Immediately Upcoming

10/27 6:00 pm at Harvard University (Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard):

“True Sacrifice: Understanding the Mass” by Dr. Bruce Marshall (Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University). Co-sponsored by the Harvard Catholic Graduate Student Chaplaincy. Register here.

10/27 7:00 pm at Duke University (Perkins 217):

“Masters, Parasites, or Gardeners? Thomistic Reflections on Environmental Ethics” by Dr. Therese Cory (University of Notre Dame). Register here.

11/1 7:00 pm at Brown University (Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Roberts ’62 Campus Center):

"Understanding the Christian Idea of Redemption: Aquinas on the Ethics of the Atonement" by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (The Thomistic Institute). Co-sponsored by the Brown-RISD Catholic Community. Response by Prof. Susan Ashbrook Harvey (Brown University). Register here.

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January 31, 2013 R.R. Reno: "Catholic Theology after Karl Rahner"

An honorary lecture was given on Jan. 31, 2013 by Dr. R. R. Reno on "Catholic Theology after Karl Rahner" at the Dominican House of Studies.  Dr. Reno, the editor of First Things Magazine, spoke about the effects that the theology of Karl Rahner had on the Church after the Second Vatican Council.

Reno spoke about the tremendous influence that Rahner had soon after the Council. This was because he retained the more traditional and more familiar form of doing theology, which was based on the scholastic method. However, Rahner changed the matter, or content, of theology in an effort to draw in the contemporary culture. By introducing new terms and ideas, Rahner ended up falling short of his goal and actually caused more problems in the end, Reno articulated.

The lecture, given to one of the largest crowds that the Thomistic Circles has ever seen, was both well delivered and deeply insightful.