Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sede Vacante




O Lord, with suppliant humility, we entreat Thee, that in Thy boundless mercy, Thou wouldst grant the most holy Roman Church a pontiff, who, by his zeal for us, may be pleasing to Thee, and by his good government may ever be honored by Thy people for the glory of Thy name. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.

(Roman Missal: Collect from the Mass for the Election of a Pope).

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Master in Scienze del Matrimonio e della Famiglia - Ciclo Speciale



Il Master è offerto dal Pontificio Istituto Giovanni Paolo II per Studi su Matrimonio e Famiglia, in collaborazione con la CEI – Ufficio Nazionale per la Pastorale della Famiglia, e si rivolge alle Chiese locali garantendo un percorso con struttura innovativa che propone un’unità di fondo fra preparazione teologica, attenzione pastorale e periodi di vita fraterna.

Struttura: ciclica, con lezioni frontali distribuite in tre settimane di frequenza per ogni anno (una in primavera, due in estate), corsi integrativi on-line e percorsi di specializzazione per aree tematiche attraverso tutoring. Si prevedono anche stages formativi.

Sede: una settimana a Roma, le due settimane estive in località turistiche di mare o montagna.

Durata del corso: 3 anni accademici

Requisiti per l’ammissione: titolo di studio rilasciato da Istituti universitari, almeno triennale. Per chi ne fosse sprovvisto, è prevista la possibilità di frequenza come studente straordinario (si rilascia in questo caso un attestato)
Titolo rilasciato: Master universitario con riconoscimento canonico



ISCRIZIONI aperte fino al 15 marzo 2013!!!

DEPLIANT per l'Anno Accademico 2012-2013

Per ulteriori informazioni:
Dott.ssa Marinella FEDERICI
Tel.: +39 06 698 95 698

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

L'Anno della fede: Contributo dell'Angelicum




Dalla Pontificia Università di San Tommaso d'Aquino in Roma, l'Eminente Teologo Domenicano José Maria Viejo, OP, Professore di Sacra Scrittura, tratta da par suo, con estrema semplicità e profondità, l'essenziale tema della Fede nella Resurrezione dai Morti in San Paolo (1Cor 15) e ll celebre passo di San Paolo intorno alla Fede (Gal.5,6).



Mancano tre giorni al termine del Pontificato di Sua Santità Benedetto XVI e l' Eminente Teologo, di fronte all' annuncio della rinuncia a Vescovo di Roma e Successore di San Pietro, esordisce con Parole di Gratitudine e Profonda Stima Filiale per il Papa Esemplare che ha appena operato la "Sua significativa scelta"

Fare clic qui per seguire tutta la serie che riguardano l'Anno della fede. Sono state fatte all'Angelicum il 14 febbraio 2013, collaborando con i Laici Domenicani della Sardegna, dietro richiesta del Prof. Gianni Pinna.

Benedict M. Ashley, O.P., RIP




Benedict M. Ashley, O.P. (born Winston Norman Ashley on May 3, 1915 - Died February 22, 2013), was a theologian and philosopher who had a major influence on 20th century Catholic theology and ethics in America through his writing, teaching, and consulting with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Author of 19 books, Ashley was a major exponent of the "River Forest School" of Thomism. Health Care Ethics, which he co-authored in 1975 and now in its fifth edition, continues to be a fundamental text in the field of Catholic Medical Ethics. Ashley taught at numerous institutions and is still an active teacher, consultant, and author.

