Saturday, September 25, 2010

Benvenuto/Welcome BBQ 2010

Tutti gli studenti iscritti all'Università sono invitati a celebrare l'inizio dell'anno accademico 2010-2011 con un Benvenuto/Welcome BBQ 2010 organizzato dall'Ufficio di Relazioni Pubbliche VENERDÌ 22 OTTOBRE, 2010 alle ore 19,00-21,00 nel Chiostro. Il costo per entrata é di €5.00 per studente.

All students registered at the University are invited to celebrate the beginning of the academic year 2010-2011 with a Benvenuto/Welcome BBQ 2010 organized by the Office of Public Relations FRIDAY OCTOBER 22, 2010 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Cloister. The entrance fee is €5.00 per student.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Angelicum Alumnus named to head Seattle Archdiocese

Bishop J. Peter Sartain of Joliet, Ill., was named Thursday to succeed retiring Archbishop Alexander Brunett as head of Seattle's Catholic archdiocese.

The appointment, by Pope Benedict XVI, was announced in Washington, D.C., by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the U.S.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says this about Seattle's new archbishop:

"James Peter Sartain was born in Memphis June 6, 1952. He attended local Catholic elementary and secondary schools. He studied for the priesthood at St. Meinrad Seminary, in Indiana, and completed his studies at the North American College, in Rome, where he attended the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (The Angelicum). He was ordained a priest for the Memphis Diocese in 1978.

"In the Memphis Diocese he served as director of vocations, secretary for priests and deacons, vicar for temporal administration and for clergy personnel, chancellor and moderator of the Curia, and vicar general. He was appointed bishop of Little Rock, Ark., in 2000, and bishop of Joliet, in 2006."

Brunett was appointed bishop of Helena. Mont., in 1994 and archbishop of Seattle in 1997.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Vatican Names Angelicum Alumnus New Rector of Collegio Filippino

Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston with Pope Benedict XVI and Alfonso Cardinal Lopez Trujillo at the Vatican

Monday, September 6th, 2010

MANILA, Sept. 2, 2010-The Vatican has confirmed the appointment of Father Gregory Ramon Gaston as the next rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome.

The Congregation of the Catholic Education (for Seminaries and Educational Institutions) announced the appointment of the priest who has been assigned since 2008 at the Holy Apostles Senior Seminary in Makati City.

A communiqué about Gaston's appointment was also sent to the Manila Archdiocese by the congregations' prefect, Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski.

The priest will succeed Monsignor Ruperto Santos who has been appointed bishop of the Diocese of Balanga last April.

As rector, Gaston, 45, will oversee the management of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino, the residence for Filipino priests doing further studies in Rome.

It is thus a community that provides a special type of ongoing priestly formation that is significantly influenced by a proximity to the Pope and the cultural diversity that only Rome provides.

Gaston served as an official of the Pontifical Council for the Family in the Vatican from 2002 to 2007.

In the Philippines, he is a known critic against any measures that seeks to promote the use of contraceptives and issues concerning family and life.

Born in 1965 and a native of Silay City, he finished a degree in Zoology at the University of the Philippines before deciding to become a priest.

He was sent in 1988 by the late Jaime Cardinal Sin to the University of Navarre in Spain for his seminary formation.

Gaston was ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Manila at the Vatican by Pope John Paul II in 1993 as served as assistant priest in Mandaluyong City's San Roque Parish as his first assignment.

In 1997, he also obtained his doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Angelicum in Rome, and in the same year did a short Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Bioethics at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Boston, USA.

Since then he has been given several assignments and taught in different Catholic institutions in the Philippines.

The Pontificio Collegio Filippino is under the auspices of the Episcopal Commission on Pontificio Collegio Filippino of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. (CBCPNews)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

86e Successeur de Saint Dominique

Les Capitulaires ont élu le 86e successeur de saint Dominique:

fr Bruno CADORÉ
, prieur des dominicains de France.

Fr. Bruno Cadoré,OP
New Master of the Dominican Order and Grand Chancellor of the Angelicum

The General Chapter of the Order of Preachers, founded by St Dominic, elected this Sunday, 5th September, Brother Bruno Cadoré as the new Master. Elected for a nine-year term, he takes the place of fr. Carlos Azpiroz Costa (Argentinean), Master from 2001 to 2010, who succeeded Brother Timothy Radcliffe, an English brother known throughout the world for his writings and preaching. The last French brother to hold the office was Brother Vincent de Couesnongle, Master of the Order from 1974 to 1983.
Gathered in Rome since the first of September, the General Chapter of the Order is composed of 127 delegates coming from every continent. It is made up partly of Priors Provincial but also delegates elected by the friars themselves according to the democratic tradition of the Dominican Order. The General Chapter, which is the Order’s sovereign governmental body, will over the next two weeks work to establish the major priorities of the Order that the newly elected Master must pursue during his term of office.
Aged 56, Brother Bruno Cadoré has been the Prior Provincial of the Province of France for eight years and before that oversaw the formation of young friars, particularly in Lille. A medical Doctor before entering the noviciate, he later spent two years in Haiti before beginning his Dominican studies. As a Doctor of Theology, he taught biomedical ethics at the Catholic University of Lille while directing the centre for medical ethics. He was elected Prior Provincial in 2002. Author of several books on biomedical ethics, he has been on the National Aids Council of France since January 2008.
During his term of office, the Province of France welcomed many young brothers into the Order. Bruno Cadoré also worked to develop the Dominican life in Scandinavia, Equatorial Africa and West Africa, as well as in the Arab world, especially in Cairo and Iraq, which he has visited frequently.