Writer and Parish Volunteer Earns Graduate Certificate in Church History
Cynthia Brewer has just earned her graduate certificate in Church history. She has been married to her husband, Greg, for 22 years and volunteers at St. Mary’s Parish in Victoria, Texas, the first parish established in the state. She serves as a lector, an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, an adorer of the Eucharist, and assists with the RCIA program.
“After having been the editor of The Catholic Lighthouse. the newspaper of the Diocese of Victoria, for 13 years, I retired to begin writing on my own and to go to graduate school,” she says. “Because of my love for history and because so few know the Church’s history, I chose the Graduate Certificate in Church History.”
Holy Land Pilgrimage
Students and a professor from the MA in Theology program recently renewed their baptismal promises during a trip to the River Jordan.
Pictured from left to right: Professor Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Christine Steele, Sue Ellen Young, and Mario Lanza.
New Philosophy Course Offered in Summer II Term
Join us in the Summer II term for PHIL 311 Ethics. In this new undergraduate course, students will explore moral philosophy and the concepts of good as applied to human action. What does it mean for humans to live a moral life? Questions like this one will be considered as students read the primary texts of certain philosophical masters of ethics, including Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Kant. The course will be taught by noted scholar and author Dr. Aaron Urbanczyk.
Graduate Course Explores the Catholic Theological Tradition
Offered in both the Summer I and II terms, THEO 503: The Catholic Theological Tradition is perfect for students new to the study of theology. The course is taught by Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, a world-renowned commentator on Catholic issues known for his ability to make profound subjects understandable and relevant to everyday life. Explore the history of Christian theology from the perspective of faith seeking deeper understanding and trace its development from the end of the New Testament times to the Second Vatican Council. Critical moments in the history of theology and key issues debated in each epoch will be discussed, and students will be introduced to some of history’s most notable theologians and their varied ways of thinking about the things of God.
Dr. D’Ambrosio, also known as “Dr. Italy,” is a New York Times list best-selling author who frequently appears on a variety of TV and radio shows, including the “O’Reilly Factor” and “Geraldo Rivera at Large.”
Apply or enroll today to begin in July!
Registration for our Summer II term is underway. Apply now to an undergraduate or graduate program or simply sign up to take a course. Courses begin on July 3rd and continue for just 8 weeks!
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