Ashley was an Associate Faculty of Philosophy for the Institute for Advanced Physics, a physics research and educational organization that is also trying to establish lasting links to non-physics communities by showing the relevance of physics to all areas of life.
As a young man, Ashley was a committed atheist and communist. As an undergraduate he studied under Mortimer Adler and Robert Maynard Hutchins at the University of Chicago and there received his Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature and was a graduate assistant to Adler. For a time a member of the Young Communist League and then of the Trotskyite Socialist Workers Party, through his study under Adler of the works of St. Thomas Aquinas he was baptized in the Catholic Church and received his Doctorate in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. He then entered the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in which he was ordained in 1948. He received a second Ph.D. in Philosophy and the Master’s in Sacred Theology, the latter a post-doctoral degree conferred by an international commission of the Order of Preachers. He has also received an honorary doctorate from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO, of which he was President from 1963-1969. Also he has been Professor of Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage and Family, Washington, D.C, affiliate of the Lateran University, Rome, and for his work there was honored with the medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice conferred by John Paul II. He was a Visiting Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Chicago (1999). He was for some years in the post-Vatican II period a consultant in moral theology for the Committee on Doctrine and Pastoral Practice of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in their 3rd edition of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Facilities. Until his death in 2013, Fr. Ashley was an Emeritus Professor of Moral Theology at Aquinas Institute of Theology,[1] St. Louis and an Associate Professor at the Center for Health Care Ethics, Medical School of St. Louis University. During 2001-2002 he was visiting lecturer at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences and the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, Washington DC. He was formerly a Senior Fellow of the National Catholic for Bioethics, Philadelphia in its first years.

Click here for Fr. Ashley's The Dominican Theological and Philosophical Contribution published in this blog.

Angelicum alumnus appointed new Auxiliary Bishop for Hamilton, Canada



His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI today appointed the Reverend Daniel J. Miehm Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton, Ontario. At the time of his appointment, the Bishop-elect was pastor of St. Benedict Parish in Milton, Ontario, which is in the Diocese of Hamilton. He will assist the Bishop of Hamilton, the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I.  Bishop Crosby is also currently the Co-Treasurer from the English Sector of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Bishop-elect Daniel Miehm was born on August 27, 1960, in Kitchener, Ontario. He studied at St. Jerome’s College of the University of Waterloo; St. Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto; Saint Paul University, Ottawa; and the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome, where he earned a licentiate in canon law in 1996. On May 6, 1989, he was ordained priest for the Diocese of Hamilton. Since his ordination, he served as pastor in a number of parishes, as well as Associate Rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Hamilton, and founding pastor of St. Benedict Parish in 2012.

The new Bishop has also been a Judge and Defender of the Bond of the Hamilton Office of the Toronto Regional Tribunal (1996-2012); an elected representative on the Diocesan Personnel Board (1998-2004); member of the Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Hamilton (2002-2004); member of the Board for Hamilton Catholic Family Services (2002-2008), of which he was President for three years; and a member of the Board of Governors of St. Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto.  At the provincial level, he has served as a member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (2004-2010), and since 2012 he has been Chaplain of the St. Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild.

The Diocese of Hamilton has 152 parishes and missions, with a population of 559,290 Catholics, served by 102 diocesan priests, 103 priests who are members of religious institutes, 36 permanent deacons, 250 religious Sisters and Brothers, and 42 lay pastoral workers.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dominica Hebd. II Quadragesimæ


Benedict Jonak O.P.

Second Sunday of Lent

Expectant Glory »

fr Benedict argues that our expectation as Christians is nothing less then sharing in the glory of the resurrection.
Click here for his reflection.

Friday, February 22, 2013

L’ULTIMA UDIENZA GENERALE/THE LAST GENERAL AUDIENCE



MERCOLEDÌ 27 FEBBRAIO 2013
L’ULTIMA UDIENZA GENERALE DEL SUO PONTIFICATO
DI SUA SANTITÀ PAPA BENEDETTO XVI

 Piazza San Pietro alle ore 10.30
 Per l’ingresso in Piazza San Pietro non è previsto alcun biglietto.
Allo scopo di facilitare la più grande partecipazione possibile di docenti e studenti a questo evento storico, le lezioni saranno sospese la mattina.

AL POMERIGGIO LE LEZIONI SI SVOLGERANNO REGOLARMENTE.



WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2013
THE LAST GENERAL AUDIENCE OF HIS PONTIFICATE
OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI

St. Peter’s Square at 10.30 a.m.
No entrance  tickets are required.
In order to facilitate as great a participation on the part of the Professors and students, the classes are cancelled in the morning.

IN THE AFTERNOON CLASSES WILL BE HELD AS USUAL. 


