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Ethical Issues 1 B (Jan. 25, 2016)
by / on January 26, 2016 at 8:17 pm / in Audio

Ethical Issues 1 B (Jan. 25, 2016)

Lecture 1 part 2: The morality of lying.

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Ethical Issues 1 A (Jan. 21, 2016)
by / on January 26, 2016 at 8:10 pm / in Audio

Ethical Issues 1 A (Jan. 21, 2016)

Lecture 1 of Ethical Issues, a course I am teaching at Salve Regina University Spring 2016. In this first half of the first lecture I introduce the course and begin the lecture on the morality of lying.  

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by / on March 20, 2015 at 9:51 pm / in Audio

Commentary on chapter 5 World Meeting of Families Catechesis

Dr. Peter J. Colosi explores chapter 5 of Love is Our Mission Preparatory Catechesis, “Creating the Future.” This chapter explores the Catholic understanding of family, the family as a school of love and the basic building block of a healthy society, as well as the Parish as a family. Dr. Colosi was a consultant for chapter 5 and is author […]

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The Catholic Church and Capitalism
by / on October 12, 2014 at 11:34 am / in Audio

The Catholic Church and Capitalism

Via the Social Encyclicals, The Vocation of the Business Leader, and an article by Joseph Ratzinger titled, “The Church and the Economy”, I attempt historically, philosophically and theologically to locate the position of the Catholic Church towards Capitalism and to express the underlying principles enunciated by the Church on the basis of which lay people participating in the free market […]

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The Relation of Theology of the Body to the History of Church teaching on Marriage, Family and Human Sexuality
by / on August 10, 2014 at 9:51 pm / in Audio

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 […]

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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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Lenten Coffee Talk
by / on February 10, 2013 at 10:39 pm / in Media Shorts

Lenten Coffee Talk

Peter J. Colosi and Mike Gannotti discuss Lent and the relation between happiness and sacrifice.  

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Why Modern Science Needs John Paul II
by / on April 18, 2012 at 8:17 pm / in Audio

Why Modern Science Needs John Paul II

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 begin in part 1 by looking at a series of quotations from Pope John Paul II in order to get at two meanings of “progress” in his thought. One meaning of progress, the Pope holds, […]

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Christian Personalism and Theology of the Body
by / on April 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm / in Audio

Christian Personalism and Theology of the Body

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 mystery and beauty of the fact that human persons are spiritual and bodily. In the end […]

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