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2016), vol.1, pp.217-236.

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  • Dr. Grabowski speaks at St. Francis Church

    On February 12,2016 my wife Claire and I spoke at St. Francis Church in Derwood, MD on "The Beauty of the Church's Teaching on Marriage as the Domestic Church" The presentation discussed the threefold offices of Christ as priest, prophet, and king as lived out by a couple in their life together and their vocation as parents.

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  • Dr. Grabowski spoke on "Christian Marriage: Understanding, Living It. and Preparing for It."

    On February 11, 2916 Dr. Grabowski and his wife spoke at CUA on Tap sponsored by Campus Ministry on campus. They spoke on "Christian Marriage: Understanding, Living It. and Preparing for It." The presentation examined marriage as a covenant and a sacrament in the Church's teaching and in the experience of couples who seek to live it. It also looked at challenges facing college students pondering their future vocations and how to overcome them.

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  • Dr. Grabowski spoke on "Family and the New Evangelization: Pope Francis and the Synods"

    On February 4, 2016 Dr. Grabowski spoke on "Family and the New Evangelization: Pope Francis and the Synods" at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA. The presentation examined Pope Francis' s vision for the the role of families within the New Evangelization and how the recent Synods fit into it. Particular attention was devoted to the formation of families in this evangelizing effort.

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  • "On Care for Our Common Home: Background, Contributions and Beyond" Symposium

    Thursday, March 17, 20168:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.Caldwell AuditoriumPre-registration requiredVisit cuatoday.com/ourcommonhome for more information

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  • Hispanic Innovators of Faith

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  • Recinella Defense

    Ms. Therese Recinella presented her treatise for the degree of Doctor of Ministry on Thursday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. Her treatise is titled, “Lectio Divina: A Spiritual Practice for for Lay Volunteer Catechetics."

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  • Annual Dearden Lecture

    The Dearden lecture honors the late archbishop of Detroit who was known for his work to implement the teachings of Vatican II in the United States. This annual lecture is supported by a fund established for the purpose of implementation in 1982 by a number of American bishops, who wished to honor Cardinal John Dearden, archbishop of Detroit (1958-80), for his erudition, wisdom, and leadership of the Church in the United States.

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  • Dearden Lecture

    STRS was honored to host Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, archbishop of Durban, to deliver this year's Cardinal John Francis Dearden lecture.  The lecture held, Thursday, February 18 in Caldwell Auditorium focused on collegiality and synodality within the 2014 and 2015 synods. Click here to access more information.

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  • Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos published the article

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  • Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos delivered the paper

    "The Power of the Word: Preaching and Iconography in a Greek Orthodox Church” at the Center for Byzantine Material Arts, Washington, DC, February 4, 2016

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  • “Prayer at the Eucharist: Shifts in the Use of Scripture”

    Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos presented a paper titled “Prayer at the Eucharist: Shifts in the Use of Scripture” at the International Conference Liturgical Reception of the Bible: Dimensions and Perspectives for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Regensburg, on September 25, 2015.

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  • Dr. Gregory Published an Article

    Bradley Gregory has published an article, "Isaiah 14 (LXX) as Narrative Template for Antiochus IV in 2 Maccabees 9" in The Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies.

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  • Brooks Defense

    Mr. Brooks Barber presented his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. His dissertation is titled, “Metaphors of Sickness and the Social Body in the Constantinian Era.”

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  • Ralph Defense

    Ralph DefenseMs. Allison Ralph presented her dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Her dissertation is titled, “Metaphors of Sickness and the Social Body in the Constantinian Era.”

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  • Fr. Alexopoulos Lectures

    Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos was invited by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese over the weekend of January 30-31 to New York to deliver two lectures on the occasion of the Feast of the Three Hierarchs (St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, St. John Chrysostom) - also known as Greek Letters Day.

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  • Jenislawski Defense

    Mr. Eric Jenislawski presented his degree for the Doctors of Philosphy on Friday, December 11, 2015. His dissertation is titled, “A Comparative Study of the Hermeneutics of Henri de Lubac and Hans-Georg Gadamer.”

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  • Evans defense

    Mr. Joshua Evans presented his degree for the Doctors of Philosphy on Friday, December 11, 2015. His dissertation is titled, “Augustine's Unfinished Work Against Julian: The Ancient and Contemporary Dispute Over Concupiscence.”

