Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying) vs. Euthanasia

Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying) vs. Euthanasia

Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying) vs. Euthansasia PeterColosi 080317 from Peter J. Colosi on Vimeo. “Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying) vs. Euthansasia: A Catholic Understanding of Compassion, Suffering and Death and The Current Euthanasia Debate” I delivered this talk on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at St. John of Rochester Parish in Fairport NY, the parish I grew up […]

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 […]

The Relation of Theology of the Body to the History of Church teaching on Marriage, Family and Human Sexuality

The Relation of Theology of the Body to the History of Church teaching on Marriage, Family and Human Sexuality

In this talk my goal is to show how Theology of the Body is a fruit and development of and in continuity with the past and remains an indispensable resource for the present call to present the Joy of the Gospel. From St. Augustine to Pope Francis, Saints, Popes and Doctors of the Church have all commented on the meaning […]

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

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

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, (Washington, D.C.: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2008), 61 – 100.   Colosi – […]

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Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying) vs. Euthanasia
by / on August 10, 2017 at 3:43 pm / in Video

Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying) vs. Euthanasia

Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying) vs. Euthansasia PeterColosi 080317 from Peter J. Colosi on Vimeo. “Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying) vs. Euthansasia: A Catholic Understanding of Compassion, Suffering and Death and The Current Euthanasia Debate” I delivered this talk on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at St. John of Rochester Parish in Fairport NY, the parish I grew up […]

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Charlie Gard discussion with Christine Flowers
by / on July 7, 2017 at 10:21 pm / in Audio

Charlie Gard discussion with Christine Flowers

Christine Flowers July 3 2017 I was honored to be invited onto the Rich Zeoli show which was hosted that day by Christine Flowers on 1210AM CBSPhilly on July 3 to talk about the Charlie Gard case. Christine graciously created a podcast (and removed the commercials!) of just the hour that we discussed. We discussed among others, these topics: Catholic […]

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by / on August 24, 2016 at 7:37 pm / in Audio

Catholic Social Teaching and Public Policy

  Chuck Harvey (my friend and former student) invited me for an interview/discussion for Holy Spirit Radio in Philadelphia. We really hit the question concerning what the Church is and is not doing in the light of our current cultural and political situation. Aired on Tuesday 8/23/2016, we enjoyed making it and I hope you can listen! Here’s a summary […]

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by / on June 1, 2016 at 8:54 pm / in Audio

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In this audio of June 1, 2016, Drew Mariano of Relevant Radio and I discuss what I am calling the story of the 4 year old boy who was saved by the wise zoo keeper. We discuss the event itself, in which a gorilla was killed so that the boy would not be killed by the gorilla. We talk about […]

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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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PHL 260 Introduction to: Love and Responsibility by Karol Wojtyla
by / on May 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm / in Audio

PHL 260 Introduction to: Love and Responsibility by Karol Wojtyla

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PHL 260 The Pro-Choice Argument part 1
by / on April 16, 2016 at 11:27 pm / in Audio

PHL 260 The Pro-Choice Argument part 1

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PHL 260 The Pro-Choice Argument Part 2
by / on April 15, 2016 at 12:33 am / in Audio

PHL 260 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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PHL 260 The Pro-Life Argument
by / on April 15, 2016 at 12:31 am / in Audio

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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

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