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ALUMNI & F A C U LT Y Photo by Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P. More than 500 Catholic scholars signed “An Affirmation of the Catholic Church’s Teaching on the Gift of Sexuality,” supporting the 1968 papal encyclical Humanae Vitae, and countering the recent “Wijngaards statement,” which urges a magisterial change in Church teaching on contraception. Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P. (STL ’06; Dean), was among the principal signers, one of fifteen PFIC faculty and alumni to sign the document. Most Rev. Christopher Cardone, O.P. (MDiv, STB ’85; pictured above), was appointed by Pope Francis as the Archbishop of Honiara, Solomon Islands. The installation service took place on September 10. The homily at the next day’s Mass of Thanksgiving was given by Most Rev. Anthony Fisher, O.P., Archbishop of Sydney. Arina Grossu (MA ‘08) presented a lecture on “Eugenics and Transhumanism in the Modern Age: The Pursuit of Biological ‘Perfection’ at What Cost?” She is Director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council. Champions of the Rosary: The History and Heroes of a Spiritual Weapon, by Fr. Donald Calloway, M.I.C. (MDiv, STB ’02), has been published by Marian Press. At some 600 pages long, it contains the complete history of the rosary, a full color section on the rosary in classical art, and over 600 quotes on the rosary from popes, saints, and blesseds. Among those who have endorsed the book are the Master of the Order, as well as Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, O.P. (STB ’69, STL ’71): “Father Calloway has written what is probably the most comprehensive book ever written on the rosary… a veritable masterpiece of scholarship and piety.” Fr. Michael Weibley, O.P. (STB ’15, MDiv ’16), was the lead celebrant and preacher at this year’s Mass of the Holy Spirit at his undergraduate alma mater, Walsh University. A former baseball player, he was honored by the team with a special keepsake bat. Visit for more news and links to articles, photos, and interviews. Faith & Reason - Volume III, Issue III Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception 487 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017 0070_BLKFM_Faith & Reason_VF.indd 8 8 @pficnews PFICNews 10/6/16 11:07 AM