‘Political Correctness’ as a Form of Humanism, and the Christian Mission

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, January 8th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing Ricardo Aldana’s “’Political Correctness’ as a Form of Humanism, and the Christian Mission” from the Summer 2015 Edition of Communion (Volume 42.2).

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Vatican II and the Catholicity of Salvation: A Response to Ralph Martin

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, November 13th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “Vatican II and the Catholicity of Salvation: A Response to Ralph Martin” by Nicholas J. Healy, Jr. from Spring 2015 edition of Communio entitled “Our Father Who Art In Heaven” (Volume 42.1). The PDF can be downloaded from the Communio Web site here.

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God and the Cross: The Doctrine of God in the Work Hans Urs von Balthasar

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, October 9th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing Martin Bieler’s “God and the Cross: The Doctrine of God in the Work Hans Urs von Balthasar” from Spring 2015 edition of Communio entitled “Our Father Who Art In Heaven” (Volume 42.1).

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Balthasar and Rahner

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, September 11th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing Rowan Williams’ “Balthasar and Rahner” from “The Analogy of Beauty: The Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar” edited by John Riches.

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Theology and Culture

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, August 14th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing Tracy Rowlands’s “Theology and Culture” from a collection of articles on the thought of David L. Schindler entitled “Being Holy in the World”.

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Pope gets it right about the environment

Communio member and presenter Stephen Jones wrote a letter to the editor of the Record in response to an opinion piece that criticized Pope Francis’ recent encyclical. The opinion piece can be found here. Stephen’s letter can be found here.

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Conscience, the Emperor, and the Pope: The Witness of St. Maximus the Confessor

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, July 10th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing Adrian J. Walker’s “Conscience, the Emperor, and the Pope: The Witness of St. Maximus the Confessor” from the Winter 2014 (Volume 41.4) issue of Communio entitled Ecclesiam Unam.

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After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory

Our summer book event will take place on Saturday, June 20th at Blessed Sacrament Church, Kitchener, from 9:00am to lunch at 12:30pm. The book we will study is Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory. For our purposes, feel free to read any one of the three editions. The Third Edition is available here. If you don’t obtain a copy beforehand, we suggest that you read the Prologue to the 3rd Edition, which is available for download as an excerpt from the University of Notre Dame Press Web site here.

9:00am Welcome: Fr. Mark Morley (Blessed Sacrament, Kitchener)
9:05am Germán McKenzie (formerly Catholic University of America)
9:35am Stephen Jones (Managing Editor, Conrad Grebel Review)
10:05am Fr. John Redmond (St. Gregory the Great, Cambridge)
10:35am Break
10:45am Peter Erb (formerly Wilfrid Laurier University)
11:15am Dcn. Charles Fernandez (St. John, Dundalk)
11:45pm Norm Klassen (St. Jerome’s University)
12:15pm Open Discussion
12:30pm Lunch

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‘In the Beginning Was the Word’: Mercy as a ‘Reality Illuminated by Reason’

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, June12th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing David L. Schindler’s “’In the Beginning Was the Word’: Mercy as a ‘Reality Illuminated by Reason’” from the Winter 2014 (Volume 41.4) issue of Communio entitled Ecclesiam Unam. The PDF can be downloaded from the Communio Web site here.

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‘The Mystery of Mysteries’: On Péguy’s Vision of Hope

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, May 8th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing Paulo Prosperi’s “’The Mystery of Mysteries’: On Péguy’s Vision of Hope” from the Winter 2014 (Volume 41.4) issue of Communio entitled Ecclesiam Unam.

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