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Aquinas in the Big Apple: Thomistic Institute of the PFIC in New York City Last fall, the Thomistic Institute of the PFIC began a new outreach in New York City. According to its mission statement the Thomistic Institute “seeks to advance the search for truth ad mentem sancti Thomae, desiring by this means a more fruitful dialogue with contemporary culture.” From a new venue, in what is arguably the world’s cultural capital, the Thomistic Institute strives to fulfill its mission by both engaging the contemporary culture and building a vibrant Catholic intellectual environment.
The New York City offerings of the Thomistic Institute are not part of an academic program like that provided in Washington, D.C. Moreover, the New York City lectures are focused on major contemporary challenges rather than areas of theological and philosophical controversy, as the Washington lectures are. In the fall of 2012, the Thomistic Institute tackled the issue of religious freedom. The three-part series was entitled “A Public Right to Truth: A Series on the Natural Right to Religious Freedom.” February 2013 brought an afternoon-long conference entitled “Newman and the University: A Symposium on Religion and University Education.” Speakers included Dr. John Sexton, president of New York University, and Dr. John H. Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America, as well as professors from around the country.
The Thomistic Institute of the PFIC seeks to advance the search for truth ad mentem sancti Thomae, desiring by this means a more fruitful dialogue with contemporary culture.
The primary initiative of the Thomistic Institute of the PFIC in New York City is a series of public lectures hosted by the Catholic Center at New York University which is also staffed by Dominican Friars. The New York outreach represents a more direct engagement of the Institute with a broader range of contemporary issues. And speakers include not only theologians and philosophers, but university presidents and attorneys. The project has already led to serious ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, including support and participation from Jewish and Protestant intellectuals and clergy, without abdicating an intellectually rigorous understanding of Catholic teaching.
The major event for spring 2013 was a two-day conference on pro-life issues, “Advancing a Culture of Life: Pro-Life Argument in the Coming Generation.” Twelve speakers, including the PFIC’s own Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., (STL ‘08) and First Things editor Dr. R. R. Reno, story continued on page 4
PFIC President Marks 25th Anniversary of Ordination The Very Rev. Steven C. Boguslawski, O.P., President of the Pontifical Faculty of Theology of the Immaculate Conception, marked his 25th anniversary of priestly ordination with a Mass and luncheon at the Dominican House of Studies on May 20, 2012. The Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit, presided at the Liturgy of the Word and preached. Archbishop Vigneron’s predecessor, His Eminence Adam Cardinal Maida attended in choir. Fr. Boguslawski had served as rector of Detroit’s Sacred Heart Major Seminary before his appointment as president of the PFIC in 2007. Former PFIC president and professor, the Most Rev. J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P., Vice-President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, and the Most Rev. Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio to
the United States, along with the Most Rev. Basil H. Losten, Bishop Emeritus of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford, Connecticut, were also in attendance. Fr. Boguslawski was joined in concelebration by two of his ordination classmates, Fr. Michael J. McCormack, O.P. and Fr. Jordan McConway, O.P. The chapel of the Dominican House of Studies was filled to capacity by the many family members, friends, and Dominican friars and other religious who joined Fr. Boguslawski. Of special note in the sacred Liturgy was the work by Dr. Peter Latona, Director of Music of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., composed for the story continued on page 2
We especially acknowledge those memorialized or honored by gifts to the Pontifical Faculty of Theology of the Immaculate Conception during the calendar year 2012. Please keep these men & women in your prayers. H onoring Mrs. Mary Boguslawski Very Rev. Steven Boguslawski, O.P. Fr. Brian Chrzastek, O.P. Br. Cajetan Cuddy, O.P. Br. Thomas Davenport, O.P. Very Rev. J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P. Br. Albert Duggan, O.P. Fr. John Martin Egan, O.P. Fr. Thomas Jordan Ertle, O.P. Br. Lawrence Farmer, Br. John Baptist, O.P., & Br. Matt Carroll, O.P. GW University Religious Vocations Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P. Hinnebusch Family Dominicans Emily Hobgood Br. Joachim Kenney, O.P. Mr. Ray Tmar Ku Fr. André-Joseph LaCasse, O.P., & Fr. Darren Pierre, O.P. Mother Mary Francis Lepore, O.P. Br. Ambrose Little, O.P. Missionaries of La Salette James O’Brien & Maureen O’Brien Kourty
Parents, Siblings, Relatives & Benefactors Deacon Ulysses Rice Fr. Jordan Schmidt, O.P. Fr. Gregory Schnakenberg, O.P. Br. Sebastian, Br. Gabriel, & Br. Albert Teams of Our Lady Chaplains Fr. Raymond Vandegrift, O.P. Fr. John Paul Walker, O.P. Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.
I n M emoriam Cousin Alba Fr. Edward Anselm, O.P. Eleanor Bosnick Jackie Brunetta Fr. Eugene Cahouet, O.P. Fr. Ralph Cahouet, O.P., & Fr. Ted Thomas Couch Teresa DiPaola Fr. Norman Fenton, O.P. Frederick Fox, Sr. Suzanne Breaux Glasow Fr. Mark Heath, O.P. Frs. Mark & Tom Heath, O.P.
M. Kathleen Jarboe (McDermott) Paul T. Kirkham Fr. Val LaFrance, O.P. Fr. Val LaFrance, O.P. & Fr. Kevin O’Connell, O.P. Yvonne E. Levermore Fr. Raymond F. Mullen, O.P. Kathleen O’Brien Deceased Members of the O’Donnell & Pomales Families Fr. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., & Craig Pritzl Fr. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., & William Tracy Edward J. Quinn & Anne O’Keefe Quinn Fr.. T. D. Rover, O.P. Mary Lou Tondo Patrick Vaccaro Fr. Edmund Way, O.P. Weisgerber & McLean Family
I n R emembrance O f Souls in Purgatory
F or C omplete H ealing O f Mike Farguson
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occasion; and the large chalice and paten provided by the Rt. Rev. Archimandrite Joseph Lee, Adjunct Professor of Patrology. Fr. James Junipero Moore, O.P., conducted the schola and musicians for the celebration. Fr. Boguslawski wore the Mass vestments that had been worn by the Bishop who ordained him and his classmates, and Frs. McCormack and McConway wore the vestments that they used at their ordination. After the Mass, guests were treated to a reception in the academic courtyard on the beautiful spring afternoon. Pray that Fr. Boguslawski’s next twenty-five years in the service to the Church and the Order of Preachers may be as joyful as the first 25!
