Thursday, April 30, 2009
Martedì 19 maggio 2009 alle ore 18.00 nell'Aula San Raimondo da Penyafort, la Facoltà di Diritto invita alla comunità universitaria all'ATTO ACCADEMICO IN OMAGGIO DI
FR. ARTURO BERNAL PALACIOS, O.P., Preside emerito dell'Istituto Storico Domenicano, già Professore nella Facoltà di Diritto Canonico.
Interverranno Andrea Errera, Bruno Esposito O.P., Carlo Longo O.P. e Giovanni Minnucci.
Il prof. Filippo Lotta presenterà il volume Praedicatores, Inquisitores, III. I Domenicani e l'Inquisizione Romana, Roma, Istituto Storico Domenicano, 2008.
La S. V. è cordialmente invitata seguirà rinfresco
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
La Facoltà di Scienze Sociali, in collaborazione con la Pontificia Università San Tommaso d'Aquino ed Edizioni San Paolo, invita a tutti gli interessati a una TAVOLA ROTONDA di presentazione di A.F. Utz, OP, Etica politica, nell'AULA DELLA SAPIENZA (aula 11) nell'Angelicum, Giovedì, 7 maggio 2009, ore 17.00 – 19.00.
La Prof. Helen Alford, OP introduce e modera la tavola rotonda,
Mons. Marcelo Sànchez Sorondo
On. Savino Pezzotta
Dr. Claudio Gentili
Prof. Francesco Compagnoni, OP
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Brothers and sisters, Illustrissimi:
Another exceptional alumnus of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, the late John Paul II, who defended his doctoral dissertation in our Theology Faculty here in 1948, stated the following on his first visit to the Angelicum as pope on November 17, 1979:
"My visit to the Angelicum… gave me an opportunity to relieve the numerous memories of the two years during which I was a student at [this] University. It is a joy to me to realize that the Angelicum has continued in the study, the teaching, and the diffusion of the truth of revealed doctrine, through the disciplines of theology and philosophy and their related sciences… I also noted with pleasure the signs of the vitality which abound in the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas: it gives evidence of quite fresh vigor through which it is able, by new scientific approaches, to respond to the emerging cultural demands of our time."
Of course, in a University, the work of renewal is never finished. It is always necessary to renew the teaching staff and to face up to ever-occurring needs, even in the economic order, which are always on the increase in the domain of culture.
The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas provides the students of five continents, and especially candidates for the priesthood, the opportunity to live close to the Chair of St. Peter, in a widely renowned center, ever radiating ecclesial communion. These students, with their ethnic and cultural differences, constitute a powerful sign and a real experience of the catholicity of the Church. At the Angelicum, they are able to profit from the riches of science and from the teaching of many outstanding professors. Most especially they can acquire here a theological formation faithful to the Magisterium, which is the guarantee of the true Catholic faith, and here they absorb a profound sensus Ecclesiae. The sum of these experiences, brought back to their local churches, and melded into their pastoral and missionary activities, accrues eventually to the advantage of the whole Church.
Every university or institution possesses its own line of orientation. The University of St. Thomas Aquinas has the clear obligation to pursue with all possible diligence the understanding and teaching of philosophy and theology under the inspiration and doctrinal authority of the Angelic Doctor: St. Thomas Aquinas.
On behalf of the Administration, Staff, Faculty and current students of the Angelicum it pleases me deeply to thank you for being here tonight in recognizing our outstanding alumnus Cardinal Foley as well as making such an exceptional effort to assure for the Angelicum the means to carry out its mission under the best possible conditions. Your financial support will furnish the University with a solid and dependable base for its continued work, and in a special way tonight, for our Middle Eastern students in honor of the mission of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. You are an indispensable element of this project. It is our lively desire that all our benefactors and friends will collaborate in this laudable effort. Former students, too, dispersed throughout the world are able in this way to give concrete expression of their gratitude to the Angelicum for the service it renders, not alone to the Catholic Church, but also to the entire world of religious and human culture.
To all the benefactors of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, to all those who bring to it their moral help and support, to all those who helped in many ways to make this night a memorable event, to our students of yesterday and today, to the Administration and to the Professors, and to your, dear Cardinal Foley, auguri, grazie mille, buona notte ed Arrivederci!
