Fordham University student, Stefano Del Bove has successfully defended his dissertation, ‘Education as a Path to Love: A Leadership Perception of Benedict XVI’s Challenge to Catholic Education,’ which was prepared under the supervision of Gerald Cattaro.

‘This qualitative study presents a renewed definition of Catholic education based on the theological notion of love-caritas-agape which Benedict XVI describes in the encyclical Deus Caritas Est (2005). The traits of love illustrated in the first part of the encyclical have been developed within a model of education enriched by the contributions of contemporary scholars as Bernard Lonergan (philosophy of education), Martin D’Arcy (anthropology), Paulo Freire (political education), Avery Dulles (theology) and Franco Imoda (psychology).’

Doctoral students are invited to advise us of the completion of their work so we can pass along a congratulatory word and notice of their accomplishment. They are also invited to donate a (bound or unbound) copy of their completed doctoral projects to the LRI library.