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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)
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    8:00am Mass with Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Office of Readings & Midday Prayer
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
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    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, December 2

    What’s So Special About the Universe? Multiverse Theory and Catholic Theology

    Dr. Stephen Barr, University of Delaware

    7 PM, Building 4, Room 163, MIT

    Co-sponsored by the Tech Catholic Community and the MIT Graduate Student Council

  • Saturday, December 3

    The Rest is Said in Praise to God: Thomas Aquinas on the Rites of the Mass

    Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P., St. Vincent Ferrer Church

    1:00 PM, Catholic Center at NYU

    Part of the Wisdom of Aquinas series

  • Monday, December 5

    “Not in Time’s Covenant”: T. S. Eliot on the End of all Things

    Prof. Thomas Pfau, Duke University

    5:00 PM, William L. Harkness Hall, Room 207, Yale University

    Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute at Yale

  • Monday, December 5 - Friday, December 9

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Thursday, December 8

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, December 9

    Classes End

  • Monday, December 12

    Reading Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Tuesday, December 13 - Friday, December 16

    Final Examination Period

  • Friday, December 16

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, December 19 - Tuesday, December 20

    Special Exams Period

  • Thursday, December 22

    Library and Offices Close at Noon for Christmas Break

  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Library and Offices Reopen

  • Monday, January 9

    Classes Begin

  • Monday, January 16

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, January 17

    Administrative Monday (Monday Classes Held; No Tuesday Classes)

  • Friday, January 20

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

  • Friday, January 27

    March for Life

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Friday, February 24

    Midterm:

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with 50% Refund

  • Wednesday, March 1

    Ash Wednesday

  • Friday, March 3

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Monday-Friday, March 6-10

    Spring Break

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Thursday, March 30 - Friday, April 7

    Registration for Fall 2017 Classes

  • Wednesday, April 12

    Administrative Friday (Friday Classes Held; No Wednesday Classes)

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

  • Thursday, April 13

    Holy Thursday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, April 14

    Good Friday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, April 17

    Easter Monday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, April 18

    Annual Save the Rare Books Golf Tournament

  • Saturday, April 22

    Seventh Annual Dominican Spring Gala

    Cloister of the Dominican House of Studies

  • Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28

    Course Evaluation Week

  • 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)

  • Friday, May 19

    Priesthood Ordinations

    PFIC Offices & Library Closed

  • Monday, May 29

    Memorial Day

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, May 30

    Summer Session Begins

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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.

2016-2017 Academic Year

August 29, 2016: Text of the homily of Very Rev. John A. Langlois, O.P., for the 2016 Mass of the Holy Spirit.

September 22-26, 2016: “Ad limina apostolorum: Vatican II and the Future Catholic-Protestant Ecumenism,” an ecumenical conference sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Center for Barth Studies. Recordings are available all speakers, including Lewis Ayres; Katherine Sonderegger; Richard Schenck, O.P.; Christopher Schwoebel; Thomas Joseph White, O.P.; Bruce Marshall; Bruce McCormick; Matthew Levering; John Bowlin; Francesca Murphy; Reinhard Huetter; and Hans Boersma.

2016-2017: Thomistic Institute on Campus. Audio is available of selected lectures.

September 1 at Baylor University: Prof. Russell Hittinger of the University of Tulsa on “The Problem of Social Justice: A Catholic Approach.”

September 8 at Harvard University: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., on “Is Faith Irrational? Aquinas on Rational Belief.”

September 19 at Yale University: Fr. Michael Dodds, O.P., on “The Reality of the Soul in an Age of Neuroscience.”

September 19 at MIT: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., on “The Illusion of Conflict: A Catholic Understanding of Faith, Reason, and Empirical Science.”

September 21 at Brown University: Dr. Robert Royal on “Dante and the Mind that is Catholic.”

September 22 at UVA: Dr. Christopher Kaczor on “Created Equated or Varieted Moral Status?”

