Friday, October 28, 2011

Comunicazione urgente!/Urgent announcement!

In occasione della Veglia di Preghiera e Vespri per l’inaugurazione dell’Anno Accademico 2011-2012, con il Santo Padre il 4 novembre 2011, le lezioni del pomeriggio sono sospese in quel giorno.

On the occasion of the Prayer Vigil and Vespers for the Inauguration of the Academic Year 2011-2012 with the Holy Father on the 4th November, the classes are cancelled that afternoon.

                P. Glenn Morris, O.P       
Segretario Generale      

Festa SS. Simonis et Iudæ, Apostolorum

Commúne vos, apóstoli,
extóllat hymni iúbilum,
quos ádvocat par grátia,
corónat una glória.

Ardóre pulsus cælico,
Christi premis vestígia,
Simon, et illum núntias
zelo peráctus ímpigro.

Tu carne frater, ássecla
fratérque Christi spíritu,
Iuda, Magístrum prædicas
scriptísque fratres érudis.

Nec pertiméscit sánguinem
utérque purum fúndere,
ut veritátis énitens
sit testis atque víctima.

O summa cæli sídera,
nos detis ut per áspera,
fide valéntes íntegra,
tendámus ad cæléstia.

Patri per ævum glória
Natóque cum Paráclito,
quorum supérnis gáudiis
simul fruémur pérpetim. Amen

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Elezioni/Elections 2011

Elezioni studentesche/Student elections: 9,30-11,15
Giovedi 27, 2011/Thursday 27, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fr. Crosthwaite speaks at the The Serra Club of North Columbus Boys Life Awareness Youth Luncheon

The Serra Club of North Columbus Boys Life Awareness Youth Luncheon (LAYL) was held on Wednesday, September 20th, 2011,  at the Jessing Center of the Pontifical College Josephinum at 11:45 a.m. Men and boys of junior & high-school age were encouraged to attend. Fr. Alejandro Crosthwaite, OP, Angelicum Vice-Rector for Public Relations and FASS Professor of Catholic Social Teaching and Social, Political & Cultural Ethics and Director of the Ethical Leadership International Program spoke to the students about discerning a vocation. A tour of the Pontifical Josephinum College was offered after the luncheon. At 7:30pm, Fr. Crosthwaite addressed the Council of the Serra Club of North Columbus on "What can we do to promote vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in the Family."

Fr. Crosthwaite was interviewed by phone on August 30th, 2011, from San Diego, CA, regarding these events by Mary Ann Jepsen, host of The Local Spotlight Show of the St. Gabriel Catholic Radio on the second part of the broadcast.

Memoria Beati Ioannis Pauli II

Rit. Aprite le porte a Cristo!
Non abbiate paura:
spalancate il vostro cuore
all’Amore di Dio.
  1. Testimone di speranza
    per chi attende la salvezza,
    pellegrino per amore
    sulle strade del mondo. Rit.

  2. Vero padre per i giovani
    che inviasti per il mondo,
    sentinelle del mattino,
    segno vivo di speranza. Rit.

  3. Testimone della fede
    che annunciasti con la vita,
    saldo e forte nella prova
    confermasti i tuoi fratelli. Rit.

  4. Insegnasti ad ogni uomo
    la bellezza della vita
    indicando la famiglia
    come segno dell'amore. Rit.

  5. Portatore della pace
    ed araldo di giustizia,
    ti sei fatto tra le genti
    nunzio di misericordia. Rit.

  6. Nel dolore rivelasti
    la potenza della Croce.
    Guida sempre i tuoi fratelli
    sulle strade dell'amore. Rit.

  7. Nella Madre del Signore
    ci indicasti una guida,
    nella sua intercessione
    la potenza della grazia. Rit.

  8. Padre di misericordia,
    Figlio nostro Redentore,
    Santo Spirito d'Amore,
    a te, Trinità, sia gloria. Amen. Rit.

