International Scholar Lectures on Theology of Creation
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
What did major twentieth-century theologians have to say about the theology of creation? This semester the Patrick F. Taylor Graduate Programs in Theology at Ave Maria University are hosting a series of lectures by an international scholar who is an expert on this subject.
Fr. Santiago Sanz Sánchez, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, will give a series of four lectures on “Major Themes in Contemporary Creation Theology.” These lectures will take place on each Tuesday in November, at 7:00 p.m. in the William C. Demetree Auditorium.
Born in Talavera de la Reina, Spain, in 1972, Fr. Sanz was ordained to the priesthood in 2000 and incardinated into the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of Navarre and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. He is the author of five scholarly monographs and a dozen scholarly articles.
Fr. Sanz, who is making is making a mini-sabbatical here in Ave Maria, looks forward to discussing theology with our graduate students and faculty. The topics of his lectures are as follows:
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7:00 p.m.: “Creation and Covenant”
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7:00 p.m.: “Creation in Christ”
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:00 p.m.: “Trinity and Creation”
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7:00 p.m.: “Ratzinger and the Doctrine of Creation”
AMU Featured in PBS Piece on Catholic College Identity
Saturday, October 26, 2013
What does it mean for a school to be Catholic? “This is a university that’s founded on biblical truth, on scripture, and on the sacramental richness of the Catholic Church,” says Ave Maria University President Jim Towey. But according to Rev. Kevin O’Brien, vice president for ministry and mission at Georgetown University, “What we did 50 years ago to promote our identity does not suffice today because the world is different and our students and faculty are different.”
Click here to see President Jim Towey and AMU students explain their view of a Catholic university.
Ave Maria University to Host Annual FOCUS Training Next Spring
Friday, October 25, 2013
Ave Maria University is proud to announce that the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) will hold its annual training on campus next summer.
The FOCUS training, which draws 500 young missionaries to the AMU campus, will be held from May 27 through July 6, 2014. About 40 of the young men and women may choose to remain on campus for a silent retreat that runs through July 13. AMU first partnered with FOCUS for their annual training earlier this summer.
Naples Daily News editorial praises AMU Mother Teresa Project
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The Naples Daily News praised Ave Maria University's Mother Teresa Project in their October 15th editorial. Follow the link below to view the article.
NDN editorial, Oct. 15.
Ave Maria University to Become Home of Mother Teresa Project, Museum
Thursday, October 10, 2013
"Ave Maria University Reduces Tuition to Ease Burden on Families"
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Catholic News Agency, one of the fastest growing Catholic news providers to the English speaking world, released an article on AMU's recent tuition reduction announcement. Please follow the link below to access the article.
Ave Maria University reduces tuition to ease burden on families
President Towey a Panelist in Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Discussion in Dallas
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Ave Maria University President Jim Towey will be one of the panelists in a discussion Thursday in Dallas about the importance of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and its implications for church-state relations.
The Southern Methodist University Center for Presidential History will present a conversation with every director of that office. President Towey worked in the George W. Bush administration. Other speakers include other former directors John DiIulio, Joshua DuBois, Jay Hein and Melissa Rogers.
The event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in McCord Auditorium of Dallas Hall on the SMU Campus.
In 2001, President George W. Bush established the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives. He tasked it with helping the federal government coordinate a national effort to equip and expand the work of faith-based and community organizations to better meet the social needs of America's communities. This office, now known as the Office of Faith based and Neighborhood Partnerships, has continued under the executive leadership of President Obama. This symposium will explore the importance of this Office as part of the 21st century presidency and its implications for church-state relations.
President Towey Talks Obamacare Lawsuit, Pope Francis and More with Drew Steele
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
President Jim Towey was featured on the Daybreak with Drew Steele Podcast on Sept. 24. President Towey spoke about the recent Obamacare Lawsuit, Pope Francis, and Ave Maria University's Tuition Reduction Plan for 2014-15. Follow the link below to listen to the Podcast.
Daybreak with Drew Steele - Fox News 92.5
Ave Maria University Featured in Cardinal Newman Society Article
Friday, September 20, 2013
The news of Ave Maria University's new tuition plan for 2014-15 was published on The Cardinal Newman Society website on Sept. 20. Follow the link below to access the article.
Ave Maria University Slashes Price by 22 Percent by Kelly Conroy, The Cardinal Newman Society
George Weigel to Speak at Ave Maria University
Friday, September 20, 2013
George Weigel will speak at Ave Maria University on Sept. 20 in honor of Michael Novak's 80th birthday. Weigel recently published "The Christ-Centered Pope" to the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) website. The link to the article is below.
"The Christ-Centered Pope" by George Weigel