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Great Catholic based infomation

By Robert Henry Holtz - Feb 14 2020
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Incredible resource

Great content; please improve sound quality

By jamie jib jorp - Jan 31 2020
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I love the content. I would love it if the speaker could be directly mic’d. Often it is difficult to hear the speaker. Also, it would be great if the show notes could give a brief summary of the talk instead of the CV of the speaker.

iTunes Ratings

270 Ratings
Average Ratings
243
15
7
3
2

Great Catholic based infomation

By Robert Henry Holtz - Feb 14 2020
Read more
Incredible resource

Great content; please improve sound quality

By jamie jib jorp - Jan 31 2020
Read more
I love the content. I would love it if the speaker could be directly mic’d. Often it is difficult to hear the speaker. Also, it would be great if the show notes could give a brief summary of the talk instead of the CV of the speaker.
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The Thomistic Institute

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Rank #1: "In the Eye of the Storm: Benedict XVI on Our Present Crisis" - Dr. Chad Pecknold

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This lecture by Dr. Chad Pecknold with a response by Fr. Stephen Fields SJ was given on September 15th, 2018 during a day long conference on "Jesus of Nazareth and the Church's Tradition: The Enduring Legacy of Benedict XVI" held at Georgetown University.

Sep 19 2018

55mins

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Rank #2: An Introduction to St. Augustine (Pt. 1) | Joseph Capizzi

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This talk was offered on July 16th as part of the Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship program. For more information on future events, visit our website at: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events/?view=calendar&month=September-2018

Aug 27 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #3: Augustine's City of God and the Nature of Politics | Chad Pecknold

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This lecture was delivered by Chad Pecknold (Catholic University of America) to the MIT chapter of the Thomistic Institute on September 18, 2018.

To learn about upcoming Thomistic Institute events visit https://thomisticinstitute.org/events/

Oct 02 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #4: The Relationship of Positive Law and Natural Law (Pt. 1) | Adrian Vermeule

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The lecture was given as the first in a three-part class by Prof. Adrian Vermeule (Harvard Law School) during the Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship (July 16-20, 2018) in Washington, DC.

Aug 29 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #5: Tolkien And The Eucharist In "The Lord Of The Rings" | Prof. Peter Kreeft

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This lecture was given by Prof. Peter Kreeft (Boston College) at Rutgers University on 8 October 2019.

Dr. Peter Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and teaches philosophy courses at King’s College. Kreeft is a popular writer of Christian philosophy, theology and apologetics and the author of dozens of books, two of which include The Philosophy of Tolkien: The Worldview Behind the Lord of the Rings and Symbol or Substance: A Dialogue on the Eucharist with C. S. Lewis, Billy Graham and J. R. R. Tolkien.

For more information on this and other events go to https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1

Oct 30 2019

1hr 35mins

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Rank #6: The Historicity of Adam | Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, OP

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This talk was given at Baylor University on March 28th, 2019. For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: thomisticinstitute.org/events-1

About the Speaker:

Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., completed his Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.E.) in Bioengineering, summa cum laude, at the University of Pennsylvania, and then earned his Ph.D. in Biology from M.I.T. in the laboratory of Professor Leonard Guarente, where he was a fellow of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). He was ordained a priest in the Order of Preachers in May of 2004. He completed his Pontifical License in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) in Moral Theology, summa cum laude, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, in 2005, and a Pontifical Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.), magna cum laude, at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, in 2015.

Fr. Austriaco currently serves as Professor of Biology and of Theology at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. His NIH-funded laboratory at Providence College is investigating the genetics of programmed cell death using the yeasts, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans, as model organisms. Papers describing his research have been published in PLoS ONE, FEMS Yeast Research, Microbial Cell, Cell, the Journal of Cell Biology, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, among others. In philosophy and theology, his essays have been published in the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Theological Studies, Nova et Vetera, The Thomist, Science and Theology, and the Linacre Quarterly. His first book, Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics, was published by the Catholic University of America Press in 2011. It was recognized as a 2012 Choice outstanding academic title by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

May 07 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #7: An Introduction to the Trinity and to the Mystery of Jesus Christ | Fr. Dominic Legge, OP

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This talk was given by Fr. Dominic Legge when he addressed St. Peter's parish on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on Oct. 16, 2018.

