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In July, Catholic Studies welcomed Father Austin Litke ’04, OP (pictured center) back to campus as a visiting professor. A native of western Kentucky, Litke attended the University of St. Thomas and Saint John Vianney College Seminary. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2005 and was ordained a priest in 2011. After assignments as chaplain at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Hospital and New York University, Litke did his doctoral studies in patristic theology at the Pontifical Patristics Institute “Augustinianum” in Rome. Prior to the pandemic, he served as chaplain for Catholic Studies students at the Bernardi Campus in Rome. Most recently,
band of friars of the Order of Preachers. They have released three studio albums. Proceeds from the albums support the formation of friars at the Dominican House of Studies. This fall, Litke taught the Newman course for undergraduate students, as well as a patristics course at The Saint Paul Seminary.
“Father Litke has a deep understanding and appreciation of the work of Catholic Studies,” Dr. John Boyle says. “He knows our students having served them as their chaplain for several years in Rome. We are so very happy that he will be with us this year.” Litke is also a musician and member of the Hillbilly Thomists, a bluegrass
he taught classical languages and dogmatic theology at the
Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.
Monsignor Martin Schlag published a handbook in Spanish on Catholic social thought, Manual de Doctrina Social de la Iglesia (Saint Paul Seminary Press). It is an introduction to Catholic social teaching on topics of morality, economics, politics and society. Contributors include: Pau Agulles, Arturo Bellocq, Norberto González Gaitano, Gregorio Guitián, Antonio Malo, Jennifer E. Morel, Elizabeth Reichert, Martin Schlag and Tebaldo Vinciguerra. Edited by Schlag, the book’s nihil obstat was granted by Father John Floeder, and the imprimatur was granted by Archbishop Bernard Hebda. In August, Schlag’s paper titled “Adam Smith’s Virtue of Prudence in the E-Commercial Society: Developing
a Conceptual Framework for Users and Managers of E-Commerce Platforms” was nominated as the best paper for the track of CSR, Business Ethics and Sustainability at the Irish Academy of Management Conference at Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. Finally, Schlag edited and contributed a chapter to the book Holiness through Work: Commemorating the Encyclical Laborem Exercens (St. Augustine Press). Dr. Michael Naughton contributed a chapter to the same book that was distributed by the University of Chicago in September.
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