On the early evening of Friday, May 15, Solemn Vespers and the Conferral of Degrees for thirty-one students of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception took place in the priory chapel of the Dominican House of Studies. A gathering of faculty, staff, members of the Board of the Overseers, as well as family and friends of the graduates gathered in the chapel to witness the
On the evening of Wednesday, April 22, Aquin Hall was filled with people to hear Most Rev. J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P., deliver the inaugural Pope Saint John Paul II Lecture, sponsored by the Pontifical Faculty and Friends of John Paul II Foundation. The text of Archbishop DiNoia’s lecture is now available.
This July, the Thomistic Institute and the Archdiocese of Baltimore are sponsoring a conference for priests.
Principal addresses include:
|A Confessor’s Guide to…|
|Rev. Romanus Cessario, O.P.||Charity, Mortal Sin, and Spiritual Life|
|Rev. Fred Miller||Humility, Pride, and Vainglory|
|Rev. Dominic Legge, O.P.||Hope, Despair, Sloth, and Presumption|
|Rev. Msgr. Charles Pope||The Beatitudes in the Confessional|
|Rev. Basil Cole, O.P.||Chastity, Lust, and Taming the Appetites|
Register by June 9, 2015. For more information and to register, visit the Thomistic Institute website or call (202) 495-1170.
On September 23, 2014, Pope Francis appointed PFIC adjunct faculty member Rev. Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M. Cap., to the International Theological Commission. Originally formed in 1969, this commission is a permanent body in the service of the universal Church that consists of 30 theologians from around the world, each of whom serves sequential terms of five years. The secretary of the Commission is the prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. The International Theological Commission is asked to prepare studies of important and difficult
The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception has introduced a new Master of Arts degree with a specialization in Thomistic Studies. The M.A. in Thomistic Studies specializes in the study of the theological synthesis of St. Thomas Aquinas. This 36 credit-hour program is offered exclusively during the summer. The degree can be acquired over the course of four consecutive summers, with the possibility of a fifth summer for thesis development and defense. Students take two three-week courses every summer for four credits each.
Students receive an intensive formation in Aquinas’s texts and ideas, with
The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies is pleased to announce the reinstitution of its doctoral program. The PFIC now offers a terminal degree in theology, the Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.), whose candidates pursue course work and research in Thomistic studies.