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    7:30am 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
  • Wednesday, February 10

    Ash Wednesday

  • Tuesday, February 23

    The Wise Restrains that Make Men Free? Freedom, Morality, and the Law

    Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P.

    Thomistic Institute and Hillsdale College

    Kirby Center, Washington, D.C.

  • Friday, February 26

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Saturday, February 27

    Thomistic Circles

    Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

    “The Heart of True Love: Aquinas’s Guide to Love, Human and Divine”

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Monday-Friday, February 29-March 4

    Spring Break

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Saturday, March 5

    Art of the Beautiful Lecture Series

    Prof. Francesca Murphy

    Beauty and the Spiritual Senses

    7:30 PM, The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Friday, March 11

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Saturday, March 19

    Feast of St. Joseph

    Library Open

  • Wednesday, March 23

    Administrative Friday

    Friday classes held, no Wednesday classes

  • Wednesday, March 23

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

  • Thursday, March 24

    Holy Thursday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, March 25

    Good Friday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, March 28

    Easter Monday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday-Friday, March 29-April 1

    Registration for Fall 2016 Classes

  • Tuesday, March 29

    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happpiness: A 13th Century Take on Natural Rights

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

    Thomistic Institute and Hillsdale College

    Kirby Center, Washington, D.C.

  • Monday-Wednesday, April 4-6

    Registration for Fall 2016 Classes

  • Tuesday, April 5

    Art of the Beautiful Lecture Series

    Manfred Honeck

    “Faith in Music”

    7:30 PM, The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Saturday, April 9

    The Future of Catholicism in America

    Mary Eberstadt, Michael Hanby,

    Russell Hittinger, Phillip Muñoz,

    R. R. Reno, and George Weigel

    12:30 PM, The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Tuesday, April 19

    Annual Save the Rare Books Golf Tournament

    Reston National Golf Course

  • Saturday, April 23

    Sixth Annual Dominican Spring Gala

  • Monday-Friday, April 25-29

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Friday, April 29

    Classes End

  • Monday, May 2

    Reading Day

  • Tuesday-Friday, May 3-6

    Final Exam Week

  • Friday, May 6

    Semester Ends

  • Monday-Friday, May 9-13

    Special Exams Week

  • Wednesday, May 11

    All Grades Due

  • Friday, May 13


    5 p.m. Priory Chapel (Invitation Only)

  • Saturday, May 21

    Priesthood Ordinations

    St. Dominic Church

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, May 30

    Memorial Day

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, May 31

    Summer Session Begins

  • Thursday, June 2 - Sunday, June 5

    The 6th Annual Philosophy Workshop:

    Aquinas on Politics

    Mount Saint Mary College

    Newburgh, New York

  • Tuesday, August 9 - Thursday, August 11

    Becoming a Better Preacher

    Fifth Annual Conference for Priests

    Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore


Thomistic Institute on the Hill

This series of lectures on politics and philosophy is sponsored by the Thomistic Institute - DC Chapter, cosponsored with the Hillsdale College Allan P. Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship. The lectures will take place at The Kirby Center.

Tuesday, February 23
Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P.
The Wise Restraints That Make Men Free? Freedom, Morality, and the Law

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Alumni News

Most Rev. J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P. (STB ‘69; STL ‘71), Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gave the homily at Evensong on Candlemas eve, before the consecration of Rev. Msgr. Steven J. Lopes as first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

Rev. John Vidmar, O.P. (STB ‘78, STL ‘80), will speak on the History of the Dominicans in the USA at Saints Philip & James Parish in Baltimore on Sunday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. See the parish website for RSVP information.

Dawn Eden (MA ‘10, STB ‘13, STL ‘14) will be speaking the D.C. area in late February, including the Catholic Information Center on February 25, and the Archdiocesan Women’s Conference on February 27.

Rev. Peter John Cameron, O.P. (MDiv & STB ‘85, STL ‘87), editor-in-chief of Magnificat, gave the homily at the annual Mass of St. Thomas Aquinas. His homily can be read or viewed on the CUA website.

Brill Publishers has released a new book by R.J. Matava (MA ‘05), Divine Causality and Human Free Choice: Domingo Báñez, Physical Premotion and the Controversy de Auxiliis Revisited. In this book, Dr. Matava explains the idea of physical premotion defended by Domingo Báñez, whose position in the Controversy de Auxiliis has been typically ignored in contemporary discussions of providence and freewill. Through a close engagement with untranslated primary texts, Matava shows Báñez’s relevance to recent debates about middle knowledge. Finding the mutual critiques of Báñez and Molina convincing, Matava argues that common presuppositions led both parties into an insoluble dilemma. However, Matava also challenges the informal consensus that Lonergan definitively resolved the controversy. Developing a position independently advanced by several recent scholars, Matava explains how the doctrine of creation entails a position that is more satisfactory both philosophically and as a reading of Aquinas. For more information or to order, visit the Brill website.