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Standing (L-R): Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Most Rev. J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P., His Eminence Adam Cardinal Maida, Most Rev. Carlo Maria Viganò, Most Rev. Basil H. Losten. Seated: Very Rev. Steven C. Boguslawski, O.P., (center) is flanked by classmates Rev. Jordan McConway, O.P. (MDiv, STB ‘86), and Rev. Michael McCormack, O.P. (MDiv, STB ‘86).
The Pontifical Faculty of Theology of the Immaculate Conception President: Very Rev. Steven C. Boguslawski, OP Vice President & Academic Dean: Rev. Gabriel O’Donnell, OP Librarian: Rev. John Mar tin Ruiz, OP Director of Facilities: Br. Gerard Thayer, OP Board of Overseers: Dr. Hugh P. Dempsey Sr. Mary Sarah Galbraith, OP Rev. Msgr. Albin Grous Mr. Julian B. Heron Dr. Allen Hunt Dr. Mary E. Moran Rev. Msgr. Godfrey Mosley Mr. Patrick O’Meara Br. Ignatius Perkins, OP Mr. William B. Yeomans, Sr.
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Letter from the President Dear Friends, Alumni, and Benefactors, Transitions in life can be sometimes joyful or sometimes sorrowful, but they are always challenging. We witnessed Pope Benedict XVI renounce his claim to the Petrine ministry resigning as Bishop of Rome, effective on 28 February at 8:00 p.m. At his last public audience the previous day, the Holy Father said: “I would like to invite everyone to renew their firm trust in the Lord, to entrust ourselves like children to God’s arms, certain that those arms always hold us up and are what allow us to walk forward each day, even when it is a struggle.” I have pondered those words repeatedly because they contain a realistic assessment of the challenges we encounter AND the assurance of the Lord’s abiding presence. The Pope emeritus declared: “And that is why my heart today is filled with gratitude to God, because He never left—the whole Church or me—without his consolation, His Light, or His love.” At the very moment of a profound transition, we should recall the example of the Holy Father’s gratitude to God and confidence in the Lord’s abiding love. This Spring is a time of transition: students will graduate from schools of various sorts, including our own Pontifical Faculty. They will take up new roles in new locales with new colleagues. They will surrender the familiar to embrace “the challenge” because they heard the answer to the question: “Lord, what do You ask of me?”
Father Boguslawski at the Mass of the Holy Spirit, August 20, 2012.
Here at the Pontifical Faculty, there will be a number of transitions too. I will complete my term of service as President on June 9th; the Academic Dean, Fr. Gabriel O’Donnell, O.P., ends his tenure as well, and Br. Gerard Thayer, O.P., our truly remarkable Director of Facilities, will embrace new challenges elsewhere. But, I am confident that our successors will ably develop what they receive, AND I will always be grateful for the constant support evidenced by our alumni, friends and benefactors these six years. Heeding the words and following the example of Benedict XVI, let us gather “everyone and everything in prayer and entrust it to the Lord: so that we may be filled with the knowledge of his will …in order to live in a manner worthy of the Lord and His love….”
DC Frassati Fellowship Young adults, following in the footsteps of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, seek to bring the whole person to Christ through adoration, study, community, charitable activity, and love of the outdoors.
Sincerely yours in the Lord, Very Rev. Steven C. Boguslawski, OP President, PFIC
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Changes in Faculty and Staff in this Academic Year Very Rev. Kenneth R. Letoile, O.P., (STB ‘73, STL ‘75) Prior of the Dominican House of Studies, assumed the primary supervisory role in student pastoral formation. Fr. Letoile has been a very successful pastor in various dioceses (e.g. Newark, Providence, Cincinnati). Fr. Seraphim Beshoner, T.O.R., a Friar of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis of Penance, taught church history as an adjunct professor. He has completed degrees at Rockhurst University and the University of Notre Dame, specializing in modern Russian religious and intellectual history. Fr. Seraphim has taught a variety of courses in European history at East Carolina University as a Visiting Professor and at the Franciscan University of Steubenville as an Assistant Professor. His present areas of interest are Russian Catholicism and the cultural understanding of St. Francis of Assisi in Russia.
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explored topics including “Human Being and Human Personhood: Are They the Same?” and “Myths of the Sexual Revolution.” As a part of the Thomistic Institute’s integrated approach to the intellectual life, the first day’s activities concluded with Mass. Fr. Austin Litke, O.P., (STL ’12) assists the Thomistic Institute of the PFIC from his new post as assistant Catholic chaplain at New York University. The Institute’s staff in Washington, which is composed of PFIC faculty and students, provides logistical support. Br. Gabriel Torretta, O.P., a student brother working for the Thomistic Institute, is particularly excited about a series on Catholicism and Art that he is helping to prepare. The Thomistic Institute of the PFIC in New York represents a serious attempt to bring the truth on which Catholicism is built into contact with our post modern culture in the heart of its unofficial capital. As such it continues in the synthetic vein of St. Thomas, who helped to distinguish good from bad and reconcile the modern intellectual fashions of his time with the perennial truth of Catholic doctrine.
Dr. Tobias Nathe resigned his position as Registrar. In April 2012, he completed the dissertation requirement for the doctoral degree in Moral Theology and Ethics at The Catholic University of America by successfully defending his dissertation, “The Form Love Takes in the World: On Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Contribution to Ethics.” Rev. Allen B. Moran, O.P., (MDiv, STB ‘06; STL ‘08) joined the PFIC as the new Registrar. (see article on next page) Ms. Margaret Perry, our Director of Alumni and Friends, left the Office of Advancement to pursue her desire to work in the gourmet food industry. Ms. Perry leaves her mark on the PFIC, especially in having organized the annual Dominican Spring Galas. We wish her well in her new career!
