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    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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  • Friday, September 15, 5:30PM

    Tolkien’s Perilous Beauties: Philosophy and Aesthetic Danger

    Flannery O’Connor’s Postmodern Apologetic

    Prof. David’ O’Connor (Notre Dame)

    MIT, Building 3, Room 270

    Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Tech Catholic Community

  • Monday, September 18, 7PM

    Hollow Pursuits, Fulfilling Pursuits, and Ultimate Satisfaction: A Philosophical Look at Our Quest for Happiness

    Prof. Candace Vogler (University of Chicago

    Tulane Unversity, LBC Stibb Conference Room 203

  • Tuesday, September 19, 7PM

    Myths and Realities: Reason and Faith in the History of Science

    Dr. Lawrence Principe (Drew)

    Mountcastle Auditorium, Pre-Clinical Teaching Building (PCTB), JMHI

    Hosted by the Hopkins Thomistic Institute

  • Monday, September 25, 7PM

    Science & Religion: The Myth of Conflict

    Dr. Stephen Barr (University of Delaware)

    St. Mary’s Church, New Haven, Connecticut

  • Tuesday, September 26, 7PM

    The Virgin Mother of God: Mary in the Bible and Church Teaching

    Prof. Joshua Benson (CUA)

    St. Charles Borromeo, Arlington, Virginia

  • Friday, September 29 - Saturday, September 30

    Thomistic Circles: “On the Holy Spirit”

  • Monday, October 2, 6PM

    Catholicism in the 21st Century

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., discusses his new book, The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism

    Comments and conversation with Mary Eberstadt and Robert Royal

    Catholic Information Center, D.C.

  • Thursday, October 5, 12:30PM

    How is God Jealous? A Christian Response to Richard Dawkins

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

    Harvard Medical School, TMEC Room 250

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute, Christian Medical and Dental Association, and the Catholic Students Association

  • 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

  • Saturday, October 14, 12PM-4PM

    Christ Healing and Perfecting: Sacraments in the Christian Life

    Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P. (PFIC)

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Wednesday, October 16, 6PM

    Saved in Hope:

    The Christian Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis

    Philip Zaleski (Smith College)

    Catholic Information Center, D.C.

  • Friday, October 20

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Tuesday, October 31

    7:30 PM - Vigil of All Saints, DHS Chapel

  • Friday, November 3

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with a “WD” Grade

  • Wednesday, November 8, 6PM

    The Drama of Grace:

    Sigrud Undset and the Narrative of Conversion

    Fr. Raymund Snyder, O.P. (Thomistic Institute)

    Catholic Information Center, D.C.

  • Saturday, November 11, 1 PM

    “Angels, Demons and Aquinas”

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17

    Registration for Spring 2018 Classes

  • Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24

    Thanksgiving Recess

    No Classes; Offices and Library close at noon on Wednesday)

  • Tuesday, December 5 - Monday, December 11

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Friday, December 8

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, December 11

    Reading Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Tuesday, December 12, 4PM

    The Rational Mystery: The Promise of Catholicism in the 21st Century

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (PFIC)

    Alexander Reading Room, Baylor University

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Baylor University Honors College

  • Tuesday, December 12 - Friday, December 15

    Final Examination Period

  • Friday, December 15

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, December 18 - Wednesday, December 20

    Special Exam Period

  • Thursday, December 21

    Library and Offices Close at Noon for Christmas Break

    PFIC reopens on January 2, 2018

  • Saturday, April 14, 6 PM, 2018

    Eighth Annual Dominican Spring Gala

    Cloister of the Dominican House of Studies

  • Monday, May 7, 2018

    Annual Save the Rare Books Golf Tournament

    Westfields Golf Club, Clifton, Virginia

Tuesday
Aug292017

Homily for the Mass of the Holy Spirit

On Monday, August 28, 2017, the new academic year year opened with a Mass of the Holy Spirit, invoking God’s blessing upon us and our study of Sacred Truth. The homily was given by Very Rev. John A. Langlois, O.P., President of the Pontifical Faculty:

This year, we providentially begin the new academic year on the Feast of St. Augustine, a special patron of the Dominican Order. Those of you who aren’t Dominicans might be wondering what our connection is with St. Augustine. Well, when St. Dominic sought approval of his Order from the Holy See, Pope Innocent III told him he had to select an already approved rule of life for his community because the Fourth Lateran Council had recently prohibited the establishment of any new religious orders in light of the many heretical sects that were proliferating at that time. So St. Dominic and the early brethren decided to take on the Rule of St. Augustine as the one that was best-suited to the preaching mission they wanted the pope to approve.

But the affinity between the Dominican Order and St. Augustine goes well beyond the fact that his rule forms the foundation for our Constitutions. In many ways,

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Tuesday
Aug082017

Alumni News

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

The first book by Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, M.I.C. (MDiv, STV ‘16), Stepping on the Serpent: The Journey of Trust with Mary, can now be pre-ordered. Fr. Lancton describes this journey of trust as the “project of his life,” saying, “Trust is that door which allows the Lord to enter into our hearts in the most difficult moments, in the most critical moments, and the most important moments. He enters into our hearts and transforms us.”

