April 2019
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Easter Greetings from
Rev. Nuno da Silva Gonçalves, SJ 

Talks given by Fr Hans Zollner, SJ
founder and president of the Centre for Child Protection

Last month Fr Hans Zollner SJ, founder and President of the Centre for Child Protection (CCP) at the Pontifical Gregorian University was invited to speak in Washington, DC and New York City.  On March 24, the GUF sponsored "A Path Forward" at Georgetown University where Fr Zollner was able to update the crowd on the February worldwide bishops summit at the Vatican as well as the CCP's programs and Licentiate in Safeguarding.  It was followed by a panel moderated by Kim Daniels, Associate Director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University and included Kathleen Coogan, Parish Pastoral Council member, Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Michael Nugent, Archdiocese of Washington Child Protection Advisory Board.  This event was co-sponsored by Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown and the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University.
"A Path Forward" Planning Committee at Georgetown University's Rigg's Library: ( L to R) Fr Kevin Gillespie, SJ, Pastor, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fr Bill George, SJ, Gregorian University Foundation, Kim Daniels, Associate Director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, Fr Hans Zollner, SJ, Founder and President, Centre for Child Protection, Michael Nugent, Archdiocese of Washington Child Protection Board, John Carr, Executive Director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University,  Ellen Toups, Chair, Parish Pastoral Council, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Kathleen Coogan, Parish Pastoral Council, Holy Trinity Catholic Church (Absent from the photo, GUF President, Fr Alan Fogarty, SJ) 
The next night Fr Zollner traveled to New York City for the GUF co-sponsored dinner at the Harvard Club where he was able to update supporters on current and future works of the CCP.    
David Gibson, Executive Director of Fordham University's Center on Religion and Culture, invited Fr Zollner to give the Annual Russo Family Lecture at Fordham at Lincoln Center on March 26.  It was another packed lecture hall where the program included an interview with Fr Zollner after his talk by Kerry Robinson, Global Ambassador for the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management.
Gregorian Faculty News

Lorenzo da Viterbo:  Magister Pictor del Rinascimento Italiano1469-2019, recently published by the Gregorian and Biblical Press, is edited by Professor Barbara Aniello from the Pontifical Gregorian University Faculty of History and Cultural Heritage of the Church. Click here for an overview of the book.
Barbara Aniello
Elisabetta Gnignera

Pressing Needs in Rome - An Invitation to Help

1. Pope Francis Adopt-A-Scholar Program 
Help fund young leaders who return home filled with energy to build the Church in their native lands by donating to our scholarship program.  Whether you can give $50, $500 or $5,000, your donation is helpful!  Taught in the Jesuit tradition of excellence, our students receive a rigorous Catholic formation in a wide range of disciplines. In Rome they develop a network of friends and colleagues extending all over the world and lasting a lifetime. LEARN MORE

2. Relocating the Reception Area at the Gregorian University
Help us bring the Portineria at the Gregorian up to current safety standards.  Details on the project, renderings and cost estimates can be found HERE

3.  Enhanced Waste Recycling at the Gregorian University. 
This Project implies the rethinking of the waste collection system within the University spaces, by positioning three compartment containers in the most waste-producing environments such as classrooms, the Library, the main offices and common areas. Project total is $40,000. The project outline can be found HERE.  Perhaps you can help with a piece of this?

6 October -12 October
2019 Colloquium
Rome through the eyes of Ignatius

See the Eternal City from a unique perspective - from the heart of the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus.  Experience the adventure of Jesuit Rome with its academic, spiritual, social and cultural opportunities. Please join us as we explore from the center to the periphery. Registration is open!

7-9 May 2019 - Rome
International Conference

An Interdisciplinary Reappraisal on the occasion of the 110th Anniversary of the Biblical Institute's founding, May 7, 1909



Jesus and The Pharisees: an International Interreligious Conference

The Pontifical Biblical Institute, Cardinal Bea Center, Gregorian University Foundation, American Jewish Committee and Italian Bishops Conference unite to reassess history and stereotypes. 

Alumni Can Now Purchase the Verbum Software
used at the Biblicum

The Verbum team and the administration at the Biblicum have established a process for Biblicum alumni to obtain the same software package the faculty and students are using in their studies. Alumni are able to purchase the software at the same discounted price that has been extended to the students. This software package and pricing is currently only available via the Biblicum.

Verbum’s Biblicum Standard package was created in collaboration with the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. The collection offers the necessary books and software tools for advanced Catholic academic biblical study. Key texts one would expect in any advanced scholar’s package are included such as:
  • biblical and extrabiblical texts in original languages with translations and critical apparatuses
  • a curated collection of commentaries for each biblical book
  • essential grammars, lexicons, and dictionaries
It also features the full range of software tools that Verbum and Logos are famous for, namely reverse interlinears for key Bibles, Hebrew audio pronunciations, Hebrew and Greek lemmas, and grammar constructions parsed with the mere hover of the mouse.

27 February 2019
Historical Perspective on Charism of Unity and Petrine Ministry

Ten Great Quotes from “Christ is Alive,”
Pope Francis’ New Letter on Young People and the Church

There’s one line in Pope Francis’ new document on young people and the church (titled “Christus vivit,” or “Christ is Alive”) I keep chuckling about:

“Make a ruckus!” he writes, speaking directly to youth and young adults.


7 March 2019
Jewish-Catholic Relations in the Francis Era:
Achievements and Challenges

Mass Cards
available online

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Praying with the Pope in April
Pope Francis' Universal prayer intention for April is: 

Let us pray for doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war-torn areas, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.

Reflect further on the Pope's Prayer Intention for April and unite yourself with the Pope's Prayer Network 
Watch the Pope's Video >>

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