Above: PFIC students attend a lecture at the Thomistic Institute’s February 2013 conference in Washington, D.C., “Advancing a Culture of Life: Veritatis Splendor Twenty Years Later.”
Mr. George Cervantes joined the Office of Advancement as the Assistant Director for Development. (see article on page 9)
Below: At the Veritatis Splendor conference, Dr. Jeanne Heffernan Schindler of Villanova University speaks on “Our Bodies, Our Selves: How Catholic Teaching on Contraception Preserves Human Identity.”
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Rev. Allen B. Moran, O.P., PFIC Registrar Last fall, the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception welcomed on board Fr. Allen Moran, O.P. (MDiv, STB ‘06; STL ‘08) Fr. Allen has embarked on his new task as the school’s Registrar and began teaching classes at the PFIC in the spring of 2013. Before entering the Order of Preachers, Fr. Allen earned a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, specializing in the economics of South America. In the Order he earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology and so is qualified to teach theology as well. Fr. Allen has previously served as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Providence College in Providence, R.I., and Professor of Social Sciences at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (the Angelicum), and has served in pastoral ministry at parishes administered by the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph. Here is an interview of Fr. Allen conducted by one of the Dominican student brothers at the PFIC: Q. As the PFIC’s new professor teaching classes on Catholic Social Teaching, what do you intend to bring to the academic offerings of the Faculty? One area where I have something to offer is a sensitivity on the other side of the issues in economic theory. The questions that are asked in that field are not always the questions that Catholic social thought
addresses up front. Conversely, the questions that Catholic social thought concerns itself with, such as the dignity of the human person, issues of justice, and the common good, are not questions that classical economics from Adam Smith to the present has the capacity or interest to address. So I think that trying to build a bridge between these two areas is one way I can make a special contribution. Q. Tell us about your role as Registrar. The Registrar of the Faculty is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the records of the institution, including grades and transcripts. He is involved with accreditation and official reporting to the different federal agencies. The Registrar is also involved in updating all the official catalogs and publications of the institution, and of course scheduling classes. The Registrar is the first contact for many prospective students, particularly lay students and secular clergy who might be interested in advanced degrees at the PFIC, so he’s an important public face for the institution. Q. Fr. Allen, please tell us a little about what drew you to the Dominican Order. When I was a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign there was a Dominican priest who was a chaplain there, Fr. Robert Barry, O.P. He was my first contact with the Dominican
Order. I spoke to him during my graduate studies about a religious vocation, and kept in contact with him after I started working in New York, and he put me in touch with the Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph. That answers the question of how I met the Order. There were other chaplains there, but I was specially drawn to Fr. Barry. What attracted me was Fr. Barry’s witness to the intellectual life of the Order, his consistently good preaching, and what I might call an ‘orthodox level-headedness.’ As I reflected on the elements of my own vocational discernment, the Dominican Order seemed like a good fit for my personality, my talents and disposition. I admired the intellectual life and preaching, the theological heritage, and the pursuit and promotion of truth that is one of the hallmarks of the Order. Q. What about priestly ministry has been the biggest surprise for you since ordination? The biggest surprise for me is how in pastoral ministry the effects of grace and living faith in people’s lives are so visible. You get a new perspective on how the Holy Spirit works through the Sacraments— especially the Sacrament of Penance—but also through preaching, and the instruction and counsel that are part of priestly ministry. Having been ordained and been pastorally responsible for members of the faithful, I have been able to see the action of the Holy Spirit building up the body of Christ in ways that I wasn’t as aware of before from my individual perspective.
Vigil of All Saints 2012’s Vigil of All Saints was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy; however, once the storm’s threat to the Washington region had passed, the service went on as scheduled for a standing-room-only congregation. This year’s readings included selections from Blessed John Paul II’s encyclical Fides et ratio and the letters of St. Catherine of Siena. A reflection on “The Risk of Faith” was given by Br. Charles Shonk, O.P., a Dominican student Brother in his third year of studies at the House. A scene from the Vigil of All Saints in the Priory Chapel, October 31, 2012.
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Third Time’s a Charm: Guests Enjoy Dominican Spring Gala On a cool April evening, guests at the Dominican Spring Gala enjoyed a lovely evening of fellowship, festivity, and prayer at the third annual event supporting the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception. The Gala was held in the Priory cloister, beautifully decorated with flowers and vigil lights, where attendees enjoyed mingling with students and faculty.
For the first time, the Gala included a live auction, which proved to be a highlight of the evening. PFIC President Very Rev. Steven C. Boguslawski, O.P., and the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia had both offered homecooked dinners as auction items, which led to some entertaining repartee about their respective culinary abilities—or alleged lack thereof!
The Gala involved all branches of the Pontifical Faculty family: commuter students cheerfully greeted guests; Dominican Student Brothers provided libations and musical entertainment; and PFIC faculty and alumni contributed signed copies of their books for the silent auction. The event was co-chaired by a member of the Board of Overseers and his wife, Dr. Hugh and Mrs. Ruey Dempsey.
Other live auction items included a week at a Key West condo conveniently located across the street from the ocean, and a catered reception for 25 in the beautiful PFIC Board Room.
The silent auction also included themed gift baskets, original artwork, religious items, and sports tickets.
The evening concluded with the beautiful tradition of sung Compline and the Salve procession. As a thank you gift, guests received a complimentary issue of Magnificat, donated by its Editor-in-Chief, Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P., (MDiv, STB ‘85; STL ‘87).
Mr. Clifton N. West, III, a Gala sponsor, speaks with Fr. Timothy Bellamah, O.P., Instructor in Systematic Theology.
The complete list of sponsors and donors will be included in the next issue of The 487 Correspondent.
Above: Gala Co-Chair Dr. Hugh Dempsey, K.M.Ob., and Sr. Mary Peter Muehlenkamp, O.P., a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia who is a student at the PFIC.
Members of “Instrumental Causality”—the Dominican Student Brothers’ band—provide musical entertainment.
Left: Guests in St. Joseph Hall eagerly await the start of the Dominican Spring Gala’s first-ever live auction.
