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Announcement of Two New Chairs
Fr. Brian Mullady, OP, has been named Chair of Thomistic Theology. Father Brian Thomas Becket Mullady O.P. is the son of an Air Force officer and was raised through out the United States. He entered the Dominican Order in 1966 and was Ordained in Oakland, California in 1972. He has been a parish priest, high school teacher, retreat master, mission preacher and university professor. He received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) from the Angelicum University in Rome, Italy and was professor there for six years. He has taught at several colleges,universities and seminaries in the United States. He is an academican of the Catholic Academy of Science. He is adjunct professor at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell CT and preaches parish missions and retreats. He has several series on Mother Angelica’s EWTN television network. He is the author of several books and numerous articles. He is the author of the Question and Answer column in Homiletic and Pastoral Review. He is the Theological Consultant to the Institute on Religious Life.
Dr. John Hittinger has been named Chair of Thomistic Philosophy. Dr. John Hittinger is a professor of philosophy and has published four books. Hittinger founded the Pope John Paul II Forum for the Church in the Modern World in 2009. He has published articles and presented papers on a variety of topics including John Locke, Jacques Maritain, military ethics, liberal education, political philosophy and the thought of John Paul II. He can speak on John Paul II, philosophy of war and peace, and issues in political philosophy.
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Many blessings, Dr. Hittinger, and welcome!
“Ageless Wisdom: Lifetime Lessons from the Bible”
by Dr. Christopher M. Bellitto
Holy Apostles College & Seminary is excited to announce the new book “Ageless Wisdom: Lifetime Lessons from the Bible” by Holy Apostles Online Adjunct Professor, Dr. Christopher M. Bellitto. Dr. Bellitto was recently invited to speak about his new book on Domestic Church Media Radio. You may listen to the interview HERE.
Amazon book description:
The wise elders of the Bible impart great wisdom for those on the spiritual journey. As Pope Francis said recently, It s good for the elderly to communicate their wisdom to the young; and it is good for young people to gather this wealth of experience and wisdom, and to carry it forward.
Using insights from some famous and some unknown tales, myths, legends, allegories, chronicles, and proverbs, the author places them in the context of the ancient biblical world in which they were written.
The Bible is a living text offering all of us Jews, Christians, and Muslims (as well as the occasional nonbeliever) a roadmap to gain wisdom. Drawing not only on the Bible itself, but on medieval and modern Jewish commentaries (midrashim), Christian sermons, and Muslim explanations (such as Tales of the Prophets), Ageless Wisdom offers examples of how past generations of men and women have made the Bible s lessons about wisdom their own.
The Holy Apostles College & Seminary community congratulates Dr. Bellitto on his new publication! To order the book you may purchase through Amazon.com.
Extended New England Didache Submission Deadline
Holy Apostles Students, Faculty, and Alumni,
Here is the new deadline and publication process:
1. Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 4 by 11:59 P.M. CTS
2. Papers which are taken into consideration will be returned with grammatical and content suggestions by Saturday, July 2 by 11:59 CST.
3. Authors are to incorporate suggestions from professors and reviewers by July 21, by 11:59 CST
4, Reviewers will choose one from each contribution for publication in Fall of 2017 and review for further refinements, if needed.
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Philosophy Program – APPROVED
Those who enter with an MA in Philosophy already in hand will begin their coursework with the program core courses. These are heavy research courses with a great deal of 1 to 1 engagement with your faculty member and with the other members of your group over the course of the development of a 25-page research paper for each course.
Program Core – 12 credits
- PHE 940 Selected Readings in Political Philosophy
This course engages the historical dimension of political philosophy as it has developed over time beginning with the confusion of Al-Farabi over the relationship between Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, and the impact of Aristotle’s Politics during the Scholastic and Enlightenment eras.
- PHH 940 Skeptical Skepticism
This course engages the historical development of our philosophical anthropology from Descartes’ Meditations through the present day in modernity’s movement away from the Thomistic synthesis.