View an interview with Rev. Gregory Maturi, O.P. (MDiv ‘92, STL ‘95), the “Crime Fighting Priest” of St. Dominic’s parish in Youngstown, Ohio.


Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict

The Thomistic Institute and The Catholic Center at NYU will be co-sponsoring a lecture with Dr. Stephen Barr on “Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict” on Monday, February 8, at 7:30 PM.

Dr. Stephen Barr is a theoretical particle physicist at the University of Delaware. He is the author of Modern Physics and Ancient Faith (2006) and writes extensively on the relationship between science and religion. Many of his articles and reviews have appeared in First Things, National Review, and Commonweal. Dr. Barr was awarded the Benemerenti Medal by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 2007 and was elected a member of the Academy of Catholic Theology in 2010.

Please RSVP online by Friday, February 5.

For more information, please contact Juliette Jeanfreau at — at The Catholic Center at NYU.


Bishop Barron to be PFIC’s 2016 Commencement Speaker

The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception is pleased to announce that Most Reverend Robert E. Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, will be the speaker at our 2016 Commencement ceremonies. A Doctorate in Sacred Theology (honoris causa) will be conferred on Bishop Barron.

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6th Annual Philosophy Workshop: Aquinas on Politics

The 6th Annual Philosophy Workshop: Aquinas on Politics, will take place June 2-5, 2016, at Mount Saint Mary College Newburgh, New York.

Aquinas offers analysis of principles basic to political life: the common good, the human family, natural rights, the nature of justice. How does he understand these principles, their basis in human nature and their applications? How do they compare with contemporary political theories? Are they applicable in a contemporary setting and if so in what way?

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Recent Faculty News

Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., Vice President and Academic Dean, will speak on “Saint Thomas Aquinas on Charity and Creative Mercy” following the 5:15 p.m. on February 24 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. This is part of a year-long speaker and events series hosted by the National Shrine to aid the faithful in fully participating in the Year of Mercy. This event is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required.

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., gave the St. Thomas Day lecture at Thomas Aquinas College, speaking on “How Does the Resurrection of Christ Illumine Human Reason? From Joseph Ratzinger to St. Thomas Aquinas”.

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., recently published the article “Divine Simplicity and the Holy Trinity,” in the International Journal of Systematic Theology (vol. 18, issue 1), 66-93.

Five of our Dominican faculty are among the fifty Catholic Theologians & Ethicists who signed an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

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The Art of the Beautiful Lecture Series

The Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Artists Society present “The Art of the Beautiful: The Incarnation and its Implications for Art.” Now in its third year, this lecture series will be held at the Catholic Center at New York University. Lectures will be followed by a reception and sung compline. The schedule is:

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Thomistic Circles in NYC: The Wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas

During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Thomistic Institute presents a series of Thomistic Circles lectures on The Wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas. These lectures are free and open to the public. the schedule of the lectures is:

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Fr. White to Speak at 2016 Paris Symposium

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.


Resources for Past Events

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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5th Save the Rare Books Golf Tournament

The Dominican Theological Library, home to over 3,000 rare books, is holding a golf tournament on Tuesday, April 17, to raise funds to reorganize, preserve, and provide greater access to its holdings, and to provide study materials to the Thomistic Institute. By playing or contributing, you will help improve the theological education of Dominican friars and other students at the Dominican House of Studies. The tournament, which will be held at Reston National Golf Course begins with Mass at 8:00 a.m., followed by tee-time at 9:00 a.m., and concluding with a BBQ lunch at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Visit our Save the Rare Books page for more information or to purchase tickets!


2016 Annual Conference for Diocesan Priests

The Thomistic Institute is pleased to offer this fifth annual conference for diocesan priests, August 9-11, 2016, in Baltimore. Guided by the wisdom of the Thomistic tradition, this conference will consist of practical talks and roundtable discussions on issues of immediate relevance to the life of contemporary priests. Led by an impressive cadre of experienced and knowledgeable speakers, and set in a comfortable fraternal atmosphere, with meals together, it will offer ample time for prayer, rest, and recreation.

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