Pilgrimage to Spain & Portugal

Don’t miss your opportunity to travel with Shaun McAfee, Jonathan Blevins, and your spiritual chaplain Fr. Anthony Sciarappa to the many Holy sites of Portugal and Spain!

 

Pray the Rosary and join the twilight candlelight procession at the Shrine of Fatima with pilgrims from around the world, tour the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, venture into the fortified city of Avila—home to the convent of St. Teresa of Ávila—and several more!

 

Click below to see the complete list of hand-selected destinations in this completely exclusive pilgrimage event.  

New Faculty Publications

Prof. Trent Horn, a staff apologist for Catholic Answers and an Adjunct Professor of Moral Apologetics at Holy Apostles recently published an essay in the most recent issue of the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly that is titled, “Abortion and Good Samaritan Arguments.”

 

Prof. Horn directly challenges those defenders of legal abortion who “claim that even if the human fetus is a human being with the same right to life as an adult, abortion is not necessarily morally impermissible” because they attempt to “argue that abortion can be considered a form of indirect killing that results from the refusal to provide life support through one’s own body, which another person has no right to receive.” Horn faithfully explains that while “Catholic moral theology does not require people to donate organs against their will, this principle does not justify direct abortion.” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18.3 (Autumn 2018): 435-442.

 

 

Dr. Michela Ferri, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Holy Apostles, recently released a new book entitled, “The Reception of Husserlian Phenomenology in North America”

 

“This book presents a historiographical and theorical analysis of how Husserlian Phenomenology arrived and developed in North America. The chapters analyze the different phases of the reception of Edmund Husserl’s thought in the USA and Canada. The volume discusses the authors and universities that played a fundamental role in promoting Husserlian Phenomenology and clarifies their connection with American Philosophy, Pragmatism, and with Analytic Philosophy.” Springer 

 

 

 

Fr. William Mills, Adjunct Professor of Sacred Scripture at Holy Apostles, has recently released his memoir entitled: Losing My Religion: A Memoir of Faith and Finding
“After four years of college and six years in seminary, William Mills was ready for a parish–or so he thought. He didn’t realize much of his time would be endless discussions about bagels and coffee, digging ditches, and parking lot condom patrols.

 

For six years, community life was just humming along. Then disaster struck. Mills’ life came crashing down when nearly a third of his congregation left in a public power play, causing him to question his faith in himself, in the church, and in God. Marva Dawn, a noted writer of spirituality and ministry, said that being a pastor is like being peppered with popcorn: after a while, you just get tired of it, pack your bags, and move on. However, as Mills himself says, ‘I was either too stubborn or stupid, so I stayed.’

 

Losing My Religion is about the ups and downs, ins and outs, choices and challenges of being a pastor in the twenty-first-century church. It’s also about the redemptive power of community life and finding healing and wholeness in a broken world.”

 

Course of the Year Award

Holy Apostles was recently awarded the Course of the Year Award by the 2019 ACCESS Conference for our Spiritual Direction and the Moral Life MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) offered by Redemptorist, Father Dennis Billy, CSSr. 

 

The MOOC may be found at https://spiritualdirectors.world/ and remains available as a resource to those seeking additional study in this area. 

New Publication from Fr. Mills

Fr. William Mills, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Holy Apostles, has recently released his memoir entitled: Losing My Religion: A Memoir of Faith and Finding

 

After four years of college and six years in seminary, William Mills was ready for a parish–or so he thought. He didn’t realize much of his time would be endless discussions about bagels and coffee, digging ditches, and parking lot condom patrols.

 

For six years, community life was just humming along. Then disaster struck. Mills’ life came crashing down when nearly a third of his congregation left in a public power play, causing him to question his faith in himself, in the church, and in God. Marva Dawn, a noted writer of spirituality and ministry, said that being a pastor is like being peppered with popcorn: after a while, you just get tired of it, pack your bags, and move on. However, as Mills himself says, “I was either too stubborn or stupid, so I stayed.”

 

Losing My Religion is about the ups and downs, ins and outs, choices and challenges of being a pastor in the twenty-first-century church. It’s also about the redemptive power of community life and finding healing and wholeness in a broken world.

Sacred Art: da Vinci’s Annunciation

Dr. Michela Ferri, Professor of Aesthetics and Sacred Art at Holy Apostles, gives us wonderful insight into a beautiful work of art portraying today’s Solemnity.

“On this Day of the Feast of the Annunciation, of the Solemnity of the Annunciation (aka “Festum Incarnationis”), I send you the image of a painting by the young Leonardo da Vinci “Annunciation”, c. 1472, oil on panel, 98 x 217 cm. Florence, Uffizi Gallery – Italy

In front of a Renaissance palace, in a lush enclosed garden that evokes the “hortus conclusus” alluding to the purity of Mary, the Archangel Gabriel kneels before the Virgin, greeting her and offering her a lily. The Virgin answers, sitting with great dignity in front of a lectern on which a book is placed.”

Our Tuition is Our Scholarship

In addition to our renowned fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, Holy Apostles College and Seminary is also known for its innovative approach to Catholic higher education. Along with forming the next generation of holy priests and dedicated lay leaders at our campus in Cromwell, CT, HACS has also made the perennial truths taught by the great theologians and philosophers accessible to students all over the world through our pioneering distance education program.

You might say that HACS is somewhat counter-cultural.

We are.

To prove it, we put our money where our mouth is. During a time when tuition at other institutions has skyrocketed, HACS has made a reasoned decision to lower our undergraduate tuition by 28% to $320 per credit hour and our graduate tuition by 8.5% to $320 per credit hour. Why? To fulfill our mission “to cultivate lay, consecrated and ordained Catholic leaders for the purpose of evangelization” by providing a scholarship to every student.

Decisions like this only make sense if the institution is serious about realizing its stated core values and goals.

We are.

We hope that you will explore whether HACS offers what you need to discover and pursue your own unique mission. For more information, please contact the Online Learning Office by email at onlinelearning@holyapostles.edu or by phone at 860-632-3070.

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