ITI Audio

Below are links to audios related to the ITI. Right click to download the MP3 files.

“Reason to Believe: C. S. Lewis as a Defender of the Christian Faith"

A Thursday Lecture by Dr. Norbert Feinendegen given on February 22, 2018.

"Gott und die Ehe. Berufung - Begleitung - Sakrament"

Buchvorstellung "Gott und die Ehe. Berufung - Begleitung - Sakrament" (hrsg. Michael Wladika und Johannes Reinprecht, Heiligenkreuz 2017) bei Radio Maria am 08.10.2017

Radio Maria Interview

Listen to the audio file of an interview on Radio Maria with Dr. Christiaan Alting von Geusau, President and Rector of the ITI, on „Mission und Bildung – warum Christen die Initiative im Bildungsbereich neu ergreifen müssen“ - October 22, 2017

2017 Graduation - Rector's Address

Dr. Christiaan Alting von Geusau - June 10, 2017

2017 Graduation – Student Speech

Indre Zapolskyte, Lithuania on June 10, 2017

Matriculation Day Ceremony - 2017/18 Academic Year

The complete ceremony recording

Porn – A challenge for our Churches

A Thursday Lecture by Philip Pöschl given on 11 May 2017

Censoring the Church: Hate Speech Laws and the Threat to Religious Freedom in Europe

A talk by Paul Coleman given on 25 April, 2017

The Art of Using Our Faults (with St. Francis de Sales)

A Thursday Lecture by Andrei Gotia given on 17 March, 2017

Opening of the 2017 Summer Semester

Talk by President Alting von Geusau


Matriculation Ceremony September 2016

Listen here to the President's Matriculation Day speech

Graduation 2016

Listen here to the Class Speaker and the President's Commencement Address

And God Saw That It Was Very Good: Re-invigorating the Sacrament of Marriage and the Christian Family in Light of the 2014 and 2015 Synods

The audio of all the symposium talks can be listened to here by clicking on the corresponding name and title:

Dr. Christiaan Alting von Geusau, President and Rector of the International Theological Institute, Trumau, Austria: "AND GOD SAW THAT IT WAS VERY GOOD: introduction to the conference theme"

His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Boris Andrij Gudziak, Eparch of St. Volodymyr, Paris, France, opening prayer and Synod testimony

Jocelyne Khoueiry, John Paul II Center, Beirut, Lebanon, “Faith, Family and the Persecuted Church”

Dr. Bernhard Dolna, Dean of the International Theological Institute, Trumau, Austria: “It is not good for man to be alone” (Gen. 2:18)

Graham Hutton, Board member of the International Theological Institute and Chairman of Aid to the Church in Need, London, United Kingdom: “Conjugal love in the teaching of St John Paul II”

Rev. Dr. John Saward, Fellow at Blackfriars, Oxford University, United Kingdom: "From Mercy to Mercy; The Teaching of St. John Paul II, 2nd April 2004 - 2nd April 2005"

His Excellency Rt. Rev. James Maria Wainaina Kungu, Bishop of the Diocese of Murang'a, Kenya: “Family Culture and Church teaching: lessons we can learn”

Prof. Dr. Frans A. M. Alting von Geusau, Husband, Father, Grandfather and professor of law emeritus, Netherlands: “Family: Become what you are”

Dinner with testimony by Paul & Timmie Vitz, Arlington, USA: “Forty-six years and six children: Our experience of marriage”

Prof. Dr. Paul C. Vitz, Senior Scholar, Institute for Psychological Sciences, Arlington, Virginia, USA: “Equal, Different and complementary: psychological and neurobiological evidence of man-woman complementarity”

Dr. Lic. Gintautas Vaitoska, International Theological Institute, Trumau, Austria: “A Longing for Life: The “Ancient” Meaning of Sex”

Rev. Dr. George Woodall, Athenaeum of Regina Apostolorum, Rome: “'Humanae vitae in the light of the Synod on the family”

Timothy & Maria Church, London, UK: “Witnessing Catholic family life today”

PD Dr. Michaela C. Hastetter, International Theological Institute, Trumau, Austria: “Failure or exultation? Differing tendencies in pastoral care of marriage”

His Eminence Cardinal Dr. Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna and Grand Chancellor of the International Theological Institute: presentation of the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Holy Father Francis, “Amoris Laetitia”, on love in the family (Exhortation to be published on April 8th, 2016)

Closing panel of speakers (Synod fathers and married couples): “How do we reinvigorate the Sacrament of Marriage and the Christian Family today?”

"Like Daughter, Like Parents" (On Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin), Thursday Lecture Series talk by Dr. Andrei Gotia

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Opening of the Summer Semester - H.E. Dr. Christoph Cardinal Schönborn speaks on "St. Thomas Aquinas on Mercy"

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Fachtagung Ehe als Ursakrament mit Prof. Gerl-Falkowitz und Prof. Wallner.

Hier nachhören und nachlesen.

Rom-Symposium ITI , 13-14 Oktober 2015 über die Familiensynode.

Vortrag Rektor von Dr. Christiaan Alting von Geusau, "Die Menschenwürde und das Christliche Familienbild: Antworten auf die Fragen der Gegenwart" Hier nachhören

Vortrag von PD Dr. habil. Michaela Hastetter, "Ehe- und Familienpastoral von Benedikt bis Franziskus: Krise oder Kontinuität?“ Hier nachören

Pope Francis: his Language and Mission - a talk by Fr. Dr. Federico Colautti -

listen here or download the text

President's Matriculation Address, 1 September 2015 - on charity and the cross

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Lecture by Dr. Chrstiaan Alting von Geusau on "Modern Human Rights: An answer to the battle between Natural Law and Relativism" at the 2015 Napa Institute Conference

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Predigt von Generalvikar Yurko Kolasa - Göttliche Liturgie am 16. Juni 2015 in Trumau anlässlich des Besuchs des Malteser Ordens

Der Predigt über die Spiritualität des Malteser Ordens im Lichte der Tageslesungen können Sie hier nachhören.

