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and Religious Studies
Mr. James Krueger is defending his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Tuesday, April 29 at 2pm in Caldwell 125. His dissertation is titled "God the Father in the Western Tradition: Bringing Augustine and Bonaventure into Conversation with Modern Theology."
Mr. Martin Madar is defending his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, April 25, at 2pm in Caldwell 125. His dissertation is titled "The Contribution of Joseph A. Komonchak to the Theology of the Local Church in Light of Lumen Gentium."
Rev. John Ford has published a new essay titled "John Henry Newman's Apologia as a Journal of His Conversions," which was published in Newman & Life in the Spirit: Theological Reflections on Spirituality for Today, edited by John R. Connolly and Brian W. Hughes (Minneapolis: Fortress Press), 13-30.
Msgr Stephen Rossetti was interviewed by Katia Lopez Hodoyan of the TV News Agency Rome Reports. The interview looked into the happiness rates of priests and why, according to Msgr Rossetti’s study, priests are generally happy. The interview can also be found on Youtube.
Mr. Matthew Bowen is presenting his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Tuesday, April 15 at 9:30 am in Caldwell 125. His defense is titled "'According to All That You Demanded' (Deut 18:16): The Literary Use of Names and Leitwort as Antimonarchic Polemic in the Deuteronomistic History."
On Monday, March 31 in Great Room B of the Pryzbyla Center, Rev. Virgilio Elizondo delivered the lecture, "Hispanic Catholics and the 'New Evangelization.'" The Hispanic Initiatives Committee of STRS was proud to host the widely acclaimed founder of U.S. Latino theology who is professor of pastoral and Hispanic Theology at the University of Notre Dame.
The Moral Theology and Ethics area of STRS hosted Professor Robert Wilken, Wednesday, March 19 in the Msgr. Stephen J. Happel Room. The lecture entitled, "The Catholic Roots of Religious Freedom" drew a crowd of 50 ranging from undergraduates to graduates and faculty across the university. Professor Robert Wilken is professor emeritus of the history of Christianity at The University of Virginia.
- Apr.28"Priestly Servants for the New Evangelization"
On Monday, April 28 at 12:40 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa will deliver the lecture, "Priestly Servants for the New Evangelization."
- May.1"From Italy to China: Matteo Ricci-- Priest, Missionary and Scholar"
Dr. Costantino Sigismondi will deliver the lecture, "From Italy to China: Matteo Ricci-- Priest, Missionary and Scholar," Thursday, May 1, 12:10 p.m., Caldwell Auditorium.
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.
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.