Welcome to the School of Theology
and Religious Studies
At the Commencement exercizes on Saturday, May 16, 2015, sixty five students from the School of Theology and Religious Studies graduated with a wide range of degrees, both graduate and undergraduate: PhD, STD, DMin, STL, MCat, MA, MDiv, STB, MDiv/STB, and BA. This was the first year in which we had a graduate for the recently launched MCat, and our own students for the BA, also.
Br. Klimek will defend his dissertation on September 18, 2015.
The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship has published Msgr. Irwin’s major address delivered in Rome in February 2013 at the Lateran University.
Msgr. Irwin attends biannual meeting of the Societas Liturgica and biannual Liturgical Congress.
Dr. John Grabowski, associate professor and director of the Moral Theology/Ethics academic area in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at CUA has been appointed by Pope Francis as an Expert for the forthcoming Synod of Bishops in Rome
The CUA Biblical Studies Area was well represented at the Catholic Biblical Association annual meeting at Xavier University in New Orleans August 1-4.
On Monday, April 20th, the Biblical Studies Area hosted the annual Roland E. Murphy Memorial Lecture. Dr. Peter Machinist, Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages at Harvard University, presented the lecture “Achaemenid Persia as Spectacle: Greek and Biblical Reactions.” Dr. Machinist looked at the Achaemenid Persian empire of the first millennium BC as a pageant of power and authority. He focused on the reliefs of the main staircase to the Apadana in the main capital of Persepolis as well as the biblical book of Esther and the Greek drama, The Persians, by Aeschylus. Dr. Machinist explored all of these and the relationships among them in order to chart the impact that Achaemenid Persia had on the world in and around it as well as the Achaemenid impact in our own time.
On Thursday, March 19, Professor Joseph H. H. Ph.D., was awarded the degree of Doctor of Theology, honoris causa, by President John Garvey. The ceremony took place in Caldwell Auditorium and was attended by faculty, staff and students. Professor Weiler delivered an address entitled, “Sanctity and Morality in the Public Square.” He is the Joseph Straus Professor of Law at New York University and President of the European University Institute in Florence. Professor Weiler is a leading expert on European constitutional law, a strong advocate for religious freedom and for recognition of the place of religion in human society, and a prominent figure in Jewish-Catholic relations. Photos of the event, please click the title. For a video of this event,please click here.
On Tuesday, March 24th the Moral Theology/Ethics Area hosted its annual spring distinguished lecture. Dr. Russell Hittinger, the William K. Warren Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa, presented the lecture "Natural Law and Public Discourse: The Legacies of Josef Ratzinger” to an audience of students, faculty, and guests of the University. Dr. Hittinger examined the contributions of Josef Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI to the Catholic understanding of natural law over the course of his academic career and ministry of teaching and the way he (and Karol Wojtyla/Saint John Paul II) effected a significant "upgrade" of the Catholic understanding.
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- Oct.14Quasten Award 2015: Joseph P. Chinnici, O.F.M.
The School of Theology and Religious Studies is pleased to announce that the recipient of this year’s prestigious Johannes Quasten Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies will be Joseph P. Chinnici, O.F.M.
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Fr John Ford recently published two articles: "Father Paul of Graymoor: Preacher of Church Unity" and "Father Paul of Graymoor: Pilgrim of Christian Reunion". Both appeared in Ecumenical Trends 44/6 (June 2015)
The ninth annual Holy Spirit Lecture that Msgr Paul McPartlan gave at Duquesne University on 14 November 2014 on the theme of 'An Evangelizing Communion: The Church, the Holy Spirit, and Vatican II' has now been published in booklet form and also at: http://www.duq.edu/events/holy-spirit-lecture-and-colloquium/2014