Immediately Upcoming

9/29 7:00 pm at Johns Hopkins Medical School (PCTB 113, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine):“Beyond Fact and Method: St. Thomas Aquinas on Science, Truth, and Wisdom” by Fr. James Brent, O.P. (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception).Register here.

9/29 8:00 pm at Columbia University (Corpus Christi Catholic Church—529 W 121st Street):
“The Gods of the City and the City of God: Augustine on Politics” by Dr. Russell Hittinger (University of Tulsa). Co-sponsored by Columbia Catholic Ministry. Register here.

10/3 7:30 pm at New York University (the Catholic Center at NYU)

“Spiritual and Religious: Why We Owe God an Hour a Week” by Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P. (Saint John’s Seminary). Co-sponsored by the Catholic Center at NYU. Register here.

10/3 6:15 pm at Yale Law School (Room 129, Yale Law School)

“A Theory of Justice: Catholic Social Teaching from Leo XIII to the Present” by Dr. Russell Hittinger (University of Tulsa). 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.