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Introductory Remarks: Fr. Gregory Jordan SJ (50min, 12MB)
The Papacy of Benedict the XVI: Fr. Joseph Fessio (90min, 20MB)
The Liturgical Ideas of Benedict XVI: Dr. Tracey Rowland (60min, 15MB)
ACTIV8 Students! World Youth Day Forum with Q+A (60min, 15MB)
Question and Answer Session with Fr. Joseph Fessio (60min, 15MB)
Catholics and the Media: Salvatore Scevola (50min, 12MB)
Here's part two:
Make of them what you will, but they're expansive and here they are:
The Boston College Front Row archive
The Faraday Institute Archive
Resource Special "Rapture" by David Currie
August 6th , 2008. Guest David Currie
Resource Special "Rapture" by David Currie
Father Larry Rice is the Director of the St. Thomas More Newman Center, the center for Catholic Campus Ministry at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. His work at the OSU Newman Center includes responsibility for the overall mission and vision of the Center’s staff of 16 and the campus’ Catholic community, and maintaining a professional focus on ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. Since 2000, Fr. Rice has been a weekly contributor to Catholic Radio Weekly (www.catholicradioweekly.com), the flagship radio program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Fr. Rice earned a Masters of Divinity from the Catholic University of America (1989), and a B.A. in General Arts and Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University (1983). He entered the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle (the Paulist Fathers) in 1983, and was ordained a priest in 1989.
If you haven't yet signed the petition to support USD's correct decision, please consider doing so. If you have, tell a friend. It only takes a few seconds and requires an email address (no spam I promise).Thanks in advance for your two minutes!
I promote this not only because it's a good cause in itself, but also because I'd like to see the online Catholic community become better organized when it comes to petitions like these. They do make a difference.
Today, LifeSiteNews joined the news organizations which have mentioned our efforts:Previous AmP coverage of this story here.
Although the Catholic University of San Diego (USD) came under fire for reversing their decision to appoint a radical feminist to an honorary chair in Theology, it has stood firm, and now two opposing petitions either supporting or attacking the decision are gathering support.
Thomas Peters of American Papist, with fellow blogger Brian McDaniel of the Ora et Labora blog, has organized a petition to support the University in its decision.
Here's Karlton's scoop:
Again - GO GET IT! Even if you're not going to listen to it for a while, you're not going to get it free again!
Every month, ChristianAudio gives away a premium audiobook download for free. The free download for month of August is The Confessions of Saint Augustine, narrated by Simon Vance.
Among the most important classics in Western literature and one of the first autobiographies ever, Confessions is a “warts and all” account of Saint Augustine’s uncertainty and earthly desires. He recounts how he discovers and cherishes a relationship with his God as the last corrupt days of the Roman Empire come to a close.
The audiobook is narrated by Simon Vance, one of the most celebrated narrators today who has over 400 audiobooks under his belt. The translation is as accessible as any 4th century book I’ve read (seriously, it’s quite good).
Downloading the audiobook was simple and quick. I got to choose between mp3 and m4p, and the audiobook comes in 10 files of approximately 70 minutes each. The sound is crisp and clear, and I must confess: I’m highly impressed.
From the Deep in Scripture podcast:
Resource Special “Crossing the Tiber,” by Steve Ray
Resource Special "First Comes Love" by Scott Hahn
“Life-Giving Love,” by Kimberly Hahn
Got an e-mail from a very nice gentleman, who wrote (in relevant part):
[T]oday [on your site] I saw something that shocked me and rocked me.I know you have served in the military.And I mean no disrespect.But when I saw the John McCain ad on your website my stomach turned.I could never vote for Obama. I could never, for very similar reasons, vote for McCain.To place an ad on your website presenting McCain as a candidate preferable to Obama tells me that you've fallen prey to the very type of bad thinking that your web links do so much to combat.
- McCain and I went to the same school - Canoe U. That being the case, the guy starts pretty high with me. You don't leave Boat School without having some intestinal fortitude, discipline and honor unfortunately not-so-common in our time, and obviously lacking in the O-hole who is the Chosen One of the party of Moloch.