- PHH 950 Radical Autonomy vs. Participated Theonomy
This course engages the moral dimension of the relationship between radical autonomy and participated theonomy as a crucial distinction between the Enlightenment and Scholastic periods.
- PHS 940 Being in Nature
This course engages in a structural manner the relationship between Platonic idealism and Aristotelian realism in light of the Thomistic synthesis.
Emphasis Areas – 12 credits
- Four directed studies set up on the tutorial system.
These are also heavy research courses with a great deal of 1 to 1 engagement with your tutor over the course of the development of a 25-page research paper for each course. The focus of this four-course sequence is worked out in advanced between the student and the tutor.
Electives – 6 credits
- Any in cognate relation to one’s emphasis area. These can be courses from within the MA program that are of particular interest to the emphasis area. In addition to the MA level coursework within them, students will engage in a short research project depending upon the interests of the instructor.
This is a 30-page paper designed in the form of a dissertation scrutiny, and will include an exhaustive literature review of a topic within the student’s emphasis area.
| New England Didache– A Call for Papers
Students, faculty, and alumni at Holy Apostles College and Seminary,
It is my pleasure to announce the first call for papers for The New England Didache. This new journal is a work of Holy Apostles College and Seminary students, professors, and staff which is in alignment with Holy Apostle’s mission statement of “to cultivate lay, consecrated and ordained Catholic leaders for the purpose of evangelization.” By training students to be effective writers, review members, and to see the paraenesis of classical thinking we will be preparing successful ambassadors for Christ as well as successful academics.
The mission statement of this journal is “The ressourcement of classical philosophy and theology will be the foundation for an aggiornamento of the expression of truth in a post-modern world.” Our hope is to not only engage the contemporary world with classical theology and philosophy at the academic level but also to offer practical insight into why the truth matters to our daily life.
Please see the attached file for more information about how to become involved with the New England Didache.
John Stute, M.A.
Founder and President of the New England Didache Journal
Philosophy Conference of InterestThe Long Island Philosophical Society conference is HAC friendly!Glenn Statile (of St. John’s University), the organizer, does a great job putting it together.
I would recommend the conference to any HACS faculty and students in the NY metro area (and beyond) who might have something to present in the future. The conferences are usually in April. It is a nice conference that is usually well-attended, and it could be good for promoting the school as well.Check it out here: http://myweb.brooklyn.liu.edu/mcuonzo/lips.htm https://www.facebook.com/LIPS.org/
Good morning, friends,
“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (Matt. 6:27)
Pictured are the graduates of the first Eritrean cohort to receive their degrees from Holy Apostles College & Seminary. The Archbishop Menghesteab Tesfamariam began search for a distance learning program for his people in 2014 and was placed in contact with Dr. Mahfood. In 2015, the Archbishop visited the Holy Apostles campus in Cromwell. In 2015, 21 priests and nuns, who were unable to leave their country, began their studies via the HACS online campus. Catholic Transcript wrote a nice article on the Archbishop’s visit and background into the Eritrean Church which Pope Francis declared a metropolitan church in January 2015.(http://www.
Below is the recent announcement among the HACS community and via our Social Media regarding the first round of graduates from Eritrea.
Congratulations to Archbishop Menghesteab Tesfamariam, MCCJ, and the graduates of the first Eritrean cohort who received their degrees from Holy Apostles in a special graduation ceremony held in their nation’s capital of Asmara on January 30, 2017.
The graduates are priests and religious sisters in the country of Eritrea, East Africa, who were able to remain in their ministries as pastors and teachers while completing their coursework 100% online.
Also to be congratulated are the faculty and staff at Holy Apostles who worked with this group in spite of many difficulties with book delivery and Internet connectivity. Where there is great adversity, of course, there is also greater grace at work in those who open themselves to it.
Here are some photos of HACS that were emailed. Displaying the seminary in various seasons.