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  • Thursday, June 4 - Sunday, June 7

    5th Annual Philosophy Workshop:

    Aquinas and the Philosophy of Nature

    Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh, N.Y.

  • Tuesday, July 7 - Thursday, July 9

    Becoming a Better Confessor:

    Using the Virtues and Vices in the Confessional

    Fourth Annual Summer Conference for Priests

    Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore


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, is being published by CUA Press and will soon be available. Discounted preorder is available for a limited time.


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.


Commencement Speaker Announced

The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception is honored to announce that Helen M. Alvaré will be the speaker at Commencement ceremonies this May.

Prof. Alvaré is currently an Associate Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, where she teaches Family Law, Law and Religion, and Property Law. She received her law degree from Cornell University School of Law and her master’s degree in Systematic Theology from

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Job Announcement: Thomistic Institute Program Director

The Thomistic Institute is seeking a Program Coordinator (based in Washington, D.C.) to help with the organization and oversight of academic conferences and other events, regular fundraising, and general administrative work. The Program Coordinator would work with and under the direction of the Director of the Institute, and in collaboration with other Dominicans in the Pontifical Faculty.

Application deadline is May 1, 2015. Click here for job description, requirements, salary, and applications process.


Aquinas on Metaphysics and Morals

On Saturday, April 18, the Thomistic Institute will host a symposium on Aquinas on Metaphysics and Morals. The event will be held at The Catholic Center at NYU in New York City.

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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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Thomistic Circles: Vatican II in the 21st Century

On October 3-4, 2014, in Washington, D.C., the Thomistic Institute presented a theological symposium on “Vatican II in the 21st Century.”

Audio of these lectures is now available.

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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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