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October 2019

A hindered way

By Pubblications

Summer 1968: two young Spanish boys come to Rome bringing with them a letter and a project to export. They are Francisco (Kiko) Argüello and Carmen Hernández. It officially starts the Neocatechumenical Way and after fifty years by its foundation, this book is one of the first historiographical researches. Comparing archive’s texts to unpublished works, the Neocatechumenical Way is intertwined with Church of Rome’s historical events from the end of the Second Vatican Council till nowadays. From the study of a minor reality, this work aims to shed light on more general matters: from the Second Vatican Council’s reception to the relationship amid episcopates; from the New Dutch Catechism to the entrance of lay and organized laity in the Church; from the liturgical revision to the “liturgical liberalism”.

Francesca Campigli

A hindered way.

Firenze University Press, Firenze 2018

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The Languages of the Church

By Pubblications

During the Early Modern era, Latin was the official language of the Church of Rome; however, analyzing bulls, decrees and edicts, Italian was preferred as a vehicular language. Even though Italian bishops and inquisitors used Italian to deliver papal bull and Conciliar decrees, they thwarted Luteran doctrin, which was in favor of the use of the vernacular languages for the Holy Scriptures and for liturgy, restricting the knowledge of the Misteries of the Faith just to the ones who were able to understand Latin. Upon which themes was it necessary to be understood? Were they loyal to the original ones or did they exploit margins of interpretation to curb the repressive stranglehold imposed by the papacy after the Council of Trent?

Silvia Manzi

The Languages of the Church

Firenze University Press, Firenze 2018

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The Archives of the Holy See: lectures, workshops, guided tours

By Announcements

Here is the call for application to a new interesting project of our Institute: we wish to propitiate the approach of the young scholars in Humanities to the knowledge and the use of the archives of the Holy See, through lectures and workshops held by renowned scholars who have attended them and deeply know them, and through guided tours to the Vatican Secret Archives, and to the Archives of the Congregation for the doctrine of the faith, Propaganda Fide, Fabbrica di San Pietro and the Vicariate. During the third week of the next month of January 2020, a selected group of researchers will be guided to the comprehension of the papal documents, together with the knowledge of the archives they are stored in. The deadline for the application is next 1° December 2019. For information and costs download here.

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