Dialog Teologic XV/29 (2012)

Dialog Teologic XV/29 (2012)
Seminarul Diecezan din Iaşi la ceas aniversar. 125 de ani de la înfiinţare (1886-2011), 130 p., 17×24, ISSN 1453-8075, 9 lei.

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Pr. Fabian Doboş
Dominic Jaquet şi formarea intelectuală a tinerilor catolici moldoveni
In this article, father Fabian Dobos, presents the context of intellectual formation of Moldovan young Catholics, starting with the activity of the bishop Dominic Jaquet (1895-1903) in this regard. After a short biography, the author presents the intellectual formation in Iasi Seminar, founded by the bishop Camilli in 1886, highlighting Jaquet’s care for integral youth formation and for the studies quality in the seminar. Further, the author presents the intellectual formation, this time in the Institute Cipariu, founded by Jaquet in 1895. Then, father Fabian Dobos treats the problem of teaching religion courses in girl schools of the Congregation Notre Dame de Sion from Iasi and Galati. At the end, the author looks over the formative activity of Franciscan Seminar and Cantor School from Halaucesti, institutes founded also by Dominic Jaquet.
The author’s conclusion is that this bishop, during the period when he was parson at Iasi Diocese, sought to form cultural Catholic elite, a group that may be useful to the interests of the Catholics from Romania.

dr. Iosif Tamaș, dr. pr. Fabian Doboș
Mihai Robu, părintele episcop și seminarul diecezan
Mihai Robu is the first Moldavian native bishop buried in “The Assumption of Our Lady” Roman-Catholic Cathedral of Iaşi; and the history of Moldavia was tumultuous, as a mystery of suffering in our diocese. We have in front of us a personality that stood out, along his episcopate, by raising numerous churches, with special care for the diocesan seminary, by several canonical visits accompanied by the administration of the sacred chrism, by supporting the Catholic press and, and last but not least, by the protection of those less fortunate during the Second World War. If I had to summarize in five keywords Bishop Mihai Robu’s work, they would be: identity, unity, loyalty, latinity, humanity. The identity refers to the sacramental theology of Christ’s priesthood, which transfigured in the person of Mihai Robu; the unity looks towards the universality of the Catholic Church which he served throughout the whole canonic orthodoxy that he was representing; the loyalty will result in the apostolic love expressed towards the Petrine Apostolic chair; the latinity will be the virtue that has served the people who belonged to, and the humanity will complete the Christian who will be also bent like the merciful Samaritan at all suffering times through which the Romanian people will be passed. We capture here the mystery of the intrinsic unity of life and work of Bishop Mihai Robu while analyzing his pastoral commitment, the sufficiency and determination that will support the Christian nation that was destined to be lead to salvation.

Pr. Alois Moraru
Seminarul din Iaşi în perioada persecuţiei comuniste
Starting from the idea that the seminar is „the heart of a diocese” that pulses and trains all its members, father Alois Moraru presents in this article some aspects from the history of Iasi Catholic Seminar in a dim and difficult period, that one of communism. From the very beginning, the author warns us that this article is a free exposure, using in its elaboration, in the biggest part, original documents kept in different archives from the country and abroad. In the first part, father, after presenting a short history of the first tries of organizing a seminar for young indigenous people, passes and treats the history of Iasi Theological Seminar, beginning with its establishment (1886) and going on with its rather sinuous activity, under the guidance of the Diocese bishops and Institute rectors, till the instauration of communist regime in Romania (1947). In the second part, the author speaks about situation of the Seminar, when Mons. Anton Durcovici was appointed as bishop of Iasi (1947), a more and more difficult situation because of the opposition of communist authorities in developing the pupils and students formation, opposition that would lead even to stopping the Seminar’s activity and moving it, for a period of time, to Alba Iulia.

Aurel Percă Episcop auxiliar
Seminarul din Iași la răspântii între două regimuri politice
In this article, Grace Aurel Perca, Iasi auxiliary bishop, willing to reveal some pages of history, that the time, unfortunately, covered or buried in oblivion, reviews a recent period that marked and created the physiognomy of nowadays Seminar, namely, the period when our country came back to the liberty and democracy path by overthrowing the dictatorial communist regime (December 22, 1989). Presenting this period of Seminar’s life, the author wants to underline that these political, social and economic changes from the country influenced Seminar’s life, imposed a paper of rejuvenating the old structures and, at the same time, a new way of instilling vocational aspirations to youth that respond to the new requirements of the Church and society. The Grace finishes the article with an optimist idea: in spite of all changes along the history of the Seminar, this one was and remained the diapason of the Diocese life; here, it may be felt the Diocese pulse through many calls to consecrated life.