Fr. Chris Saliga, O.P., R.N. (MDiv ‘04, MA ‘05) presented Autonomy, Freedom, and Physician Assisted Suicide: Human Flourishing within End-of-Life Contexts at the University of Illinois-Chicago, College of Medicine West on 13 September. Audio of the talk is available. The event was sponsored by the UIC Catholic Medical Students’ Association, The Integras Institute for Ethics, and the St. John Paul II Newman Center at UIC.

Very Rev. Andriy Rabiy (MDiv ‘02) was ordained Auxiliary Bishop for the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia and titular bishop of Germaniciana. At 41, Bishop-elect Rabiy is the youngest Catholic bishop of the United States, and one of the youngest in the world. The episcopal ordaination (video) took place on September 3 in St. George Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, in Bishop Rabiy’s hometown of Lviv. He will be formally welcomed with his celebrating a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in Philadelphia on September 24.

Elliot Milco (MA ‘13), deputy editor of First Things, wrote in that publication’s online edition on “The Liberal Endgame.”

Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress, O.P., Catholic chaplain to UVA (STB ‘15, MDiv ‘16), and Fr. Joseph Barranger, O.P., pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas (MDiv, STB ‘86; STL ‘88), discussed recent events in Charlottesville and healing in a Catholic News Service article.

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Monday
Aug072017

Mercy U Lay Theology Institute

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, Maryland, in partnership with the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, has created MercyU. This program, now beginning its second year, is for laity who want to intellectually deepen their knowledge of the Faith through study in the Thomistic tradition.

The goal is to equip laity to engage the world with reason informed by the teachings of the Catholic Church. Classes take place at Our Lady of Mercy, last for four weeks each, and are taught by members of the Pontifical Faculty.

Classes for Fall 2017-Spring 2018 include:

In the Beginning Was the Word: The Gospel of John - Dr. Jody Lewis

The Masterworks of God: The Sacraments - Dr. Greg LaNave

The Beauty of the Faith: Christian Art in Theology - Dr. Jem Sullivan

Spiritual Theology - Fr. Basil Cole, O.P.

For more information or to register, visit the Mercy U Lay Theology Institute website or contact Anna LaNave at alanave@mercyu.org or (301) 365-1415 ext 122.

Thursday
Jul272017

Faculty News

Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., wrote an article for the Catholic Herald (UK) in which he counters erroneous claims that Christ did not always know that his mission was universal.

In an interview in First Things, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., comments on three modern presentations of the Catholic faith: John Henry Newman’s “Apologia pro Vita Sua,”, Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange O.P.’s “Reality: A Synthesis of Thomistic Thought”, and Joseph Ratzinger’s “Introduction to Christianity.”

Fr. Francis Martin passed away on August 11, 2017. He taught Sacred Scripture at the PFIC from 1985-1997, and from 2008-2010.

Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., is the Senior Editor of Aleteia English, a Catholic news and information website. He recently wrote an article titled, “Why pray when prayer doesn’t work?

The Light of Christ, the newest book by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., has been released by The Catholic University of America Press (order online). Fr. White says of his book, “My goal is to make explicit in a few broad strokes the shape of Catholicism. I hope to outline its inherent intelligibility or form as a mystery that is at once visible and invisible, ancient and contemporary, mystical and reasonable.” Fr. White appeared on EWTN Radio’s “Morning Glory.” He will discuss his book and sign copies at the Catholic Information Center on October 2; RSVP online.

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Friday
Jun232017

Summer 2017 Newsletter

The summer 2017 edition of our newsletter, Faith & Reason, is now available online! In this issue, we highlight Justice Samuel Alito’s Commencement Address and profile alumnus Fr. Michael Gaitley, M.I.C. In addition, a Vanderbilt student writes about his experience of the Thomistic Institute’s program on campus.

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.

 

Friday
May122017

2017 Graduates of the Pontifical Faculty

Master of Arts

Sr. Mary Rose Beck, S.V.

Mr. Patrick JonesM

Mrs. Catherine O’BrienL

Master of Divinity

Bonaventure Chapman, O.P.S

Gabriel Cillo, M.I.C.L

Timothy Danaher, O.P.M

Luke Hoyt, O.P.M

Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.M

Joachim Kenney, O.P.L

Edmund McCullough, O.P.M

Alan Piper, O.P.M

Bachelor of Sacred Theology

Aquinas Beale, O.P.S

Justin Bolger, O.P.M

Leo Camaruti, O.P.M

Gabriel Cillo, M.I.C.

Timothy Danaher, O.P.M

Pier Giorgio Dengler, O.P.L

Peter Gautsch, O.P.S

Joseph Hagan, O.P.M

Joachim Kenney, O.P.L

Adamo ManfraS

Mannes Matous, O.P.S

Licentiate in Sacred Theology

John-Mark Igboalisi, O.P.M

Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.S

Louis Bertrand Lemoine, O.P.M

Lawrence Lew, O.P.S

Colm Mannion, O.P.L

Athanasius Murphy O.P.*M

Gregory Pine, O.P.S

Alan Piper, O.P.S

Samuel UzoukwuM

Michael Weibley, O.P.M

*graduating in absentia; degree conferred on Dec. 21, 2016

Honors

S - Summa cum laude

M - Magna cum laude

L - Cum laude

 

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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