With the symbolic and eloquent date of January 28, 2011, liturgical memory of Saint Thomas Aquinas, and at the request of the Congregation of Catholic Education, the Holy Father Benedict XVI approved the reform of the ecclesiastical studies of philosophy, which until now came to be governed by the Apostolic Constitution Sapientia christiana and the corresponding Ordinationes (1979). The Decree embodying this reform, signed by the Prefect of the Congregation, Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, and its Secretary, Archbishop Jean-Louis Luis Brugès, OP, is composed of a dense and argued preamble, a second part of the rules of the Sapientia christiana affected by the reform, the derived norms applicable (Ordinationes) and, finally, some brief transitory norms.
The theme that has occupied our attention in this warm day of tomistic studies, Being and person, which embraces from the Holy Trinity to us men, passing through the angels, is enormous, very rich. From the hand of the Angelic, we have been able to explore it from the theological and philosophical points of view, glimpsing, albeit fleetingly, its psychological, ethical and juridical derivations. I would give of itself for a congress; but we, led by the teacher Enrique Martinez and urged by the brevity of the time that everyone harasses, we had the audacity to compress it in one and very intense day.