Pr. Iulian Faraoanu
Sfânta Scriptură în Seminarul Catolic din Iaşi
Holy Scripture is at the base of Christian life, being the main source for knowing God and light in the salvation way. But, the Bible had a special part in priests formation as well. This study proposes itself to present the modalities of receipting, studying and interpreting the Scripture in Iasi Seminar. This presentation is preceded by an incursion in the way the Bible was used and interpreted in the Universal Church. Finally, it is realized a short assessment, indicating the negative, positive aspects, as well as the perspectives for future.

Pr. Iulian Faraoanu
Biserica, Dumnezeu şi Mielul în Apocalips
One of the leads useful for interpretation the Book of Revelations and his mysteries, is studying the way in which the author uses the Old and the New Testament, having the fact that every verse has at least one reference to the Scripture. Together with the method presented above, another lead might be analyzing the Church images. This study tries to offer a partial light to the concept of Church, seen as a People of God in relationship with God and the Lamb. This people of God is unique and united all through history and in eschatology.

Pr. Iulian-Valerian Ianuş
Linii generale ale antropologiei lui Toma de Aquino
Even if he didn’t write a strictly anthropologic work, the man problem is present very much in Tomas de Aquino writings. For him, the man never was in the state of pure nature, because he always depends on the historical situation of his life. Starting from the substance doctrine of Aristotle, Tomas underlines that the man is composed of two elements: body, as material and soul, as form; between these two elements there is always an intimate, substantial unity. The activity that makes different the man from other body beings is knowledge. Getting the faculty of intellect, the man has not only a sensitive knowledge, but, also, the knowledge possibility at intellectual level: thus, it can achieve the truth, understood as conformity between intellect and known object.

Pr. Corneliu Berea, SVD
Violența domestică în perspectiva teologiei pastorale
The author seeks, in this article, to catch the social phenomenon of domestic violence in the context of Church ordinary pastoral, with an especial attention to domestic violence on women and children in Romania. The analysis of domestic violence on these categories of persons follows, in a big part that is affirmed by Ana Muntean, professor at Babes-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca (Romania) in an article from 2003. The article ends with pastoral proposals, already applied in different Churches in the world, by which it is sought to combat this phenomenon.

Lect. univ. dr. pr. Florin Spatariu
Vocile castraților în muzica epocii baroce
Starting with the example of the famous emasculated singer Farinelli, father Florin Spatartiu, in this study analyses, at first view, an anomaly that existed and covered the entire Europe during over 200 years, namely, the voices of emasculated people in Baroque era music. These singers represented a category of artists that dominated the Western musical panorama beginning with the last decade of XVI century till classicism period, favoring the appearance of some unequaled musical masterpieces, having as authors Händel, Bach, Purcell, Scarlett etc., meant, in a great part, for these rare voices. The author treats, first of all, the historical aspects, underlining the appearance of this phenomenon and the way it underlied in the second Christian millennium, but at the same time, the music aspects. In the conclusion of this article father underlines that even if we think this way of realizing music to be strange and deviating from nature, for musicians of the Baroque era it was an opportunity to create, render and offer to the humanity unique music values, even if it means the sacrifice of so many normal lives.

Dialog Teologic IX/ 18 (2006)

Dialog Teologic IX/ 18 (2006)
Seminarul Diecezan „Sfântul Iosif” din Iași la ceas aniversar: 50 de ani de la redeschidere, 120 de ani de la înființare, 176 p., 17×24, 9 RON.

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Un popas binecuvântat
History is a gift from God and the concrete sign that he does not leave the people, but protects them remaining near by. On the background of this faith conviction, the article of Msgr. Petru Gherghel makes a succinct introduction in the theme of the festive meeting which occasioned the publishing of the 18th number of Dialog teologic, reminding respectfully of the providential interventions of the bishop Nicolae Iosif Camilli in the opening of the Seminary 1886, and of the ordinarius substitutus Petru Pleşca in its reopening in 1956. In the activities of these pastors, also, even in the approval for the reopening of the Seminary, signed by the communist Emil Botnăraş, in the sufferings of the bishops, professors and seminarians during the communist regime, Msgr. Petru Gherghel sees the mysterious achievement of God, who led the Seminary in the resurrection’s logic, initiated in his Son, the Great Priest of our faith: per crucem ad lucem. Finally, the roman-catholic bishop of Iasi thanks every person who made possible this celebratory time in the Seminary from Iaşi, reminding also the spiritual protectors, Holy Mary, Saint Joseph, the patron of the Seminary, Saint Therese of Lisieux, the second patron.


