Interview on Drew Mariano show about the boy and the gorilla

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 Pope Francis’ understanding of environmentalism, what this story reveals about our culture, and many more dimensions of the story, and take a few phone calls as well. Also, meant to say “Joseph and Mary” not “Jesus and Mary”, when I was making the point that all parents have lost track of their kids now and then, and if society is going to arrest this mother, then they we would have to arrest Joseph and Mary too, since they lost track of the child Jesus in the Temple – for 3 days.

 

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 of Conscience: A Preparation for the Sacrament of Confession”, St. Paul, MN: Leaflet Missal Company.

Josef Seifert, “Scheler on Repentance ,” The American Philosophical Quarterly 85.1 (Winter 2011), pgs. 183-202.

Max Scheler, “Repentance and Rebirth”, in On The Eternal In Man, translated by Bernard Noble, New York: Harper and Brothers, 1960, pgs. 33-65.

St. Matthew Lenten Mission – Part 3 from Peter J. Colosi on Vimeo.

PHL 260 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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PHL 260 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 lecture. Lecture in PHL 260 Ethical Issues at Salve Regina University, Spring 2016.

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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 student objections as those thinkers might. I covered the Feminist Quality of Life Arguments in the previous week, but am having trouble uploading it. I mention those arguments at the beginning of part 2 of this lecture in the next post. Lecture in PHL 260 Ethical Issues at Salve Regina University, Spring 2016.

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PHL 260 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 as related to this overall topic. Lecture in PHL 260 Ethical Issues at Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, Spring 2016.

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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).

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