St. Thomas Catholic Studies students and St. John Vianney seminarians studying at the Bernardi campus in Rome had aisle seats as Benedict XVI took one final drive through St. Peter's Square in his Popemobile. Newsroom editor Kate Metzger recalls the morning she spent with them and 300,000 others in front of St. Peter's Basilica.
Pope Benedict XVI maintained a calm and prayerful expression of the papacy in a time of extraordinary turbulence, a time for which in some ways he was ill-equipped to respond but in other ways for which his papacy has been uniquely providential. We asked Don Briel to reflect on Benedict’s legacy.
The integration of law and the Catholic intellectual tradition was the vision of Monsignor Terrence J. Murphy, president and chancellor of the University of St. Thomas for more than 35 years. In his book, A Catholic University, Vision and Opportunities, he emphasized the importance of teaching religious and ethical values in classrooms and in public forums as necessary for a healthy society and effective leadership.
Directed by Father Michael Keating, the Leadership Intern program seeks to equip and train future Catholic leaders through seminars, hands-on leadership experience, interaction with civic and Church leaders, and intensive formation using a unique methodology that integrates academics, practical experience and philosophy.
The sun is shining brightly as I peer through the windows of Sitzmann Hall, still wiping the sleep from my eyes. As I take slow sips of a much-needed cup of joe, I begin to ponder the mysteries of the week to come. Charity, our year’s theme, is essential to the mission of Christ in the City, the program we will be participating in during this institute.
Discussing a particular theological question is like pulling that piece of thread coming out of your sweater. The more you pull, the more you see how connected the piece of thread is to the whole of the sweater.
For the past three summers, graduate students and beginning professors of philosophy and theology have traveled from around the world to attend the St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theory.
Raised as a Catholic, Stabile devoted 20 years of her life to practicing Buddhism and was ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun before returning to Catholicism in 2001. Her book, "Growing in Love and Wisdom: Tibetan Buddhist Sources for Christian Meditation," was recently published by Oxford University Press,