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Faculty and Alumni News, Appointments & Publications In June 2012, Most Rev. J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P., (former President and faculty; STB ‘69, STL ‘71) was appointed Vice President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei by Pope Benedict XVI. This commission was established by Blessed Pope John Paul II in 1988, and foremost among its tasks is trying to return the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) to full communion with Rome. In September, Archbishop DiNoia gave the annual Le Blond lecture at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary (the Athenaeum of Ohio) in Cincinnati. This lecture was the first in a series given in honor of the Year of Faith. To hear the lecture, scan the QR code to the right or visit http://www.athenaeum.edu/DiNoiaPresentation.aspx. In February, Very Rev. Steven C. Boguslawski, O.P., (President; MDiv, STB ‘86; STL ‘88) was a featured guest on EWTN’s The World Over with Raymond Arroyo, discussing Pope Benedict XVI’s renunciation of the office of the Bishop of Rome. On October 11, 2012, Dr. Jem Sullivan (faculty) gave the inaugural lecture for the Year of Faith Series at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, entitled “Opening the Door of Faith: Tasks and Challenges of the New Evangelization.” Her book, Opening the Door of Faith: A Study Guide to the New Evangelization, with a forward by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, was released by Our Sunday Visitor. Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody: 11 Stories of Real People Who Discovered the Underrated Power of Grace by Dr. Allen R. Hunt (Board of Overseers) was published in fall 2012 by Beacon Publishing. Fr. Stephen D. Ryan, O.P., (faculty; MDiv, STB ‘92; STL ‘94) has given several talks in the Washington area recently, including “The Gospel of St. Luke and the Year of Faith” for the Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic Chapter of Washington, D.C., and “On Standing by Idly in Leviticus 19:16b and the Command to Come to the Aid of an Imperiled Neighbor,” for the Society of Biblical Literature Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting in Baltimore. God the Father in the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas, by Fr. John Baptist Ku, O.P., (faculty; MDiv, STB‘98; STL ‘00), has been released by Peter Lang Publishing. In November 2012, Dawn Eden Goldstein (MA ‘10) was profiled on the EWTN program, The Journey Home. She continues to gives talks about her book, My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints, including in October at the offices of First Things, and in February at Notre Dame’s student-run Edith Stein Conference; this was her third time addressing that group. Recent publications of Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., (faculty; MDiv, STB ‘01) include “Who is God in the Old Testament? Retrieving Aquinas after Rahner’s Answer” in International Journal of Systematic Theology 14 (2012); “The Stoning of Christ and Gregory of Nazianzus” in Re-reading Gregory of Nazianzus: Essays on History, Theology, and Culture, edited by Christopher A. Beeley (Catholic University of America Press, 2012), and “The Reordering of Relationships in John Chrysostom’s De sacerdotio” in Augustinianum 51 (2011).
Marcus Grodi, host of EWTN’s The Journey Home, greets Dawn Eden Goldstein.
Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield (faculty) has several books forthcoming, including Meeting Jesus Christ: Meditations on the Word (Pauline Books and Media, September 2013) and Overcoming Pornography Addiction: A Spiritual Solution (Paulist Press, May 2013). His 2011 book Living the Beatitudes is being translated into Spanish as a two-volume work; the first volume, La fuente de toda santidad, is now available (Ediciones RIALP, S.A. 2012). His schedule has included lectures in Maryland, Washington state, Ohio, and South Dakota. The latest book by Fr. Donald H. Calloway, MIC, (MDiv ‘03) Under the Mantle: Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest has been published by Marian Press and is now available through his website, www. fathercalloway.com. Dr. Mary Ann Cashman-McGuire (faculty) does annual proclamation workshops for the Paulists of St. Paul’s College in Washington, D.C. Since fall 2011, Dr. Gloria Falcão Dodd (MDiv ‘91; STL ‘93) has been lecturer and researcher for the Marian Library and the International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton. Her book The Virgin Mary, Mediatrix of All Grace: History and Theology of the Movement for a Dogmatic Definition from 1896-1964 has been published by the Academy of the Immaculate. In September 2012, she was interviewed by ZENIT while participating in “Mariology Since Vatican II,” at the 23rd International Mariological Congress, hosted by the Pontifical University Antonianum.
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The Promise of Chalcedonian Christology Last October, the Dominican House of Studies hosted a meeting of the Thomistic Circles conferences. Presenting papers at this event were Dr. Khaled Anatolios, Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P. (MDiv, STB ‘01; STL ‘02), Dr. Corey Barnes, Fr. Brian Daley, S.J., Dr. Boyd Taylor Coolman, and Dr. Bruce D. Marshall. The subject for discussion was “Jesus Christ, True God and True Man: The Promise of Chalcedonian Christology.”
presentation addressed an accusation raised by a modern theologian that precise, accurate Christology has little or nothing to do with the practical living out of the Christian life, especially helping the needy. Delving into the preaching of Pope St. Leo the Great, one of the main architects of the
Councils. By drawing connections between the theology of the Church Fathers and the great scholastic theologians of the Middle Ages like St. Thomas Aquinas, Fr. Daley demonstrated the Council of Chalcedon not only solved a current crisis of its time, but also enriched and stimulated contemplation of and conversation about Christ for all Christians thereafter.
What does the teaching of the Council of Chalcedon (A.D. 451) hold for us today? Does precise, accurate Christology have anything to do with the practical living out of the Christian life?