For more information on our other upcoming events, visit our website: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events

Oct 26 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #8: Responding To Contemporary Atheism | Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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On July 10th- 14th the Thomistic Institute held our first annual "Student Leadership Conference" at the Dominican House of Studies
on the theme "Faith, Reason, & the Mind’s Ascent to God"

Aquinas offers a robust account of faith and reason, and the way that human beings can come to real knowledge of the divine. Understanding these truths is central not only to the Catholic faith, but to all knowledge of reality because God is the transcendent cause of all being, the source of intelligibility, and truth itself.

PRESENTERS INCLUDED:
Fr. Dominic Legge, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and the Thomistic Institute)
Prof. Ed Feser (Pasadena City College)
Fr. James Brent, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception)
and a keynote address by R.R. Reno (First Things)

For more info about upcoming TI events, visit: www.thomisticinstitute.org/events

Sep 03 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: What is a Law of Nature? | Prof. Edward Feser

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This talk was delivered at Stanford University on April 17, 2019. For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1

Speaker bio:
Edward Feser is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. He has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a Visiting Scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an M.A. in religion from the Claremont Graduate School, and a B.A. in philosophy and religious studies from the California State University at Fullerton.

Jun 07 2019

1hr 33mins

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Rank #10: Classical Theism and the Nature of God | Edward Feser

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This talk was offered on January 16, 2019 at Oxford University. For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: thomisticinstitute.org/events-1/

Organized in partnership with the Aquinas Institute at Blackfriars Hall at the University of Oxford

Speaker Bio:
Prof. Edward Feser is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College and has also served as Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University. He received a PhD in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author of books including Philosophy of Mind (A Beginner's Guide), The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism, Aquinas (A Beginner's Guide), Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction, NeoScholastic Essays, Five Proofs for the Existence of God, and By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment. He blogs at http://edwardfeser.blogspot.com/

Jan 17 2019

1hr 22mins

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Rank #11: Why Lent? Innocence, Sin, and Redemption | Fr. Gregory Pine, OP

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This talk was given by Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. for the Thomistic Institute's University College Dublin chapter on March 6, 2019.

For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org.

Mar 08 2019

59mins

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Rank #12: Emotion, Affection & Friendship: Aquinas on the Nature of Love | Fr. Gregory Pine OP

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This talk was given January 16th, 2019 at UNC Charlotte by Fr. Gregory Pine OP (Thomistic Institute)
For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1

Speaker Bio:

Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. serves presently as the Assistant Director for Campus Outreach with the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC. He served previously as an associate pastor at St. Louis Bertrand Church in Louisville, KY where he also taught as an adjunct professor at Bellarmine University. Born and raised near Philadelphia, PA, he attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville, studying mathematics and humanities. Upon graduating, he entered the Order of Preachers in 2010. He was ordained a priest in 2016 and holds an STL from the Dominican House of Studies.

May 22 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #13: Accompaniment and Moral Development | Fr. Romanus Cessario, OP

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This lecture was given at the University of Oxford on 27 November 2019.

Fr. Romanus Cessario, OP, holds a research fellowship at Ave Maria University in Florida and serves as associate editor of The Thomist, senior editor of Magnificat, and general editor of the Catholic Moral Thought series at the Catholic University of America Press.

For more information on this and other events go to thomisticinstitute.org/events-1

Feb 05 2020

46mins

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Rank #14: Demonstrating the Existence of God | Prof. Ed Feser

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On July 10th- 14th the Thomistic Institute held our first annual "Student Leadership Conference" at the Dominican House of Studies
on the theme "Faith, Reason, & the Mind’s Ascent to God"

Aquinas offers a robust account of faith and reason, and the way that human beings can come to real knowledge of the divine. Understanding these truths is central not only to the Catholic faith, but to all knowledge of reality because God is the transcendent cause of all being, the source of intelligibility, and truth itself.

PRESENTERS INCLUDED:
Fr. Dominic Legge, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and the Thomistic Institute)
Prof. Ed Feser (Pasadena City College)
Fr. James Brent, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception)
and a keynote address by R.R. Reno (First Things)

For more info about upcoming TI events, visit: www.thomisticinstitute.org/events

Aug 28 2019

1hr 34mins

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Rank #15: Is the God of the Old Testament Evil? | Prof. Matthew Ramage

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This lecture was given by Prof. Matthew Ramage at Ohio State University on 12 September 2019.