Homily Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Graduation 2015

Here you can listen to the exceptionally beautiful homily the ITI Grand Chancellor, Cardinal Dr. Christoph Schönborn, gave on 6 June 2015 at the occasion of the annual commencement exercises the the parish church of Trumau, Austria

Class Speaker address graduation 2015, Meixia (Julia) Zhang

Meixia was chosen by her graduating classmates to present the commencement address on behalf of the students. You can listen to it here.

Commencement Address 2015 by ITI president Christiaan Geusau

Dr. Alting von Geusau speaks about the special call of ITI graduates to go into the world and bring the light of Christ to all - listen here.

Dr. Christiaan Alting von Geusau - Vortrag

"Hl. Thomas Morus: Mut zur Wahrheit, Wahrhaftigkeit und Weisheit - Was lehrt er uns über Erziehung und Bildung?" listen to the audio

The Dynamic of Joseph Ratzinger's Theology - a lecture by Dr. Michaela Hastetter

2014 May 15 - Dr. Michaela Hastetter addresses the power of the theology of Joseph Ratzinger as a inspiration for contemporary pastoral theology. Listen to the Talk 

"The Diary of the Soul of a Saint" – a lecture by Dr. Andrei Gotia

12. Mar. 2015 – "The Diary of the Soul of a Saint" Dr. Andrei Gotia gives a moving talk about the recently canonized Pope Saint John XXIII and his spiritual diary, a personal diary that he began at the age of fourteen and that documents his spiritual journey to the See of Peter.
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St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture by H.E. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn

On February 25, the ITI had the great privilege of an evening lecture on the Prima Pars Quaestio of the Summa theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas, held by our Grand Chancellor Cardinal Dr. Christoph Schönborn. Before being appointed bishop many years ago, Fr. Christoph Schönborn, O.P. was a professor of theology and a very good one at that. Not only does the Cardinal have a vast teaching experience and many publications in his name, he is above all a teacher with a great love for teaching, who also has a deep knowledge of the great Doctor of the Church, St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the patron Saints of the ITI.

Read the blog post or Listen to the Audio

Fachtagung Ehebegleitung - Auf dem Weg zur Fülle des Lebens - 17 January 2015

Vom Konflikt zur Ergänzung – anthropologische Grundlagen der Ehebegleitung – Mag. Dr. Christian Spaemann
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Christus als Ehebegleiter – PD Dr. Michaela C. Hastetter, ITI
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Wer wächst, kann andere zum Wachstum bringen – Erfahrungen und Wege für die Praxis der Ehebegleitung - Mag. Richard und Dr. Ingeborg Sickinger
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2014 ITI Lecture by Prof. Dr Paul D. Murray, Durham University

19 Nov 2014 • Listen to the audio "Receptive Ecumenism as a Catholic Calling: Catholic Teaching on Ecumenism from Blessed Pope John Paul II to His Holiness Pope Francis"
Download PDFs of the  Lecture and Handout

2014 Dies Natalis - Audio for the Homily by Rev. Leo Maasburg and Lecture by Graham Hutton

October 1, 2014 

• Listen to the lecture by Graham Hutton - "A Faith Worth Dying for, A Faith Worth Living For"
• Text of lecture by Graham Hutton 
• Listen to the Homily by Father Leo Maasburg

A Faith worth dying for - a faith worth living for

Graham Hutton speaks about what we can learn from our persecuted Christian brethren

2014 Matriculation Talk by ITI President, Dr. Christiaan Alting von Geusau

1 Sept 2014 • Listen to the audio

2014 Graduation Homily by ITI Grand Chancellor, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn

6 June 2014 • "You have a desire to communicate the reason of your hope, and the heart of the Faith…" • listen to the audio

2014 Graduation Talk by Graduate and Class Speaker, Andrej Makovník

Audio Download –  - 6 June 2014 •" The ITI is represented, among other things, by the song we have just heard 'As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God' … "• listen to the audio

2014 Graduation Talk by ITI President, Dr. Christiaan Alting von Geusau

6 June 2014 • "All of us are asked to obey this call to go forth from our own comfort zone in order to reach all the ‘peripheries’ in need of the light of the Gospel…”• listen to the audio

“Blessed Vladimir Ghika – Prince, Priest and Martyr” by Dr. Andrei Gotia

Audio Download – 6 Mar 2014. Hear about this amazing priest who personally touched the lives of the Gotia family. • listen to the audio

Pater Rupert Mayer’s Graduation Speech

Audio Download – 8 June 2013 - listen to the inspiring talk by ITI Professor Father Rupert Mayer • listen to the audio

Are Human Rights Helpful or Harmful?

2013 Mar 14 - Christiaan Alting von Geusau discusses the challenges of advancing an authentic concept of "human rights" in the contemporary relativistic culture. Listen to the Talk

St. Thérèse of Lisieux by Msgr. Hogan

Audio Download – 3 September, 2012 - listen to the fascinating Studientag talk by ITI Rector Msgr. Hogan on St. Thérèse. • listen to the audio