Saturday, July 7, 2018

The Holy Father has appointed Angelicum alumnus as auxiliary bishop of Rockville Center, United States of America,



The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of Rockville Center, United States of America, Msgr. Richard G. Henning, of the clergy of the same diocese, currently rector of the “Seminary of the Immaculate Conception”, director of the “Sacred Heart Institute for the ongoing formation of clergy” in Huntington, New York, and episcopal vicar for the Central Vicariate of the diocese, assigning him the titular see of Tabla.

Msgr. Richard G. Henning was born on 17 October 1964 in Rockville Center, in the homonymous diocese. He attended “Chaminade Catholic High School” in Mineola (1978-1982) and obtained a bachelor’s degree (1986) and a master of arts (1988) in history from “Saint John’s University” in Queens, New York. He carried out his ecclesiastical studies at the “Seminary of the Immaculate Conception” in Huntington (1988-1992). He later obtained a licentiate in biblical theology from the “Catholic University of America” in Washington (2000) and a doctorate in biblical theology from the Angelicum in Rome (2007). He received certification in online education from the Catholic Distance Learning Network in 2009.

He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Rockville Center on 30 May 1992.
After ordination, he was vicar of the “Saint Peter of Alcantara Parish” in Port Washington (1992-1997) and during his theological studies (1997-2002) he served as a priest in the “Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish” in Wyandanch (1997), at the “Cathedral of Saint Thomas More” in Arlington, Virginia (1997-1999) and at the “Saint Patrick Parish” in Washington, DC (2000). He held various positions at the “Seminary of the Immaculate Conception” in Huntington: associate professor and then professor of Sacred Scripture, and formator (2002-2012). During that time he held the weekly ministry at the “Saint Patrick Parish” in Bay Shore (since 2002), the “Saint Mary Parish” in Roslyn (2002-2016) and the “Saint Matthew Parish” in Dix Hills (2008-2010). He is director of “Our Lady of the Magnificat” at Ocean Beach (from 2015). He was a member of the presbyteral council (2013-2016).

In 2012 he was appointed as rector of the “Immaculate Conception Seminary” and director of the “Sacred Heart Institute for the Risen Education of Clergy” in Huntington. Since 2010 he has been coordinator of the “Parrhesia Project” to encourage the inculturation of priests who come from all over the world to work in the United States. He is a member of the college of consultors (since 2013) and of the board of directors of “Saint Joseph’s Seminary” in Dunwoodie, Yonkers (since 2012). He is adjunct professor of the Dunwoodie Seminary (since 2012) and episcopal vicar for the central vicariate of the diocese of Rockville Center (since 2017).

In 2008 he was appointed chaplain of His Holiness.

In the Episcopal Conference he was consultor of the office for the clergy, for the consecrated life and for vocations (2014-2016).

In addition to English, he knows Spanish, Italian and French.

The Pope has appointed Angelicum alumnus as bishop of the eparchy of Saint Gregory of Narek in Buenos Aires of the Armenians, Argentina, and exarch for Latin America and Mexico of the Armenians, and Brazil



The Pope has appointed as bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Gregory of Narek in Buenos Aires of the Armenians, Argentina, and exarch for Latin America and Mexico of the Armenians, Brazil, the Rev. Paul Hakimian, of the clergy of the same eparchy, currently parish priest of the Cathedral of Buenos Aires of the Armenians.

The Rev. Paul Hakimian was born in Cairo, Egypt, on 11 November 1953. He studied philosophy and theology in Rome, at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, as a student of the Pontifical Armenian Leonine College. He obtained his specialization in pastoral theology. He was ordained a priest on 14 August 1981. In the following years he served in various pastoral roles: deputy parish priest of Buenos Aires (1981-1984), parish priest of San Pablo (1984-1987), and again parish priest of Buenos Aires (1987-2002 ). In the years 2002-2003, he was patriarchal administrator of Iskanderiya of the Armenians, Egypt. From 2003 until the present, he is again pastor of the parish church of Saint Gregory of Narek in Buenos Aires. As well as Armenian, he speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and Arabic.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Pope has appointed Angelicum alumnus as bishop of Baton Rouge, USA



Pope Francis has appointed as bishop of Baton Rouge, United States of America, H.E. Msgr. Michael Gerard Duke, currently bishop of Shreveport.

H.E. Msgr. Michael Gerard Duke was born on 5 June 1952 in Dallas, in the diocese of the same name. He completed his ecclesiastical studies at the Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving (1970-1978). He subsequently he obtained a licentiate in canon law from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome (1994-1996).

He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Dallas on 29 April 1978.

Since ordination, he has served as deputy pastor of the All Saints Parish in Dallas (1978-1981), of the Saint Patrick Parish in Dallas (1981-1984) and later of the Saint Luke Parish in Irving (1984-1985). He was the chaplain for Catholic students at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas (1985-1993), diocesan director of vocations (1985-1992) and rector of the Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving (1996-2008).

In 2008 he was appointed as bishop of Shreveport.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Il Santo Padre ha nominato Amministratore Apostolico sede vacante dell’Arcieparchia di Baghdad degli Armeni (Iraq) un ex studente dell'Angelicum




Il Santo Padre ha nominato Amministratore Apostolico sede vacante dell’Arcieparchia di Baghdad degli Armeni (Iraq) il Rev.do Nersès (Joseph) Zabbara, del clero di Aleppo degli Armeni.

Il Rev.do Nersès (Joseph) Zabbara è nato ad Aleppo (Siria) il 6 giugno 1969. È entrato nel Seminario di Aleppo nel 1990 e in quello di Roma nel 1992. Dopo l’anno integrativo presso il Pontificio Istituto Orientale, ha proseguito il percorso di filosofia e di teologia presso la Pontificia Università San Tommaso d’Aquino, ottenendo il baccellierato in entrambe le discipline.

Il 31 ottobre 1999, è stato ordinato sacerdote per l’Arcieparchia di Aleppo.

Ha ricoperto differenti ministeri pastorali: Vice-parroco della Parrocchia di Santa Barbara di Aleppo (1999-2002), Direttore di scuola (2002-2004), Parroco della Parrocchia della Santa Croce (2004 2016), insegnante nell’Istituto di Teologia Cristiana di Aleppo.

Nel 2016, è stato nominato Amministratore Eparchiale dell’Arcieparchia di Baghdad.

Oltre all’armeno e all’arabo, parla italiano, francese e inglese

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.

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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 Rev.mo 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.

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