Rome Seminar Readings

ACCU Rome Seminar
May 28 - June 1, 2017

Reading Schedule

Participants will be expected to have read the following background materials before the beginning of the Rome Seminar. The list is broken down into nine weekly sets to enable attendees to pace themselves through the material.

Week One: March 26 - April 1                  

Read “Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities” by Richard Yanikoski

Read "ACCU: Connecting, Informing, Strengthening"

Review the main sections of the ACCU website:

Concept: The history and role of ACCU
Week Two: April 2-8                                    

Read brochures in the “Strengthening Catholic Identity” series (all brochures are available as PDFs from the ACCU webpage)

Concept: Mission on campus
Week Three: April 9-15

Read Ex corde Ecclesiae and An Application to the United States

Read Final Report for the Ten Year Review of The Application of Ex corde Ecclesiae to the United States

Read “Canonical Reflections on the Application of Ex corde Ecclesiae, by Sharon Euart, RSM, in Mission and Identity (pp. 75-82)

Read “Vision for Catholic Education: As I See It,” by Jack P. Calareso, Francesco Cesareo, and Michael C. McFarland (Worcester Telegram, April 2011)
Watch "Ex Corde Ecclesiae: 25 years to Today" Sr. Andrea Lee, IHM & Barbara Humphrey McCrabb, (ACCU New Presidents Insitute, November 10, 2016 - Link to Webinar to be distributed via email to registered participants)
Concept: Grounding in Catholic higher education governing documents

Week Four: April 16-22


Read "Final Communique, Educating Today and Tomorrow: A Renewing Passion", from the World Congress, Congregation for Catholic Education (November 2015)

Read "Educating Today and Tomorrow: A Renewing Passion - ACCU Response" Submitted on August 15, 2014

Read "Educating Today and Tomorrow: A Renewing Passion" (Instrumentum Laboris), from the Congregation for Catholic Education (April 2014)

Read “Polytechnic Utiliversity,” by Reinhard Hütter (First Things, November 2013)

Read “A Catholic Academic Revolution,” by David O'Brien in Mission and Identity (pp. 23-35)

Read  “Pursuing Jesuit, Catholic Identity and Mission at U.S. Jesuit Colleges and Universities,” by Charles L. Currie, SJ (Catholic Education, March 2011)

Read Pope Benedict XVI’s Address to Catholic Educators (April 2008)

Concept: The unique role/model of Catholic higher education in the United States

Week Five: April 23-29

Read The Roman Curia and Its Significance for Catholic Higher Education,” by Lorraine Sloma Williams and Michael Galligan-Stierle

Read “The Roman Curia: How the Church is Run,” by Pat McCloskey, OFM (Catholic Report, 1982)

Read The See of Peter: Papal Documents: Categories of Documents

Read "Two Years In, Pope Francis Faces Headwinds in Reforming the Vatican," by David Gibson (Religion News Service, March 10, 2015)

Read "Who are Pope Francis's Critics?" by Ross Douthat (The New York Times, March 12, 2015)

Read "Teaching and Leading Through Dialogue: Pope Francis and Catholic Higher Education," by Joseph Curran (Journal of Catholic Higher Education 34.2, 2015)

The Roman Curia and how the Church speaks
Week Six: April 30 - May 6

Read about the offices of the Roman Curia

Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the SacramentsMost Rev. Arthur Roche, Secretary

Congregation for Catholic EducationMost Rev. Vincenzo Zani, Secretary; Rev. Friedrich Bechina, FSO, Undersecretary

 "Pope Appoints Cardinal Versaldi as Prefect of The Congregation for Catholic Education" by Gerard O'Connell (America, March 31, 2015)

"Pope's Address to Congregation for Catholic Education" Translated by  Virginia M. Forrester (ZENIT, February 9, 2017)

Pontifical Council for CultureMost Rev. Paul Tighe, Secretary

Faces and offices of the Roman Curia – Part 1
Week Seven: May 7-13

Read about the offices of the Roman Curia

Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Rev. Hank Lemoncelli, OMI, Official

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Most Rev. Luis F. Ladaria, SJ, Secretary

Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Rev. Anthony Currer, Official

Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Rev. Monsignor Robert Oliver, Secretary

"Boston Priest Named Secretary of Vatican Commission to Protect Minors" by Elise Harris (Catholic News Agency, September 10, 2014)

Faces and offices of the Roman Curia – Part 2
Week Eight: May 14-20

Speaker & Moderator Bios

Meet our speakers
Week Nine: May 21-27

Participant Bios (distributed via email to registered participants)

Get acquainted with one another
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