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Spring Semester MOOC Registration is Open

Here’s some news from our Dr. Sebastain Mahfood, Vice-President of Administration, enjoy! Good evening, friends, Please see to register for our spring 2015 Massive Open Online Course series. At present, we will have available the following mini-courses available at no cost: Addiction and the Family: A Seminary Curriculum (December 8, 2014 – January 2, […] Read More

Faith and Technology

Is there a real relationship between faith and technology, or is it just a matter of one using the other? Is the Church’s task with respect to the internet just to learn how to get its message out, or do we actually have something to learn from it? And do we have anything to offer […] Read More

HACS Alumni Fill Career Center and Student Services Positions

Richard Birdsall, Director of the Career Center Richard Birdsall, a fellow Holy Apostles alumnus and Dead Philosophers Society past President, has accepted the position of Director of the Career Center in which he will serve as a Board Member of the Alumni Association. His goals are to: Maintain a populated list of potential employers. Query […] Read More

On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Greetings on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, In my own prayers today is the role Mary plays in ecumenical relations…within the Body of Christ. I have regular meetings with Protestant ministers and priests concerning various topics pertaining to ecumenism, but one of the topics for tomorrow’s gettogether will be the […] Read More

Robin Williams and Dante – Comic Relief

It is true that Robin Williams, a sad clown died yesterday. It would be apropos for the Dead Philosophers Society, whose moniker mimics the Dead Poet’s Society, a movie made popular by Williams’ starring role, to mention something in regard to the event. When one thinks of a journey, involving both psyche and sin, lows […] Read More

Archbishop Chaput on Law and Morality in Public Discourse

Here is a link to the text from a recent speech given by Archbishop Chaput on Law and Morality in Public Discourse. It is very interesting to distinguish between legal and moral, between imposition and foundational, and between perfect and essentially good. It’s worth our time as citizens of the world to read through his […] Read More

Angelicum Acedemy – The Great Books Program

The Angelicum Academy, which is currently celebrating its fifteenth year, in partnership with the Adler-Aquinas Institute, has enabled students from the age of 14 and up to earn college credit through its Great Books program. Advanced students can complete up to 60 credit hours in Great Books and in Theology by the time they complete […] Read More

Philosophy Without Any Gaps

Hello All, For those in the DPS who share the philosophical bent, I want to remind some and introduce others to a great podcast series from Kings College London, entitled History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps.  In roughly 25 minutes of a recorded conversation, you are exposed to some of the best scholarship of philosophical […] Read More

Children Migrants and Pastoral Logic

The issue of unaccompanied migrant children flooding the U.S. is a complex issue. We struggle finding the balance between a sovereign border which Catholic social justice principles recognize as necessary and compassion for those fleeing hardships, violence and a culture of death. Here’s a CNA article you may find of interest. Archbishop: government frustrates pastoral […] Read More