    O Dio, ricco di misericordia, che hai chiamato il beato Giovanni Paolo II, papa,
    a guidare l'intera tua Chiesa,
    concedi a noi, forti del suo insegnamento,
    di aprire con fiducia i nostri cuori
    alla grazia salvifica di Cristo, unico Redentore dell'uomo.
    Egli è Dio e vive e regna con te,
    nell'unità dello Spirito Santo,
    per tutti i secoli dei secoli. Amen.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

22 October 2011, Liturgical Memory of Blessed John Paul II

In this happy event of the first Liturgical Memory of Blessed John Paul II, the spirit which has sustained us since the great day of the Beatification is still ideally alive and it allows us, today, to thank the Lord for the many graces received through the intercession of our Blessed Pope.

His example of life and the great message of Faith which he has entrusted us may help us live ever more intensely in close proximity the Year of Faith announced by the Holy Father Benedict XVI.

This significant and historic date for the universal Church represents also a great feast for the many parents that have received the gift of fatherhood and motherhood through the intercession of John Paul II. We have received so many moving testimonies and many children of these couples bear the name of the new Blessed. Best wishes, therefore, also to those who, for the first time, celebrate their feast day invoking the protection of their new Blessed Patron!

In our hearts still resounds loudly the shout of that long gone 22 October 1978:

“Open, indeed open wide the doors to Christ!”

That shout shook the foundations of the world.

Today in the era of globalization, of bewilderment of faith and of relativism that humble yet commanding invitation to “open the doors to Christ” still echoes more compellingly and prophetically so that the world may find anew the path towards Truth and Justice, the way of its redemption

Sollemnitas dedicationis ecclesiae SS. Dominici et Sixti

Urbs Ierúsalem beáta,
dicta pacis vísio,
quæ constrúitur in cælis
vivis ex lapídibus,
angelísque coronáta
sicut sponsa cómite,

Nova véniens e cælo,
nuptiáli thálamo
præparáta, ut intácta
copulétur Dómino.
Platéæ et muri eius
ex auro puríssimo;

Portæ nitent margarítis
ádytis paténtibus,
et virtúte meritórum
illuc introdúcitur
omnis qui ob Christi nomen
hic in mundo prémitur.

Tunsiónibus, pressúris
expolíti lápides
suis coaptántur locis
per manum artíficis;
disponúntur permansúri
sacris ædifíciis.

Glória et honor Deo
usquequáque altíssimo,
una Patri Filióque
atque Sancto Flámini,
quibus laudes et potéstas
per ætérna sæcula. Amen.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2012 Angelicum Alumni Achievement Awardee

The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas has chosen His Excellency Edwin Frederick O’Brien as the 2012 Angelicum Alumni Achievement Award recipient.  Archbishop O'Brien is the 15th Archbishop of Baltimore. On July 12, 2007, his appointment as Archbishop of Baltimore by Pope Benedict XVI was announced, and was formally installed as 15th Ordinary of the nation's oldest See on October 1 in ceremonies at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

On August 29, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop O'Brien Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, pending the installation of his successor.

The award ceremony will be held at the Angelicum sometime in the month of May pending the installation of the Archbishop's successor for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. 

World Premier of the Angelicum's John Paul II Interreligious Dialogue Centre Promotional Video

Berrie Foundation Web Version from Steve Buckwalter on Vimeo.

Click on logo for more information on the Center

‘Catholicism’ series airing on PBS is ‘visually splendid’

A visually splendid and intellectually satisfying introduction to Catholic Christianity is provided by the 10-part video series “Catholicism.” Written and hosted by Father Robert E. Barron, who spoke at the Angelicum last May 6, 2010 on "Meal, Sacrifice, Real Presence: Thinking Afresh About the Eucharist." The complete documentary is available for purchase on DVD, while four, hourlong episodes are airing on PBS affiliates throughout the month of October in the US.

