"God has not abandoned us and he will not", is one of the passages from the letter that Bishop Anthony Borwah, from the Diocese of Gbarnga (Liberia) and alumni of Communications (class 2001), wrote addressed to us just days ago.   

Mons. Borwah recounts his experience from one of the territories hit by a wave of Ebola, “that has decimated families and entire populations”.  Just for this reason, he could not participate in the Synod on the family last October, though he was the designated representative for the Bishops’ Conference of Liberia.

His same spiritual advisor, the Spanish missionary Miguel Pajares, died last August in Spain after having contracting the virus while working as a medic in the Hospital of Monrovia.

In the meantime, his diocese is doing what is possible to fight the virus, such as campaigns providing information and education on health, but also through prayer: till November 30, in every church, the Holy Rosary is offered for this intention.

The academic community of the Holy Cross assures its concern for the populations stuck by Ebola and unites with them in prayer.

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Thursday, November 20 (3:00 pm, Aula Álvaro del Portillo), on the initiative of the Faculty of Philosophy and in collaboration with the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, the event What is marriage? A philosophic-juridical dialogue took place. Speakers included professors from Princeton University, Yale Law of School, Ave Maria Law School and the Holy Cross.

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"The average Italian believes scientific results are compatible with faith and religious belief: accepts the scientific truths concerning the origin of man and the universe, as well as believing that God played a role in the appearance of life.”  These results are the outcome of a survey commissioned by the Higher International School of Interdisciplinary Research (SISRI), which reports to the Center DISF of our University.

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Saturday, November 8, on the initiative of University pastoral care of the Vicariate of Rome, Universities XII Pilgrimage and welcome of first-year students to Orvieto took place. The theme of the day was: New humanism and the Eucharist.

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Tuesday, October 7, the inauguration ceremony for the 30th academic year of our University took place.

At 9:30 am, in the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare, the Bishop Prelate of Opus Dei and Grand Chancellor, Mons. Javier Echevarría, presided over the Holy votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, con-celebrated by deacons of the different schools and academic authorities.

Following, in the Aula Magna "Giovanni Paolo II", the solemn act took place along with an inaugural speech by Rev. Prof. José María La Porte, dean of the School of Communications, on The communication of the faith and the existential peripheries

In the opening speech for the new academic year, the Grand Chancellor stated: “A Church outbound has need of a university outbound, which does not lock itself up in a sort of ivory tower, but develops in thought what is born from life and is placed at the service of life.“

Concluding the ceremony, staff who had worked at the University for 25 years were presented silver medals.

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List published containing recipients selected for the 20 scholarships for students enrolled in the doctorate program of the University pertaining to the Regional Coordinating Committee of the University of Lazio (CRUL) and the Conference of Rectors of the Roman Pontifical Universities (CRUPR)

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Saturday October, 25, 2014, the ISSR all'Apollinare, in collaboration with the Project STOQ (School of Philosophy), promoted the study day Scientific Dimension and spiritual horizion of man, with particular attention to the issues and problems arising in the current setting due to scientific and technical progress.

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70 students, coming from different Roman Pontifical Universities, are taking part in the course "Economics for Ecclesiastics" promoted by the Research Center Markets, Culture and Ethics.

According to those organizing, it is encouraging data, which underlies the need and desire, on the part of the students, to recieve the necessary instruments permitting better comprehension of the current economic context, with which they find themselves confronting at different levels, as well as to better explain the Social Doctrine of the Church.

The first two lectures were held Friday October 10 and Monday October 13.  The speaker, Lord Brian Griffiths of Fforestfach, discussed issues concerning the determination of market prices and the rule of governerments and public instititions within the economic market.

Economics for Ecclesiastics will be followed November 28 and December 1, 2014, with lectures by Antonio Argandoña, Professor Emeritus of the IESE Business School of Barcelona, and then again mid-January with the return of Lord Brian Griffiths of Fforestfach

This course represents a way to teach the basics of economics, keeping in mind the ethical depth of every human action.

Monday, October 13 (12:45 pm, Aula Álvaro del Portillo), a day of welcome for incoming students was held in order to greet and offer detailed information about the University.

After an introductory talk by the Rector, Mons. Luis Romera, there was a lunch-buffet for all participants.

Following, Rev. Prof. Sergio Tapia, outlined contents of the session.

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Beginning the second week of September, the Department of Languages will offer a Latin course in the afternoons, taught in an engaging and upbeat way.  The method involves using Latin as the only language of communication between professors and students.  At end of the course the student is awarded a certificate equivalent to 6 ECTS.

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Revs. Pedro Huidobro and Juan Carlos Dominguez, holding in the past the positions of Rector for Sedes Sapientiae and Altomonte College, as well as the chaplaincy of the University, are transferring to Spain for new pastoral responsibilities. All the academic community extends to them its gratitude and best wishes for the many years they devoted to the service of the University.
A warm welcome also to the new chaplain, Rev. Antonio Rodríguez de Rivera, and Rev. Prof. Javier Canosa, new rector of Altomonte.

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Inauguration of the Academic Year 2014-2015, October 7, 2014

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