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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
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
On Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the initiative of the cultural association "Giuseppe De Carli" and in collaboration with the School of Communication, a Round Table on Hope and its Faces was held. Moderated by journalist Alessandra Ferraro and following greetings from prof. Daniel Arasa, dean of the School of Communication, and Giovanni Tridente, president of the De Carli Association, participants in the round table included Santiago Sanz, professor of Eschatology at the School of Theology, and Piero Dominici, sociology professor at the University of
In the context of University Life activities, on November 30, 2023, a guided tour was organized to the Venerable English College, the oldest British institution outside the country. A group of students from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross participated in the visit (pictured). The palace, dating back to the late sixteenth century, is located at 45 Via di Monserrato, just a short walk from our Library.
This event also provided an opportunity to learn about the history of the 44 priest martyrs who studied at this College and were martyred in England and Wales between 1581 and 1678
The academic community mourns the passing of rev. Fadi Sarraf, a doctoral candidate at the School of Theology, who suddenly passed away at the age of 51 while preaching a retreat at the Manoir de Beaujeu in Canada.
Originally from Syria but settled in Canada, where he studied engineering at McGill University, he was ordained a priest in Rome in 2021 and incardinated into the Prelature of Opus Dei. He was working on his doctoral thesis on The Role of Three Sacraments in Christian Spirituality According to Scott Hahn's
On Saturday, November 25, 2023, the appointment of our Rector Luis Navarro as a Member of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life was announced by Pope Francis. Professor Navarro also serves as the President of the Conference of Rectors of Pontifical Universities and Institutions in Rome (CRUIPRO). As reported in Article 15 of the Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia, Praedicate Evangelium, "Members of Curial Institutions are appointed from among the Cardinals residing both in the City and outside it, to whom are added, particularly skilled in the matters at hand, some Bishops,
On Thursday, November 23, 2023, the 2nd episode of the 1st series of Learning Rome was released, dedicated to The Last Days of Saint Paul, a journey through the places related to his martyrdom and burial. Produced by our University and created in collaboration with students, the project - which will unfold in three series - is designed to showcase the artistic, cultural, and faith-related treasures that the Eternal City preserves. The initiative is funded through a dedicated fundraising campaign initiated by the Promotion and Development Office. The content is curated by professors from the Department of Church History at
On Friday, November 24, 2023, the School of Philosophy celebrated the occasion of the Feast of the Patron Saint, Saint Catherine of Alexandria.
Professor Stephen Brock, a lecturer at the Holy Cross and the University of Chicago, delivered a lecture titled "What makes you yourself? Scotus's question, a snare for Thomists." The event was preceded by Holy Mass at the Basilica of Apollinare at 9:30 AM. In the days leading up to the event, from November 21 to 23 (from 3:00 PM to 4:45 PM, Room A305), the professor conducted a course consisting of 6 lessons on the Metaphysics of
On Saturday, November 18, 2023 (from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Aula Álvaro del Portillo), the Study Day of the ISSR at the Apollinare took place, titled "Dialogues on Death: Crossroads of Existence."
Teachers and professionals in the field analyzed death from various human, biblical-theological, pastoral, and bio-ethical perspectives, including through the listening of some testimonials. Poster


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