The 2020-2021 academic year was the eighty-second in the history of the Balmesiana Foundation, and the eighteenth of Instituto Santo Tomás.
On Saturday, June 12, 2021, Fr. Pedro Suñer Puig, of the Society of Jesus, died in the early afternoon, at the age of 91, 72 years of religious life and 59 years of priesthood. That day the Immaculate Heart of Mary was commemorated, after the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The corpore insepulto funeral was held on Monday 21 in the chapel of the Borja Center of Sant Cugat, at the foot of the image of the Immaculate Conception, and was subsequently buried in the cemetery of the PP. Jesuits.
Since its beginnings, Polish history and culture is inherently intertwined with Christian religion, perhaps even more so than it is the case in many other European counters, where, in the current-day era, the processes of secularisation seem to have gotten further and developed quicker than in Poland.
The objective of this paper is to elucidate the content of the argument presented by the American philosopher William James (1842-1910) in his “Is Life Worthliving?”, a lecture given in 1895 at the Harvard Young Men’s Christian Association and published a few years later, in 1897, in the compilation entitled The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy [La voluntad de creer y otros ensayos en filosofía popular].
The researcher interested in the figure of Antonio Millán-Puelles needs to have a rigorous and agile bibliographic tool. The most recent was published in 2006 by J. Mª Garrido and J. J. Escandell, but it is now obsolete. The time that has passed since then and, in particular, the investigations derived from the preparation of the Complete Works of the Cadiz philosopher, have led to the discovery of some writings that did not appear in it, as well as to detect errors in that 2006 list.
Continuing the repertoire started eight years ago, in this issue of Spirit we collect the Hispanic Thomistic bibliography of 2020. With the adjective “Hispanic” we specify that this catalog includes publications in any of the languages born in ancient Hispania: Spanish, Portuguese and Galician, Catalan and Basque
On Monday, August 17, 2020, María Celestina Donadío Maggi de Gandolfi, known to her friends, colleagues and students, among whom I count myself, as Marycel, departed to the House of the Father. It is a great loss for his friends and family, but also for the academy and, especially, for the Spanish-speaking Thomism, who will miss his impetus and his strength when it comes to spreading the thought of Aquinate.
Continuing the repertoire started seven years ago, in this issue of Espíritu we collect the 2019 Hispanic Thomist bibliography. With the adjective “Hispanic” we specify that this catalog includes publications in any of the languages born in ancient Hispania: Spanish, Portuguese and Galician, Catalan and Basque
The work of Alberto Magno is one of the broadest of all medieval authors, both in its extension and in the amount of themes, religious and secular, that it covers
In the Encyclical Letter Ut unum synt, Saint John Paul II recalls that:
“Before his Passion, Jesus himself prayed that” they may all be one “(Jn 17:21). This unity, which the Lord gave to his Church and in which he wants to embrace all, is not accessory, but is in the the very center of his work. It is not equivalent to a secondary attribute of the community of his disciples. It belongs to the very being of the community. God wants the Church, because he wants unity and in unity the whole depth of his agape is expressed. “
The 2019-2020 academic year was the eighty-first in the history of Fundación Balmesiana, and the seventeenth of Instituto Santo Tomás, and of its journey there will be very significant events that should be remembered.
The right of parents to educate their children has been discussed since ancient times. Thus, for example, Plato clearly subordinated parental education to the State, denying parents the right to choose their children’s teachers: “Parents will not be able to send their children to these teachers … because they belong less to their parents than to the city”.
On the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of the encyclical Humanae Vitae I share the reflection to which the title of this Symposium invites us. I will consider the framework in which I understand that we must place this encyclical, the background and context in which it was published, and the social nature of the principles it supports.
The 2018-2019 academic year was the eightieth in the history of Fundación Balmesiana, and the sixteenth of Instituto Santo Tomás, and from its route will be kept in memory significant events that should be remembered.
Continuing the repertoire started six years ago, in this issue of Espiritu we collect the Hispanic Thomistic bibliography of 2018. With the adjective “Hispanic” we specify that this catalog includes publications in any of the languages born in ancient Hispania: Spanish, Portuguese and Galician, Catalan and Basque.
According to Saint Augustine, there is in man a natural desire for happiness, a natural desire for the supreme Good, a natural Dei love. The ethical task consists fundamentally in choosing this same Good as a moral good, in arriving at a personal Dei love.
Those of us who are familiar with the teaching of Pbro. Dr. Ignacio Andereggen we know that the titles of his productions always indicate very clearly the deep sense that inspires his elaboration.
Being the fourth publication of the series Mapping the tradition, aimed at beginner and intermediate students, Thomas and the Thomists fully fulfills the objective of offering a compact introduction to a great thinker of the Christian tradition. This volume presents Thomas Aquinas, focusing first on his biography and then delving into the vast legacy left in Christian theology. Cessario and Cuddy emphasize the genius and richness of the Thomist intellectual tradition after the saint.
The subject of the book is very explicit in its title, nothing suggestive but completely clear and direct. Behold, the author expresses, to those who want to read these pages, that we are today in the world involved in a global sexual revolution.
Gilles Emery, disciple of Fr. Jean Pierre Torrell and Fr. François von Guten, belongs to a generation of thinkers in the French-speaking world who are renewing their approach to Saint Thomas as the true master of theology for our times