Reading the Catholic Cosmos:
Catholic Studies and the Catholic Literary Tradition
Building on last year’s colloquium this year we will focus on the particular contribution of the field of Catholic Studies in creating the cultural and academic milieu that will contribute to the Catholic literary tradition as well as the birth of a new body of literature. To this end this Colloquium will explore the role of Greek and Roman classics in establishing natural law, the presence of metanoia in the canon of great books, the persistence of Catholic themes in purportedly modern, postmodern or humanistic texts, and the role of Catholic literature in theology, economics, politics and philosophy.
Origins – Tracing the Ancient Liturgical Rite
Solis Camerata (Choir of the Sun)
Dr. Kira Zeeman Rugen, Artistic Director
Presented by Catholic Phoenix
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!
Catholic composer and troubadour-style singer Michael John Poirier known for his national road tours is delivering a free concert Monday night at Mt. Claret Retreat Center on Camelback & 54th St. in Phoenix.
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