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    Using the Virtues and Vices in the Confessional

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Commencement 2015

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

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2015 Graduates of the Pontifical Faculty

Congratulations to all our graduates! They are:

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The Inaugural Pope Saint John Paul II Lecture

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.

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New Book by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology (Thomistic Ressourcement), a new book by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, has been published by CUA Press and is now available.


Becoming a Better Confessor - A Conference for Priests

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.


Pope Francis Appoints Faculty Member to International Theological Commission

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

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Resources for Past Events

Miss an event or lecture at the PFIC? Check here for available text, audio, and video files. Selected Thomistic Institute lectures are free of charge on iTunes.

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New Master of Arts in Thomistic Studies Degree

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

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PFIC Reinstitutes Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.)

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.

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