Pontifical university has “summer campus” in Los Angeles

From the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Since 2009, the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum) has made Los Angeles its summer campus for the study of canon law. In 2012, under the direction of Archbishop Gomez, the Angelicum has also agreed to make Los Angeles its summer campus for the study of philosophy. These two programs allow students to take courses that are not only pontifically accredited but also accredited through the European Union. 

These courses should be seen as part of the “New Evangelization” to which our Holy Father Benedict XVI calls the Catholic community. In addition, these offerings could be part of a person’s academic life and bring them closer to finishing their university degrees.

Prospective students, who would like to transfer the units, should first inquire if the courses taken with the Angelicum could be transferred to the university in which they are presently registered.

Click here for more information regarding both the canon law and philosophy courses.

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Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 6:57 AM By MacDonald
If I am not mistaken, Father Karol Józef Wojtyła (later Pope John Paul II) studied at the Angelicum in Rome. We are blessed to have the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas choose CALIFORNIA as a place to offer studies. Go, California!

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 7:07 AM By Mandy
This is good BUT it makes the bad assumption that all Catholics know the requirements of our FAITH. All Catholic Universities should be required to use the “CATECHISM of the CATHOLIC CHURCH, Second Editon” as a required text – yet they do not. This lack of religious education assists in all the scandals within our Church.

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 7:44 AM By Bud 
As long as Notre Dame, Georgetown and the rest of the ilk in this country are allowed “business as usual” the Angelicum means absolutely nothing to me! Who are they fooling and why so silent??

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 9:48 AM By pete
This will make available TO SEMINARIANS, especially in the L.A. Province to get the LIVING TRADITION OF ST. THOMAS FOR THEIR PHILOSOPHY. Maybe, some permanent deacon candidates and also the laity.

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 9:52 AM By MarkF
Bud, ease up man. If we assume that this university is a bit of light, then that alone is reason to be glad.

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 10:45 AM By Don Guillermo
Mandy (see above, second from top) makes an excellent point.

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 12:18 PM By Fr.Michael Perea
I studied at the Angelicum from 1984-1988. All of us Norbertines,at least the current generation, have fond memories of that school. Now we send them up to the Oratory in Toronto,Ontario,Canada.

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 3:41 PM By Dave N.
Interesting that according to the brochure, this was started by Cdl. Mahoney. Also interesting that the program requires a background in Greek and Latin. It’s about time!