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Happy Hour Lecture with Piotr Jaroszyński @ SunUp Brewery
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Catholic Studies Faculty & Student Colloquium @ University of St. Mary @ Arizona State University
Oct 22 – Oct 23 all-day
Catholic Studies Faculty & Student Colloquium @ University of St. Mary @ Arizona State University | Tempe | Arizona | United States

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.

Featuring a special presentation from Dana Gioia, acclaimed poet & author

Former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Happy Hour Lecture with Leila Miller @ SunUp Brewery
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Leila Miller writes for The Little Catholic Bubble. In it, she intellectually engages both secularists and atheists in defense of Catholic philosophy.

Sacred Music Concert @ Chapel of our Lady Xavier College Preparatory
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Origins – Tracing the Ancient Liturgical Rite

Solis Camerata (Choir of the Sun)

Dr. Kira Zeeman Rugen, Artistic Director

Presented by Catholic Phoenix

Catholic Phoenix is proud to present its fourth annual Sacred Music Concert, Origins—Tracing the Ancient Liturgical Rite, featuring Solis Camerata. Repertoire for this concert exhibits the oldest forms of liturgical chant from the early Church and its continued development over the centuries.

Christian liturgy has its roots in ancient cultures, customs, and worship dating back to the first centuries after Christ, but evidence of ancient music is obscure. Although historians uncovered manuscript fragments believed to represent early musical notation, scholars debate possible transcriptions and authenticity.

The regular use of liturgical chant in Christian worship, however, preserved it as a unique oral tradition. As Christianity spread, each liturgical tradition incorporated aspects of the local culture and diverse language of worshipers, creating an enduring multi-cultural liturgical treasure.

For Origins, Solis Camerata will perform polyphonic and melodic developments as imagined by composers from antiquity to the twenty-first century, including commissioned works by local composer, Tom Peterson, and Solis Camerata’s artistic director, Dr. Kira Zeeman Rugen. Repertoire presented at Origins reflects the diversity of the early church as well as common threads across religious cultures throughout history. Examples come from the Byzantine rite, Chaldean rite, Russian Orthodox tradition, Georgian liturgy, ancient Greek extant, the Hebrew heritage, and the Western tradition in the Roman Catholic Church.
Happy Hour Lecture with Dr. Peter Redpath @ SunUp Brewery
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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!

Advent Hour of Story and Song With Michael John Poirier @ Mt. Claret Retreat Center
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Advent Hour of Story and Song With Michael John Poirier @ Mt. Claret Retreat Center | Phoenix | Arizona | United States

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.

John Paul II Resource Center For Theology of the Body & Culture 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Xavier College Preparatory - Performing Arts Center
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Competing In Business With Thomistic Organizational Psychology @ SunUp Brewery
Feb 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Competing In Business With Thomistic Organizational Psychology @ SunUp Brewery | Phoenix | Arizona | United States

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.

A Protestant view of Modern-day Catholicism @ SunUp Brewery
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A Protestant view of Modern-day Catholicism @ SunUp Brewery | Phoenix | Arizona | United States
This month’s Happy Hour conversation will be led by the Rev. Chuck Collins, canon theologian and Episcopal/Anglican priest for 36 years, who has served churches in Florida, Texas, New Mexico, and now Arizona. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Seminary of the Southwest at Austin. Collins and his wife of 37 years, Ellen, have four children and four grandchildren. An avid hiker and writer of poetry, Collins’ favorite book is Leo Tolstoy’s Father Sergius.
Robert George: Public Morality and Religious Liberty After Obergefell @ St. Mary's High School
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Robert George: Public Morality and Religious Liberty After Obergefell @ St. Mary's High School | Phoenix | Arizona | United States

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.

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