In A.D. 451 the Council of Chalcedon gave the definitive teaching on a controversy concerning Jesus Christ that was causing a crisis in the Church at that time. Only two decades before, the Council of Ephesus had affirmed that Christ, true God and true man, was one divine person, not an association of one divine person and one human person as the Nestorian error held. Ephesus helped people understand the unity of Christ. But soon after a new confusion arose. Called “monophysitism” (from a Greek phrase meaning “one nature”), it asserted that because Christ is one person, it is impossible to distinguish between Christ’s human nature and his divine nature. The Council of Chalcedon corrected this error, proclaiming “one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, Only-begotten, known in two natures, without confusion, without change, without division, without separation.” The early Christological controversies were thus brought to an end. Although later Councils would issue some clarifications, the name of Chalcedon came to be synonymous with the classical expression of faith in Christ. Very well, one might say, the faith of the Church was safeguarded and protected for future generations. But is not all this talk of natures and persons rather technical? What does the teaching of the Council of Chalcedon hold for later Christians and indeed for us today? Many people today are asking just those questions. Some modern thinkers oppose themselves to the teaching of Chalcedon altogether, while others dismiss it as simply irrelevant to modern Christians. To address these challenges, the Thomistic Institute of the PFIC brought together a panel of experts on Early and Medieval Christian theology, both Eastern and Western. Fr. Andrew Hofer’s
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Council of Chalcedon, Fr. Hofer showed that in fact St. Leo’s beliefs about Christ’s divinity and humanity were a major factor in forming and motivating his strong commitment to relief of the poor. Fr. Brian Daley, S.J., delivered a study on the teaching of Chalcedon itself; his presentation was grounded in his long study of the Fathers of the Church and the early
Besides being a great opportunity to the Dominicans and other students of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, this conference was free and open to the public. All who were able to travel to the House of Studies that weekend were able to participate in discussions with leading theologians, some of whom have gained international recognition. In particular, Fr. Brian Daley is one of 2012’s two recipients of the prestigious Ratzinger Prize for Theology. (See next page for story.) We hope that you will be able to join us for future Thomistic Circles conferences. For more information on the activities of the Thomistic Institute, visit their website at thomisticinstitute.org.
Above: Speakers at “Jesus Christ, True God and True Man: The Promise of Chalcedonian Christology,” under the studious gaze of St. Dominic.
Holy Father Honors Thomistic Institute Speakers with Ratzinger Prize In a ceremony in the Vatican on October 20, 2012, Fr. Brian E. Daley, S.J., and Dr. Rémi Brague, were honored with the prestigious Ratzinger Prize for Theology by Pope Benedict XVI. Both scholars have been featured speakers at the PFIC’s Thomistic Circles. Dr. Brague, a married layman, is professor emeritus of medieval Arabic Philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris, and is professor of philosophy of religion at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. In 2010, he presented “Is a Secular Society Possible?”, in which he raised concerns about the long-term viability of a society that chooses to define itself as secular, and commented on the social relevance of religious belief.
2012, he presented a paper on “Unpacking the Chalcedonian Formula: from Studied Ambiguity to Saving Mystery,” as part of the Thomistic Institute’s conference on Chalcedonian Christianity. In awarding the 2012 prize, the Holy Father said, “Scholars such as Fr. Daley and
who, through an enlightened faith and life bring God close and credible to the people of today...Working in the Lord’s vineyard, where he calls us, so that the men and women of our time may discover and rediscover the true ‘art of living’: this was another great passion of the Second Vatican Council and one which increasingly forms part of the commitment to the new evangelization.”
“This is what we need...people whose intellect is illuminated by God’s light, so that they may also speak to the minds and hearts of others.” - Pope Benedict XVI
Jesuit Father Daley is the Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. In early October
Prof. Brague are exemplary figures for the transmission of a knowledge that combines science and wisdom, scientific rigor and a passion for man, so that one may discover the ‘art of living’. And this is a feature of people
The Holy Father personally awarded the Prize in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace. The Prize is funded by the Ratzinger Foundation, which is itself funded by private donations and sales of Benedict XVI’s books. The Prize also funds scholarships for students around the world.
The PFIC is proud to be associated with scholars of the highest caliber. We congratulate Fr. Daley and Dr. Brague on this exceptional honor.
George Cervantes, PFIC Assistant Director for Advancement Last July saw the addition of Mr. George Cervantes to the staff of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in the Office of Advancement. Mr. Cervantes has been raising funds for the Church for the last 13 years. Before coming to the PFIC Mr. Cervantes worked at The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, where he met Rev. Steven Boguslawski, O.P. as well as Most Rev. J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P. and Rev. Joseph Fox, O.P. A California native, who lived for a time in Texas, Mr. Cervantes came to Washington, D.C. to study at Georgetown University and never left. As he puts it, “I figured that I’d put in four years on the East Coast before heading back west, but I ended up liking D.C., and have lived here ever since.” It was his work with databases that first brought Mr. Cervantes into the world of fundraising. In his time at The Pope John Paul II Cultural
Center, he managed the databases and the direct mail program. Since arriving last summer, Mr. Cervantes has used his skills to scale up the PFIC’s own direct mail program. This is his first time working for a school, but the challenge of acclimating to this new environment has helped him to appreciate the need to share with others the importance of providing a Thomistic education. While most people associate advancement with fundraising, it’s more than that. Building awareness and support for the institution and forming relationships is a broader scope of the Office’s work. As such, Mr. Cervantes manages the PFIC’s social network presence, promoting upcoming events and the work of the PFIC faculty and students. Most recently, he oversaw the Third Annual Dominican Spring Gala (see page 6). When asked if he enjoys his new job, Mr. Cervantes does not hesitate: “Absolutely! It’s
great to be a part of something which is of such service to the Dominican Order, and in a larger sense, to the Church.” He wants to build on the already strong relationship between the PFIC and its supporters. He says, “The number of donors is pretty modest, but they’re extremely generous.” One of his goals is to improve communication with non-Dominican alumni, who might not hear about what’s going on here ‘through the grapevine.’ When he is not behind a desk, Mr. Cervantes is a singer with a special interest in sacred music from the Renaissance. He is a member of the Suspicious Cheese Lords, a group of singers named for a humorous mistranslation of Suscipe, quaeso Domine. They had the distinction of singing for Pope Benedict XVI during his 2008 visit to Washington, D.C.
We love to hear from our alumni! Please send your news, publications, appointments, and honors to George Cervantes, Assistant Director for Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 495-3828.