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  • DelMonico Defense

    Mr. Marc DelMonico presented his dissertation for the degree of Doctors of Philosophy on Friday, December 11, 2015, at 2:00p.m. in Caldwell 125. His dissertation is titled, "Communication, Communion and Conflict in the Theologies of Gregory Baum and Patrick Granfield."

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  • hARMON dEFENSE

    Ms. Tera Harmon presented her dissertation for the degree of Doctors of Philosophy on Friday, November 20, 2015, at 11:00a.m. in Caldwell 125. Her dissertation is titled,"Motion And Anthropology In The Writings Of Gregory Of Nyssa."

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  • Msgr. Irwin Lecture

    Msgr. Irwin delivered the Aquinas Lecture at Providence College on January 27. Among those attending were STRS alums Dr. Gary Culpepper, Chair of the Theology Dept, Rev. Gabriel Pivarnik O. P. Vice President for Mission and Ministry and Rev. James Sabak, O. F. M. Assistant Professor of Theology.

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  • Cardinal Wilfrid Napier Lecture on Reconciliation in Southern Africa

    On Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, Great Room B, Pryzbyla Center, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, archbishop of Durban will deliver a lecture entitled, "Pax et Bonum - a pious greeting or a life changing challenge?: The Challenge of Reconciliation in Southern Africa." All are invited to attend.

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  • 2016 Cardinal Dearden Lecture

    STRS will host the annual Cardinal John Francis Dearden lecture featuring Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, Thursday, February 18, 2016, 4:30 p.m., Caldwell Auditorium. All are invited to attend.

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  • Dr. Grabowski Presentation

    On Thursday, January 28th I presented "Inside the Synod on Family: What Happened and What Does It Mean?" The presentation was sponsored by the Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota. The presentation discussed the events of the 2015 Synod, it's place within the pontificate of pope Francis, and its significance for the Church in its current ministry to families.

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  • Fr. Witczak Presented a Paper

    Associate Professor Rev. Dr. Michael G. Witczak presented a paper to the seminar on Issues in Medieval Liturgy at the North American Academy of Liturgy held in Houston in January, entitled "Alcuin and the Liturgy: The Testimony of His Lives of Saints."

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  • Fr. Alexopoulos Gives Presentation

    On January 19, Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos, together with Prof. Stig-SymeonFrøyshov from the University of Oslo, presented at Dumbarton Oaks (Byzantine Studies Program) on the history, implementation, and publications of the Catalogue of Byzantine Manuscripts (CBM) Project. For the project, see http://www.pthu.nl/cbm/

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  • New Edition of Msgr McPartlan's Book on Primacy

    In January 2016, CUA Press published a new edition of Msgr Paul McPartlan's book, A Service of Love: Papal Primacy, the Eucharist, and Church Unity, with a new Postscript taking account of developments regarding primacy and Catholic-Orthodox relations during the pontificate of Pope Francis.

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  • Fr. Alexopoulos delivered a paper

    Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos delivered the paper "Anamnesis, Epiclesis and Mimesis in the Minor Hours of the Byzantine Rite" at the 2016 North American Academy of Liturgy Conference (Houston, January 7-10).

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  • Fr. Alexopoulos published an article

    Fr. Alexopoulos published articleFr. Stefanos Alexopoulos published the article "The Office of the Royal Hours" in Ecclesia 92 (2015) 686-701 [in Greek]

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  • Dr. Jones Presented a Paper

    Dr. Charles B. Jones presented the paper, “Western Pure Land, Mind-Only Pure Land, or Humanistic Pure Land: Intersections in Practice and Social Action” at the conference “Humanistic Pure Land and Amitabha Pure Land”

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  • Msgr. Irwin Launches New Book

    Paulist Press hosted a reception for over one hundred and fifty people at the North American Academy of Liturgy meeting in Houston on January 8th to launch Msgr. Irwin's new book SACRAMENTS: Historical Precedents and Liturgical Theology.

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  • Fr. Ford Fellowship

    The Newman Association of America has established "The Rev. John T. Ford C.S.C. Conference Fellowship" for young scholars to attend the annual Newman conference.

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  • Fr. Ford Article

    Fr. Ford published an article "John Henry Newman: A Short Introduction to his Writings" appeared in Newman Studies Journal 12/2 (Fall 2015): 32-44.

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  • Dr. Bosworth published an artice

    Dr. David Bosworth published the article "Ancient Prayer and the Psychology of Religion: Deities as Parental Figures" in the current issue of the Journal of Biblical Literature 134 (2015) 681-700.

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