Happy Hour Discussion In Phoenix With Rev. Bill McVey Reveals How the Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas Gives Business & Organizations a Competitive Edge
A student of both University of Toronto’s Marshall McLuhan and W. Edwards Deming, the 20th-century initiator of the Total Quality Management (TQM) movement in business, Rev. Bill McVey, B.Th., M.A., will be discussing how “Born-again Thomism” inspires leadership and organizational harmony in competitive business settings. Fr. McVey’s talk “How Thomistic Organizational Psychology Can Help Make You a Master of Competition” begins promptly at 6:00pm at SunUp Brewery in Phoenix on February 4th.
Fr. McVey is a fellow of Adler-Aquinas Institute (AAI) and an Anglican priest who received his degree in theology from St. Paul University Ottawa, Ontario and Master in Ethics, School of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario. While now an active parish priest, most of his career has been spent conducting market research as an executive and as adjunct faculty in MBA programs teaching marketing and business ethics. Fr. McVey still serves as a marketing consultant to nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
Catholic Phoenix is hosting a talk by Prof. Robert George on April 25th at St. Mary’s High School at 7:30 PM entitled “Public Morality and Religious Liberty After Obergefell.” Prof . George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and a leading public Catholic intellectual. He regularly lectures on civil liberties, constitutional interpretation, and the philosophy of law. Cost is $25 for adults/ $15 for students.
Refreshments will be served afterwards.
The second annual JPII Classic Basketball Tournament between The Phoenix Sons (seminarians) and The Church Fathers (priests) will be held at Xavier College Prep on August 3rd, 2016 from 6-9PM.
Last year’s game went down to the wire as the Sons defeated the Fathers by a single point.
Tickets are $5 online only. Sellout crowd expected, so get your tickets to the JP2 Classic now.
Proceeds benefit Vocations. All are welcome at this family-friendly event!
Xavier College Prep Gymnasium
4710 North Fifth Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85012
This invitation is extended via the new Phoenix chapter of Young Catholic Professionals, whose mission is to work in witness for Christ:
Please join us for the launch of the Young Catholic Professionals Phoenix Chapter with Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Jenn Baugh, the founder of YCP!
Come learn how you can work in witness for Christ in your workplace, meet other young professionals, and be part of YCP Phoenix’s vibrant community.
Young Catholic Professionals is an organization dedicated to encouraging young adults who work in various professions to connect with one another, grow in their Catholic faith, and work in witness for Christ. Learn more about YCP by clicking here.
Please note that professional attire is encouraged at all YCP events.
This month’s Happy Hour conversation will be led by Scottsdale’s Notre Dame Prep Theology Teacher Stephen M. Matuszak, S.T.D., who discusses the lesser-known side of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
St. Teresa of Calcutta is sometimes referred to as a Saint of darkness. She was not afraid to enter into dark places for forsaken faces as she encountered Christ in the distressing disguise of the poor. Plunged into “the night of the spirit” for much of her adult life, her single-mindedness radiated mercy and love. Her radical renunciation and fidelity enabled her Spouse to shine with an abundance of corporal and spiritual words of mercy. Her letters give us a glimpse of her desolate journey and purposeful struggle toward transforming union, the mystery of God’s work in a soul that cleaved unrelentingly to Him.
Join us for Happy Hour at the Sun-up Brewing Company, 5:30-7:30. Leila’s talk will cover how American society and even parents are training boys and men out of manhood and turning girls and women against their own nature. You’ll learn how the feminist and LGBT movements—which are not synonymous—contradict both each other and reality, and what you can do bring the Light of Christ to the culture and bring male and female back.
Join us for a night of ghoulish cocktails while you enjoy a staged play reading of one of Noel Coward’s best-remembered and oft-revived 1941 situation comedy.
When socialite and novelist Charles Condomine invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance hoping to gather material for his next book, his dinner party takes a spirited turn when his jealous dead wife appears in ghostly form!
Presented by St. Mary’s High School, this staged play reading of Noel Coward’s hilarious and spooky comedy will no doubt leave you howling with laughter.
Cocktails start at 6 pm, the show begins at 7 pm!
Sounds of the Cathedrals
Solis Camerata (Choir of the Sun)
Dr. Kira Zeeman Rugen, Artistic Director
Presented by Catholic Phoenix
Join Catholic Phoenix as it presents its Fifth Annual Sacred Music concert, featuring Solis Camerata.
Take a musical tour around the great European cathedrals, whose structures stood central to the creative genius of renowned medieval and Renaissance composers.
Begin with a perilous journey by ship to England, where William Byrd labored at the Chapel Royal and Canterbury Cathedral for Queen Elizabeth, yet secretly composed music aligning with his deep convictions as a Roman Catholic.
Voyage across the channel to Notre Dame Cathedral, where medieval composers planted the seeds for polyphonic chant and the development of modern musical notation. Additionally, encounter Notre Dame’s Mauchaut, who composed the first polyphonic mass conceived as a single work.
Travel on a Venetian gondola to St. Marks Cathedral to hear music by Gabrieli, whose works were the first to exhibit dynamic marks and divided choirs. Then journey southward to Rome for Allegri’s haunting Miserere Dei, whose composition became so favored at the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel that it could only be performed at certain services, with transcription of the score punishable by death. Then discover how Palestrina’s work at the Sistine Chapel saved polyphony from extinction by proving to the Council of Trent that the words of the mass could be understood clearly when sung.
Join us for these compositions, destinations, and more, as you experience a remarkable aural journey through the Sounds of the Cathedrals.
Great Food, Great Drink, Great Conversation
Building community in pursuit of intellectual, aesthetic, and moral engagement has always been at the heart of Catholic Phoenix’s mission. So, we are really excited to announce this new offering.
Theologians Anonymous will offer the unique opportunity to engage on some of the most fruitful and thought-provoking questions. And, in true Catholic Phoenix style, to do so surrounded by beauty, comfort, and delicious food and drink.
The idea is simple:
- A three-course meal held in a private room at the centrally located University Club of Phoenix.
- Available seats capped at 20.
- A single, controversial/confounding/exhilarating topic explored throughout the evening.
- Oh, and cigars and bourbon on the patio to cap the night off.
When: THURSDAY, APRIL 20TH STARTING AT 6PM
Where: The University Club of Phoenix – 39 E Monte Vista Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Price: $35 per person
This event’s Topic: What are the soteriological implications of finding sentient life in the universe? In other words, is Catholic Christology incompatible with ensouled alien life?
Seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Click here to reserve your spot.
And, if you have any questions, or have ideas for future topics, please reach out to us.