Piotr Jaroszyński is one of the leading Catholic philosophers in Poland. He will be coming through the Phoenix area in mid-September. We’ve managed to bring him in to speak at our monthly happy hour. He writes about aesthetics and metaphysics.
Join us for a talk entitled “A Devil’s Advocate Defense of Pope Francis as Ragamuffin Thomist: The Uncanny Resemblance between Jorge Mario Bergoglio and St. Thomas Aquinas ‘The Dumb Ox.'” We look forward seeing you there!
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.
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!