March For Life 2020

March For Life 2020

We welcome all students, both on-campus and online, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Holy Apostles College and Seminary to meet and march with us in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 24th.

 

How to Find Us:

 

The Holy Apostles College & Seminary buses carrying students, faculty, and staff from our campus will arrive in D.C. before 7:30 am outside of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. We will attend Mass at the Basilica at 7:30 am.

 

After Mass, HACS will convene outside of the Basilica. From there we will proceed as a group to the CUA Metro Station. We will take the Red Line (going towards Shady Grove) and exit at the Metro Center Metro Station.

 

Our group will begin the March close to the Museum of the Bible which is located at 400 4th Street SW, in Washington, D.C.

 

The Holy Apostles College & Seminary group will have a large yellow banner, pictured in the attached flyer, in case you have difficulty finding the group.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Tag Us:

 

Taking pictures at the March for Life? Make sure to tag us!

 

Use the hashtag #holyapostlescollegemarchforlife

 

Facebook: @holyapostlesedu
Twitter: @holyapostlesedu
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Print & Carry

Print and carry the Holy Apostles March for Life flyer and find your HACS friends.

 

National Sanctity of Human Life Day

National Sanctity of Human Life Day

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared January 22, 2020, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. In his address, the President called on Congress to protect and defend the dignity of human life, to care for women with unexpected pregnancies and to support adoption and foster care in a more meaningful way, so every child can have a loving home. The President stated: “Every person — the born and unborn, the poor, the downcast, the disabled, the infirm, and the elderly — has inherent value. Although each journey is different, no life is without worth or is inconsequential; the rights of all people must be defended. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our Nation proudly and strongly reaffirms our commitment to protect the precious gift of life at every stage, from conception to natural death.”

 

This proclamation comes as groups and individuals throughout the country begin their travels to the March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 24th. This year, the March for Life will be marked by a history-making moment as President Trump becomes the first president in history to speak at the March for Life.

 

We ask that you join us in prayer for our Holy Apostles College & Seminary seminarians, students, alumni, faculty, and staff who will be led by our President-Rector, Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA, at the March for Life. They begin their travels from our Cromwell campus late this evening and will arrive in Washington, D.C., early Friday morning.

 

Please also remember in prayer all individuals who are traveling and attending the March for Life.

Apologetics Concentration Announcement!

Apologetics Concentration Announcement!

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

 

We have some exciting news to share! Our Apologetics concentration will switch from a M.A. in Theology concentration to an online M.A. in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) concentration this semester (Spring, 2020). Any new students who are accepted in the Spring 2020 semester and wish to focus upon Apologetics, will do so as a MAPS student. 

 

Students who began the program or were accepted into the Apologetics concentration in the Fall of 2019, will complete their studies as a Theology student. 

 

For any questions, please contact the Director of MAPS, Dr. Marinanne Siegmund, at msiegmund@holyapostles.edu. For degree plans, please contact Steve Schultz, Graduate Advisor, at sschultz@holyapostles.edu.

 

May God continue to bless your studies as you strive ever more to become “missionary disciples for the purpose of evangelization!”

 

Priestly Ordination for Tom Davis

Priestly Ordination for Tom Davis

Saint Ann Melkite Catholic parish in Danbury, Connecticut, welcomed one of their own as their new pastor on December 1stwhen Deacon Tom Davis was ordained to the holy priesthood by the Most Reverend Nicholas J. Samra, Eparchial Bishop of the Eparchy of Newton. Fr. Tom has served St. Ann as a deacon since 2004.

 

Fr. Tom has been closely associated with Holy Apostles College & Seminary since he began graduate studies here in 1992. He was awarded a Master of Arts in Moral Theology, Summa Cum Laude, from Holy Apostles College & Seminary, and has long taught in the Bioethics program, including courses in Bioethics and Law, Case Studies in Bioethics, and Medical Ethics. He is the chair of the faculty graduate committee for the bioethics concentration.

 

Saint Ann Melkite Church is a Byzantine Rite catholic community. It has been well known presence in Danbury since 1910. “The second 100 years of Saint Ann are off to a great start,” Fr. Tom says. “We are going to preach the Apostolic faith in season and out, in the Temple and in the streets. We are going to bring in the people to be partakers of Divine nature and share in the banquet of the Lord.”

