The following note came in an early July email from Thomas Aquinas College.

This summer five alumni of Thomas Aquinas College were ordained to the sacred priesthood, bringing to 58 the total number of alumni priests.

Following the two ordinations in May, there were three more in June. On the 15th, His Eminence Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, laid hands on Rev. Joseph Bolin (’01), in Vienna’s Cathedral of St. Stephan.

Eight days later, on June 23, His Excellency Paul J. Bradley, Bishop of  Kalamazoo (Mich.), ordained Rev. Francis Marotti (’07) at St. Augustine Cathedral.

That same day, the Most Rev. Cirilo B. Flores, Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego, conferred the Sacrament of Holy Orders upon Rev. Maximilian Okapal, O.Praem. (’02) at Mission Basilica in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

The following email came the second week of July from a faculty member at Wyoming Catholic College.

Some years ago, a group of theologians at Wyoming Catholic College came together to establish The Aquinas Institute for the Study of Sacred Doctrine.

By now you may already know about the ambitious project that our Institute has launched — nothing less than publishing, over time, the works of Thomas Aquinas, in Latin certainly, and whenever possible, in bilingual Latin/English editions, in a uniform hardcover format, beautifully printed, and (finally) at affordable prices.

Our initial offerings are the complete Commentaries on Paul’s Letters, the Summa theologiae, the Commentary on John, and the Commentary on Matthew.

We need pre-orders at this time to help offset the initial costs of printing.  I come to you as a fellow Thomist, with the request that you would consider whether you might be able to pre-order, at the discount rate valid through July 16, one or more of the volumes being offered by our Institute, as a concrete way of promoting the great good of the present and future study of St. Thomas.

In any event, see what you can do by visiting here.