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February 2020

Public Lecture: The Question of Gender and the Teaching of Humanae Vitae on the Wrongfulness of Contraception

February 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

On the evening of Feb. 8, 2020, in the Fort Augustus Room at St. Anselm's Abbey, Washington DC, Dr. David C. Schindler of the John Paul II Institute, located at Catholic University, will give a public lecture on the question of gender and how this relates to the teaching of Pope Paul VI on the wrongfulness of contraception.  The lecture will, in fact, begin at 7:45 pm after the monastic office of Compline.  Dr. David Fleischacker will come from North…

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March 2020

Potlock luncheon

March 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Our annual potluck luncheon will gather on Sunday March 8, after midday prayer which ends at 12:15 pm.  Interested persons are welcome to attend.

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Seminar: “Freedom from Reality: the Diabolical Character of Modern Freedom” by David Schindler

March 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please read the 8th chapter of his book about the political philosophy of John Locke and also the conclusion.

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September 2020

Seminar: Love and the Postmodern Predicament: Rediscovering the Real in Beauty, Goodness, and Truth

September 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please read the 7th chapter on "Being and God" in David Schindler's book, "Love and the Postmodern Predicament: Rediscovering the Real in Beauty, Goodness, and Truth."  This seminar will be led by David Alexander who will facilitate our discussions.  We use Zoom technology for our internet meetings.  Our current scheduled meeting time is tentative; we try and find when best to begin.  At the end of each meeting, we then decide when to reconvene.  To participate in a Zoom seminar,…

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October 2020

Seminar: E. F. Schumacher’s Small is Beautiful

October 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Led by Rich Kral, for our next Saturday meeting, please the Epilogue.  If you would like to join, please send your email address to Rich at twolarkz@yahoo.com.  With every best wish to you all at these difficult times.  God bless and keep.  PS The way this all works is that Rich would send to you an email message; you hit a link that is given, and then immediately you find yourself with others in this online seminar.

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November 2020

Seminar: Eucharist as Meaning: Critical Metaphysics and Contemporary Sacramental Theology

November 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

At this meeting we will conclude our seminar about Eucharist as Meaning and discuss beginning a new seminar, possibly reading into Bernard Lonergan's theology of Christ.

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December 2020

Seminar: “Natural Law and Human Rights: Toward a Recovery of Practical Reason” by Pierre Manent

December 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This new seminar is reading though French philosopher Pierre Manent, "Natural Law and Human Rights: Toward a Recovery of Practical Reason."  For our next meeting, please read the 6th chapter: "Natural Law and Human Motives."  This seminar is led by David Alexander.

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May 2021

Christology Seminar: reading Bernard Lonergan’s The Incarnate Word

May 26, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

To prepare for our next meeting, in Bernard Lonergan's The Incarnate Word, eds. Robert M. Doran and Jeremy D. Wilkins.  University of Toronto Press, please read in Lonergan's text beginning with the section of "modern opponents" which starts on p. 12.  Read say five pages.  We take up the questions and topics that are to be found in this section.  At our next meeting, we will look at the influence of Hegel and that which belongs to positivist forms of…

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September 2021

New Seminar in Ethics: What is Justice? How does it apply in this or that issue?

September 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meetings occur, using Zoom technology.  To join this seminar, please email Richard Kral at twolarkz@yahoo.com.  From Richard Kral comes the following notes: - We will break for the summer (July/August) and pick back up with a new Lonergan Seminar after Labor Day - for those who are interested of course (no pressure to continue indefinitely, schedule barriers, we understand people have many commitments and responsibilities.) - That means we would pick back up the week after Labor Day, or Saturday,…

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July 2022

New Seminar: Lonergan on the Redemption, Part Two, On Good and Evil

July 23, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On July 23 upcoming at 1 pm at our Lonergan Institute, let us begin a new seminar, reading through Part Two of Bernard Lonergan's The Redemption which is found in volume 9 of the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan.  Please read the first ten pages, from p. 265 to p. 275.  Latin is on the left side; English on the right.  We meet to determine how often we will meet; at each meeting, in fact, we will determine the date…

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