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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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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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Relation between Suffering and Love in Catholic Teaching

Relation between Suffering and Love in Catholic Teaching

In this talk I try to express the sensitivity with which Pope John Paul II and other authors deal with the difficult question of suffering and its relationship to love. This talk was given at St. John of Rochester Catholic Church, Fairport, NY on February 13, 2008.   Relation between suffering and love in Catholic teaching.  

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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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