International Workshop: Transparency and Accountability in the Catholic Church - A Practical Journey
On June 17-21, 2024, the Markets, Culture and Ethics (MCE) Research Centre will host the International Workshop Transparency and Accountability in the Catholic Church: A Practical Journey. The workshop was developed in collaboration with St. Thomas University's John A. Ryan Institute, St. Mary University in Twickenham, London, and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. The workshop aims to empower Catholic Church leaders by providing them with actionable insights for implementing transparency within
"The angels point out to the shepherds a child born in the manger": Season's greetings from the academic community for a blessed Christmas
"In quella notte resa santa dalla nascita del Salvatore troviamo un altro segno potente: la piccolezza di Dio. Gli angeli indicano ai pastori un bambino nato nella mangiatoia. Non un segno di potenza, di autosufficienza o di superbia. No. Il Dio eterno si annienta in un essere umano indifeso, mite, umile. Dio si è abbassato perché noi potessimo camminare con Lui e perché Lui potesse mettersi al nostro fianco, non sopra e lontano da noi." (Pope Francis, Introduction to the book "Il mio presepe" - LEV 2023)
The Rector and the Academic Community of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross wish everyone a Holy Christmas and a Happy
On Friday, December 15, 2023, the ceremony for the presentation of the University's silver medals took place in the presence of the Vice Grand Chancellor, Mons. Mariano Fazio, honoring those who have completed 25 years of service. Following the introductory and commemorative remarks by the rector, Luis Navarro, silver medals were presented to professors Andrea Aiello, Rafael Díaz Dorronsoro, Carlos Jódar, Jerónimo Leal, Jorge Milán, and Laurent Touze. Laurent Touze, in particular, shared some memories connecting him and the other recipients to the University. The closing address was entrusted to the Vice Grand Chancellor, who
800 years since the first nativity scene: an afternoon of theological, spiritual, and artistic exploration on December 13th
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 (at 3:30 PM, aula minor Álvaro del Portilllo), the School of Theology organized an Afternoon of Theological, Spiritual, and Artistic Exploration titled 800 years since the first nativity scene (1223-2023).
Moderated by prof. Gutiérrez-Martín, director of the Institute of Liturgy of the Holy Cross, the discussion included the essayist fr. Enzo Fortunato, OFM Conv., liturgy lecturer Giuseppe Falanga, and the master of Neapolitan nativity art, Aniello Gaudino.
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 (at 3:00 PM, Benedetto XVI Hall), our University hosted the Session of the Joint Diploma on the thought of Saint Thomas Doctor Humanitatis, dedicated in the Academic Year 2023-2024 to the theme Il bonum: gift of the creator and task of creation. The lectures were delivered by prof. Catalina Vial, on The God-Love in history: the Holy Spirit and the grace of Christ,'and prof. Marco Vanzini, on Man's faith as an opening to the Love of God. The Joint Diploma program is annual, with each year focusing on a specific aspect of the thought of Saint Thomas. There are 9 modules, each entrusted to a Pontifical University or Institution that organizes
On Tuesday, December 12, 2023 (at 3:00 PM, Aula Álvaro del Portillo), the III Étienne Gilson Medieval Studies Day took place. Professors fr. Serge-Thomas Bonino, OP (Angelicum), and Fabrizio Amerini (University of Parma) spoke on the theme 1323: Thomas Aquinas, theologian, philosopher, saint. Seven hundred years since canonization. On this occasion, some publications on the History of Medieval Philosophy edited by professors B. Ippolito and A. Petagine (Roma Tre), E. Dezza (Antonianum) were presented. Information
During the Assembly of the Conference of Rectors of Universities and Pontifical Roman Institutions (CRUIPRO) on November 20th, the inter-institutional agreement CRUIPRO to promote student mobility within the Roman ecclesiastical university system, which had been signed on December 7, 2020, was renewed for a second three-year term. The agreement stipulates that every semester, regular students can attend a course free of charge at one of the participating institutions, subject to authorization from their home institution and acceptance by the hosting institution. Access the Agreement |
7th edition of the 'Joint Diploma in Integral Ecology,' on December 7th, the lessons of the 2nd module
Thursday, December 7, 2023 (at 3:00 PM, Álvaro del Portillo Hall), our University hosted the lessons of the 2nd module of the seventh edition of the Joint Diploma in Integral Ecology, a shared initiative of the Pontifical Universities and Institutions of Rome aimed at spreading the vision and mission of Pope Francis' Laudato Si'. The lectures were conducted by prof. Prem Xalxo from the Gregorian University, prof. Arturo Bellocq from Santa Croce, and prof. Linda Pocher from Auxilium. The Joint Diploma takes place over an academic year (November 2023 - June 2024) and is structured into six modules, corresponding to the six chapters of Laudato Si'. Each module includes two
Presentation of the Books "Legge e Libertà" (Edusc) and "In viaggio con le emozioni" (San Paolo), December 1st
On Friday, December 1, 2023, (at 11:30 AM in the Benedetto XVI Hall), the book Legge e Libertà, published by Edusc and written by Romano Penna, emeritus professor of New Testament in various faculties of theology, was presented. The book, as stated on the back cover, offers a biblical-theological itinerary that allows the reader to grasp the central aspects of the law-freedom dialectic and to focus on the peculiarity of the Christian message. In addition to the author, Eric Noffke from the Waldensian School of Theology and professors Carlos Jódar, Giuseppe De Virgilio, and Eusebio González from our University's School of Theology participated. On