Wojciech Giertych, OP
Theologian of the Papal Household
Open to current university students and faculty. A link to the readings will be provided for registrants.
SESSION I: "Grace and Free Choice"
- Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, Ia, q. 83, art. 1-4
- Servais Pinckaers OP, The Sources of Christian Ethics, (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1995), chapters XIV-XV on the liberty of indifference and liberty of quality.
- Daniel Westberg, Right Practical Reason. Aristotle, Action, and Prudence in Aquinas, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994), p. 119-135.
- Wojciech Giertych OP, “Conscience and the Liberum Arbitrium”, in: Crisis of Conscience, ed. by John M. Haas, (New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1996), p. 51-78.
SESSION II: "Virtues infused by grace. What are they?"
- Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, Ia-IIae, q. 63, art. 1-4
- Servais Pinckaers OP, “The Role of Virtue in Moral Theory”, the pinckaers reader Renewing Moral Theology, (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2005), p. 288-303.
- Romanus Cessario, OP, “What Causes the Moral Virtues to Develop”, The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics, (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1991), p. 94-125.
- Wojciech Giertych OP, “Virtue and Addiction”, Nova et Vetera, English Edition, (Fall 2015), p. 969-1002.
Fr. Giertych also gave a lecture on "The Moral Theology of Aquinas: Is it for Individuals?" on Thursday, February 8.
On Saturday, February 10, he joined with Notre Dame's John C. Cavadini to lead a discussion on "The Role and Future of Theology" in the academy and the Church. View photos of that discussion.
Fr. Wojciech Giertych, OP, is Professor of Moral Theology at the Angelicum, where he has taught since 1994. In 1975, he entered the Polish Province of the Dominican Order. He studied theology in Kraków and was ordained a priest in 1981. For a number of years Fr. Giertych was a professor of moral theology and the Student Master, a formator, in the Dominican House of Studies in Kraków. In 1998, Fr. Giertych was called to the General Council of the Dominican Order, serving first as the Socius for Central and Eastern Europe, and then as the Socius for the Intellectual Life. In 2005, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Fr. Giertych the Theologian of the Pontifical Household – a position he currently holds. Fr. Giertych is also a member of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses, a consultant to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and a consultant to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. He has written a number of books in moral theology.
Since the 13th century, the position of Theologian of the Pontifical Household has been held by a Dominican. The Papal Theologian advises the pope on theological issues and checks papal documents for theological clarity and soundness. You can learn more about Fr. Giertych HERE.