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  • Monday - Friday

    7:00am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline (Monday - Thursday)
  • Saturday

    8:00am Mass with Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Office of Readings & Midday Prayer
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
  • Sunday

    8:30am Office of Readings & Morning Prayer
    11:15am Mass
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline
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  • Thursday, March 23, 6 PM

    “Newman at Harvard: The Idea of a University - Encore et Toujours”

    Dr. Reinhard Hütter (CUA & Duke)

    Server 202, Harvard University

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Harvard Catholic Graduate Student Chaplaincy

  • Thursday, March 30, 7PM

    “How to Be Happy: Virtue and the Path of Human Happiness”

    Prof. Thomas Hibbs (Baylor)

    Wilson Hall 126, Vanderbilt University

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and University Catholic

  • Thursday, March 30 - Friday, April 7

    Registration for Fall 2017 Classes

  • Saturday, April 1, 12:30 PM

    “What Are Natural Rights? (Are There Any?)”

    Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P. (PFIC), Prof. Charles Kesler (Claremont McKenna), Prof. Nigel Biggar (Oxford), Sherif Girgis (author), Chad Pecknold (CUA), Adrian Vermeule (Harvard Law)

    The Catholic Center at NYU

    Co-sponsored by Notre Dame University

  • Monday, April 3, 5:30 PM

    “Thomism of the Body: JPII’s Anthropology of Marriage & Sexuality”

    Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P. (PFIC)

    0015 Westbrook, Duke University

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute

  • Monday, April 3, 7 PM

    “The Goodness of God & The Evil in Our World”

    Prof. Gloria Thomas (University of St. Thomas)

    Petteruti Lounge, Brown University

    Thomistic Institute lecture hosted by the Brown-RISD Catholic Community

  • Tuesday, April 4, 7 PM

    “Religious Freedom and the Common Good”

    Prof. Nicholas J. Healy, Jr. (Pontifical JPII Institute

    Charles Commons, Johns Hopkins University

    Sponsored by the Hopkins Thomistic Institute and the Hopkins Dialectic

  • Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 PM

    “What Is Politics About Anyway? Aquinas on the Common Good”

    Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, OP (PFIC)

    St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish, Charlottesville

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish.

  • Friday-Saturday, April 7-8

    “Thomism, Post-Liberal Theology, and Postmodernity”

    A conference in honor of Archbishop J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P.

    Augustine DiNoia, OP (CDF), Bruce Marshall (SMU), Michael Root (CUA), James Buckley (LMU), Chad Pecknold (CUA), Frederick Bauerschmidt (LMU), Gary Culpepper (Providence)

  • Wednesday, April 12

    Administrative Friday (Friday Classes Held; No Wednesday Classes)

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with a “WD” Grade

  • Thursday, April 13

    Holy Thursday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, April 14

    Good Friday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, April 17

    Easter Monday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, April 18

    Annual Save the Rare Books Golf Tournament

    Reston National Golf Course

  • Saturday, April 22

    Seventh Annual Dominican Spring Gala

    Cloister of the Dominican House of Studies

  • Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Friday, April 28

    Classes End

  • Monday, May 1

    Reading Day

  • Tuesday, May 2 - Friday, May 5

    Final Exam Week

  • Friday, May 5

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, May 8 - Friday, May 12

    Special Exams Week

  • Friday, May 12

    Commencement

    5 p.m. Priory Chapel (Invitation Only)

  • Saturday, May 20

    Priesthood Ordinations

    PFIC Offices & Library Closed

  • Monday, May 29

    Memorial Day

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, May 30

    Summer Session Begins

  • Monday, August 28

    Classes Begin and Library Opens

    3:15 PM - New Student Orientation, Aquin Hall

    5 PM - Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit, DHS Chapel

  • Monday, September 4

    Labor Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, September 8

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

  • Monday, October 9

    Columbus Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, October 10

    Administrative Monday (Monday Classes Held, No Tuesday Classes)

  • Friday, October 13

    Midterm:

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with 50% Refund

Friday
Mar102017

Dominican Spring Gala

Tickets are now available for the Seventh Annual Dominican Spring Gala, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in the cloister of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. This evening of fellowship and festivity benefits the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception. The evening includes food, entertainment, samples of Dominican-brewed beer, silent & live auctions, and sung compline (evening prayer).

Selected auction items include:

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Friday
Mar102017

Mercy U Lay Theology Institute

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, Maryland, in partnership with the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, has created MercyU. This program is for laity who want to intellectually deepen their knowledge of the Faith through study in the Thomistic tradition.

The goal is to equip laity to engage the world with reason informed by the teachings of the Catholic Church. Classes take place at Our Lady of Mercy, last for four weeks each, and will be taught by members of the Pontifical Faculty. The first class taught by Very Rev. John A. Langlois, O.P., President of the Pontifical Faculty and Assistant Professor of Church History, was filled to capacity.