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PFIC Honor Circles We would like to express our sincere thanks to those who have generously contributed to the PFIC from January 2010 through December 2012. S t . D ominic de G uzman ($250,000+) Anonymous (3) S t . A lbert the G reat ($50,000—$99,999) Anonymous Mr. Sean Thomas Brady Ms. Vivian Decker (†) Mr. & Mrs. Sean Fieler S t . C atherine of S iena ($20,000—$49,999) Anonymous (2) Chiaroscuro Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Crall Ms. Dorothy J. Cunningham Mr. (†) & Mrs. William Hanrahan Mr. Josef Neusser & Dr. Susan Timoney Lt. Col. & Mrs. (†) John J. O’Brien, USAF (Ret) Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Roti Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Weingartz S t . V incent F errer ($10,000—$19,999) Mr. & Mrs. James D. Deal Kirwan Family Foundation Mr. James P. McNellis Mercyworks Foundation Mr. Patrick G. Nolan Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Reisenauer Mr. Harold Zeigler, Jr. S t . P eter M artyr ($5,000—$9,999) Anonymous His Eminence Donald W. Wuerl & Archdiocese of Washington Mr. & Mrs. William Brown Ms. Therese Errigo Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Genthe Ms. Bernadette Lane Mr. & Mrs. Carl Link Mr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Melancon, Jr. Ms. Theresa C. Morrison Vera Cruz Fund S t . R aymond P eñafort ($2,500—$4,999) Anonymous Joy Amisano Charitable Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Anthony Bert Ms. Barbara Anne Block Mr. Thomas & Mrs. Charlene Brophy
Mr. Mario Brunetta & Mrs. Donna Longo Rev. Joseph P. Callipare Mr. & Mrs. Michael Demcsak Most. Rev. Dennis P. Blair & Diocese of Toledo Rev. Adrian Dionne, O.P. Fairfax Residents - The Catholic Community Ms. Rose Folsom Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Giambrone Mr. & Mrs. James A. Hofer Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Kirchner Mrs. Caitlin F. Long Dan & Ellen Lynch Mr. John J. Mahoney Mr. & Mrs. Gregory J. Maier Mr. & Mrs. Brian T. McGuire Rev. Frederick L. Miller Dr. Mary E. Moran Rev. Msgr. Thomas P. Olszyk Mr. Luis E. Perez Mr. & Mrs. Patrick T. Rainey Dr. Christopher Rapcewicz & Dr. Claudia Bungaro Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Schaller Mr. & Mrs. Randal T. Schmidt Mr. Robert Joseph Schwenk R. Scott & Lanette Turicchi The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company S t . H yacinth ($1,000—$2,499) Anonymous Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr & Archdiocese of Cincinnati His Eminence Daniel DiNardo & Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Bevelock Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Bissmeyer Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Boland The Bozzuto Group Mr. & Mrs. Raymond R. Bradick Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Brent Dr. & Mrs. John Brown Fr. Juan-Diego Brunetta, O.P. Mr. Craig W. Bruney Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Buchanan Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Capone Mr. & Mrs. Raymond R. Clark Rev. Charles P. Connor, S.T.L., Ph.D. Mr. & Mrs. Greg Curtain Mr. & Mrs. Brian Davenport Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin & Diocese of Providence Capt. & Mrs. Robert DiPalma USN (Ret) Dominican Fathers of Pleasantville Patrick Donovan Mr. & Mrs. David Dore Mr. & Mrs. Charles Dougherty Mr. & Mrs. John Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Michael Farguson Mr. & Mrs. Gregory D. Ford Rev. Edward M. Gaffney, O.P. Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Gerken Mr. & Mrs. Albert Giambrone Jeanne E. Hicks, M.D., O.P. Miss Kathleen M. Jarboe Mr. & Mrs. John Kontak Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Lawless
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Mr. Philip J. Leopold Mr. & Mrs. James W. Little Mr. Guy Lombardo Mr. & Mrs. Mark Machuga Monastery of Our Lady of Grace Mr. Wiley Mossy Ms. Clare O’Callaghan Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. Larry Poh Ed & Kathy Quinn Ms. Susan A. Reeves Mr. & Mrs. Michael Reinsel Mr. & Mrs. Reev Rohter Mr. & Mrs. Roy Rohter St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, McLean St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill, Washington Fr. Christopher Saliga, O.P. Mr. & Mrs. Chetan Sanghvi Mr. & Mrs. D. Edward Schweitzer Ms. Karen E. Servidea Mrs. Maiselle Shortley Ms. Elisa M. Speckmann, O.P. Ms. Mary S. Sullivan Rev. Tam Xuan Tran Mr. & Mrs. Steven Wagner Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Walker Mr. & Mrs. John A. Weisgerber Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Woods Dr. & Mrs. Francisco C. Yao Mr. Gary Edward Young Ms. Rosemary Yu S t . A ntoninus ($500—$999) Gisela R. Barry Mr. William Becker Mr. & Mrs. David Birtwistle Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Boland Ms. Gretchen C. Bordelon Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Brisken Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Broderick Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Brunetta Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Carroll, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Cole Collins Funeral Home Commissariat of the Holy Land for the USA Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Thomas Conti Rev. & Mrs. Stephen D. Cox Raymond M. & Jane E. Cracchiolo Foundation Rev. John W. Crossin, OSFS Edward & Patricia Daniel Ms. Susan E. DePlatchett Mr. & Mrs. Stephen DeVine Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz & Diocese of Louisville Most Rev. Frank Dewane & Diocese of Venice Dominican Nuns of Summit Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist Ms. Loretta Eby Rev. Msgr. John J. Enzler Mr. & Mrs. J. William Eshelman Mr. & Mrs. Richard Garvey George Mason Newman Center GW Newman Catholic Student Center Mr. & Mrs. Christopher M. Grizzetti Mr. & Mrs. Julian Heron
