Loading
Upon receiving award, Cardinal Foley credits educators

.- The Grand Master of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, Cardinal John Foley, said last week, “The Vatican City State is the smallest country in the world, but it is also one of the most important because of the moral authority of the Pope and the Church, of which he is the visible head.”

The cardinal made his comments upon receiving the Angelicum Alumni Award instituted by the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, where he studied as a young man during the Second Vatican Council. The L’Osservatore Romano reported that Cardinal Foley thanked those present in Latin, in order to emphasize the importance the language has for him personally. “I came to Rome without knowing a single word of Italian and Latin was the privileged means of my formation,” he said.

Cardinal Foley received his doctorate in philosophy from the University in one year—which was a record. His thesis on “Natural Law, Natural Right and the Warren Court,” was an analysis of the jurisprudence of the U.S. Supreme Court.

“The courses with the Dominican fathers gave me valid instruments for my 17 years of teaching philosophy at the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia and also for my work as a journalist and commentator for the Catholic Standard and The Times of Philadelphia,” he said.


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
23

Liturgical Calendar

April 23, 2014

Wednesday within the Octa ve of Easter

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 28:8-15

Gospel
Date
04/22/14
04/21/14
04/20/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Acts 3:1-10
Gospel:: Lk 24:13-35

Saint of the Day

St. Adalbert of Prague »

Saint
Date
04/21/14
04/20/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 28:8-15

Homily
Date
04/22/14
04/21/14
04/20/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: