Trusting the Church: A Lecture

You are invited to attend our next monthly meeting to be held on Friday, November 10th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “Trusting the Church: A Lecture” by Ida Friederike Görres from LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture – Volume 23, Number 4, Fall 2020. You are also asked to read for your own background information the following two pieces found in the same publication: ““Only the Lover Discerns”: A Brief Introduction to Ida Friederike Görres” by Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz and “Eulogy for Ida Friederike Görres” by Fr. Joseph Ratzinger. All three pieces can be downloaded from here.

Here is an excerpt from “Trusting the Church: A Lecture”:
The subject matter this evening is a particular challenge: not because of the audience, but because of our era and our own heart and mind. After all, who dares to ask the question: “Do you trust the Church? Do you yourself trust the Church?” And not with short-term caution, for example: “Do you still trust? still today?” —but entirely and in general, yesterday, today, and until death— who dares to ask this if not a person who has affirmed the question himself with a pure yes? But how difficult it is to justify such a yes.

We will meet in the Kateri Room located at St. Michael’s Church, 240 Hemlock Street, Waterloo, Ontario. Use the east side parking lot and enter by the rear doors. Walk up the stairs. The Kateri Room is on your right before you enter the church proper.

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