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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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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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St. Francis of Assisi: His Life, Times, Conversion and Charism
by / on April 15, 2014 at 12:37 am / in Video

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

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 of God’s creation in nature. He is also the founder of one of the Church’s greatest […]

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by / on April 13, 2014 at 9:40 pm / in Video

Ratzinger, Habermas and Pera on Public Reason and Religion

I presented this lecture at University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain on June 4, 2013. I presented, within the University, to the Institute for Culture and Society, Religion and Civil Society Project.  

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by / on April 17, 2012 at 11:07 pm / in Video

Catholic Teaching on Artificial Reproductive Technology

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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by / on April 17, 2012 at 11:04 pm / in Video

Commentary on Theology of the Body and Dignitas Personae

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
by / on April 17, 2012 at 11:02 pm / in Video

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

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 mother at the end of her life.

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by / on April 17, 2012 at 10:55 pm / in Video

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

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. I also talk about Viktor Frankl, and his work Man’s Search for Meaning. There is a […]

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