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On Friday, April 28, 2023, the School of Church Communications celebrated the feast day (one day early) of its patron saint, St. Catherine of Siena, with a pilgrimage to the Tre Fontane Abbey and the Grotto of the Virgin of Revelation in Rome, where they will take part in a Holy Mass in the St. Josemaría Parish in EUR.
The School of Canon Law of the Holy Cross and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, together with the Angelicum Thomistic Institute, have organized an academic conference entitled The Concept of "Ius" in Thomas Aquinas. The event will take place on April 21 and 22, 2023. This analysis takes into consideration the entirety of Aquinas' account of lex from the Prima Secundae of the Summa Theologiae, as this account is interrelated with his understanding of lex as a ratio of ius (from S. Th. II-II, q. 57, a. 1, ad 2). The conference also aims to analyze the inherent connection between justice which has ius as its object—the legal aspect of iustitia—and broader issues of the divine-salvific and moral aspects of justice. The university
On Thursday, April 13, 2023, upon the conclusion of the Liturgical Sacramental Theology Course, third-year (Cycle I) students of the ISSR all’Apollinare, together with some students from other schools of the university, followed a lecture on the history of the Holy Mass at the Basilica of St. Clement in Rome. They were led be Prof. Angelo D'Acunto, professor of Liturgical-Sacramental Theology 1. The basilica preserves the liturgical structure of the ancient Papal Mass preceding the 11th century. The students visited the church’s underground, housing the tomb of St. Cyril, the ancient mithraeum, and the domus from the Proto-Imperial period.
Manifattura Fiamminga, Bruxelles, bottega di Pieter van Aelst (m. Bruxelles 1532); cartone della scuola di Raffaello Sanzio (Urbino 1483 - Roma 1520), La Resurrezione, arazzo, 1525 – 1531, © Musei Vaticani
Dear professors, students, administrative and technical staff, and all members of the academic community, I want to wish you a very happy, holy Easter, filled with peace. Jesus is risen and this must bring us peace. Jesus conquered death, and we would be of help and comfort to the Lord if we would take the lives of others to heart. This is my wish for all of you and your families. "Easter is (...) the true feast of God and humanity, because the peace that Christ gained on the cross in giving himself is distributed to us. Therefore, the Risen Christ, on Easter Day, appears to the disciples, and how does he greet them be with you; how does he greet them? «Peace be with you!» (John 20:19 - 21). This is the greeting of Christ victorious, of the Risen
"In Search of Happiness" is the theme of UNIV 2023; students from more than a hundred universities around the world gathered in Rome for Holy Week. On Tuesday, April 4, they held an academic session at our university. UNIV is a university forum that has been around since 1968; it was inspired by St. Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei.
On Monday, April 3, 2023, in light of the upcoming conference "Women in the Church: Makers of the Mankind" that our university will host March 7-8, 2024, a group of ambassadors and representatives of the Diplomatic Corps to the Holy See participated in a preparatory meeting.  After greetings from Rector Luis Navarro, Academic Vice-Rector Cristina Reyes and Prof. Álvarez, who are part of the conference’s scientific committee, reviewed some of the topics that will be addressed at next year’s conference and presented the names of the women who will be discussed: from Josephine Bakhita to Mother Teresa of Calcutta, from Maria Mackillop to
Volume 8, Issue 1 (2023) of the School of Church Communication's scholarly journal Church, Communication and Culture is available online, which begins with an editorial entitled: “Benedict XVI: A Communicative Style in Dialogue with Culture.” The articles address several topics, including "woke culture" and "Catholic influencers," as well as articles on changes in communication and culture within the public sphere and the Catholic Church.
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On Wednesday, March 29, 2023, the university hosted an event presenting the National Network of Family Friendly Municipalities, launched in 2017 by the Autonomous Province of Trento together with the Municipality of Alghero and the National Association of Large Families. Speakers include the President of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Maurizio Fugatti; the Minister for Family, Birth, and Equal Opportunities, Eugenia Maria Roccella; the Archbishop of Trento, Lauro Tisi; and the President of the Italian Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi. Rector Luis Navarro made the opening remarks. The Network of Family Friendly Municipalities is the network of
A “University Life” event will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 (at 3:15 p.m. in the Academic Senate Hall "Benedict XVI"). Prof. Giuseppe Barzaghi will be giving a seminar entitled “Becoming, Tternity, and Divinity: Contradictions and Solutions.Mercoledì 29 marzo 2023 (ore 15.15 aula Senato Accademico "Benedetto XVI") come evento di Vita Universitaria, si svolgerà un seminario tenuto dal prof. Giuseppe Barzaghi, dal titolo Divenire, eternità e divinità: contraddizioni e soluzioni.


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