Mr. & Mrs. Tucker Hobgood Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hofer Rev. John J. Hurley, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Arturo Ibarra Mary Meade Jividen Mr. Barry Jones Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kardys Kathryn Kelly Mr. & Mrs. David J. Keppel Ms. Patricia Kirkham Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Loehr Mr. & Mrs. Willis E. Lowery Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Martin Ms. Zena Martin Mr. Donald Mayse Mr. & Mrs. Carl B. McCarthy Ms. Marlene B. McGinnis Cardin Mr. & Mrs. Randall L. Morris Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Mueller Dr. & Mrs. Matthew P. Mullan Abbot Austin G. Murphy, OSB Mr. Frank Musica & Mrs. Kathryn Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Stu Nolan His Eminence Edwin F. O’Brien Mr. Mark F. O’Donnell Mr. & Mrs. James T. O’Reilly Mr. & Mrs. William H. Peerenboom Mr. & Mrs. Barry S. Pine Mr. & Mrs. William A. Raaths Ms. Gloria Radosevich Mr. & Mrs. Gus Russo St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Washington St. Dominic’s Priory, Washington St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish, Bethesda Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Sands Rev. Paul Scalia Mr. & Mrs. John H. Schnakenberg Kathy Smith Washington Refrigeration Co., Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Winters S t . M artin de P orres ($250—$499) Most. Rev. Robert J. Carlson & Archdiocese of St. Louis Mr. G. Howard Bathon Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Bauer Ms. Jane Anne Beachner Mr. Donald F. Berens Ms. Therese Bermpohl Mr. & Mrs. P. Bracy Bersnak Ms. Sara Blauvelt Mr. & Mrs. Anthony J. Bosnick Mr. & Mrs. Edwin J. Bradley, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gregory J. Brunetta Mr. & Mrs. James P. Carty Mr. & Mrs. Richard Chriss Ms. Mary Louise Collins Mr. Daniel R. Corrin Ms. Kathleen A. Curran Mr. & Mrs. Peter Denker Mr. & Mrs. Donald Devine Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary Dominican Nuns of West Springfield Ms. Barbara M. Flaherty Mr. & Mrs. Edwin J. Feulner Dr. & Mrs. John H. Garvey Dr. & Mrs. Eric M. Gudan Dr. & Mrs. Scott Hahn
PFIC Honor Circles Mr. Michael Halloran Mr. Lawrence P. Hayes Mr. & Mrs. Mark Henrie His Eminence William H. Keeler Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Kempf Mr. Russell King Ms. Lauren F. Liebrecht Ms. Mary Maher Mr. John S. McCann Peter R. McCarthy Mr. & Mrs. Paul F. McCormack Ms. Margaret M. McManus Mr. William Newton Deacon & Mrs. Andrew Nosacek, O.P. Ms. Mary Ann Novak Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Pellegrino Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Perry Bart & Mary Pat Pollock Mr. Armin Pruessner Ms. Martha Rastigue Ms. Mary Reed Mr. & Mrs. Everett F. Reese Fr. Kevin Regan Mr. & Mrs. James Reid Dr. & Mrs. Russell R. Reno Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schulte Ms. Lois Ann Simms Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Skousgaard Mrs. Shirley L. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Stewart Ms. Amy Jill Strickland Mr. & Mrs. Richard Thompson Dr. & Dr. Michael W. Tkacz Mr. & Mrs. Natale M. Torchia Mr. & Mrs. John J. Tracy Valid Electric Co. Mr. John C. Walker Mr. Siegbert J. Weinberger Robert Whalen Company, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. William B. Yeomans, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Yungwirth S t . R ose of L ima (Up to $249)
Anonymous (8) All Saints Catholic School Mr. & Mrs. Melvyn Andrews Ms. Kathleen A. Annulli Rev. Msgr. Charles Antonicelli Joe & Phyllis Ardoin Mr. Walter Arnold Mr. Anthony Artusa Ms. Lydia M. Astorga Mr. & Mrs. James R. Bacha Edward Bacza Mr. & Mrs. Adam Bangert Ms. Diana M. Banister Mrs. Cary Lee Barton Mr. Jeff Bedia Ms. Alberta Beyer Mr. Kevin Bohm Mr. & Mrs. David Borchers The Hon. (†) & Mrs. Robert H. Bork Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Bossert Ms. Amanda V. Bowman Mr. & Mrs. Brandt Boyle Mrs. Carol S. Brafford Mr. & Mrs. Alan Branigan Rudolph Braydich Mr. Brian D. Brodfuehrer Mr. Thomas & Mrs. Coleen Brophy Mr. Steven Brust Ms. Sally I. Buikema Rev. Vito Buonanno Dr. Carole Burnett Ms. Maria Byrd Chris Caimano
Mr. Antonio Caniano Mr. James P. Carley, Jr. Mr. James Carlini Mr. James J. Carney Jr. Mr. Gregory M. Carr Mr. Chris Carrol Mr. Pedro Carrol Ms. Helga Cemovic Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Checkai Ms. Barbara Chellis Ms. Julie Cipriano Mr. Alan J. Cobb Mr. Daniel Collins Jerry & Patricia Collins Ms. Regina A. Connor Ms. Mary Lou Considine Mr. John T. Conway Mr. & Mrs. Edward Cordell Corpus Christi Monastery, The Bronx Corpus Christi Monastery, Menlo Park Ms. Mary Anne Corr Mr. Richard H. Coyle Mr. & Mrs. David Crenshaw Mr. & Mrs. Brian Crogan Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Daley Mary Daley Mr. & Mrs. Robert Davenport Ms. Christina Dehan Mr. William H. Dempsey Ms. Helen Devaney Mrs. Laurea J. Di Joseph Mr. Raimondo DiBona, O.P. Ms. Mary J. Diggins Most Rev. Anthony Hebda & Diocese of Gaylord Anne Dolan Dominican Nuns of Lancaster Theresa Dowling John Downey Minhhuong Duong Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Duran Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Eberstadt Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Ericksen Mr. & Mrs. Carl C. Ewald Mr. & Mrs. Kirk P. Fazioli Ms. Danielle Ferris Mr. & Mrs. Terence Fitzgerald Ms. Anne M. Fitzsimmons Ms. Loretta Fleming Mr. David Foster Mrs. Helen G. Fredericks Mr. & Mrs. George F. Fritz Fr. John C. Fritz Mr. & Mrs. John Furlong Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Gaetano Mr. Mathieu Gallaugher Ms. Ann-Therese Gardner Rev. Msgr. Vincent S. Gatto Mr. & Dr. Timothy Gavin Mr. & Mrs. Tom Gavin Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Gendron Mr. Gina Gianoli Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Gieske Ms. Irene Gifford, O.P. Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Glasow Mr. Thomas C. Goebel Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Greiner Ms. Fran Griffin Ms. Catherine Guerrasio Mr. Bruce J. Hacker, O.P. John C. Harvey, M.D., Ph.D. Mr. Hal W. Hathcock Mr. & Mrs. Eric B. Hauser Mr. & Mrs. John C. Henry Rev. Robert Herald Hibernian Charity B. Joseph Hinnebusch Ms. Matilda Hofacker Mr. Joseph Hofer Mr. & Mrs. John J. Houlihan Mr. & Mrs. Corey F. Huber Mr. & Mrs. George S. Hudelson Mr. Taylor K. Hughes Mr. Nathaniel Hurd Sr. Joan M. Hush Ms. Elise Italiano Very Rev. Dominic Izzo, O.P. Marianne Jablonski Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Jackson
Ms. Mary D. Janetatos Ms. Margaret Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Randall Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Jordan Paul & Alicia Jordan JustGive.org Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Kalinoski Mr. & Mrs. J. David Karam Mr. & Mrs. Robert Keating Mr. Glen G. Kelley Mr. Thomas A. Kennedy Jr. Mr. Daniel Ketteinger Miss Diana T. Kilarjian Mr. Charles T. Kindsvatter Dr. & Mrs. William Klepczynski Ms. Carolyn B. Klunk Mr. & Mrs. Henry J. Konstanty Rev. Bogumil Kosciesza Miss Kathryn Krall Miss Lorraine Krall Mrs. Frances G. Krenisky Mrs. Diane Krizan Mr. James C. Kruggel Stephen A. Kunath Mr. Patrick Lally Dr. & Mrs. Gregory LaNave Mr. Don Laub Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic Archimandrite Joseph Lee Ms. Maribeth Leonard Fr. Kenneth R. LeToile, O.P. Rev. John Lovell Mr. Tri Dinh Luong Kevin & Ann Lynch Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation Dr. Roberto Maass-Moreno Ms. Connie Mackey Mr. Andre Mander Mrs. Connie Marshner Mr. Michael S. Matsko Ms. Martha Maturi Mr. & Mrs. Justin McClain Mr. Sean D. McConway Mr. James McCreesh Mr. & Mrs. Robert McCurdy Mr. Patrick J. McDonough Mr. William P. McKenna Mr. Gerald McKiernan Ms. Margaret Melady Mr. Nicholas R. Millaird Ms. Sharon Miller-McCoy Dr. Allan Mirsky & Dr. Connie Duncan Mr. & Mrs. Jerald Mittelbach, O.P. Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Modolo Ms. Grace Garrick-Mortemore Mr. & Mrs. William B. Moulden Mr. Arnold R. Mozisek, Jr. The Hon. & Mrs. Timothy C. Murphy Mr. Michael Nardacci Mr. & Mrs. Marc Narduzzi Mr. & Mrs. Matthew R. Narduzzi Ms. Elizabeth Narrigan Dr. Tobias Nathe Ms. Diane Nicholson Rev. Andrew Nicolicchia, O.P. Mr. Justin Noia Ms. Eileen P. Nolan Mr. & Mrs. Francis Xavier Noonan Ms. Mary O’Brien Dr. Timothy T. O’Donnell Ms. Jean-Francois Orsini Ms. Elizabeth M. Osborne Mr. Kevin O’Scannlain Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Providence Mr. & Mrs. S.J. Pawlowski Mr. & Mrs. Edward Pechalonis Mr. & Mrs. Terence Pell Ms. Joan Pendergraph (†) Mr. (†) & Mrs. Lawrence Pendergraph Br. Ignatius Perkins, O.P. Mr. Mauro Pittaro, Jr. Mr. Richard W. Podrasky Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration Ms. Bridgett Portelle Ms. Megan Prah Ms. Cristina Ramos Mr. & Mrs. Edward Reinsel Most Rev. Francis R. Reiss
Concepcion Reyna Sean Ricard Brenda Richards Rev. John Rooney Mr. & Mrs. Donald F. Ross Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Rossi Mr. & Mrs. James Routh Ms. Jocelyn Rowe Karen Rupprecht W. D. Russell Deacon Christopher E. Ryan St. Albert House St. Dominic Pro-Chapter, Boston St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Landover Hills Deborah S. Sanders Miss Glorisel Santos Ms. Mary E. Scanlan Mr. Joseph Schilling Rev. Brian D. Schloth, M.S. Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Schmidt Mr. Svato Schutzner Cynthia L. Searcy Miss Kellie Serio Ms. Mary Ann Settlemire Ms. Margaret Sewell Mr. & Mrs. Russell Shaw Mr. James Sherk Mary Shimp Dr. Mary Shivanandan Ms. Barbara Shortley Ms. Kathleen Shortley Mr. & Mrs. Francis Slade Sheilah Slattery Mr. & Mrs. Tom Slovenkay Ms. Carol Lynn Smith Judith M. Smith Rev. Jacob-Matthew Smith, O.F.M. Ms. Sylvia Smith Mr. Thomas Smith Ms. Joanna J. Sobieski Mr. Max Soc Ms. Ellen Stantus Sr. Antonia Stare Mr. Richard T. Stewart Mr. Michael R. Stibley Ms. Marah C. Stith Mr. & Mrs. Bob Stovenour Ms. Doris Stukes Ms. Armelle P. Tallec Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tancrell, III Nancy Tanner Robert Tapella Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Templeton Mr. & Mrs. Perron Thompson Mr. Allen Thrasher Mrs. Lois Tice Mr. & Mrs. John L. Tierney Mr. & Mrs. Dominic Tondo Ms. Helen Toomey Mary Louise Toomey Ms. Marilyn W. Trapp Mr. & Mrs. James M. Turbok Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Turley Ms. Juanita Vaccaro Mr. Ronald G. Vardiman Rev. Gavin N. Vaverek Mr. & Mrs. LaMonte C. Walker Ms. Monica Walker Rev. Chris Walsh Mr. James Walsh Ms. Meredith K. Ward Sr. Waldia Ann Warden Rev. Peter Washlo Ms. Dorothea A. West Rev. Michael Weston Mr. & Mrs. Bruce A. White Mrs. Charlotte White Ms. Maureen C. Wilkin Ms. Dona J. Will Mrs. Rosa L. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Winchell Ms. Cathryn Winslow Mr. & Mrs. Leo Wright Mr. Scott Wright Mr. Christopher A. Zampogna Ms. Christina M. Zvir
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