Loading
Archbishop Wuerl named to new professorship at CUA

.- Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington has been named the first William Cardinal Baum University Professor of Theology at The Catholic University of America. As is customary, the newly appointed archbishop had already been named chancellor of the university.
 
The professorship, named in honor of the third archbishop of Washington, will provide Archbishop Wuerl with the opportunity to lecture in theology, while exercising his primary ministry as the spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Washington. The archbishop is an alumnus of the university. The professorship was announced on the CUA website Aug. 30th.
 
During his tenure as Bishop of Pittsburgh, Archbishop Wuerl was appointed a Distinguished Service Professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he taught a course on the foundations of Catholic faith.

The day following the announcement, the archbishop presided at the Mass for the opening of the university’s academic year. Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff packed into the crypt church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
 
During his homily, the archbishop said what distinguishes a Catholic university or college from any other institution of higher learning is the faith context that provides its identity.

“Each of us gathered for this celebration of the Eucharist identifies ourselves in part by our belief in God and our faith in Christ,” he said. “Catholic University stands in the midst of this community as an integral part of the Catholic Church and its proclamation that Jesus is the answer to the significant questions of human life: How shall I live?  What is the purpose of life? What are the values that should direct my steps through life?
 
“A Catholic university, this university,” he said, “offers you a vision of belonging to something much larger than just yourself.”

The Catholic University of America (CUA) was establish in 1887 and is unique as the national university of the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. bishops.  Located just north of the U.S. Capitol building, the university has long held an important place in both the ecclesial and political life of the country, especially through its outstanding curricula in Philosophy, Political Science, and Social Work as well as its noted Columbus School of Law.  CUA is often recognized for its programs in such varied fields as Music, Architecture, Library Science, and Nursing. 

Since his arrival in the late 1990's, CUA President Fr. David O'Connell has been working to rebuild the once esteemed School of Theology and Religous Studies, of which Arcbishop Wuerl will now be a part.

For further information on CUA, visit their website at www.cua.edu


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic
Apr
18

Liturgical Calendar

April 18, 2014

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Jn 18:1 - 19:42

Gospel
Date
04/18/14
04/17/14
04/16/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Is 52:13-53:12
Second Reading:: Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Gospel:: Jn 18:1-19:42

Homily of the Day

Jn 18:1 - 19:42

Homily
Date
04/18/14
04/17/14
04/16/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: