ISSR all’Apollinare, in collaboration with the Research Center Markets, Culture & Ethics, is launching a new two-year specialization (Masters) in Christian Humanism and Economic Development (UCSE).

The course is geared toward those who would like to work, or already collaborate, in areas that require formation in Christian teachings that address the current ethical and social-economic problems. This program is also geared toward any who are involved in catechesis, or the education of laity out in the work force.

At the same time, the two-year Executive Program begins, open to anyone who has previously completed undergrad studies.

Also, from November 1 onward, enrollment for the course Family Love Education is open, a program which utilizes the methodology of evolved e/learning (Laab2), in which content is shared through an online learning platform.

The objective is to “offer anthropological, psychological and theological foundations of the Christian vision of marriage and family in order to study the more practical aspects of conjugal life and the education of children."

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (5:30 pm, Aula Álvaro del Portillo), a Round Table considering To Speak of God in a Secular Society will take place with the participation of Luis Oviedo, Marcello Pera and Robert Cheaib. Also, in view of this occasion, there will be the book presentation of Fondamental Theology in a Scientific Context (Città Nuova), by Prof. Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti.


Thursday, December 3, 2015 (4:00 pm, Aula Álvaro del Portillo), on the initiative of the "Giuseppe De Carli" Association in collaboration with the Faculties of Communications and "San Bonavntura" Theology, a Study Day is scheduled, considering the theme, "Communicating Charity During The Jubilee of Mercy".
The Award Ceremony for winners of the "Giuseppe De Carli" Journalism Prize will take place afterwards, an initiative dedicated to religious information now in its third edition.


Wednesday, November 25, in the Aula Álvaro del Portillo, on the initiative of the Theology Faculty, an Act honoring Prof. José Antonio Riestra, teacher of Dogmatic Theology, took place.

During the event, was given a volume of Egli manifestò la Sua gloria (by R. Díaz Dorronsoro and M. Vanzini), which contains some theological essays



From November 26 to 27, 2015, in Aula Benedetto XVI, Expert Meeting took place, considering, The Relational Paradigm as an Interface Between Theological, Philosophical And Social Sciences. Participants included professors coming from various Universities.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, the Philosophy Faculty celebrated the Academic Feast of their Patron, Saint Catherine of Alexandria.

At 9:15 am, the Holy Mass was celebrated in the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare.

To follow, Prof. Juan José Sanguineti gave a lecture on The Forms of Evidence.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 (9:15 am, Aula Magna "Giovanni Paolo II"), in collaboration with the Pontifical Council of the Laity, the University organizied a Study Day to reflect on The Vocation and Mission of the Laity. Fifty Years From the Decree "Apostolicam Actuositatem".

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From November 19 to 21, 2015, on the initiative of Philosophy Faculty, a STOQ Project Workshop on the theme The Threshold of the Scientific Rationality. The impact of religious-driven world-views in scientific innovation took place.



In honor of the 50ª Anniversary of promulgation, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 (5:00 pm, Aula Álvaro del Portillo), there was a presentation comprised of a synopsis of the Second Vatican Council Decree Nostra Aetate, edited by Bishop Francisco Gil Hellín and published by Edizioni Santa Croce.



In honor of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, ISSR all'Apollinare has organized, Saturday, November 7, 2015 (9:15 am, Aula Magna "Giovanni Paolo II"), a Study Day reflecting on God the Father, Patient and Merciful, specifically looking at the Old and New Testament.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015, the University - in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the Holy See to FAO, WFP and IFAD - has organized a discussion on Ecological Conversion And Fighting Hunger. For sustainable agricultural the encyclical Laudato Si will be a point of reference.

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Study Day "Vocation and Mission of the Laity," November 10, 2015

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