On October 2-3, the Thomistic Institute presents their fall Thomistic Circles, on The Mind of Christ: Christology and Contemporary Exegesis. This theological symposium is free and open to the public. Speakers include Dr. Ben Witherington, III, Asbury Theological Seminary; Dr. Bruce D. Marshall, Southern Methodist University; Dr. William Wright, Duquesne University; Dr. R. Trent Pomplun, Loyola University Maryland; and Fr. Simon Gaine, O.P., University of Oxford.
The schedule of speakers is:
Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., will be among the speakers at the inaugural Symposium Thomisticum, to be held at the Center Culturel Irlandais in Paris, France, June 23-25, 2016. The theme of the Symposium will be Aquinas and Modern Philosophies.
For more information on the Symposium, including a list of speakers, please visit their website.
The Thomistic Institute recently cosponsored with the Archdiocese of Baltimore the fourth annual Conference for Priests entitled, “Becoming a Better Confessor: Using the Virtues and Vices in the Confessional”, which took place on July 7-9, 2015 at the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Basilica of the Assumption. Approximately 160 priests attended from all over the United States and Canada. Photos (taken by Olivia Obineme) are available here.
Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.’s article, Why Gay Marriage is Not Like Divorce,” was published on First Things’ website. Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., turned over his regular column space to Fr. Legge, noting that Fr. Legge’s words “deserve very wide consideration.” Fr. Legge commented on his article on EWTN News Nightly.
Given not only the festive nature of the Holy Father’s visit to Washington, D.C. in September but also the necessary security and preparations that his visit will entail, the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and the Dominican Theological Library will be closed on Wednesday, September 23rd. All classes will be canceled that day. Furthermore, all night courses scheduled for Tuesday, September 22nd will be canceled.
On the early evening of Friday, May 15, Solemn Vespers and the Conferral of Degrees for thirty-one students of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception took place in the priory chapel of the Dominican House of Studies. A gathering of faculty, staff, members of the Board of the Overseers, as well as family and friends of the graduates gathered in the chapel to witness the
On the evening of Wednesday, April 22, Aquin Hall was filled with people to hear Most Rev. J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P., deliver the inaugural Pope Saint John Paul II Lecture, sponsored by the Pontifical Faculty and Friends of John Paul II Foundation. The text of Archbishop DiNoia’s lecture is now available.