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"It is common in our age to think of education as a means to some further end.  Whether we take it to be the acquisition of knowledge and skills for a particular career, or preparation for some sort of ministry or simply to be a “productive member of society,” we tend to make education essentially a stage in our development, through which we pass on the way to something else.  But this way of seeing things fails to do justice to the reality.  However fruitful we can expect a real education to be, we deeply misunderstand its nature if we make it a mere instrument.  Education is first of all a thing worth pursuing for its own sake. Read More >>

 

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Master of Theological Studies: Marriage and Family (M.T.S.)

The central presupposition of the M.T.S. in Marriage and Family program is the teaching of St. John Paul II that the human person, and indeed the whole of reality, are best understood in terms of the trinitarian love of God revealed in Christ, and that this love is expressed in...

Master of Theological Studies: Biotechnology and Ethics (M.T.S.)

Karol Wojtyla observed that our age is marked by "great controversy about the human being, controversy about the very meaning of human existence." The increasing involvement of (bio)technology at the origins and end and in the enhancement of human life–for example, in cloning, artificial reproductive technologies, embryonic stem cell research,...

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology with a Specialization in Person, Marriage, and Family (Ph.D.)

St. John Paul II once wrote that “[d]ifferent cultures are basically different ways of facing the question of the meaning of personal existence,” that is, the “fundamental events of life, such as birth, love, work and death.” In reflecting on these events in light of our own culture, we recognize...

Licentiate in Sacred Theology of Marriage and Family (S.T.L.)

Modern man has “lost the soul of childhood.” So says the priest of Torcy in George Bernanos’s Diary of Country Priest. Yet, the priest continues, “God has entrusted the Church with rekindling that soul.” Perhaps paradoxically, this loss of childhood is felt most keenly at the heart of the marital...

Doctorate in Sacred Theology with a Specialization in Marriage and Family (S.T.D.)

“The truth is that only in the mystery of the incarnate Word does the mystery of man take on light.” These famous words from Gaudium et spes sum up the central insight needed to meet the intellectual and pastoral challenges of our day. Modernity has not so much attacked the...