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Ite ad Thomam: "Go to Thomas!"

"Just as it was said of old to the Egyptians in time of famine: 'Go to Joseph' (ite ad Joseph), so that they should receive a supply of corn to nourish their bodies, so to those who are now in quest of truth We now say: 'Go to Thomas' (ite ad Thomam) that they may ask from him the food of solid doctrine of which he has abundance to nourish their souls unto eternal life." 
- Pope Pius XI, Studiorum ducem, 28


The Ite ad Thomam Institute seeks to make a positive contribution to the restoration of traditional Catholic thought by focusing on Catholic faith and culture from a Thomistic perspective.  It serves as a research hub for traditional Catholic scholars through its ample link library (see "Research Starting Points" on the sidebar), and promotes their work through initiatives such as ITOPLIAT Books & Media, and the Quaestiones disputatae forum.


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Francisco J. Romero Carrasquillo, Ph.D.  (aka, Don Paco)
Founder and author of Ite ad Thomam.

Dr. Romero was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He holds a PhD in medieval philosophy from Marquette University and an M.A. in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.  He is a faculty member at Universidad Panamericana, a corporate work of Opus Dei in Mexico, where he has served as Chair of Humanities and is currently Associate Research Professor of Philosophy.  He has also taught philosophy, Latin, and religious studies at numerous institutions across the United States, including Marquette University, St. Francis de Sales Seminary, Oregon State University, Holy Apostles College and Seminary, and St. Gregory the Great Seminary.  As a scholar, he specializes in the philosophy of religion, philosophical ethics, and in Thomas Aquinas' Arabic philosophical sources. His academic research has appeared in scholarly journals and publications around the world, including The Thomist, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Acta Philosophica, Anuario Filosófico, Tópicos, Latin Mass Magazine, and The New Catholic Encyclopedia.  For Dr. Romero’s CV, publications, and other information and materials, visit his Academia.edu Page.