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St. Francis of Assisi: His Life, Times, Conversion and Charism

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St. Francis of Assisi: His Life, Times, Conversion and Charism
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St. Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved Saints of all time, is known for his deep love of Christ crucified – receiving even the physical stigmata – his love of the poor and of poverty itself, and his profound relationship with all...

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Lenten Coffee Talk

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Feb
2013
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Lenten Coffee Talk
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Peter J. Colosi and Mike Gannotti discuss Lent and the relation between happiness and sacrifice.

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The HHS Mandate: What Would Pope Paul VI Advise?

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Apr
2012
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The HHS Mandate: What Would Pope Paul VI Advise? (mp3 15.2 MB; talk approx. 45 min.; q&a approx. 20 min.) I am grateful to the Bishops for their courageous, outspoken, unified and strong opposition to the HHS mandate. I support them fully, and, like many...

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Why Modern Science Needs John Paul II

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Apr
2012
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Why Modern Science Needs John Paul II (mp3; to download right click and select save as)   (PDF Download)   Presented at: John Paul the Great Legacy Project Symposium; John Paul II Cultural Center, Washington DC  October 17, 2009  Abstract:  In this audio file I...

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Christian Personalism and Theology of the Body

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Apr
2012
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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...

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Relation between Suffering and Love in Catholic Teaching

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Apr
2012
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In this talk I try to express the sensitivity with which Pope John Paul II and other authors deal with the difficult question of suffering and its relationship to love. This talk was given at St. John of Rochester Catholic Church, Fairport, NY on...

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Theology of the Body and Dignitas Personae

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Apr
2012
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Reflections on Christian Anthropology as the Foundation  of the Culture of Life. I attempt to explain why the Catholic Church opposes In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).  peterjcolosi.com

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Commentary on Theology of the Body and Dignitas Personae

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2012
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This is a brief additional point about a better option than IVF for couples struggling with infertility.

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Stem Cells, the Soul and the Role of Love in Ethics

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Apr
2012
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In this half hour interview I: (1) explain the moral questions surrounding stem cell research; (2) defend St. Thomas Aquinas against Nancy Pelosi; and (3) discuss the role of love in ethics using the words and caring actions of philosopher Peter Singer towards his...

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Links Between: Suffering, Gratitude and Joy. (1/2 hr. Interview)

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Apr
2012
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In this 1/2 hour interview (video) I: (1) discuss the three main questions people often ask about suffering; (2) express John Paul II’s way of dealing sensitively with the question and (3) explore the way St. Maximillian Kolbe exemplified this challenging, yet fulfilling teaching....

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Personal Uniqueness in the Thought of John Paul II and Max Scheler

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Apr
2012
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Peter J. Colosi, “The Uniqueness of Persons in the Life and Thought of Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II, with Emphasis on His Indebtedness to Max Scheler”. Chapter 3 in Karol Wojtyla’s Philosophical Legacy, eds. Nancy Mardas Billias, Agnes B. Curry and George F. McLean,...

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Personhood, the Soul, and Non-Conscious Human Beings: Some Critical Reflections on Recent Forms of Argumentation within the Pro-Life Movement

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2012
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Personhood, the Soul and Non-Conscious Human Beings: Some Critical Reflections on Recent Forms of Argumentation within the Pro-Life Movement. Life and Learning XVII, (Conference Proceedings of University Faculty for Life, Villanova University June 1-3, 2007), 277-304.   Colosi, Personhood, the Soul and Non-conscious Human beings....

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John Paul II and Christian Personalism vs. Peter Singer and Utilitarianism: Two Radically Opposed Conceptions of the Nature and Meaning of Suffering.

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2012
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John Paul II and Christian  Personalism vs. Peter Singer and Utilitarianism: Two Radically Opposed  Conceptions of the Nature and Meaning of Suffering. Ethics Education, vol.  15, No. 1 (2009), 20 – 41.   Ethics Education Vol 15 Issue 1 2009 P Colosi 20-41  ...

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John Paul II and Max Scheler on the Meaning of Suffering

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Apr
2012
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“John Paul II and Max Scheler on the Meaning of Suffering.” Logos 12.3 Summer 2009, pgs. 17 – 32.   I. Introduction   During his wednesday audience at the end of Lent in the year 2001, Pope John Paul II said: “At the heart...

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What’s Love Got to Do With It, The Ethical Contradictions of Peter Singer

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Apr
2012
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Utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer says some humans — particularly fetuses, newborn babies, and elderly people suffering from dementia — should be killed if their deaths will reduce overall suffering. Never mind that Singer broke all of his own rules when his mother became ill...

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Coffee Talk: What is Faith? (Part 1)

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Mar
2012
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Coffee Talk: What is Faith? (Part 1)
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This is the start of a new series of casual coffee talks about how philosophy and theology relate to daily life. This first video is part 1 of 2 on the question: “What is faith?” Mike Gannotti read a recent article of mine in...

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Bioethics and Stem Cell Research

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Feb
2012
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In this 10 min. video Mike Gannotti and I discuss the various types of stem cell research and explain the Church’s position on the different types.

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The Tyranny of Relativism

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Feb
2012
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The Tyranny of Relativism
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In this 12 min. video Mike Gannotti and I discuss relativism over coffee at his kitchen table: its presence in our society, what it is, its connection to power and what Pope Benedict XVI says about it.

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God’s Plan for Sexuality

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Feb
2012
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God’s Plan for Sexuality
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In this 10 min. video, Mike Gannotti and I discuss the topic God’s Plan for Sexuality, in answer to a question submitted by teens from the Gannotti’s parish youth group.

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