Faith & Reason: March 2013 Archives
A Public Symposium in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Pope John XXIII's Encyclical on Establishing Universal Peace on Earth
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
5 - 7 p.m. EST
4 - 6 p.m. CST
Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall
University of Chicago
1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Roland Minnerath, Archbishop of Dijon
Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard Law School
Joseph Weiler, New York University Law School
Russell Hittinger, University of Tulsa Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Lumen Christi Institute for Catholic Faith, Thought, and Culture, the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and the Center for Civil and Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame Law School
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Pope Benedict XVI, who finished his pontificate yesterday (28 February 2013), is considered to be one of the most brilliant minds in a century.
From its humble beginning to its historic conclusion, Benedict's pontificate will be remembered for its prolific teaching. Benedict reminds us that logos precedes ethos, and that discerning beauty is essential in the pursuit of truth. Through the Holy Father's teachings, Mr. Candela will explore the practical reforms that gave voice to Catholic musicians and artists who in previous decades had been relegated to "the rearguard of culture."
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The flyer: Teaching Beauty.pdf
Benedict's abdication has opened the door for lots of interesting thinking these days. Some are taking the opportunity to complain about how bad they think the Church is, some taking the time to pause, evaluate, and to pray for the Pilgrim People of God. The Catholic Church is the Church of Christ, warts and all, it is beautiful, but it can be ugly at times due to the immature Christian faith of some people. Paul Elie's article in the Times causes to me think many things; I neither disagree with him completely, nor do I agree. He raises interesting things to consider but there are parts of the article that annoy me. But that's not to be discussed here. But I have to ask: To whom do we belong, Jesus Christ or an ideology? Is the Church leading you to salvation in Christ? Do we assess the needs, pray and work for change where needed and where possible with prudence? Or, do we whine and walk away like teenagers? How mature is our Christian following?
The Provost of the Brooklyn Oratory, The Very Reverend Father Dennis Corrado, CO, writes in response to Elie's article in the Times. The Oratorians are good shepherds to their people.
I read Paul Elie's NY Times piece "Give up your Pew for Lent" in Friday's Op. Ed. page early this morning. To say it is thought provoking is an understatement .
I am hopeful most people reading his words can appreciate how we priests serving this wounded Church feel while reading it.
I am grateful that the Brooklyn Oratory [Church of Saint Boniface] is described so positively.