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The ordination of Fr. Waldstein

The College is pleased to announce the priestly ordination of four alumni this summer, bringing us to 50 priests in our first 40 years! The newest alumni priests are:

1. Rev. Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist. (’06), ordained by Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, O.P., Archbishop of Vienna, on June 19, 2011. Fr. Waldstein is a Cistercian at the Stift Heiligenkreuz monastery outside of Vienna. The photo above shows him on his ordination day (left) along with his fellow new priests  and Cardinal Schönborn, the College’s 2004 Commencement Speaker.

 

2. Rev. Jonathan Perrotta (’95), ordained by the Most Rev. Earl Boyea, Bishop of Lansing, at St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing, Mich., on June 11. Fr. Perrotta was recently profiled in Faith, Lansing’s diocesan magazine. The profile is available here. (Scroll to the bottom of the page.) 

 

3. Rev. Nick Blaha (’02), ordained by the Most Rev. Joseph Naumann, Archbishop of Kansas City, on May 28. In the photo to the left, Fr. Blaha is shown offering His first Mass.

 

Fr. Dygert4. Rev. Joseph Dygert (’02), ordained to the priesthood in Colorado Springs on June 19. On the right is a picture of Fr. Dygert when he was still Deacon Dygert.

 


June 28,
2011

To celebrate the beatification of Bl. John Paul II, we asked alumni to send in their photos and memories of the late Holy Father. The slideshow below features the various responses we received. Bl. John Paul II, pray for us!

  • Alumni Remember Bl. John Paul II
    Slideshow: Alumni Remember Bl. John Paul II
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    Slideshow: Alumni Remember Bl. John Paul II
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    Slideshow: Alumni Remember Bl. John Paul II
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    Slideshow: Alumni Remember Bl. John Paul II
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    Slideshow: Alumni Remember Bl. John Paul II
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    Slideshow: Alumni Remember Bl. John Paul II
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    Slideshow: Alumni Remember Bl. John Paul II
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    Slideshow: Alumni Remember Bl. John Paul II
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    Slideshow: Alumni Remember Bl. John Paul II
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    Slideshow: Alumni Remember Bl. John Paul II
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    Slideshow: Alumni Remember Bl. John Paul II
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    Slideshow: Alumni Remember Bl. John Paul II

 


Listeners to the top-rated Catholic radio program in the United States will recognize the voices of two prominent Thomas Aquinas College alumni: Rev. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem. (’94), and Dr. Pia de Solenni (’93). Both have appeared on several recent episodes of Catholic Answers Live, which is broadcast on hundreds of terrestrial stations nationwide, and is also available via Sirius satellite radio, streaming audio, and podcast.

Rev. Sebastian WalsheFr. Sebastian, a professor of philosophy at the Norbertines’ St. Michael’s Abbey Seminary in Orange County, Calif., will be the chaplain for Thomas Aquinas College’s 2011 High School Summer Program. Follow the links below to listen to or download his appearance on four Catholic Answers Live episodes:

An ethicist and cultural commentator, Dr. de Solenni is an expert on issues relating to women’s health, feminism, and the culture at large. Below are links to two Catholic Answers Live episodes for which she was the featured guest:

• Is the Church Sexist? (April 25)
• What Was Feminism? (January 21)

Dr. de Solenni was the 2001 recipient of the Pontifical Academies Prize for her doctoral dissertation, which examined various feminist theories in light of the anthropology and theology of St. Thomas Aquinas.


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“It is amazing to read all the different works from a wide range of disciplines, and see the same truth popping up again and again — whether it’s in Euclid, or theology, or natural science. It all comes together to form a full picture.”

– Isabella Hsu (’18)

Redondo Beach, California

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