 

Fr. Tom is married to his wife of 31 years, Joanne Fatse Davis. They have three children, Thomas Gregory, Julia, and Sophia. Fr. Tom credits his mother’s faith and prayers for his own vocation. She was a determined Irish-American mother of seven children who taught persistence and perseverance by her example of steadfast family loyalty. When she died in 2016 she left a letter addressed to her seven children reminding them that they had the good fortune to be baptized into the Apostolic faith, and they would be called to account for their stewardship of so great a gift.  “Mom taught us all to have a special devotion to the Blessed Mother and that opened a lot of doors for me to see the maternal and nurturing side of the church.”

 

When asked why he is so enraptured with the faith Fr. Tom was quick with reply: “Because I believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead.”  As to why he chose the priesthood he was similarly direct: “It is God who chooses. When He calls it’s a lot like falling in love, like when I met and fell in love with my wife. Once bitten, nothing was ever the same.” He describes the Christian faith as a fantastic drama in which dogma is the climax. “God became man so that we might be divinized and share in His life for eternity. That’s as awesome as anything gets.”  That’s why he recommends the advice of the great British apologist and writer G.K. Chesterton: “Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.”

 

Fr. Tom has served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Connecticut for the last 28 years. Before that he served as an assistant corporation counsel for the City of New York and practiced law in Stamford, Connecticut, where he was born and raised. He graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1978 and the Quinnipiac University School Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 1981 where he was the Lead Articles Editor of the Law Review.  In 1988 he received his Master of Laws in Trade Regulation from New York University School of Law.

 

Fr. Tom is the founder and president of the Liberty Institute for Faith & Ethics (L.I.F.E.) (liberty4life.org), a multidisciplinary center dedicated to the study of critical cultural, legal, and bioethical issues. “The Liberty Institute embraces the ethos of love and liberty at the heart of revelation and natural law,” says Fr. Tom. “It explores topics like religious liberty, freedom of conscience, medical and research ethics, the bio-technological revolution, the nature of the human person, the structure of society and the natural family and so much more.” That may sound like a mouthful, but Fr. Tom says it all boils down to basics. “Freedom is at the center of the Gospel message. We can choose love or we can refuse love. St. Paul says it best: ‘for freedom Christ has set us free.’” (Galatians 5:1) So it comes down to the choice. It’s like ancient Knight who waited centuries for Indiana Jones to reach his hidden lair in The Last Crusade and who cautioned ‘Choose, but choose wisely.’ It’s a timeless message with the timeless promise of eternal life. It will be the pleasure of my life to celebrate the Divine Liturgy and the sacramental economy for the amazing community of Saint Ann.”

 

 

New BA in Liberal Arts – Spring 2020

New BA in Liberal Arts – Spring 2020

CROMWELL, CT – Holy Apostles College and Seminary has expanded its online and on-campus offerings with a new undergraduate program – a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts.

 

The program will begin in Spring 2020 with courses being offered each fall, spring, and summer semester(online only).

 

The new program not only offers the flexibility of online learning but also the affordability and fidelity that is associated with an education from Holy Apostles College and Seminary, a Cardinal Newman Society Recommended Catholic College.

 

“The program focuses on the areas of Theology, Philosophy, History, English, Language, and a strong emphasis on Math and Science,” said Mrs. Taylor Riso, Director of Undergraduate Admissions for Holy Apostles College and Seminary. “The program gives the students a well-rounded liberal arts education, making the students even more prepared to meet the demands in our society.”

 

Program features include:

 

100% Online or on-campus

Affordable tuition

Double-Major option

Fast-Track availability

 

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts will also be available as part of the Take Credit!™ Program for eligible high school and homeschooled students. The Take Credit!™ Program provides high school/homeschool students with the advantage of a head start on college in a flexible, affordable online format.

 

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts joins Holy Apostles College and Seminary’s other online degree offerings:

 

Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts & Theology

 

Bachelor of Arts: English in the Humanities, History in the Social Sciences, Philosophy, Theology, & Sacred Art

 

Master of Arts: Theology, Philosophy, & Pastoral Studies

 

Graduate Certificates: Catechetical Ministry, Christian Wisdom, & Youth & Young Adult Ministry

 

Post Master’s Certificates: Pastoral Studies, Philosophy & Theology

 

To find out more about Holy Apostles College and Seminary’s new Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts or other programs, visit holyapostles.edu/admissions or contact the Admissions Office at admission@holyapostles.edu.

 

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