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.

Among the aims of the initiative was to "offer a theological reflection on the liturgy that directs the attention towards its center and root", that is, "the mystery of Christ".

According to the organizers: "This mystery is to be understood with all its facets as presented in the New Testament, both in the Gospels and in the Pauline Letters. The "mystery" is identified with Christ: His Person, His Pasch, united to the Church as His Body, through the gift of the Holy Spirit.

This perspective leads to a historical-salvific understanding of the liturgy. The main addresses are situated in this context: the mystêrion in the New Testament; mysterium and sacramentum in the liturgical sources; the actualization of the mystery in the liturgy; the liturgy of the hours, as a celebration of the mystery; the experience of the paschal mystery through liturgical music; Christian life as marked by the mystery celebrated".

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March 12 and 13, 2015 (Aula Magna "Giovanni Paolo II"), on the initiative of the Faculty of Canon Law, the Conference Marriage and family will take 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.

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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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The Italian Group Koha, of which our Library is the co-founder, has received funding from EBSCO to develop and implement the software open source Koha. This contribution will improve the system of researching bibliography material within the same electronic catalogue.

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Starting February 19, 2015, the Center for Priestly Formation begins the 2ª edition of the Masters in seminarian formation, a 44 hour course over two semesters for the ongoing formation of priest students in Rome.

Among the objectives of the masters, which is sponsored by the Congregation for the Clergy, is the improvement of skills in the context of completing formation projects, knowledge of the maturation processes of seminarians so as to better help them develop their skills, and preparation in the various forms of spiritual guidance.

The program will thus concentrate on areas of human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation and on the organization of the seminary.

On February 25 the Seminar on Ars praedicandi will begin.

Entitled Classical rhetoric and modern communications at the service of Evangelization, the course, lasting 12 hours total, seeks to aid priests with adequate preparation for preaching, departing from studies of classical rhetorical and offering practical applications.

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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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Tuesday January 20 2015, the Theology Faculty celebrated the Academic Feast of their Patron, St. Thomas Aquinas.
After the Holy Mass in the Basilica San'Apollinare, the Rev. Prof. Robert Wielockx (10.45 am, Aula Magna "Giovanni Paolo II") spoke on St. Thomas concerning certitude and freedom.