Matthew Ramage's current positions include Associate Professor of Theology at Benedictine College and Adjunct Professor of Theology at Holy Apostles College & Seminary. He has authored and translated several books, including the monographs "Dark Passages of the Bible: Engaging Scripture with Benedict XVI and Thomas Aquinas." His work has appeared in a number of journals including Nova et Vetera, Scripta Theologica, Cithara, Homiletic, and Pastoral Review.

For more information on this and other events, go to thomisticinstitute.org/events-1

Oct 07 2019

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Rank #16: Aquinas on Eternal Law, Natural Inclinations, and Natural Law (Pt. 1) | Fr. Dominic Legge, OP

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This talk was offered on July 16th at our Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship program. For more information on future events, visit our website at: thomisticinstitute.org/events/?view=…eptember-2018

Aug 31 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #17: Principles of the Moral Life | Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

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The lecture was given as part of the West Coast Intellectual Retreat held at St. Albert's Priory March 22-24, 2019.
The handout for the lecture can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByaUbskxe22xQTN4X1lGYUREU1hnOGNfYm5CYk1xWmkyMTRz/view?usp=sharing

Presenters:
Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. (Assistant Director of Campus Outreach for the Thomistic Institute)
Prof. Steven Jensen - University of St. Thomas (Houston)
Fr. John Corbett, O.P. - Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception

Conference Titles:
1. Principles of the Moral Life
2. The One Thing Necessary: The Last End and Beatitude
3. Our Good and God: Our Place Within the Greater Good
4. In Us Without Us: The Infused Virtues
5. Beyond Human Means: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Retreat Theme Description:
In the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas, all creation proceeds from God and returns to him. With the complication of sin, that return is complicated. In Jesus Christ and through the sacraments, God orchestrates the redemption of sinful man by gradually introducing him into the life of divine communion. And, in that movement, man is engaged not merely as a passive recipient, but also as an agent—as a protagonist.

Given this understanding, questions of morality cannot simply be boiled down to do’s and don’ts. For St. Thomas, the moral life is first about God and then about the way we are called to return to Him. This is what we mean by “the good life.”

For more info about upcoming TI events, visit: thomisticinstitute.org/events-1

Apr 16 2019

55mins

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Rank #18: The Motives of the Incarnation: Why Did God Become Man? | Paul Gondreau

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"No greater wonder could be accomplished than that God should become man." So writes St. Thomas Aquinas in his commentary on the Gospel of John. This statement follows a lifetime spent pondering the question of why God became man. If Aquinas fully acknowledges that the Incarnation marks an article of faith, that is, a doctrine that is accepted as true only by an act of faith, he was nonetheless convinced that the mystery of the Incarnation is not only in accord with human reason, it is deeply attractive to the human spirit. To consider the Incarnation a mystery that evokes great "wonder" is to recognize a deep beauty and coherence that is part and parcel of God's having become man.

In today's age, which tends to regard articles of faith as irrational and the Incarnation, in particular, as a myth, Thomas Aquinas has a valuable perspective that merits our close consideration.

This lecture was given by Paul Gondreau (Providence College) on September 11, 2018 to the University of Oklahoma chapter of the Thomistic Institute.

For more upcoming TI events, visit our website: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events

Sep 28 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #19: The Possibility of Perfection | Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

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This talk was offered at Duke University on January 17th, 2019. For more info about upcoming TI events, visit: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1/

Event Description:

In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord instructs us to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect . . . inspiring on one hand, but daunting on the other. Is it possible to be perfect or are we doomed to despair? Come hear how the universal call to holiness resonates really, truly, and personally in every human heart.

Speaker Bio:

Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. serves presently as the Assistant Director for Campus Outreach with the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC. He served previously as an associate pastor at St. Louis Bertrand Church in Louisville, KY where he also taught as an adjunct professor at Bellarmine University. Born and raised near Philadelphia, PA, he attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville, studying mathematics and humanities. Upon graduating, he entered the Order of Preachers in 2010. He was ordained a priest in 2016 and holds an STL from the Dominican House of Studies.

Jan 18 2019

44mins

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Rank #20: A Panel Discussion from Civitas Dei Conference 2018 | Various Presenters

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This is a recording from the panel discussion at the end of our Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship on July 20th, 2018

Sep 12 2018

1hr 23mins

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