March 12 and 13, 2015, on the initiative of the Faculty of Canon Law, the Conference Marriage and family took place, considering the “anthropological question” and evangelization of the family.

This initiative, undertaken in collaboration with other Faculties, represents a positive contribute to the Church’s reflection on the reality of marriage and the family during this inter-synod period.

The common feature of the different contributions was the study of the “anthropological question” that emerges in the different fields of knowledge: from Theological and Philosophical Anthropology to Sacramental Theology, Canon Law of Marriage, and the Pastoral Care of Marriage.

Besides presentations on anthropological, theological and juridical issues, there was also time dedicated to practical sessions in which experts working in the field presented initiatives that have produced abundant fruit in two areas: marriage preparation and accompaniment of the married couples in their journey together, in both good and trying times.

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From April 2 to 6, 2015, due to Easter festivities, the Palazzo of Apollinare and the Library will be closed to the public. Regular activity will re-begin Tuesday, April 7.

2015 Schedule for the Easter Triduum
-Sant'Apollinare Basilica: Thursday, April 2, Mass in coena Domini, 6:00 pm; Friday, April 3, Passion of the Lord, 6:00 pm; Saturday, April 4, Easter Vigil, 8:00 pm.
-San Girolamo Church: Thursday, April 2, 6:30 pm; Friday, April 3, 6:30 pm; Saturday, April 4, 8:30 pm.

The academic community of Santa Croce extends to each warm greetings for a Holy Easter.

April 21, 2015 (11.30 am, Aula Álvaro del Portillo) the triennial appointment of the “Antonio Jannone” Prize will take place, conferred by the Philosophy Faculty.
This year's prize will be awarded to Prof. Carlo Natali, from the University Ca’ Foscari (Venice), who will give the lecture Oui mais. Aristotle with Plato and beyond Plato

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Thursday, March 26, 2015, on the initiative of the Department of Church History, the book presentation of Colaborar en el terreno dela caridad, by Prof. María Eugenia Ossandón, took place.

The book analyzes the relationshop between the Holy See and the International Committee Croce Rossa, between when the Committee began and the 30's of the XX century. Intervened Massimiliano Valente (European University of Rome) and Gianfranco Armando (Vatican Archive Secretary).

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"To serve, serve" is the theme of the 7º Narrative Contest promoted by the Alumni Association, reserved to enrolled students and alumni of the University.
Participants must present (entered March 31, 2015) through a narrative or video an occasion during which they could serve others.

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March 3 and 4 2015, on the initiative of the Faculty of Theology, the Congress The mystery of Christ made present in the liturgy took place.


Beginning Thursday March 5, (8:45 am, Aula Álvaro del Portillo), and for the following two months, the VI Course specializing in Religious Information for a Vaticanisti will take place. The scope is "to know the fundamental structures and dynamics of the Catholic Church to aid professionals concerned with those themes, as well as papal activity and the Roman Curia”.

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From February 23 to 24, 2015, the XXII Seminar of the Philosophy Faculty took place, on the theme “Philosophy as Paideia”. Further, the educative role of this discipline was explored, from historical-philosophical, theoretical and didactic-pedagogical perspectives.

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Three round tables there was, focusing on the many educative aspects of philosophy; particularly, its impact on the “scholastic and academic” world (speakers will be prof. Giacomo Samek Lodovici, from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, and Prof. Maria Teresa Russo, from the University of “Roma Tre” Studies), in the “professional life” (speakers will be Prof. Benedetta Giovanola, from the University of Macerata, Eng. Nuzio Miritillo, President Ericsson Mediterranean Region, and Prof. Francesco Perillo, from the University “Suor Orsola Benincasa” of Naples), as well as in the “formation of man and the Christian” (with participation of the Rector of Holy Cross, Mons. Luis Romera, and of Prof.  Giuseppe Savagnone, from Lumsa of Palermo).

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Rev. Arturo Bellocq, teacher in the Moral Theology department, was awarded the International prize “Economy and Society”, promoted by the Vatican foundation Centesimus Annus - Pro Pontifice, within the category of young doctorate researchers of Church Social Doctrine.
In 2012 Bellocq published, through Edicep-Edusc edition, the study La doctrina social de la Iglesia. Qué es y qué no es, second volume of a MCE books series.

Thursday February 12 and Friday 13, 2015, in collaboration with the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Foundation and the Patres and Fraternità San Carlo Association, the University hosted study days on the theme Ratzinger and Daniélou addressing the mystery of history.

Program - Interview with prof. Maspero

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