Alois Moraru
Seminarul diecezan „Sfântul Iosif” din Iaşi de la înfiinţare până în anul 1948
The Seminary’s foundation and life were depending on a lot church legislative, economical, social and political factors. Starting from this fact, the study of Alois Moraru opens through a succinct presentation of the magisterial norms concerning the clergy forming, from the Pope Anaclet to the Pope Benedict the XVIth, from the Council of Niceea until the second Council of Vatican. After this introductory framework, the author exposes the most important initiatives of the missionary Fathers, Jesuits, Franciscans, and of the Bishops from Moldova concerning the foundation of a seminary. These initiatives anticipated the foundation of the Seminary from Iaşi, at 29 September 1886, by the Bishop Nicolae Iosif Camilli. Further, the author points out, in an animated and coloured way, the main aspects of the beginning history of the Seminary, such as the rules of the seminary, the events which marked the first decades, the difficulties of the first years, the interventions of the bishops in supporting the Seminary. Through the Law for Reform of the education in Romania from 3 august 1948, the Seminary was forced to interrupt its activity. The article does not stick on this sad event from the life of the Seminary, but reminds of the reopening of the Seminary and its activity until today.

Anton Despinescu
50 de ani de la redeschiderea Seminarului diecezan
The 120 years history of the Seminary from Iaşi includes both a lot of jubilees, holidays and sad events, whose witness and host was our seminary. The study of Anton Despinescu about the 50 years jubilee from the reopening of the Seminary opens with the evocation of another jubilee: the 10 years celebration from the opening of the Seminary (29 September 1896). Contrasting with the first part of the article, further the author reminds of the sad events which preceded the temporary closing of the Seminary, of the repression activity of the communist regime. Only the Seminary from Alba-Iulia obtained the approval from the communist Government. The author reminds of the „exile” years at Alba-Iulia, underlinig then the important part of Msgr. Petru Pleşca in reobtaining the seminary building from Iaşi and in its reopening. Eventually, the author brings thankfull a hymne to God , for the “the Seminary of the providence” – this is the name given to the Seminary from Iaşi – which, in spite of all the difficulties and hostilities of the time, continued and continues in offering the Church and the world new messengers of the peace.

PS Aurel Percă
Teologia morală între vechi şi nou
From the beginning of the second half of the XXth century, the situation of the moral theology is characterized by the gradual giving up of the casuistry, which rose in the posttridentin period, which had dominated for more than three centuries and which now can not deal with the conceptual and social changes which appeared in this period. The Church needed a reform and achieved it through the second Council of Vatican, which in Gaudium et spes, Lumen Gentium, and Dei Verbum initiates a new model of moral theology. The study of Msgr. Aurel Percă points out the necessity of passing from old to new, the deficiencies of the old model of moral theology, the new breathing brought by the second Council of Vatican, the moral theology during the second Council of Vatican and its further development, the specific aspects of the new model of moral theology, and, finally, the situation of teaching and receiving the two models of moral theology. Now, at 40 years after the second Council of Vatican, the author remarks the steps made by the moral theology, able to answer the questions of the contemporary people.

Andrei Brezianu
De la Alba-Iulia la Iaşi – o rememorare – 1956
After an interdiction of 4 years, the Department of Cults authorised in 1952 the reopening of a catholic Seminary at Alba-Iulia. The seminarists of the Diocese of Iaşi continued their studies in this seminary, until they returned to Iaşi. In his confession, Andrei Brezianu reminds, full of affection and longing, however with accuracy and historical credit, of the faces of his mates and his superiors in that hard years under communism, the hospitable atmosphere in the seminary from Alba –Iulia, an the joy of returning to the Seminary from Iaşi, Alma Mater for many generations of priests, the hard conditions of the beginning, the contributions of the rectors, professors and students for the rebirth of the Seminary. The conviction which opens, crosses and finishes the article of Andrei Brezianu is that the time of difficulties was for the Seminary from Iaşi a blessed time, and only thank to the sacrifices from the past can be explained the later existence and the image of the Seminary, how we can see today.

Anton Despinescu
Nicolae Iosif Camilli şi Mihai Robu
The life of the diocese and of the seminary from Iaşi was marked by the faith model and fertile activity of the Bishops who led them. The study of Anton Despinescu makes an historical incursion in the biography of the Bishops Nicolae Iosif Camili and of Mihai Robu. Nicolae Iosif Camilli (1884-1894; 1904-1915), the first Bishop of the Diocese of Iaşi, through his pastoral activity and his writings – Acta Camilliana, contributed to the spiritual edification of the people entrusted to him in the hard time of the beginning of our diocese. Mihai Robu was the first indigenous Bishop (1925-1944) of the Diocese of Iaşi. The people who knew Msgr. Mihai Robu characterized him as a saint, poor, popular and gentle pastor. The Diocese of Iaşi has a deep esteem for these illustrious Bishops, opener of the ways and faith examples for the ones who succeeded on the Bishop’s chair from Iaşi.

Dănuţ Doboş
Marcu Glaser şi Rafael Friedrich
The history of the Seminary from Iaşi is the result of many personalities’ work. The study of dr. Dănuţ Doboş stops upon the illustrious figures of the Bishop Marcu Glaser and of Rafael Friedrich, choice justified by their statute of martyrs of the Catholic Church from Moldova. Sketching the two biographies, the author underlines the aspects which turn the two personalities into models of affection to the Catholic faith and to the Holy See, in the hard period of the first decades under communism: the fruitful activity of the two martyrs, their courage and determination in front of the communist oppression, their martyrdom which crowned a life with the Christ. These two personalities remain in the history of the Catholicism from Moldova and of the Seminary from Iaşi as models of integrity and courage in front of the communist oppression.

Wilhelm Dancă
Francisc Xaveriu Habeni şi Anton Trifaş
The anniversary of 120 years from the opening of the Seminary from Iaşi and of 50 years from its reopening was not complete without paying homage to the rectors who were in function in those moments, Francisc Xaveriu Habeni, rector at 29 September 1886, and Anton Trifaş, rector at 26 November 1956. The study of pr. Wilhelm Dancă, the present rector of the Seminary, points out the church and social context in which grew up the two emblematic personalities, the problems they confronted and their zeal in contributing at the opening of the seminary, both their good practical and pedagogical orientation, their care for the moral and spiritual profile of the candidates for the Priesthood. These two exemplary rectors anticipated and animated through their model a series of rectors, worthy of their precursors.

Emil Dumea
Clădirile Seminarului „Sfântul Iosif” din Iaşi
The Seminary from Iaşi as institution, group of people and building has lived the influence of the time when it developed, time which determined its evolution until today. The article of Emil Dumea “The buildings of the seminary Saint Joseph from Iaşi” exposes succinct the evolution of the spaces and of the architecture of the Seminary after its reopening in 1956, the opposition of the communist regime, the building renovation, which appeared more and more necessary, the contribution of the rectors Petru Gherghel, Eduard Sechel, Eduard Ferenţ, Ioan Robu, Alois Fechet, Aurel Percă, Alois Bulai, Wilhelm Dancă to the building and renovation of the seminary in the latest decades, the generosity of the benefactors, the importance given to the seminary, the heart of the diocese. This assembly of factors made possible this anniversary time in the new and beautiful building of the Seminary Saint Joseph from Iaşi.


Ştefan LUPU
Seminarul Diecezan din Iaşi: Continuitate în tradiţie şi înnoire creatoare
The 120 years history of the seminary from Iaşi incorporates partially or totally the history of people who remained near it, both professors and students, the life of rectors and bishops who led it, the existence and the evolution of the formative, educational and spiritual program, which directed its graduates. Proposing this general view, the study of Ştefan Lupu presents with maximum of accuracy and meticulousness the names of all the students and professors who were in the Seminary from Iaşi, the evolution of the analytical program of philosophical-theological forming, the changes which appeared in the structure of the pastoral-spiritual forming system, the aspects of the human-cultural curriculum of the seminarians, the relations between Seminary and State and, finally, some perspective for the future. Even if this study has an obvious scientific-historical characteristic, it presents a concrete opening towards the present time, that is described as the inheritor of a rich and living tradition, the real support for the future perspectives.