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  • Monday - Friday

    7:00am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline (Monday - Thursday)
  • Saturday

    8:00am Mass with Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Office of Readings & Midday Prayer
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
  • Sunday

    8:30am Office of Readings & Morning Prayer
    11:15am Mass
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline
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  • Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Thursday, April 27, 6 PM

    “Reading St. Augustine’s City of God with St. Thomas Aquinas”

    Prof. Chad Pecknold (CUA)

    Sever 202, Harvard University

    The Thomistic Institute at Harvard

  • Friday, April 28, 12:30 PM

    “Interrogating Prayer with Science and Theology”

    Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D. (Providence College)

    TMEC Room 209 (260 Longwood Ave), Harvard Medical School

  • Friday, April 28

    Classes End

  • Monday, May 1

    Reading Day

  • Tuesday, May 2 - Friday, May 5

    Final Exam Week

  • Friday, May 5

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, May 8 - Friday, May 12

    Special Exams Week

  • Friday, May 12

    Commencement

    5 p.m. Priory Chapel (Invitation Only)

  • Tuesday, May 16, 6 PM

    Hon. William H. Pryor, Jr: Moral Duty and the Law

    Hillsdale College Kirby Center

    Cosponsored by Hillsdale College, The Thomistic Institute, and the Thomas More Society of America

  • Saturday, May 20, 9:30 AM

    Priesthood Ordinations

    St. Dominic’s Church, D.C.

    Offices & Library Closed

  • Monday, May 29

    Memorial Day

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, May 30

    Summer Session Begins

  • Monday, August 28

    Classes Begin and Library Opens

    3:15 PM - New Student Orientation, Aquin Hall

    5 PM - Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit, DHS Chapel

  • Monday, September 4

    Labor Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, September 8

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

  • Monday, October 9

    Columbus Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, October 10

    Administrative Monday (Monday Classes Held, No Tuesday Classes)

  • Friday, October 13

    Midterm:

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with 50% Refund

Monday
Apr242017

Justice Alito to be PFIC's 2017 Commencement Speaker

The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception is pleased to announce that the Honorable Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will be the speaker at our Commencement ceremonies on May 12, 2017. We are honored that the Justice will address our faculty and graduates in this, our 75th anniversary as a Pontifical Faculty.

At commencement, Justice Alito will be presented with the Saint Dominic Medal. The medal is awarded to those individuals who, through demonstrated competency in their life’s work, have advanced the ideals of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, thus, bringing honor and recognition to the charism of the Dominican Order. As a man dedicated to universal truth in the adjudication of civic law, Justice Alito has demonstrated the timeless principles preached by the Dominican Order since its inception.

Justice Alito was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He is married to Martha-Ann (née Bomgardner) and has two children. He served as a law clerk for Leonard I. Garth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey; Assistant to the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice; Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice; and U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1990. President George W. Bush nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat on January 31, 2006.

Due to limited space, attendance at Commencement is by invitation only.

Friday
Feb242017

Winter 2017 Newsletter

The winter 2017 edition of our newsletter, Faith & Reason, is now available online! In this issue, we highlight how lay professor Dr. Jem Sullivan, through the EWTN documentary The Beauty of Faith, focuses on the role of art and beauty in communicating the faith. You can also read about how our Dominican professors are defining authentic Thomism, and how alumnus Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., harmonizes faith and science.

Click here to read online. If you’d prefer to receive a printed copy, contact our Advancement Office by email or at (202) 495-3828.

 

Monday
Dec122016

Faculty News

Fr. Basil Cole, O.P., spoke at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception’s Lenten Reflection Series, in a lecture entitled, “The Rosary: Boring, Filled with Distractions and Very Dry. Therefore, Why Continue to Pray It?

Most Rev. Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, has praised The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology, the latest book by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. Bishop Barron calls Fr. White “one the brightest of a new generation of Thomas interpreters.” The Bishop has also released a video on this subject, and made the book the subject of a Word on Fire podcast on April 5.

Fr. Gabriel O’Donnell, O.P., spoke at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle on Dominican Spirituality.

Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., spoke on “Theosis: Understanding Christian Divinization” for the Institute of Catholic Culture, which has put his lecture and accompanying printed resources online. Fr. Hofer is the author of Divinization: Becoming Icons of Christ Through the Liturgy.

Fr. Basil Cole, O.P., is one of over 200 signatories to the declaration Cantate Domino, arguing for the continued relevance and importance of traditional sacred music. The declaration, released on the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II instruction Musicam Sacram, critiques the numerous serious deviation from it that have plagued the Catholic church for the past half-century

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Thursday
Dec012016

Alumni News

Alumni: if you’d like to share news, such as an article, interview, or publication, please email the Advancement Office

Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, O.P., one of the Republican members of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), addresses calls to defund that organization. Fr. Pietrzyk counters that the LSC’s image as having been co-opted by ideology is based on outdated information.

Dawn Eden Goldstein wrote in the New York Times opinion pages about the American Jewish Committee’s criticism of Pope Francis for using the term “concentration camp” to refer to the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., testified before the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee regarding proposed legislation which would largely deregulate the abortion industry in that state. Fr. Austriaco, a biologist and professor of bioethics at Providence College, shared his experience working with women who regret abortion through the Project Rachel retreat program.

Fr. Vincent Ferrer Bagan, O.P., and Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P., will teach a chant workshop in Amenia, N.Y., June 27-30. The workshop is hosted by the Wethersfield Institute, and advance registration is required.

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Friday
Sep302016

Thomistic Institute Events

The Thomistic Institute is sponsoring dozens of events this spring. Many of these are hosted by local chapters of the Thomistic Institute on Campus, made up of graduate and undergraduate students who invite Catholic speakers to campus to speak on philosophical and theological subjects from a Catholic point of view. Campuses with spring events include Baylor, Brown, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, MIT, NYU, Rutgers, UC Berkeley, UVA, Vanderbilt and Yale. Visit the Thomistic Institute’s website for the full schedule of events, as well as to register.

Thursday
Jun092016

Fr. White's "The Incarnate Lord" Named Best Theology Book of 2015 by Catholic Press Association

The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology, by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., has won the annual Catholic Press Association award for best theology book of 2015. The book was published by The Catholic University of America Press and is volume 5 in their Thomistic Ressourcement series.

Wednesday
Jun012016

Resources for Past Events

Did you miss an event or lecture at the PFIC? Check this space for available text, audio, and video files. Selected Thomistic Institute lectures are available free of charge on iTunes and SoundCloud.

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