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"Why Now is a Good Time for a Christian and Catholic Approach to Psychology."

Monday, February 20, 2012

This Friday at noon at the AMU Student Union, Dr. Paul Vitz, Professor and Senior Scholar at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences,



Washington Post quotes Jim Towey’s response to White House compromise

Friday, February 10, 2012

“I still don’t think President Obama gets it,” Towey added. “This is a fig-leaf of a political compromise that’s trying to have it both ways, to mollify women’s groups and so-called centrist Catholics. But I think fundamentally this is not the end of this debate, it’s just the beginning.”



White House defends contraception rules as criticisms mount

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Jim Towey said Tuesday that Ave Maria University would fight the provision using "all lawful means at our disposal."



Ave Maria University to Fight HHS Mandate

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Former White House Faith-Based Director Jim Towey Decries Attack on Religious Liberty.



Former Gov. Jeb Bush to Keynote at Ave Maria Commencement

Monday, January 23, 2012

Jim Towey, president of Ave Maria University, announced today that Florida’s 43rd Governor, Jeb Bush, will address the Ave Maria University graduating class of 2012.



College Goal Sunday at AMU

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Free expert advice from counselors providing information about Federal Financial aid for college students.



AMU Women's Basketball #21 in National Poll Released Today

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The AMU women's basketball team has moved from #23 to #21 in the latest NAIA national poll released this afternoon.

The Lady Gyrenes improved to 21-4 overall and 8-1 in The Sun Conference following a pair of wins over Warner University and Webber International University last week. They share to top spot in the conference with St. Thomas University who is ranked #16 in the national poll. AMU will host STU (18-5 overall) in the final game of the regular season on February 18th. In their last meeting, STU won an overtime battle 80-71.

The #21 ranking is the highest for any sports team in AMU athletics' history for a NAIA national poll. The AMU women are also listed #1 in the USCAA national poll having won the national championship last season. 



Lady Gyrenes ranked No. 25 in NAIA Poll

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Top Six Go Unchanged in NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll



Marion, Sokolowski, and the Possibility of Natural Theology

Friday, January 20, 2012

Catholic theology has traditionally recognized the possibility of knowing God by rational reflection on his created effects. This is what has come to be known as “natural theology.” The First Vatican Council (1869-1870) famously affirms the ability of human beings to know God through reason without the aid of supernatural revelation. But there are many – both Catholic and Protestant – who have questioned the possibility of natural theology or certain of its aspects for various reasons. In this paper I consider the challenges to natural theology posed by the work of the contemporary French philosopher and theologian Jean-Luc Marion and the contemporary American philosopher and theologian Robert Sokolowski. I try to show the weaknesses in their positions, which seem to deny – Marion rather categorically and Sokolowski with some qualifications – the natural human capacity to know God.



Chicago Fire Return to Ave Maria Friday

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Major League Soccer Chicago Fire will be back in Ave Maria beginning Friday, Jan. 20, for two weeks to start their spring training for the 2012 season. 

As was the case last year, when the Fire trained for the first time in Ave Maria, the team will have open practices daily and will play an exhibition game at North Park in Ave Maria. The exhibition game against FGCU Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m, is one of two exhibition matches on the Fire's schedule for their time in Southwest Florida. The other game, against the MLS D.C. United, is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at FGCU. Left, last year's exhibition game at North Park against FGCU drew more than 1,000 people.

Practices will normally be open to the public. The Ave Herald will post the daily practice schedule as it is available. They also have a number of sessions scheduled with their local affiliate, the Chicago Fire Juniors.

The Fire will have a busy spring, traveling to New Orleans, Ventura, CA and Charleston, SC before opening their season March 17 in Montreal.

The official spring schedule released by The Chicago Fire:

January 20-February 3: First Team trains in Ave Maria, Fla.


Sunday, January 29 - Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United - 1:00 p.m. CT - Florida Gulf Coast University

Wednesday, February 1 - Chicago Fire vs. Florida Gulf Coast University - 6:00 p.m. CT - Ave Maria University

February 3-5: First Team trains in New Orleans, La.

Saturday, February 4 - Chicago Fire vs. Real C.D. Espana (HON) - 5:00 p.m. CT - Tad Gormley Stadium

February 5: First Team returns to Chicago

February 8-18: First Team trains in Ventura, Calif.

February 18: First Team returns to Chicago

February 21-March 5: First Team trains in Charleston, S.C. as part of 2012 Carolina Challenge Cup


Saturday, February 25 - Chicago Fire vs. DC United - 4:00 p.m. CT - Blackbaud Stadium

Wednesday, February 29 - Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew - 4:00 p.m. CT - Blackbaud Stadium

Saturday, March 3 - Chicago Fire vs. Charleston Battery (USL) - 6:15 p.m. CT - Blackbaud Stadium

March 5: First Team returns to Chicago


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