If you would like to support the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas continue its world mission of preparing outstanding Church and world leaders such as our late Holy Father John Paul II, His Eminence John Patrick Cardinal Foley, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl and many others, please consider supporting the mission of the Angelicum by making a tax-deductible contribution (U.S. only) to "IDF(International Dominican Foundation)-Angelicum" and sending it to:
c/o Fr. Alejandro Crosthwaite, OP
Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas
Largo Angelicum 1
00184 Rome, Italy
Every gift matters. Make yours today.
2009 ANNUAL ANGELICUM ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DINNER
HIS EMMINENCE JOHN PATRICK CARDINAL FOLEY
Grand Master of The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
Saturday, April 18, 2009, 6:00 PM at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy.
Solemn Vespers in the Church of Ss. Dominic & Sixtus
Cocktails in the Aula del "SENATO "
Assortimento di tartine, bruschettine con pate', Flute di prosecco, Fiocchi di prosciutto dolce,, scaglie di grana, cestino brise' di verdure
Dinner in the Sala delle "COLONNE"
Cupolina di crespella ai carciofi
Arista al pepe verde
Flan di verdure
mono porzioni di dolce al piatto con ventaglio di cioccolato
open bar caffe' espresso
Fr. Alejandro Crosthwaite, OP Welcoming Speech to the 2009 Angelicum Alumni Achievement Award Dinner
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Fratelli e sorelle tutti:
Buona sera! My name is Fr. Alejandro Crosthwaite. As Head of the Angelicum's Public Relations Office I am pleased to extend to you tonight a heart-felt thank you and cordial welcome to the First Annual Angelicum Alumni Achievement Medal Award Dinner honoring His Eminence John Patrick Cardinal Foley, Grand Master of The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and Alumnus of this Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, known familiarly as the "Angelicum." His Eminence received his doctorate from our Faculty of Philosophy in 1965.
I especially want to thank His Eminence for accepting this award and for honoring us with his ever-joyful presence tonight, and I am happy to welcome as well as his special guests Mr. & Mrs. Spiegel and Ms. Marjorie Weeke. I would particularly like to welcome the officials of the Grand Magisterium of The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre for accompanying His Eminence and us on this auspicious occasion. We are grateful for the presence of the Lieutenants and members of the Order's U.S. Northwestern, Northeastern and Eastern Lieutenancies for joining us tonight despite the distances and economic recession. To the representatives of the North American College and John Cabot University, a warm welcome. Agli invitati speciali del Dottor Giuseppe Piratino ed amici dell'Angelicum, benvenuti! Thank you, representatives of the Angelicum's administration, faculty, staff and students, especially the Angelicum choir and its director, Fr. Max Cappabianca, for taking time from your busy schedules and cutting short your Easter break for this event. To all, benvenuti e grazie mille per la vostra presenza.
The Angelicum Alumni Achievement Medal Award is the University’s most prestigious award reserved for alumni of the Angelicum who have distinguished themselves by serving the Church's mission in exceptional ways. Tonight's honoree truly exemplifies the University’s motto, Caritas veritatis —The Charity of Truth— and thus we salute tonight His Eminence's tireless dedication to the founding ideals and values which continue to inspire the Angelicum's community today.
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Buona sera. My name is Fr. Joseph Agius. As Rector Magnificus of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas it is my great honor and pleasure to extend a cordial greeting and special congratulations to our 2009 Angelicum Alumni Achievement Medal Award recipient His Eminence John Patrick Cardinal Foley, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and Angelicum alumnus, who earned his doctorate in our philosophy faculty here in 1965.
As Fr. Alejandro has stated, the Angelicum Alumni Achievement Medal Award is the University’s most prestigious award reserved for alumni of the University who have distinguished themselves by serving the Church's mission in exceptional ways. The Award designed by the internationally-known Dominican artist Fr. Thomas McGlynn, recognizes an alumnus who exemplifies the University’s motto, Caritas veritatis —The Charity of Truth— and salutes tireless dedication to the founding ideals and values which continue to inspire the Angelicum's community today.
His Eminence Cardinal Foley has distinguished himself by serving the Church's mission and has exemplified the University's motto in exceptional ways as President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and currently as Grand Master of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre. His Eminence has sat on various organizations, including the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments and the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
He has been awarded honorary degrees by St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia (1985); the Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales (1990); The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (1996); Assumption College, Worcester (1997); Regis University, Denver (1998); John Cabot University, Rome (1998); and the University of Portland (2007).