September 22 at Harvard University: Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., on “Virtue and the Desire for Happiness in a Secular Age.”

October 3 at the Catholic Center at NYU: Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P., on “Spiritual and Religious: Why We Owe God an Hour a Week.”

September 10, 2016: Audio of of “Happiness without Religion? A Philosophical Debate” at the Catholic Center at NYU. Moderated by R.R. Reno of First Things; speakers included Jennifer A. Frey, Candace Vogler, and Thomas Joseph White, O.P. This event was co-sponsored by the Virtue, Happiness & the Meaning of Life project at the University of Chicago.

Summer 2016

June 3-6, 2016: 6th Annual Philosophy Workshop: Aquinas on Politics

Audio of available of selected lectures, including Prof. Steven Long, Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., Prof. Angela Knobel, Prof. Edward Feser, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., and Fr. Michael Sherwin, O.P.

August 9-11, 2016: Thomistic Institute’s 5th Annual Conference for Priests: Becoming a Better Preacher

Audio of available of selected lectures, including Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., Fr. Paul Scalia, Fr. Paul Check, and Fr. Bill Byrne.

2015-2016 Academic Year

August 31, 2015: Text of the homily of Very Rev. John A. Langlois, O.P., for the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

October 2-3, 2015: Thomistic Institute symposium on “The Mind of Christ: Christology and Contemporary Exegesis”

Audio of all lectures is available. Speakers included Dr. Ben Witherington III, Dr. Bruce D. Marshall, Fr. Anthony Giambrone, O.P., Dr. R. Trent Pomplun, and Fr. Simon Gaine, O.P.

2015-2016: Art of the Beautiful Series presented by the Thomistic Institute and the Catholic Artists Society.

Audio is available of the talks by Dr. Robert Royal, Fr. Anthony Giambrone, O.P., Dr. Denis McNamara, Prof. Francesca Murphy, and Maestro Manfred Honeck.

October 31, 2015: Audio of the reflection given by Br. Justin Bolger, O.P., at the Vigil of All Saints.

2015-2016: Thomistic Circles in NYC: Wisdom of Aquinas Series

Audio is available of the October 17 talks of Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., and the November 14 talks of Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

February-March 2016: Thomistic Institute on the Hill

February 2 - Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., on “Who Am I to Judge? Politics and the Problem of Moral Relativism” – Audio is available.

February 23 - Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., on “The Wise Restraints that Make Men Free? Freedom, Morality, and the Law” – Audio and video is available.

March 29 - Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., on “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: A 13th Century Take on Natural Rights” – Audio and video is available.

April 1-2, 2015: Thomistic Institute symposium on “Dominicans and the University: 800 Years”

Audio of all lectures is available. Speakers included Dr. Michèle Mulchahey, University of Toronto; Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, O.P., Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship; Dr. John Boyle, University of St. Thomas; Dr. Anthony Esolen, Providence College; and Fr. Richard Schenk, O.P., Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

April 9, 2016: Thomistic Institute symposium on “The Future of Catholicism in America”

Audio of all lectures is available. Speakers included Mary Eberstadt, Michael Hanby, Russell Hittinger, Phillip Muñoz, R. R. Reno, and George Weigel.

April 26, 2016: “Can Beauty Save the World? Aquinas on Art and Liturgy”

Audio is available of Fr. Thomas Joseph White O.P.’s lecture at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Arlington, Virginia.

2015-2016: Thomistic Institute on Campus

May 12 at Harvard University. Dr. Boyd Taylor Coolman of Boston College on “Can You Believe in the Trinity and Still be a Monotheist?”

April 26 at Brown University. Dr. Thomas Pfau of Duke University on “The Human Person Today.”

April 4 at St. Mary’s Church, New Haven. Dr. Eleonore Stump of Saint Louis University on “The Personal God of Classical Theism.”

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., on “The Universal Mediation of Christ and Non-Christian Religions.”

