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Ms. April Vega will be presenting her dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, March 28 in Caldwell 125 at 1pm. Her defense is titled "Popular Music in Evangelical Worship Services: Secularization and Sacralization."
Rev. Matthew Luft, O.S.B., will be presenting his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Wednesday, March 19 at 9:30 am in Caldwell 125. His defense is titled "The Proclamation of God’s Wonderful Works in the History of Salvation: The Approach of Robert Waznak, SS, to the Theology, Theory and Practice of the Liturgical Homily."
On 24-25 February, 2014, Msgr Paul McPartlan chaired the meeting in Rome of a subcommission of the International Theological Commission. The meeting continued work on the topic of the sensus fidei in the life of the Church.
Msgr. Stephen Rossetti Teaches Live Online Class in Rome Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti is a visiting professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (PUG) this semester and is teaching a new cou...
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.
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.
- Mar.20"The Byzantine Bridal Chamber as Locus Liturgicus: Unraveling the Regional Character of the Byzantine Marriage Rites"
STRSSA and Liturgy and Sacaraments host Dr. Gabriel Radle who will deliver the lecture, "The Byzantine Bridal Chamber as Locus Liturgicus: Unraveling the Regional Character of the Byzantine Marriage Rites," Thursday, March 20, 3 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.