Pope appoints new members of the International Theological Commission

Today the Vatican released the names of the 30 members of the International Theological Commission for the new five-year term (2014-2019). Serge-Thomas Bonino, OP, will be returning as the secretary general of the ITC. A press release from the ITC about all of this can be found here. Members of the ITC are proposed by the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in consultation with national bishops' conferences and officially appointed by the pope. The prefect of the CDF serves as the Commission's ex officio president.

Below is the list of the members for 2014-2019 term (taken from the ITC press release):

- Fr. Serge Thomas BONINO, OP, Secretary General, France.

- Fr. Terwase Henry AKAABIAM, Nigeria;

- Sr. Prudence ALLEN, RSM, United States of America;

- Sr Alenka ARKO, Loyola Community, Russian Federation - Slovenia;

- Msgr. Antonio Luiz CATELAN FERREIRA, Brazil;

- Msgr. Piero CODA, Italy;

- Fr. Lajos DOLHAI, Hungary;

- Fr. Peter DUBOVSKÝ, SJ, Slovakia;

- Fr. Mario Angel FLORES RAMOS, Mexico;

- Fr. Carlos María GALLI, Argentina;

- Fr. Krzysztof GÓŹDŹ, Poland;

- Fr. Gaby Alfred HACHEM, Lebanon;

- Fr. Thomas KOLLAMPARAMPIL, CMI, India;

- Fr. Koffi Messan Laurent KPOGO, Togo;

- Fr. Oswaldo MARTÍNEZ MENDOZA, Colombia;

- Professor Moira Mary McQUEEN, Canada – Great Britain;

- Fr. Karl Heinz MENKE, Germany;

- Fr. John Junyang PARK, Korea;

- Fr. Bernard POTTIER, SJ, Belgium;

- Fr. Javier PRADES LÓPEZ, Spain;

- Professor Tracey ROWLAND, Australia;

- Professor Héctor Gustavo SÁNCHEZ ROJAS, SCV, Perú;

- Professor Marianne SCHLOSSER, Austria - Germany;

- Fr. Nicholaus SEGEJA M'HELA, Tanzania;

- Fr. Pierangelo SEQUERI, Italy;

- Fr. Željko TANJIĆ, Croatia;

- Fr. Gerard Francisco P. TIMONER III, OP, Philippines;

- Fr. Gabino URIBARRI BILBAO, SI, Spain;

- Fr. Philippe VALLIN, France;

- Fr. Thomas G. WEINANDY, OFMCap., United States of America

Round-table on Pasquale Porro's "new" book on Aquinas

In 2012 Pasquale Porro published a book on Aquinas entitled Tommaso d'Aquino: un profilo storico-filosofico. So, the book is not "brand new" but it is fairly new. Porro teaches at the Università di Bari and at the Sorbonne. As many of our readers may know, his work in mediaeval philosophy is extensive.

The book on Aquinas does just what its title says. It takes the reader through Aquinas's works in chronological order, setting them in their historical context and drawing out what Porro takes to be their philosophical import.

In May 2013 the Centro Culturale di Milano sponsored a round-table discussion of Porro's book. The participants were Constantino Esposito (Università di Bari), who moderated, Onorato Grassi (Università Lumsa di Roma), Luca Bianchi (Università degli Studi di Piemonte Orientale), and, of course, Porro himself. You can watch the whole thing here.