Click here for the full story on the Catholic News Service.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Alumnus named Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

His Excellency Edwin Frederick O’Brien is the 15th Archbishop of Baltimore. On July 12, 2007, his appointment as Archbishop of Baltimore by Pope Benedict XVI was announced, and was formally installed as 15th Ordinary of the nation's oldest See on October 1 in ceremonies at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.
On August 29, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop O'Brien Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, pending the installation of his successor.

Angelicum alumnus named rector of St. Joseph's Cathedral (Manchester, N.H., USA)

Bishop John McComark, now bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire (USA), appointed Rev. Msgr. Anthony R. Frontiero, returning to the diocese from service on the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace at the Vatican, to Rector of Saint Joseph Cathedral, Manchester effective September 1, 2011.

Student Class Assignments Accepted for Publication

Two Angelicum students have received word that book reviews they wrote for an Angelicum class assignment last semester have been accepted for publication.  Brother Michael Slovak, S.O.L.T., and Garrett Nelson, a seminarian of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings (USA), has each been alerted by the editor of Homiletic and Pastoral Review, that his review is appearing in the current issue (August/September 2011) of the journal.  Brother Michael reviewed a work by University of Notre Dame (USA) professors Paul Bradshaw and Maxwell Johnson, entitled The Origins of Feasts, Fasts and Seasons in Early Christianity.  Garrett Nelson’s review treats the Holy Father’s recent release, Jesus of Nazareth, Part 2: Holy Week

In his course entitled Introduction to Christian Worship, Angelicum professor Father Michael Monshau, O.P., requires students to supplement required reading assignments with an additional book chosen by each individual student in the area of liturgical studies.  The submission of a written review of the chosen book is a course requirement.  Instead of accepting book reports on these readings that might be more typical of the traditional classroom book report form, Father Monshau teaches the class how to prepare a professional book review suitable for academic publication and requires students to employ that form for their written assignment.  Those whose work passes Father Monshau’s scrutiny and who wish to do so (and who have chosen to read a recently released book), may then submit their review for publication to journals of their choice.  Approaching editors and seeking publication are the student’s responsibility.        

Father Monshau noted, “Obviously not every student’s efforts will result in acceptance for publication, but that is not the primary goal of the assignment.  Father Charles Morerod, O.P., our Rector, has informed us in the past that some bishops have asked us to provide seminarians with greater classroom support toward the development of their writing skills.  In their future priesthood, our seminarian students should anticipate any number of written responsibilities, including pastoral columns for parish bulletins, guides to accompany catechetical instructions, and occasional articles for the diocesan newspaper, to cite only several.  Every cleric needs to be able to write at a professional level; the same holds for our Sister-students preparing for the classrooms and our lay catechists, to say nothing of our many students preparing for theological careers in the academy and countless other positions in church and society.  This assignment allows the student to interact more deeply with the course material while enabling me to mentor them in the development of their theological writing skills.  When the work of a student is accepted by an editor that means the Angelicum has helped a budding theologian to begin his or her professional bibliography.  That gives me great pleasure.”    

Regarding this unique type of course assignment, Garrett Nelson remarked, “The assignment was challenging, and motivated us to take more seriously our responsibility as theologians in the Church.  Personally, I thought the assignment gave me greater confidence in my ability to contribute to the theological tradition of the Church, albeit in a small way.”  Brother Michael Slovak tells a delightful story about his first encounter with his published piece.  This fall, Brother Michael has been transferred by his Congregation to complete his theological studies at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit.  He was happy to relate that his “…first visit to Sacred Heart Seminary included a tour of the campus.  As the group reached the library, I walked over to the new journals stand (I think every library has one of these).  I picked up the current edition of Homiletics and Pastoral Review.....and found my Book Review!!!  What a remarkable welcome that must have been for Brother Michael to his new seminary library.  

Assignments such as this lend evidence to the high presence of faculty/student interaction for which the Angelicum is so well known.