He was made Commander Grand Cross, Order of the Northern Star, Kingdom of Sweden (1991); knight commander with circle of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (1991); commander with grand cross in the Order of Bernardo O'Higgins of the Republic of Chile (1996); and commander with grand cross in the Order of Libertador General San Martin of the Republic of Argentina (2003).
Indeed our honoree is like a great commander who has held a steady course in every kind of weather. And in so doing this commander has earned the loyalty and affection of the Angelicum community and the Church. In turn, Cardinal Foley has been a visibly loyal and supportive alumnus of this university throughout the years.
Eminenza, la Sua vita è per tutti noi un'esempio del vero significato del motto datoci dal beato Giacinto Cormier, i cui spogli mortali restano nella nostra chiesa: Caritas Veritatis. Lei ha sempre cercato di aiutare la Chiesa a comunicare la Verità fedelmente e persuasivamente, convinto che la verità esprime la carità che e' Dio.
Hence, without further ado, it is with great pleasure that I ask his Eminence John Patrick Cardinal Foley, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and distinguished Angelicum alumnus, to come forward to receive the 2009 Angelicum Alumni Achievement Medal Award from the hands of Fr. Charles Morerod, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy.
The Cardinal made his comments upon receiving the Angelicum Alumni Achievement Award instituted by the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, where he studied as a young man...
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Monday, April 27, 2009
Remarks of Cardinal John P. Foley, Grand Master, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem accepting the Angelicum Alumni Achievement Award at the University Of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome April 18, 2009.
The Angelicum Alumni Achievement Medal Award is awarded to Angelicum alumni who have distinguished themselves by serving the Church's mission in exceptional ways.
Gratias vobis ago!
Because, when I studied here forty-five years ago, all our classes and examinations were in Latin, I thought I should begin by saying thanks in Latin.
Now, I don't believe that there are any classes in Latin. The classes are either in Italian or in English, which the late Pope John Paul II called "the new Latin in the world of communications."
When I came here in 1963, however, I did not know a word of Italian, but I could speak and understand Latin - and I was frankly grateful that Latin was the medium of instruction. It put all of us at an equal disadvantage.
When my archbishop, the late John Cardinal Krol of Philadelphia, decided to send me to Rome to study, he knew that I had graduated from a Jesuit high school and university before entering the diocesan seminary of 81. Charles Borromeo.
A year after my ordination, he called me to his office and said, "I am sending you to Rome to study philosophy. You will go to the Angelicum. You have had the Jesuits for eight years. It's time for an antidote."
While I am grateful to the Jesuits for eight years of high school and university education and also for six months in their novitiate, I truly found that the Angelicum was the "user friendly" university .
Also, for the study of philosophy one could not do better than the University of St. Thomas Aquinas "in Urbe" - in Rome.
I received an excellent education in Thomistic philosophy and the Dominicans made it possible for me to get my licentiate degree in one year and my doctorate in one year, something which I think would be impossible today and would have been impossible at that time in any other university. My doctoral dissertation, I'm sure, was far from a masterpiece, but - under the direction of Father Van Kets -- I had a wonderful time doing it. It was called "Natural Law, Natural Right and the Warren Court", an analysis of the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of the United States under Chief Justice Earl Warren.
I have later had occasion to discuss the dissertation with one Justice of the present Supreme Court - Antonin Scalia - and one whom I might call an "almost Justice" - Robert Bork. Judge Bork agreed with me; Justice Scalia did not. When I discussed the matter with Justice Scalia, as I mentioned, he took issue with me -
but his wife said, "Admit it, Nino, the archbishop is right!" I have always had great respect for the judicial expertise of Justice Scalia, but Mrs. Scalia has always struck me as a woman of exceptionally good taste and discernment.
The courses at the Angelicum equipped me to teach philosophy at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia for seventeen years and to write for and edit The Catholic Standard and Times of Philadelphia during the same period. Cardinal Krol had said to me that he wanted me to be able - as a journalist and commentator - to understand the philosophical categories from which other thinkers were coming, consciously or not. I believe that there was much wisdom to his analysis, and I am grateful to all the teachers at the Angelicum, especially Father Van Kets and Father Ambrose McNichol, one of the finest teachers I ever had anywhere.
I have always had great affection for the Angelicum and very fond memories of my two years there. Once again, I say, for the honor given me tonight and for the education received four decades ago, "Thank you" - "Gratias tibi ago!"
