XI International Thomistic Congress in Rome, September 2020

The Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas, together with the Thomistic Institute of the Angelicum, is organizing its XI International Thomistic Congress, to be held in Rome from Monday 21 September to Friday 25 September 2020. The conference is entitled “Vetera novis augere. The resources of the Thomist tradition in the current context” and aims to consider the vitality of the resources of the Thomist tradition in contemporary theological and philosophical debates. The website of the Thomistic Congress ( http://romathomism2020.com) contains a Call for Papers with a deadline of April 15, 2020.

The website also offers the full collection of papal speeches to the previous conferences which in itself already offers an interesting perspective on the varied approaches to Thomism undertaken by the different Pontiffs, (for instance Pope Pius XII’ lengthy reflections on the essence of matter in light of contemporary science). On Saturday, September 26, the participants can join in a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Saint Thomas Aquinas to Roccasecca, Aquino and Fossanova.


Angelicum conference on causality June 24-26

The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome is hosting a conference titled "Recovering Causality: Historical Sources and Systematic Challenges from a Thomistic Perspective" June 24-26. This looks like an excellent conference. The 3-day event is open to the public and participants are asked to contribute a very modest 30 euro donation. You can find a PDF of the conference flyer with a complete schedule and list of speakers here. If you have questions or would like to pre-register, you can contact Bernhard Blankenhorn, OP at prefetto.biblio@pust.it (copy and paste please).