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Oct252014

November 15th, 2014 - Therapy of the Soul - Living the Virtues in a Culture of Addiction

 THE PAPAL THEOLOGIAN TO SPEAK IN NEW YORK CITY

Therapy of the Soul:

Living the Virtues in a Culture of Addiction

Date: Saturday, 15 November 2014

Venue: The Catholic Center at New York University (www.catholiccenternyu.org)

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

1. Dr. Paul Vitz: “Psychology, Addiction, and Virtue” – 2pm-3:30pm

A. Break – 3:30pm-4pm

2. Dr. Craig Steven Titus: “Philosophy, Addiction, and Virtue” – 4pm-5:30pm

B. Break – 5:30pm-6pm

3. Fr. Wojciech Giertych, O.P.: “Theology, Addiction, and Virtue” – 6pm-7:30pm

CONFERENCE SUMMARY

Addiction is a very common problem in today’s world. In light of its prevalence, the Christian is led to ask: how should we understand the darkness of addiction vis-à-vis virtue, vice, and grace? This conference will consider the problem of addiction from psychological, philosophical, theological aspects.

The Thomistic Institute is delighted to announce that Fr. Wojciech Giertych, O.P. (the Papal Theologian, Vatican City), Dr. Craig Steven Titus (University of Fribourg, Switzerland), and Dr. Paul Vitz (The Institute for the Psychological Sciences, Virginia) will be participating in this conference examining the problem of addiction from a Catholic and Christian perspective.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday
Oct222014

November 8th, 2014 - The Artist After God: A History with a Lesson - Dr. Ryan N. S. Topping

Professor Ryan Topping (St. Thomas More College; Author: Rebuilding Catholic Culture, Sophia Institute Press) will present The Artist After God: A History with a Lesson on Saturday, November 8th at 7.30pm at the Catholic Center at NYU: 
At the close of the Second Vatican Council Paul VI observed that the world needs beauty “in order not to sink into despair.”  The artist, in the classical Christian view, is an apostle of hope. This lecture explores this feature of the artist’s vocation, and draws connections between the artistic and the religious life.  Both are ordered toward the transcendent.  Both are called to make invisible goods visible.  Both identities have suffered in the modern era.  Only once the artist conceives his task as ordered toward the divine, only when he is ambitious to bear hope, can his work serve to redeem culture.  
There will be a reception following the lecture and Q&A. The evening will finish with sung Compline (the Church's nighttime prayer) in the chapel at the Catholic Center. 
November 8, 2014, 7.30pm
The Catholic Center at NYU
238 Thompson Street
(Btwn W. 3rd and Washington Square South)
NY, NY 10012

 

 

Tuesday
Oct072014

November 3rd, 2014 - The God of the Christians - A lecture by Remi Brague

Tuesday
Oct072014

November 1st, 2014 - Atheism at the End of the Line - A lecture by Remi Brague

Tuesday
Oct072014

October 11th, 2014 - The Poverty of the Church and the Beauty of the Liturgy - Rev. John Saward

This year’s Art of the Beautiful series opens on Saturday, October 11th at the Catholic Center at NYU. Rev. John Saward (Oxford University) will discuss The Poverty of the Church and the Beauty of the Liturgy.

The lecture will ask: “Is there a place for liturgical beauty in what Pope Francis has called ‘the Church that is poor and for the poor’?” 

Following the lecture and Q&A, there will be a reception and sung Compline, the Church’s nighttime prayer from the Divine Office. The event is free. Seating is limited. Please arrive by 7.15pm to ensure a seat.

The series is co-sponsored by the Catholic Artists Society and the Thomistic Institute.

 

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