Le culture dinnanzi a Dio. Sfide, ricerche, prospettive. Dal Mediterraneo al mondo



Chiarissimo Professore,

Gentilissima Professoressa,

ho il piacere di informarLa che dal 20 al 22 giugno 2013 avrà luogo a
Roma il X Simposio Internazionale dei Docenti Universitari sul tema:
“Le culture dinnanzi a Dio. Sfide, ricerche, prospettive. Dal
Mediterraneo al mondo”, promosso dal Vicariato di Roma – Ufficio per
la Pastorale Universitaria in collaborazione con tutte le facoltà
delle Università di Roma, il Ministero dell’Istruzione Università e
Ricerca, il Ministero per gli Affari Esteri – Direzione Generale per
la Cooperazione e lo Sviluppo e con il Consiglio delle Conferenze
Episcopali Europee – CCEE.

Il Simposio si pone i seguenti obiettivi:

1.      valorizzazione dell’istituzione universitaria per
l’elaborazione di  una cultura al servizio di un nuovo sviluppo
pienamente e veramente umano e sociale;

2.      aprire il dialogo ad una visione internazionale e globale della cultura;

3.      essere artefici di una cultura che rivaluti la responsabilità
del ricercatore verso i suoi fratelli e verso la storia;

4.      scienza e fede al servizio della globalizzazione nell’ottica
di una reale armonizzazione del sapere per il bene della persona, lo
sviluppo delle sue potenzialità, riconoscendo la libertà di
investigare e diffondere il vero.

Nell’inviarLe il programma preliminare e la scheda d’iscrizione, a
nome del Comitato Scientifico, ho il piacere di invitarLa a
partecipare, certo che la Sua presenza potrà apportare un valido
contributo ai lavoro di queste giornate.

Per informazioni e comunicazioni La prego di contattare la segreteria
organizzativa del Simposio presso il Vicariato di Roma, Ufficio
Pastorale Universitaria, tramite email all’indirizzo

Nella speranza di poterLa incontrare presto, voglia accogliere i miei
deferenti e cordiali saluti.



+ Lorenzo Leuzzi

Vescovo Ausiliare di Roma

Feria Sexta Hebd. I Quadragesimæ

Monday, February 18, 2013

La dignidad humana



Prof. Fr. Alejandro Crosthwaite, OP has begun a series of presentations in Spanish on Catholic social teaching on MAGNIFICAT.TV, a Catholic internet television which broadcasts in Spanish, English and Polish and is part of the new evangelization project of the Franciscans of Mary, founded in Madrid, Spain by Rev. Fr. Santiago Martín in 1988.

Click here to see the second installment.

Prof. P. Alejandro Crosthwaite, OP ha iniziato una serie di presentazioni in lingua spagnola sulla dottrina sociale della Chiesa in MAGNIFICAT.TV, un internet televisore Cattolico che trasmette in spagnolo, inglese e polacco e fa parte del progetto di nuova evangelizzazione dei Francescani di Maria, fondati a Madrid, Spagna, dal Rev. P. Santiago Marin nel 1988.

Fare clic qui per vedere la seconda rata.

Anselm Hertz OP, RIP



4. Juni 1924 – 14. Februar 2013


Anselm Hertz, OP trat der Ordensgemeinschaft der Dominikaner bei und empfing 1953 die Priesterweihe. Er war Professor an der Päpstlichen Universität Heiliger Thomas von Aquin (Angelicum) und der Université de Fribourg. Als Emeritus lehrte er Pastoraltheologie an der Theologischen Hochschule Chur. Er ist Spiritual im Frauenkloster Cazis.

Sein Handbuch der christlichen Ethik gilt als Standardwerk der Theologischen Ethik.

Hertz trat 1956 der katholischen Studentenverbindung K.D.St.V. Teutonia zu Freiburg im Üechtland bei, später auch der V.K.D.St. Eckart (Straßburg) Köln, der K.D.St.V. Alania Bonn, der K.D.St.V. Asgard (Düsseldorf) Köln, der V.K.D.St. Hasso-Rhenania Gießen und der K.D.St.V. Rappoltstein (Straßburg) Köln, alle im CV.



Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dominica Hebd. I Quadragesimæ



John O'Connor O.P.

First Sunday of Lent

Sleepwalking Through Life »

fr John uses a comparison from the works of John Le Carré, to show how we all have a tendency to sleepwalk into sin.


Click here for his reflection. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Vicini ai lontani



La Libreria Editrice Vaticana, L'Ambasciata Ceca presso la Santa Sede e La Facoltà di Scienze Sociali della Pontificia Università San Tommaso (Angelicum)

hanno l'onore di invitarla alla presentazione

della prima traduzione in italiano di un libro del celebre teologo ceco,
ordinato sacerdote nella chiesa sotterranea durante il regime comunista,

Tomáš Halík

intitolato

Vicini ai lontani

interverrà l'attuale Arcivescovo di Praga,
S. Em.za Card. Dominik Duka

martedì 26 Febbraio alle 17.00
Aula XI, Pontificia Università San Tommaso, (Angelicum)

E' allegato per la vostra visione l'invito all'evento in formatto elettronico



The Libreria Editrice Vaticana,
the Czech Embassy to the Holy See, and,
the Faculty of Social Sciences at the
Pontifical University of St Thomas (Angelicum)

are delighted to be able to invite you to the presentation
(with all the main talks in English)

of the book by the celebrated Czech theologian,
Tomáš Halík,
ordained priest in the underground Church during the Communist period,

entitled

Vicini ai lontani
(Close to those who are Far Away)

Speakers include the Archbishop of Prague,
His Eminence Cardinal Dominik Duka

Tuesday 26 February at 17.00
Aula XI, Pontifical University of Saint Thomas, (Angelicum)

FESTUM SS. CYRILLI, MONACHI, ET METHODII, EPISCOPI, Europae compatronos



A Hymn to the Saints Cyril and Methodius

March ahead, o revived people,
To your future march ahead,
Forge your destiny of glory,
By the might of letters led.

March to powerful knowledge,
Let your duty be your guide!
Join the host of other peoples,
God is always by your side.

Go! For like the sun is knowledge.
On the soul it sheds its rays.
Go! A people shall not perish,
When true learning lights its days.

Once unknown and obscure,
Take your place in History.
Let your spirit rule the countries
You subdued in victory.

Thus the two brothers encouraged
Our people long ago.
O you memorable old times,
O you sacred days of yore!

Bulgaria has ever followed
This most worthy testament,
And accomplished deeds of glory
In triumph and predicament.

For it had its time of power,
Then it grievously declined,
Yet unhesitantly followed
What was once to it assigned.

There were times when our letters
Spread quickly far and wide,
And they nourished human learning
With the wisdom which they hide.

Next came sad and slavish years,
When the proud Balkan son
Had to bow under the yoke
Of the ruthless Ottoman.

But the spirit of the people
Always sought support in you
Sages! After a millennium
Your voice still rings strong and true.

O you saviours of a nation
In the darkest days of doom!
You revivers of its spirit
Sleeping in the deepest gloom!

O you champions of true faith,
Enemies of strife and lies!
You apostles God-inspired,
Bright stars in the Slavic skies!

You saints Cyril and Methodius,
You be blessed thrice above!
Fathers of Bulgarian learning,
Makers of the tongue we love!

People will repeat for ever
Your two names in every clime
And the Slavs preserve your mighty

Speeches to the end of time!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Feria Quarta Cinerum



Iesu, quadragenáriæ
dicátor abstinéntiæ,
qui ob salútem méntium
præcéperas ieiúnium,

Adésto nunc Ecclésiæ,
adésto pæniténtiæ,
qua supplicámus cérnui
peccáta nostra dílui.

Tu retroácta crímina
tua remítte grátia
et a futúris ádhibe
custódiam mitíssime,

Ut, expiáti ánnuis
compunctiónis áctibus,
tendámus ad paschália
digne colénda gáudia.

Te rerum univérsitas,
clemens, adóret, Trínitas,
et nos novi per véniam
novum canámus cánticum. Amen.