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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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Relation between Suffering and Love in Catholic Teaching
by / on April 18, 2012 at 8:06 pm / in Audio

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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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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Personal Uniqueness in the Thought of John Paul II and Max Scheler
by / on April 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm / in Articles

Personal Uniqueness in the Thought of John Paul II and Max Scheler

Peter J. Colosi, “The Uniqueness of Persons in the Life and Thought of Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II, with Emphasis on His Indebtedness to Max Scheler”. Chapter 3 in Karol Wojtyla’s Philosophical Legacy, eds. Nancy Mardas Billias, Agnes B. Curry and George F. McLean, (Washington, D.C.: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2008), 61 – 100.   Colosi – […]

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Personhood, the Soul, and Non-Conscious Human Beings: Some Critical Reflections on Recent Forms of Argumentation within the Pro-Life Movement
by / on April 17, 2012 at 10:46 pm / in Articles

Personhood, the Soul, and Non-Conscious Human Beings: Some Critical Reflections on Recent Forms of Argumentation within the Pro-Life Movement

Personhood, the Soul and Non-Conscious Human Beings: Some Critical Reflections on Recent Forms of Argumentation within the Pro-Life Movement. Life and Learning XVII, (Conference Proceedings of University Faculty for Life, Villanova University June 1-3, 2007), 277-304.   Colosi, Personhood, the Soul and Non-conscious Human beings.   This article explores a certain foundational problem I sometimes detect in some recent Prolife argumentation […]

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