- I'm rather underwhelmed with him as a choice for President. I liked him far more than Bush in 2000, but that was 8 years ago and a lot has changed since then (including me). I don't like him being divorced, I don't like his ESCR support, I don't like his position on "civil unions" for Sodomites or condoms as AIDS prevention, I'm willing to bet he tells misogynist jokes and I don't think he knows a fig about economics (which, given the current state of the union, could be very important from a social justice perspective).
- Assuming the war was justified ab initio (a proposition you'd have some work justifying - and I was privy to much intel), we should have gone in at the beginning with an overwhelming force - the surge is/was the right answer, but was so ridiculously late in the game that only an idiot would think it's the wrong thing. Obama is that kind of idiot, and I'm terrified of the prospect of his being Commander in Chief.
- While I'm not dumb enough to think that McCain actually cares about pro-life issues, I'm relatively certain he won't actively work to enshrine baby killing (unlike Obama). That becomes especially important when it comes to picking SCOTUS judges - and that's going to be a very common occurrence over the next four years. Oh, the lip-service thing goes double for whatever token nod he's made about supporting Bush's torture thing.
- If McCain picks a pro-abortion VP, I'm going to have some serious issues to consider. I don't want the Republicans thinking they can win with pro-abort candidates, and heaven forbid McCain win and then die leaving a pro-abort in office...
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So...ok, then. Take care, and I'll see you folks in a week or so. God Bless!
It's help like this which lets me continue to post even when I'm short on time. Since I expect to be short on time quite a bit in the near future, I'd encourage any and all of you who find free MP3s in your browsing to shoot me a quick e-mail and share them with the rest of the class.
In any case, do enjoy!
The Go's of the Bible Part.1 by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa
Raniero Cantalamessa is a Franciscan Capuchin Catholic Priest. Born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, 22 July 1934, ordained priest in 1958. Divinity Doctor and Doctor in classical literature. Former Ordinary Professor of History of Ancient Christianity and Director of the Department of religious sciences at the Catholic University of Milan. Member of the International Theological Commission (1975-1981).In 1979 he resigned his teaching position to become a full time preacher of the Gospel. In 1980 he was appointed by Pope John Paul II Preacher to the Papal Household in which capacity he still serves, preaching a weekly sermon in Advent and Lent in the presence of the Pope, the cardinals, bishops an prelates of the Roman Curia and the general superiors of religious orders. He is frequently invited to speak at international and ecumenical conferences and rallies. [More...]
The Go's of the Bible Part.2 by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa
The Go's of the Bible Part.3 by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa
“Sober Intoxication of the Spirit”
- Building Cathedrals takes on Providentialism and NFP
- Danielle Bean on getting knocked up while poor
- Creative Minority Report on the phrase "Open to Life"
- Heck, even the Holy Whapping nerds (Go Irish!) got in on the whole "serious reasons" bit for NFP
- Oh, and of course my own post on Feminism and its deleterious effects
My solution? A non-Catholic site called...
Go check out the post The Awesome Dad Cheat Sheet: 18 Fatherhood Tips They Should’ve Handed Out at the Delivery Room. Then man up and do them...after giving yourself a good scratch, naturally. Oh, and maybe browsing the site for some good manly stuff like how to shine your shoes or where the nearest barber shop is.
Since this is an audio blog, here's a link to my old Man-to-Man Catholic Conference post. Go get some testosterone.
UPDATE: If, like me, you need a serious shot of Catholic testosterone, do check out Blowing San #1 -- it will be the most manly thing you do all day.
The older, battle-worn feminist apparently hasn't considered the downside of unfettered "choice"...when you say no one can judge a woman's reasons for an abortion, that includes the unbelievably insidious form of discrimination which is sex selective abortion -- against abortion victims, the maternal survivors, and the generational compatriots of those women aborted. More proof that abortion hurts everyone and it's never just a "private thing".
Will the lesson be learned? Not yet. Maybe in 40 years when we have childbrides, increased prostitution, and no women left in the workforce because they're all forced to be at home in a one-size-fits-all matriarchal mold, which is more or less the supply-and-demand answer to fewer women.
