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Very Rev. Morozowich, a priest of the Ukranian Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, was interviewed on March 4 by Catholic News Agency on how religious groups are uniting to oppose Russia’s use of troops in Crimea. Read the full article here.
Dr. Grabowski recently concluded teaching an adult education course for Continuing Christian Development Institute on “Ethical Issues Associate with the Beginning and End of Life” which met for four sessions in February (February 3, 10, 17, 24) at St. Luke’s Church in McLean, VA . The course dealt with basic theological perspectives and ethical principles that undergird Catholic bioethics as well as providing an overview of key issues at the beginning and end of human life.
Prof. Michael Root participated in the national Catholic-Lutheran dialogue Feb 20-23. The dialogue met at St. Paul’s College, Washington, DC, and continued work on its theme of “Teaching Ministries.” Root presented a paper on “Teaching Ministries in Ecumenical Dialogues.” The dialogue will meet again in October of this year.
From Tues. Feb. 18th to Thursday Feb. 21st The Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship is ponsored a Symposium held at the Lateran University (Rome) to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the promulgation of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy at Vatican II. On the first afternoon of the symposium Msgr. Kevin Irwin gave a main address on “The Theological Keys of Sacrosanctum Concilium, nn. 1-13.”
John S. Grabowski published an essay titled “Sex and the City of God: Exploring the Connection Between Sex and Life Issues” in The Crozier 1, no.1 (2014): 4-8. Building on the teaching of Pope Francis, the essay considers the interconnection of issues of sexual difference, sexual activity, with life issues.
Several of our faculty and graduate students participated in the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. This conference was held in Baltimore, Maryland over November 23-26, 2013.
The 2013 Dean’s Vespers on Thursday, September 26 at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family in Washington, D.C., drew hundreds of people from across the university community. Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, Dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, during his homily, accentuated the intimate connection between the academic life and the deepening of our personal relationship with Jesus Christ as the root of all that we do. In his closing remarks, Father Mark thanked God for the gifts already bestowed and asked God to bless the students, faculty, and the staff as well as their families as we begin this new school year.
- Mar.19"The Catholic Roots of Religious Freedom"
Professor Robert Wilken will deliver the lecture, "The Catholic Roots of Religious Freedom," Wednesday, March 19, 5 p.m., Happel Room.
- Apr.4"The *Epistula Anselmi* and the Teaching of Theology at the School of Laon in the Early Twelfth Century"
Dr. Alexander Andrée will deliver the lecture, "The *Epistula Anselmi* and the Teaching of Theology at the School of Laon in the Early Twelfth Century," Friday, April 4, Noon, Happel Room.
The Paulist Press has just published Msgr. Irwin’s latest book entitled: What We Have Done. What We Have Failed To Do. Assessing the Liturgical Reforms of Vatican II. In this book Msgr. Irwin invites discussion about a number of things about what (especially American) Catholics have done to implement the liturgies that were revised after the Second Vatican Council. Topics include: church renewal, active participation, making memory together, the sacramental principle, liturgical translations, the proclamation of the word and the liturgical homily, liturgical roles and presiding at liturgy, the arts (architecture and music), liturgical education and mystagogy, devotions and spirituality.
Fr. Lombardo’s book, The Father’s Will: Christ’s Crucifixion and the Goodness of God, was published last week by Oxford University Press. Drawing on philosophical analysis and historical-critical exegesis, The Father’s Will sets out to clarify the Father’s will for Christ and how it relates to his death on the cross. Then, after considering the theologies of Anselm and Peter Abelard, it argues for the recovery of the early Christian category of ransom.