Culture: January 2011 Archives
So, Spring can't come soon enough. I have a new appreciation for Daniel 3:69a-70:
Announcing the formation of The Siena Forum for Faith and Culture at The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena (411 East 68th Street, NYC). The Forum's existence is the result of the leadership of Father Jordan Kelly, OP and myself, who feel deeply that The Siena Forum's place in the life of the parish and NYC will offer opportunities for the serious engagement of faith and culture, and hopefully and God-willing, in the greater Church. The work of the Forum is rooted in the thinking of Pope Benedict XVI and the soon-to-be beatified Pope John Paul II, along with the intellectual tradition of Catholicism in general and the Order of Friars Preachers (the Dominican Order).
The Forum's mission
The mission of The Siena Forum for Faith and Culture seeks to critically examine and promote the rich diversity of the Catholic faith and its practices that advance authentic human flourishing and its common good. Our goal is to bridge the gap between faith and reason. The work of the Forum is rooted in relationships among theology, art, culture, since, education; the activities of the Forum include pastoral practice, leadership development, talks, debates courses, seminars, publications, cultural events, and exhibitions to help people integrate their faith in Jesus Christ as a dynamic lived experience.
In the coming months and among others, Patrick Madrid and Mike Aquilina will be speaking at the Forum. Currently, the weekly gathering Communion and Liberation's School of Community meet and organize periodic presentations.
The president and CEO of EWTN, Michael Warsaw sees the National Catholic Register is a perfect addition to their teaching apostolate. So they intend to purchase the newspaper from the Legion of Christ. The Legion has owned the 83 year old newspaper for 15 years. Yet another example of their fall from grace. The takeover happens February 1st.
Here's the NCR story.
The Catholic Fellowship of NYC is sponsoring a Theology on Tap Event this Thursday... January 20, 2011 starting at 7:30pm discussing the topic of
"Christian Courtship in an Oversexed World: A Guide for Catholics."
Location: At Cathedral Basilica of St. James Lower Church, Corner of Jay Street & Cathedral Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Father Thomas G. Morrow is the featured speaker. Father Morrow is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC; he earned the STD in moral theology from Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in 1999, the co-founder of the St. Catherine Society and the St. Lawrence Society, respectively for women and men seeking spiritual growth. Morrow is an assistant priest at the Church of Saint Catherine Labouré, Wheaton, MD.
Happy New Year!
¡Prospero Año Nuevo!
Felice Anno Nouvo!
नवीन वर्षच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा!
з Новим Роком!
С наступающим Новым Годом!
இனிய புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!
नये साल की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें!
!حلول السنة الجديدة સાલ મુબારક!
Ath bhliain faoi mhaise!
!نايا سال مبارک هو
Feliz Ano Novo!
Manigong bagong taon!
Boldog új évet!
Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος!
Voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar!