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On Thursday, August 28, Donald Cardinal Wuerl taught Fr. Steven Olds’ Foundations of Catholicism course as Chancellor of the University and the William Cardinal Baum University Professor of Theology. Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies welcomed the cardinal at 2 p.m.
Pope Francis recently made a statement about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the necessity of stopping this militant group's actions. Dr. Capizzi was consulted by Vox and gave context to the Pope’s statement. For the full article by and Dr. Capizzi’s statements, click here: What Pope Francis Really Said About the Crisis in Iraq.
On August 12th, Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti PhD from the CUA School of Theology and Religious Studies gave a workshop near Oslo Norway to members of the staff of Modum Bad Hospital, the Norwegian Church Resource Center on Violence and Abuse of Minors, and The Institute of Pastoral Care (Institutt for Sjelesorg) plus other invited guests. He spoke on the clinical and pastoral care of priests and religious, as well as child protection issues. The professionals present remarked that both Norway and the U.S.A. were dealing with many of the same issues, despite the cross-cultural differences. Several of those present expressed a particular interest in the comprehensive, multi-disciplinary screening of candidates for the priesthood presented by Msgr. Rossetti and the need for greater general education on Red Flags for potential abuse. It was hoped that Msgr. Rossetti could return to Norway in the future to continue the cross-cultural mutual information and dialogue.
The latest issue if ECCLESIA ORANS (30:2, pp. 411-53) contains an article by Msgr. Kevin Irwin on " The Theological Keys of SACROSANCTUM CONCILIUM." It is one of six articles commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of the Liturgy Constitution as the first document to emerge from the Second Vatican Council.
On Sunday 27 July 2014, Msgr Paul McPartlan attended the episcopal ordination of Metropolitan Maximos (Vgenopoulos) of Silivria by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople at the Cathedral of St George in the Phanar, Istanbul. Msgr McPartlan was the director of the doctoral dissertation that Metropolitan Maximos wrote some years ago at Heythrop College in the University of London. Metropolitan Maximos' recent book, of great value for Catholic-Orthodox relations, was based on that study: Maximos Vgenopoulos, Primacy in the Church from Vatican I to Vatican II: An Orthodox Perspective (DeKalb, Il: Northern Illinois University Press, 2013).
A group of new undergraduate students were welcomed into the School of Theology and Religious Studies during an orientation in the Happel Room, Friday, August 22. The welcome address was given by Dean Morozowich followed by Dr. William Mattison, associate dean for undergraduate studies.
On Thursday, August 21 in Caldwell Auditorium, 66 new TRS graduate students gathered for orientation. The students were warmly welcomed by Dean Morozowich, Dr. Charles Jones, associate dean for graduate studies, and Ms. Abimbola Akintolayo, associate director of graduate admissions.
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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.