Speaking of the self-imposed discrimination against women which is the Feminist Movement, I've also been reading The Pornification of Girlhood. It's a must read for anyone who even considers the notion that feminism has been good for the modern woman. It's long, but completely worth the read. For those still interested after that read, do follow Genevieve's blog Feminine Genius, wherein authentic femininity is explored.
So that's about what I've been up to. I've also been talking with the Building Cathedrals gals about some web design stuff -- good folks, them. A bunch of Princeton educated mommies who are faithful to the Church makes for a blog well worth reading.
Ok. Enough women stuff.
Oh, for those interested in Sacred Music, you might check out the Alan...er...I mean Robert Parsons Project. Here are some samples from there:
Iam Christus astra ascenderat [4.3MB, MP3]
Credo quod redemptor meus vivit [2.6MB, MP3]
Peccantem me quotidie [2.9MB, MP3]
Libera me, Domine [5.1MB, MP3]
Magnificat [10.7MB, MP3]
Domine quis habitabit [2.9MB, MP3]
Retribue servo tuo [4.3MB, MP3]
O Bone Jesu [9.3MB, MP3]
Ave Maria [4.3MB, MP3]
For more free tunes, you might also check out this site - Persona Grata.
|(3,84 MB)||Duet: "Stabat Mater dolorosa" (Adagio)|
|(2,16 MB)||Aria: "Cuius animam gementem" (Moderato e dolce)|
|(2,86 MB)||Aria: "O quam tristis et afflicta" (Poco andante)|
|(3,76 MB)||Aria: "Duet: Quae maerebat et dolebat" (Adagio)|
|(2,03 MB)||Duet: "Quis est homo" (Andante)|
|(2,61 MB)||Aria: "Quis non poset" (Andantino)|
|(2,42 MB)||Aria: "Pro pecatis" (Moderato)|
|(1,76 MB)||Duet: "Vidit suum dulcem natum" (Moderato)|
|(2,86 MB)||Aria: "Eia, mater, fons amoris" (Andantino)|
|(2,81 MB)||Aria: "Sancta mater, istud agas" (Andante Moderato)|
|(2,18 MB)||Aria: "Fac ut ardeat cor meum"|
|(4,22 MB)||Duet: "Tui nati vulnerati" (Adagio)|
|(2,15 MB)||Aria: "Fac me vere tecum flere" (Andante smorzato)|
|(1,70 MB)||Aria: "Virgo virginum"|
|(1,68 MB)||Recytatyw: "Fac, ut portem Christi mortem" (Adagio e piano)|
|(2,08 MB)||Aria: "Inflammatus et accensus" (Andantino)|
|(1,30 MB)||Recytatyw: "Fac me cruce custodiri" (Largo)|
|(4,30 MB)||Duet: "Quando corpus morietur" (Adagio e piano) - Amen (Allegro)|
The session on Catholic Core Theology was taught by Cynthia Fischer, who serves as DRE at St. Patrick Parish in Lodi and St. Michael Parish in Dane. Cindy is also Coordinator of Curriculum and Catechist Development for the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis of the diocese.
Cindy used this PowerPoint file for her presentation: Catholic Core Theology
Audio Recordings (.wma format)
Due to the generosity of David Stiennon and the Madison Serra Club, audio recordings of this day's activities are available here. If you would like to purchase a copy of this four-CD audio set for $20, please call the OEC at 608-821-3160.
Welcome, Apologetics (16:04) (slides 1-9)
Apologists, Catholic Attitudes (8:15) (slides 10-14)
Principle Truths of Faith, Creeds (20:15) (slides 15-24)
Jesus: True God and True Man (31:05) (slides 25-37)
Trinity, Real Presence (35:00) (slides 38-48)
Apostolic Authority (16:20) (slides 49-51)
Catholics and the Bible (13:20) (slides 52-57)
Mary, Communion of Saints (43:33) (slides 58-72)
Heaven, Hell and Purgatory (13:50) (slides 73-78)
Favorite Apologetic Resources (35:50)