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Dall'«Osservatore Romano» 25.IV.2009
«Lo Stato della Città del Vaticano è la più piccola nazione del mondo, ma anche una delle più importanti, a motivo dell'autorità morale del Papa e della Chiesa di cui è il capo visibile». È quanto ha evidenziato il cardinale John Patrick Folev, gran maestro dell'Ordine equestre del Santo Sepolcro di Gerusalemme, parlando dell'importanza della sede del successore di Pietro, edificata sulla tomba dell'apostolo.
L'occasione è stata, nei giorni scorsi, il conferimento al porporato statunitense del primo Angelicum Distinguised Alumni Award, istituito dalla Pontificia Università di San Tommaso d'Aquino
La cerimonia si è svolta nella sede dell'ateneo domenicano, che Foley frequentò da giovane studente negli anni del concilio Vaticano II.
Nel suo discorso il cardinale ha ringraziato in latino i presenti, sottolineando l'importanza di questa lingua anche a livello personale. «Venni a Roma senza conoscere neanche una di italiano - ha spiegato - e il latino è stato un mezzo privilegiato della mia formazione».
Ha poi ricordato la figura del suo arcivescovo - il futuro cardinale Krol - che subito dopo avergli conferito l'ordinazione sacerdotale a Philadelphia lo mandò a studiare filosofia all’Angelicum, dopo otto anni di formazione con i padri gesuiti.
All'università romana di Karol Wojtyla, Foley ha conseguito il dottorato in filosofia tomistica nel giro di un anno, un record. La tesi su «Natural law, natural right and the Warren Court», analizzava la giurisprudenza della Suprema Corte degli Stati Uniti d'America.
«I corsi con i padri domenicani ha aggiunto - mi hanno dato validi strumenti per i miei 17 anni di insegnamento di filosofia al seminario san Carlo Borromeo di Philadelphia e anche per la mia attività di giornalista e commentatore del "Catholic Standard and Times" di Philadelphia». Tra i docenti, il porporato - che è stato anche presidente del Pontificio Consiglio delle Comunicazioni Sociali - ha voluto ricordare in particolare i padri Van Kets e McNiehol.
L'indomani, il cardinale Foley ha trascorso l'intera giornata con i membri della «Chief excecutives organization», che riunisce duemila imprenditori in oltre 50 Paesi del mondo, soprattutto ex dirigenti di associazioni giovanili.
Al mattino ha celebrato la messa della seconda domenica di Pasqua, festa della Divina misericordia, nella chiesa romana della Trinità dei Monti; al pomeriggio ha partecipato a un incon tra dell' organizzazione.
Nell'omelia ha illustrato il significato della festa ispirata alla spiritualità di santa Faustina Kowalska e voluta da Giovanni Paolo II. Quindi ha messo in luce come al centro della fede cattolica ci sia l'avvenimento della risurrezione di Cristo.
ANGELICUM BOOKSHOP (all'interno dell'Universita') ha letteratura ecclesiastica, letteratura italiana e straniera, cartoleria-informatica, fotocopie b/n e colori in vari formati, rilegatura di tesi in vari formati, stampe da file, benedizioni, icone.
Apertura: dal lunedi' al venerdi' 8.00-13.00 e 14.30-17.30
On the occasion of the fourth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's election, the French service of Vatican Radio spoke with the Very Rev. Wojciech Giertych, O.P., Theologian of the Pontifical Household, professor at the Angelicum, and a member of the Polish Dominican Province. In the course of the interview Fr. Giertych pointed to the 22 December 2005 address to the Roman Curia as a key to understanding the Holy Father's pontificate.
Benoît XVI a fêté le 16 avril son 82° anniversaire et il célèbre ce dimanche 19 avril, 4ans de pontificat. Ces derniers temps, le Pape a été la cible de polémiques et d’hostilité notamment de la part de certains médias. Mais comment cette tempête est-elle perçue au Vatican ? Au-delà des clichés, quels sont les points forts de ce pontificat ? Ecoutez le point de vue d’un des proches collaborateurs de Benoît XVI : le théologien de la Maison pontificale, Mgr Giertych, interrogé par Antoine Bellier.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Nomina del Segretario Generale della Commissione Teologica Internazionale e Consultore della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede
Il Santo Padre ha nominato Segretario Generale della Commissione Teologica Internazionale, nonché Consultore della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede il Rev.do P. Charles Morerod,OP Decano della Facoltà di Filosofia e docente di Teologia dogmatica.
