An Apologetics of the Flesh: The Body as the Path to God

You are invited to attend our next monthly meeting to be held on Friday, July 14th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “An Apologetics of the Flesh: The Body as the Path to God” by José Granados from the Fall 2022 issue entitled The Fresh (Volume 49.3).

Here is an excerpt from the Introduction to the issue:
In “An Apologetics of the Flesh: The Body as the Path to God,” José Granados dwells on bodily experience as both necessary for and ordered to life with God. “At the creation of the world, God speaks a word that, out of nothing, inaugurates the corporeal space men will inhabit, where they will be able to respond to him and enter into a covenant with him.” The senses, Granados observes, make us aware of our finitude, but they do so by always bringing us into contact with things whose actuality surpasses us. In different ways, each of the senses reminds us thereby that we belong with others from the beginning, and leads us from within concrete relationships to the divine origin who holds together the communion of all that is, and who, both by becoming incarnate and by incorporating us into himself, bestows on us the whole of his presence in the flesh.

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WHO IS A CHRISTIAN?

A book study presented by the Communio Circle of the Diocese of Hamilton
Saturday, June 17th, 2023 – 10am to 2pm
St. Francis of Assis Church, 49 Blueridge Avenue, Kitchener
Who is a Christian? is an invigorating enquiry by the great twentieth century theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, friend and collaborator of Pope Benedict XVI in the launching of the Communio movement. What is at the heart of our Christian identity? Consider joining in our collaborative conversation on this vital topic. Refreshments provided. Please bring your own lunch.
Contact Fr. Mark Morley: mmorley@communiohamiltondiocese.org or Deacon Charles Fernandes: 519-923-0454 to learn more.

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‘Riveted with Faith Unto Your Flesh’: Technology’s Flight from Actuality and the Word Made Flesh

You are invited to attend our next monthly meeting to be held on Friday, June 9th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “Riveted with Faith Unto Your Flesh”: Technology’s Flight from Actuality and the Word Made Flesh” by Michael Dominic Taylor from the Fall 2022 issue entitled The Flesh (Volume 49.3). The article can be downloaded from here.
Here is an excerpt from the Introduction to the issue:
In “‘Riveted with Faith Unto Your Flesh’: Technology’s Flight from Actuality and the Word Made Flesh,” Michael Dominic Taylor confronts technology’s spurious promise of salvation from the flesh, drawing upon a wealth of witnesses who articulate the primacy of gift that modernity violently forgets. Interrogating the counter-ontology of post- and transhumanism, Taylor exposes the diabolical figure of these aspirations, which vainly pervert the better hope actually given to man in Christ. “To be ‘trans-humaned’ is the goal of every human life, but it is unattainable through our own ingenuity.”

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The Family as an Image of the Trinity in Aquinas

You are invited to attend our next monthly meeting to be held on Friday, May 12th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing The Family as an Image of the Trinity in Aquinas by Michael Joseph Higgins from the Summer 2022 issue entitled Marriage and Family (Volume 49.2).

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Carlo Caffarra: Teacher and Witness of Love’s Truth

You are invited to attend our next monthly meeting to be held on Friday, April 14th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing two articles from Marriage and Family (49.2):
Carlo Caffarra: Teacher and Witness of Love’s Truth by Livio Melina (full article)
Nexus indissolubilis: A Balthasarian-Augustinian Meditation on the Spousal Embrace by Adrian J. Walker (pages 267-283 only)

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If 2 + 2 = 5

You are invited to attend our next monthly meeting to be held on Friday, March 10th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing two articles from The Flesh (49.2), one by and one about Sigrid Undset:
“If 2 + 2 = 5” by Sigrid Undset
“Sigrid Undset: Holiness and Culture” by Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis Simeon Leiva-Merikakis

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Memorial Mass – Pope Benedict XVI

Our Communio Circle celebrated a Memorial Mass for Pope Benedict XVI, one of the founders of the Communio journal and movement, at St. Michael’s Church, Waterloo, on February 10th, 2023. Requiescat in pace.

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Questions about the Structure and Duties of the Synod of Bishops

You are invited to attend a Memorial Mass for the repose of the soul of Pope Benedict XVI at 2:00pm in St. Michael’s Church prior to our next monthly meeting to be held on Friday, February 10th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. At the meeting we will be discussing “Questions about the Structure and Duties of the Synod of Bishops” by Joseph Ratzinger Benedict XVI from Synodality (Volume 48.4).

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Thomas Toast 2023

We will be celebrating our annual Thomas Toast event in person this Friday, January 27th at 7:00pm, the vigil of the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, at the Newman Centre Guelph (325 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario – parking lot entrance off of Dean Avenue). You are invited to join us as we pray Vespers in the Oratory, hear a talk on Thomas’ take on nature and grace, and listen to Adoro Te Devote sung by the Vocations Ministry choir.

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Catholic Politics and the Analogy of Authority

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, January 13th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “Catholic Politics and the Analogy of Authority” by D. C. Schindler from Synodality (Volume 48.4).

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