Christian Anthropology and Bioethics (2016 CMA Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp Talk 1)

 
This talk was given at the 4th Annual Catholic Medical Association Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp held at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood PA on June 22, 2016. I cover the following three topics, with most of the time spent on the third: 1. The Role of the Magisterium for Catholic Medical Professionals; 2. Object/Intention/Circumstances and the Hippocratic Oath; 3. The Nature and Dignity of Persons: Metaphysics of the Person. (Topic 3 is covered from a different angle than how I cover it in the 2018 talk of a similar title.

Foundational Bio-ethical Principles and Applications (2016 CMA Medical and Resident Student Boot Camp talk 2)

 

This talk was given at the 4th Annual Catholic Medical Association Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp held at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood PA on June 23, 2016. In this talk I explain the Principle of Double effect and touch on some of the other fundamental principles in a Catholic approach to health care. I also take two examples which the Magisterium has pronounced on explain them. The examples are Artificial Nutrition and Hydration and Uterine Isolation.

Metaphysics of the Person and Medical Ethics (2018 CMA boot camp talk 1)


This talk was given at the 6th Annual Catholic Medical Association Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois on June 21, 2018. I begin with a brief discussion of the role of the Magisterium for Medical Students and Physicians, and then I read a paper of mine that appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly on the soul and neuroscience and there is a q&a session about its topic. The published version of the paper is titled: Discussion the Spiritual Soul in the Classroom.

The Body Soul Union in Human Persons (2018 CMA boot camp talk 2)


This talk was given at the 6th Annual Catholic Medical Association Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois on June 21, 2018. In this lecture I explore the mystery of the the union of body and soul in human persons.

Ars Moriendi vs. Euthanasia: Understanding the Terms of the Debate (2018 CMA boot camp talk 3)


This talk was given at the 6th Annual Catholic Medical Association Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois on June 21, 2018. I begin with a very brief discussion of the Catholic understanding of love and the meaning of suffering and death, then define the terms needed to have a debate about euthanasia, then show the Catholic view on euthanasia, contrasting it with the vitalist and pro-euthanasia views. After that I have a discussion, including works of art, about Ars moriendi (The art of dying) and Memento mori (remembering your death), which are two rich Catholic traditions that have been lost, and which would be good to regain. There is about 20 minutes of q&a at the end.

Lecture on Theology of the Body in Lisbon Portugal

 

This is a lecture I delivered about St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body at the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon in 2012.

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.

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 religious orders, and most recently, for the first time in history, the Pope has taken Francis’ name as his own. Dr. Peter J. Colosi, Associate Professor of Moral Theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, who earned an MA degree in Franciscan Studies from St. Bonaventure University and has given countless walking tours of St. Francis’ hometown, will paint a colorful picture of Francis’ early life, his conversion, his spirituality and the order he founded. Delivered at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Overbrook, PA Mar. 19, 2014.  St. Francis of Assisi: His Life, Times, Conversion and Charism from Peter J. Colosi on Vimeo.

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