The next class, “Seeking Happiness: A Catholic Vision of Morality,” will begin on Saturday, March 18, and will be taught by Rev. Thomas Petri, O.P., Vice President and Academic Dean, and Assistant Professor of Moral Theology and Pastoral Studies.

You may wish to download a brochure about the program. For more information or to register, visit the Mercy U Lay Theology Institute website or contact Anna LaNave at alanave@mercyu.org or (301) 365-1415 ext 122.

Friday
Feb242017

Winter 2017 Newsletter

The winter 2017 edition of our newsletter, Faith & Reason, is now available online! In this issue, we highlight how lay professor Dr. Jem Sullivan, through the EWTN documentary The Beauty of Faith, focuses on the role of art and beauty in communicating the faith. You can also read about how our Dominican professors are defining authentic Thomism, and how alumnus Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., harmonizes faith and science.

Click here to read online. If you’d prefer to receive a printed copy, contact our Advancement Office by email or at (202) 495-3828.

 

Thursday
Jan262017

Justice Alito to be PFIC's 2017 Commencement Speaker

The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception is pleased to announce that the Honorable Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will be the speaker at our Commencement ceremonies on May 12, 2017. We are honored that the Justice will address our faculty and graduates in this, our 75th anniversary as a Pontifical Faculty.

At commencement, Justice Alito will be presented with the Saint Dominic Medal. The medal is awarded to those individuals who, through demonstrated competency in their life’s work, have advanced the ideals of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, thus, bringing honor and recognition to the charism of the Dominican Order. As a man dedicated to universal truth in the adjudication of civic law, Justice Alito has demonstrated the timeless principles preached by the Dominican Order since its inception.

Justice Alito was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He is married to Martha-Ann (née Bomgardner) and has two children. He served as a law clerk for Leonard I. Garth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey; Assistant to the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice; Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice; and U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1990. President George W. Bush nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat on January 31, 2006.

Due to limited space, attendance at Commencement is by invitation only.

Monday
Dec122016

Faculty News

Most Rev. Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, has praised The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology, the latest book by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. Bishop Barron calls Fr. White “one the brightest of a new generation of Thomas interpreters.” 

Fr. Gabriel O’Donnell, O.P., spoke at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle on Dominican Spirituality.

Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., will speak on “Theosis: Understanding Christian Divinization” for the Institute of Catholic Culture at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, at St. Agnes Church in Arlington, Virginia. This presentation can be viewed live online. Please see the event website for details. Fr. Hofer is the author of Divinization: Becoming Icons of Christ Through the Liturgy.

Fr. Basil Cole, O.P., is one of over 200 signatories to the declaration Cantate Domino, arguing for the continued relevance and importance of traditional sacred music. The declaration, released on the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II instruction Musicam Sacram, critiques the numerous serious deviation from it that have plagued the Catholic church for the past half-century.

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Thursday
Dec012016

Alumni News

Alumni: if you’d like to share news, such as an article, interview, or publication, please email the Advancement Office

Arina Grossu (MA ‘08) has commented on Judge Neil Gorsuch in an opinion piece for U.S. News & World Report.

Fr. Athanaius Murphy, O.P., was profiled in the Johns Hopkins News-Letter. Ordained in 2016, he has been Associate Chaplain at JHU since January.

Fr. Thomas More Garrett, O.P. (STB ‘14, MDiv, STL ‘15), has written an article for Catholic World Report about the alarming increase in young “nones” - those not identifying with any particular religion - and the importance of Catholic campus ministry programs, including at secular institutions, in countering that trend.

Thomas Peters (STB ‘09) was profiled in Our Sunday Visitor about his faith after a life-changing accident.

Dr. Dawn Eden Goldstein (MA ‘10, STB ‘13, STL ‘14) was on EWTN Radio’s “Morning Glory” program, discussing her book Remembering God’s Mercy.

Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress, O.P. (STB ‘15, MDiv ‘16) is the new chaplain of the Catholic Student Minstiry at the University of Virginia.

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Friday
Sep302016

Thomistic Institute Events

The Thomistic Institute is sponsoring dozens of events this spring. Many of these are hosted by local chapters of the Thomistic Institute on Campus, made up of graduate and undergraduate students who invite Catholic speakers to campus to speak on philosophical and theological subjects from a Catholic point of view. Campuses with spring events include Baylor, Brown, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, MIT, NYU, Rutgers, UC Berkeley, UVA, Vanderbilt and Yale. Visit the Thomistic Institute’s website for the full schedule of events, as well as to register.

Thursday
Jun092016

Fr. White's "The Incarnate Lord" Named Best Theology Book of 2015 by Catholic Press Association

The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology, by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., has won the annual Catholic Press Association award for best theology book of 2015. The book was published by The Catholic University of America Press and is volume 5 in their Thomistic Ressourcement series.

Wednesday
Jun012016

Resources for Past Events

Did you miss an event or lecture at the PFIC? Check this space for available text, audio, and video files. Selected Thomistic Institute lectures are available free of charge on iTunes and SoundCloud.

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