Fr. Charles Morerod, O.P., dean of Philosophy at the Angelicum and professor of dogma and ecumenism as well, has been named by the pope to be the new secretary of the International Theological Commission. He has also been made a Consultor to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Fr. Morerod was born in Switzerland on October 28, 1961. He made his first profession in the Order on February 10, 1984, and was ordained priest on April 30, 1988.
Il primo numero della rivista ANGELICUM per il 2009 intitolato “Science, Philosophy & Theology: What can we say about them?” è un modesto contributo dell’Università all’anno accademico attuale marcato dagli anniversari importanti fra cui, il 10° anno della pubblicazione di Fides et ratio, il 150° anno dell’opera On the Origin of Species di Darwin, ed il 400° del primo telescopio inventato da Galileo.
Inoltre, l’Angelicum-STOQ Project III, che ha curato questo volume celebra il terzo ed ultimo anno di servizio. STOQ significa Scienza, Teologia e Ricerca Ontologica. Lo STOQ è un progetto indirizzato agli studenti, scienziati, filosofi, teologi ed a tutti coloro che si interessano ad approfondire la loro fede oppure esplorare la possibilità di rimanere credente senza rinunciare al progresso scientifico. Alla luce di questo scopo, questo fascicolo è stato concepito.
In fine, quasi tutti i 14 autori che hanno contribuito a questo numero appartengono all’Ordine Domenicano perché questo progetto serve come un invito ed un passo iniziale verso una collaborazione continua e maggiore tra i membri dell’Ordine.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sviatoslav Shevchuk, 38, who completed his doctorate in moral theology at the Angelicum in 2002, was ordained a bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lviv, Ukraine, on April 7, 2009. He will be an auxiliary bishop for the Ukrainian eparchy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Father Robert Christian, O.P., vice-dean of the theology faculty, flew to Ukraine for the occasion, where he joined a crowd of several hundred for the four-hour ceremony. Bishop Sviatoslav has been rector of Holy Spirit Seminary in Lviv for the past two years, and can be proud that the seminary has over 200 students for the Lviv eparchy alone.
At the end of the liturgy, Bishop Sviatoslav thanked all those who have been instrumental in his life--his parents and siblings who were all present, his seminarians, and the Angelicum. Speaking in English, he noted the warm welcome he and his Ukrainian confreres had found at the Angelicum, and he praised the doctrinal rigor he found there.
After joining other Argentine bishops on April 20 for a week-long ad limina visit to the Vatican, Bishop Sviatoslav will move to his new post in Argentina.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, alumnus of the Angelicum where he earned a License in Sacred Theology, was formally installed at 2:34 p.m. in a solemn but joyful Mass that was filled by clergy members, parishioners and leaders of New York’s political and business elites as the 13th Roman Catholic bishop (and 10th archbishop) of New York on April 15th, 2009.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia:
Quia quem meruisti portare. alleluia,
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia,
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.
Oremus. Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Vexilla regis prodeunt
Fulget crucis mysterium
Quo carne carnis conditor
Suspensus est patibulo.
Quo vulneratus insuper
Mucrone diro lanceae
Ut nos lavaret crimine
Manavit unda et sanguine.
Impleta sunt quae concinit
David fideli carmine
Dicens In nationibus
Regnavit a ligno Deus.
Arbor decora et fulgida
Ornata Regis purpura
Electa digno stipite
Tam sancta membra tangere.
Beata, cujus brachiis
Saecli pependit pretium
Statera facta corporis
Praedamque tulit tartari.
O Crux ave, spes unica
In hac triumphi gloria
Auge piis justitiam
Reisque dona veniam.
Te summa Deus Trinitas
Collaudet omnis spiritus:
Quos per crucis mysterium
Salvas, rege per saecula. Amen.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
On Thursday April 2, 2009, Angelicum Dominicans & students with the youth of Rome took part in the Holy Mass and Vigil presided by His Holiness Benedict XVI in suffrage of the Angelicum's most prominent Alumnus John Paul II.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
"What a Rabbi Learned from a Pope"
By Michael Schudrich (Chief Rabbi of Poland) in The Washington Post (March 31, 2009)
Rabbi Michael Schudrich has been Chief Rabbi of Poland since 2004. His recent keynote address at Angelicum, in Rome, is part of the 2nd Annual Pope John Paul II Lecture on Interreligious Understanding , sponsored by the Russell Berrie Foundation of Teaneck, NJ, a leading foundation with a focus on Jewish identity, religious pluralism, and interreligious dialogue.