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., on “The Incarnate Lord: Controversies in Christology.”

March 7 at Duke University. Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., on “God After Darwin: Are Christianity and Evolution Compatible?” Video is also available of this talk.

June 2-5, 2016: Sixth Annual Philosophy Workshop, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, N.Y.

Audio is available of the talks by Prof. Steven Long, Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., Prof. Angela Knobel, Prof. Edwuard Feser, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., and Fr. Michael Sherwin, O.P.

2014-2015 Academic Year

October 3-4, 2014: Thomistic Institute symposium on “Vatican II in the 21st Century”

Audio of all lectures is available. Speakers included Dr. R. R. Reno, Fr. Gabriel O’Donnell, O.P., Fr. David Meconi, S.J., Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., and Dr. Michael Waldstein.

November 1, 2014: Rémi Brague: “Atheism At The End Of The Line”

Audio of Dr. Brague’s lecture is available.

October 11, 2014 - March 14, 2015: Catholic Artists Society & Thomistic Institute lecture series on “The Art of the Beautiful: Redeeming Culture in Christ”

Audio of all lectures is available. Speakers included Rev. John Saward, Ryan N.S. Topping, Thomas S. Hibbs, Julia Yost, Rev. Bruno M. Shah, O.P., and Most Rev. James D. Conley.

March 20-21, 2015: Thomistic Institute symposium on “What is a Human Person?”

Audio of all lectures is available. Speakers included John O’Callaghan, Steven Long, Candace Vogler, Thomas Pfau, and Brad Gregory.

April 18, 2015: Thomistic Institute symposium on “Aquinas on Metaphysics and Morals”

Audio of all lectures is available. Speakers included Reinhard Hütter, John O’Callaghan, Eleonore Stump, and Candace Vogler.

April 22, 2015 - Most Rev. J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P. delivered an address entitled “A New Christian Humanism: The Legacy of Pope Saint John Paul II.”

2013-2014 Academic Year

September 14, 2013 - February 15, 2014: Catholic Artists Society & Thomistic Institute lecture series on “The Art of the Beautiful: Foundations for a Catholic Understanding of the Arts”

Audio files available of talks by Gregory Wolfe, Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P., David Clayton, Anthony Esolen, Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J.

October 31, 2013: Vigil of All Saints

Program of the Vigil.

EWTN News Nightly’s story on the Vigil aired on November 6.

November 9, 2013: Philosophical Realism and Aquinas Symposium

Audio files of selected lectures, including Thomas Joseph White, O.P., James Brent, O.P., Candace Vogler, Edward Feser, and John Haldane.

December 6, 2013: Lecture by Dr. Reinhard Hütter

Audio file of Dr. Hütter’s lecture, “Testifying to the Truth usque ad sanguinem—pro Veritate mori.”

January 28, 2014: Mass in Honor of St. Thomas Aquinas

Video of the homily of Rev. Thomas Petri, O.P. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

January 30, 2014: Lecture by Fr. Robert Sokolowski

Audio file of Fr. Sokolowski’s lecture, “The Truth of Things in Words and Pictures.”

February 14-15, 2014: Holy Scripture and Divine Attributes Symposium

Audio files of selected lectures, including Thomas Joseph White, O.P., Gary Anderson, and Michael Gorman.

March 13, 2014: Lecture by Gregory Vall

Audio file of Prof. Vall’s lecture on “Yahweh’s Repentance and the Immutability of the Divine Will.”

March 20, 2014:

Video of the interview of Raymond Cardinal Burke by EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo, which took place in the PFIC boardroom.

April 25-26, 2014: St. Francis and the Western Tradition Symposium

Text of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput’s lecture from the April 25 symposium, from Crisis Magazine.

May 16, 2014: Commencement

Text of Dr. Robert Louis Wilken’s commencement address at First Things.

July 8-10, 2014: Annual Conference for Diocesan Priests

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