Repentance and Happiness

Repentance and Happiness

I was invited by my friend Fr. Ron Bengford to present a Lenten Mission at his parish, St. Matthew Church in Cranston RI on February 29, March 1, and March 2, 2016. This is the third talk: “The Connection between Sacrifice, Repentance and True Happiness.” I relied on some extremely helpful sources for this talk: Fr. Robert Altier, “An Examination […]

Introduction to: Love and Responsibility by Karol Wojtyla

Introduction to: Love and Responsibility by Karol Wojtyla

PHL 260 Ethical Issues class 10: Introduction to Love and Responsibility by Karol Wotyla.

The Pro-Life Argument

The Pro-Life Argument

In this lecture I cover the pro life arguments presented in the book Understanding Abortion: From Mixed Feelings to Rational Thought (Lexington Books, 2012) by Stephen D. Schwarz with Kiki Latimer. There ensues a discussion about a range of related topics with excellent insights and questions by the students. We explore the arguments further, and discuss embryology, physiology and contraception […]

Christian Personalism and Theology of the Body

Christian Personalism and Theology of the Body

In this lecture I express some of the insights from Christian Personalism/Realist Phenomenology about the spiritual and bodily unity that human persons are and how these insights inform John Paul II’s Theology of the body. In other words, this lecture attempts to show the mystery and beauty of the fact that human persons are spiritual and bodily. In the end […]

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Repentance and Happiness
by / on May 10, 2016 at 12:04 am / in Video

Repentance and Happiness

I was invited by my friend Fr. Ron Bengford to present a Lenten Mission at his parish, St. Matthew Church in Cranston RI on February 29, March 1, and March 2, 2016. This is the third talk: “The Connection between Sacrifice, Repentance and True Happiness.” I relied on some extremely helpful sources for this talk: Fr. Robert Altier, “An Examination […]

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Introduction to: Love and Responsibility by Karol Wojtyla
by / on May 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm / in Audio

Introduction to: Love and Responsibility by Karol Wojtyla

PHL 260 Ethical Issues class 10: Introduction to Love and Responsibility by Karol Wotyla.

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The Pro-Choice Argument part 1
by / on April 16, 2016 at 11:27 pm / in Audio

The Pro-Choice Argument part 1

Part 1 of the pro-choice moral argument. I begin with a number of preliminary points setting the stage and parameters of the discussion. In this lecture I cover some embryological facts and then go through what are called the feminist quality of life arguments. I begin the not-a-person argument, and finish up those and the no-duty-to-sustain arguments in the next […]

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The Pro-Choice Argument Part 2
by / on April 15, 2016 at 12:33 am / in Audio

The Pro-Choice Argument Part 2

In this lecture I cover the the not-a-person and the no-duty-to-sustain arguments used by pro-choice advocates, the text for this lecture is Understanding Abortion: From Mixed Feelings to Rational Thought (Lexington Books, 2012) by Stephen D. Schwarz with Kiki Latimer. I present the arguments as understood by the pro-choice thinkers who represent them, and do my best to respond to […]

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The Pro-Life Argument
by / on April 15, 2016 at 12:31 am / in Audio

The Pro-Life Argument

In this lecture I cover the pro life arguments presented in the book Understanding Abortion: From Mixed Feelings to Rational Thought (Lexington Books, 2012) by Stephen D. Schwarz with Kiki Latimer. There ensues a discussion about a range of related topics with excellent insights and questions by the students. We explore the arguments further, and discuss embryology, physiology and contraception […]

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PHL 260 7 Economic Theories and The Ethical Questions Surrounding Them
by / on March 18, 2016 at 5:33 pm / in Audio

PHL 260 7 Economic Theories and The Ethical Questions Surrounding Them

In this lecture (PHL 260 Ethical Issues, Mar. 17,  2016), I discuss the book Economics for Helen by Hilaire Belloc. The goal of the lecture to introduce various economic theories and then think critically about the contemporary economic state of our country and the world. The students heard about distributism for the first and seemed to like it. I also […]

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PHL 260 6 A Intro to Catholic Social Teaching
by / on March 7, 2016 at 10:28 pm / in Audio

PHL 260 6 A Intro to Catholic Social Teaching

In this lecture I introduce Catholic Social Teaching: it’s historical beginnings and basic principles. The idea is to show the wisdom and common sense that the Church brings to various social issues. Here is the handout: What is CST

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PHL 260 5 B Presentation of P. Singer’s theory
by / on February 26, 2016 at 11:12 pm / in Audio

PHL 260 5 B Presentation of P. Singer’s theory

This is part 2 of lecture 5 of PHL 260 Ethical Issues, Fall 2016 at Savle Regina University. In this lecture I present P. Singer’s ethical view as he understands himself (as best as I am able). Dignity handout for 260

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PHL 260 5 A People and Animals
by / on February 26, 2016 at 12:26 am / in Audio

PHL 260 5 A People and Animals

Seifert Human Rights Urgrundrecht Dignity handout for 260 This is class 5, part 1 of PHL 260 Ethical Issues. I continue the discussion of the sources of the dignity of persons and an interesting discussion on the question of the differences between animals and people happens.

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PHL 260 4 B Dignity of Persons
by / on February 14, 2016 at 11:47 pm / in Audio

PHL 260 4 B Dignity of Persons

This is Part 2 of Lecture 4 of PHL 260 Ethical Issues, Salve Regina University Spring 2016. Dignity handout for 260 Seifert Human Rights Urgrundrecht

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