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On Friday, 14 November 2014, Msgr Paul McPartlan delivered the ninth annual Holy Spirit Lecture at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, entitled: "An Evangelizing Communion: The Church, the Holy Spirit, and Vatican II". The lecture was followed on 15 November by an academic colloquium on the same topic, led by Msgr McPartlan.
Dr. Grabowski and his wife, Claire, gave a presentation on campus in Campus Ministry's Graduate Speaker Series on Monday November 17th on "Ministry to Families in the Domestic Church and the Universal Church." The presentation discussed their personal experience as a couple and some of the initiative provided by the wider Church in the areas of marriage preparation, post-Cana marriage ministry, and ministry to families on an international scale (e.g., the upcoming World Meeting of Families).
Rev. John Ford’s new article, "John Henry Newman, théologien contextual," was published in Études newmanniennes 30 (2014): 27-53.
From 23-25 October 2014, Msgr Paul McPartlan, Acting Dean of STRS, and Fr John Galvin participated in a meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Dialogue at the Paulist College, Washington DC. Msgr McPartlan gave a report on the latest plenary meeting of the international Catholic-Orthodox dialogue in Amman, Jordan, in September 2014, and a presentation on the recent document of the International Theological Commission, entitled 'Sensus Fidei in the Life of the Church'.
Dr. Benson has published an introduction to an edition of what may be Nicholas of Ockham’s inaugural sermon at Oxford (given in 1286). The sermon is of additional importance because much of Nicholas’s sermon is copied verbatim from Bonaventure’s Collationes in Hexaemeron and thus demonstrates how a theologian of the next generation appropriated Bonaventure’s important work. Dr. Benson’s piece was published in Medieval Sermon Studies 58 (2014), 28-46.
Cardinal Gerhard Müller, CDF Prefect, delivers lecture on ‘Donum Veritatis: The Contribution of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to the Theological Enterprise’.
On Monday, 3 November 2014, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), gave a talk in Caldwell Auditorium entitled ‘Donum Veritatis: The Contribution of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to the Theological Enterprise’. Cardinal Müller, who was on a visit to Washington, came to CUA at the invitation of President Garvey, and was welcomed in the President’s name by the Interim Provost, our former Dean, Fr. Mark Morozowich.
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Cardinal Walter Kasper, 2014 Quasten Award Recipient, Delivers Lecture on 'The Theological Background of the Ecclesiological and Ecumenical Vision of Pope Francis’
Just a few days later, on Thursday, 6 November 2014, there was again standing room only in the Caldwell Auditorium for the visit of Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity from 2001-2010. Cardinal Kasper was here to receive the Johannes Quasten Award from the School of Theology and Religious Studies at CUA, an annual award for ‘Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies’. The Acting Dean of STRS, Msgr. Paul McPartlan, gave an address paying tribute to Cardinal Kasper as ‘an outstanding bishop-theologian’ and highlighting some interesting connections between the Cardinal and his work and the life and work of Quasten himself.
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Greek Orthodox Advent Service
Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos, assistant professor of Liturgical Studies & Sacramental Theology, will celebrate a Greek Orthodox Advent Service on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 5pm. The service will be held at the Byzantine Chapel in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. All are welcome!
A Message from STRS Acting Dean, Msgr. Paul McPartlan
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The subtitle of this book published by Wipf and Stock is Worship for Life in the Spirit of Prophecy. The worship that Revelation exhorts and enables is in the divine Spirit of prophetic witness against all forms of idolatrous worship in favor of a true worship of the Lord God and the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb, for an eternal and heavenly life. The audience may begin this worship in the Eucharistic supper into which Revelation leads them by inviting them to respond to the promise of Jesus, “Yes, I am coming soon,” with “Amen! Come Lord Jesus!” They thereby welcome the Lord Jesus to the Eucharistic supper that anticipates his final coming and the divine grace, the gift of eternal life, of the Lord Jesus that is intended to be the destiny of all.
Dr Ian Boxall’s new book Discovering Matthew: Content, interpretation, reception has just been published by SPCK. This introduction to the interpretation of Matthew’s Gospel draws on a range of methodological approaches (author-, text- and reader-centered), as complementary rather than mutually exclusive ways of interpreting the Gospel. In particular, it reflects the growing scholarly attention to the reception history of biblical texts.