Friday, June 15, 2018

Pope Francis names Angelicum Alumnus as a Bishop of Salina, Kansas.

Pope Francis has appointed the Rev. Msgr. Gerald L. Vincke as a Bishop of Salina, Kansas. Monsignor Vincke is a priest of the Diocese of Lansing, MI, and currently serves as pastor of Holy Family Parish, Grand Blanc, Michigan.

The appointment was publicized today in Washington, D.C, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States.

Monsignor Vincke was born July 9, 1964 in Saginaw, Michigan, ninth of ten children. He holds an associate degree in Journalism (1985) from Ferris State College in Big Rapids, MI. Monsignor Vincke also holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations/Advertising from Ferris State College (1986). Monsignor Vincke also studied Philosophy at Thomas More College in Crestview, KY, 1986, and Theology at Athenaeum Seminary in Cincinnati, OH. In 1999, Rev. Msgr. Vincke received a Master of Divinity from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI.

Rev. Msgr. Vincke was ordained a priest on June 12, 1999 in the Diocese of Lansing.

In 2001-2002 Msgr. Vincke attended Creighton University, Omaha, NE, (Spirituality Courses). April 2012, he attended a course on Exorcism at the Congregation for the Clergy, Rome. In 2015, he studied at Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome (STL, Spirituality).

Assignments after ordination include: parochial vicar, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Anne Arbor (1999-2001); director, Bethany House Youth Retreat Center, Lansing (2001-2004); director of seminarians/vocation director, Diocese of Lansing (2003-2010); weekend ministry, St. Thomas Parish, East Lansing (2005-2010); chairman, Formation Department (for priest, deacons, laity and seminarians) at Diocese of Lansing (2006-2010); spiritual director, Pontifical North American College, Rome (2010-2015); pastor, Holy Family Parish, Grand Blanc, Michigan, 2015 to present.

Currently, Monsignor Vincke also serves on the Presbyteral Council and College of Consultors. In 2012, he was named Chaplain to his Holiness by Pope Benedict XVI. He was appointed a Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis in 2016.

The Diocese of Salina is comprised of 26,685 square miles in the state of Kansas and has a total population of 337,072 of which 44,369 or 13 percent are Catholic.

Monday, May 28, 2018

2018 State of the University Address/Discorso sullo stato dell'Università

On Friday, May 18, 2018, on occasion of the Feast of Bl. Hyacinth Cormier, O.P., Founder and Patron of the Angelicum, and the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, Very Rev.  Fr. Michał Paluch O.P., Rector Magnificus of the Angelicum, delivered the State of University address. Click here for the full text in English.


Venerdì 18 maggio 2018, in occasione della festa del B. Giacinto Cormier, O.P., Fondatore e Patrono dell'Angelicum, e la fine dell'anno accademico 2017-2018, il p. Michał Paluch O.P., Rettore Magnifico dell'Angelicum, ha presentato il suo discorso sullo stato dell'Università. Clicca qui per il testo completo in italiano.

Nomina di nuovo Segretario Generale

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Angelicum Ex-Rector, Ex-Dean & Professor Emeritus celebrates 50 years of priestly service

The Administration, Staff, Faculty, Students, Alumni, Benefactors, and Friends 
The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas
wish to extend a warm congratulations to
Fr. Joseph Agius, O.P.
on the occasion of the
50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

What a wonderful occasion to celebrate the blessings of fifty years of generous service.
Thank you for your holy devotion to the Lord, to His Church. and to this University.  
God Bless You with a jubilant heart on your jubilee anniversary!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Angelicum alumnus appointed as Archbishop of Mendoza, Argentina

The Holy Father has appointed as Archbishop of Mendoza, Argentina, H.E. Msgr. Marcelo Daniel Colombo, currently Bishop of La Rioja.

H.E. Msgr. Marcelo Daniel Colombo was born on 27 March 1961. After obtaining a bachelor's degree in trade and the title of a lawyer from the University of Buenos Aires, in 1982 he entered the seminary of Quilmes. He was ordained a priest on 16 December 1988, and in 1994 obtained a doctorate in canon law from the Angelicum in Rome. He has held various offices in difference parishes, in the Curia and in the seminary of Quilmes, and has been a visiting professor in the faculty of canon law of the Catholic University of Argentina and episcopal delegate at the Catholic University of La Plata. In 2004 he was appointed as pastor of the Cathedral of Quilmes.

He was appointed as bishop of Orán on 8 May 2008 and was consecrated the following 8 August. On 13 July 2013, he was transferred to the diocese of La Rioja.

In 2017, the prelate was elected as second vice president of the Episcopal Conference of Argentina. He is also a member of the Commissions for Social Pastoral Ministry, Aboriginal Pastoral Ministry, the Lay Apostolate, Family Pastoral Care and the Council for Economic Affairs.

Angelicum alumnus created a Cardinal by His Holiness

On 20 May 2018, Pope Francis announced he would make Mons. Giovanni Angelo Becciu a cardinal on 29 June.

Mons. Giovanni Angelo Becciu was born on 2 June 1948). He is an archbishop since 2001. He held several appointments in the diplomatic service of the Holy See between 1984 and 2011, including those of nuncio to Angola and to Cuba. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Substitute for General Affairs in the Secretariat of State on 10 May 2011, a key position in the Roman Curia in which he fills a role for the Pope much like a chief of staff.

After completing his studies in theology and philosophy he was ordained to the priesthood on 27 August 1972. He attended the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas where he earned a doctoral degree in canon law.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Holy Father makes Angelicum alumnus a Cardinal

On 20 May 2018, Pope Francis announced he would make Angelicum alumnus and Papal Almoner Mons. Konrad Krajewski a Cardinal on 29 June.

Krajewski was born in Łódź, Poland. In 1982 he entered the seminary of the Archdiocese of Łódź. He earned a degree in theology from the Catholic University of Lublin and was ordained a priest on 11 June 1988. After ordination, he served the diocese for two years in pastoral work.

In 1990 Krajewski continued his studies at the Liturgical Institute of St. Anselmo in Rome. On 5 March 1993, he obtained his Licentiate in Sacred Liturgy. Krajewski earned a Doctorate in Theology from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in 1995 with a dissertation entitled L'ordinazione episcopale nella riforma del Concilio Vaticano II ("Episcopal ordination in the reform of Vatican II"). During his stay in Rome Krajewski collaborated with the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff.

He returned to his diocese in 1995 and served as master of ceremonies for the archbishop and taught liturgy at the seminary and to the Franciscans and Salesians. In 1998 he returned to Rome to work in the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff. On 12 May 1999, Pope John Paul II appointed him a Papal Master of Ceremonies.

On 3 August 2013, Pope Francis appointed him Papal Almoner, the formal title of which office is "Almoner of His Holiness." At the same time, he was made Titular Archbishop of Beneventum. He was consecrated on 17 September 2013 by Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello with Archbishop Piero Marini and Bishop Władysław Ziólek as co-consecrators. Pope Francis attended the consecration.