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Video – Dr. Ford – Fehlner on Newman and Scotus – CONF 304

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
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Ave Maria!

At the Symposium titled “Sursum Actio” at Notre Dame Univ. in honor of the life work of Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, F.I., from Jun 8-9, 2015, Fr. John Ford, Ph.D., Professor of Theology at Catholic University of America, gives the third conference which he titles, “Fehlner on Newman and Scotus”. It is a reflection on an essay called “Scotus and Newman in Dialogue” which Fr. Peter contributed to the book The Newman-Scotus Reader: Contexts and Commonalities by Fr. Edward Andrako and to which Fr. Ford also contributed. He focuses on the ascent of faith and the New Evangelization which Newman calls the grammar of ascent. He refers to two groups in our modern world the “nones” who belong to no church or religion and “STEMs” those whose background is science, technology, engineering and mathematics, neither of which have religion on their radar scopes. He describes how we should ideally approach faith and how we actually do it in real life.

Samples of what is covered:

  • Middle way between passive and active intellect in apprehension.
  • Eskimos and Hawaiians
  • Enlargement of mind
  • Grammar of assent 3 steps: Apprehension, inference, assent
  • Data collection: can always find more info, this is temptation of STEM
  • Assent, notional is almost automatic: 2+2=4
  • but going from notional to real is not automatic, thus pivotal state in the current situation in our culture
  • Theology is not enough for Assent need to have action of will.

The talk is followed by a commentary by Fr. Peter and then a round table discussion with the other presenters.

  • Fr. Peter:
    • Phenomenological is Scotus’ angle
    • Enlargement of apprehension is key
    • Knowledge is personal and so can not be used, just as people cannot be used
    • Refusing to assent is to lose a part of oneself, not being true to oneself.
    • Relation of Newman’s assent to John Duns Scotus in this regard.
    • How it effects epistemology
    • Will is not an appetite of the intellect, independence of the will.
    • Bonaventure, finding God in intellect
    • Synderesis – avoid what is evil and do what is good.

This symposium, Sursum Actio (“Lift up your Actions” or more loosely “Lift up your Hearts”, a term used by St. Bonaventure), was organized in honor of the life work of Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner after he won the Cardinal John J. Wright Marialogical Award of 2015 from the Mariological Society of America for his outstanding contributions to Mariology.

For a more complete list of all fourteen talks from this symposium:

http://airmaria.com/category/air-maria-shows/conferences/fr-peter-symposium-nd/

Link to the book “The Newman-Scotus Reader: Contexts and Commonalities”:

http://academyoftheimmaculate.com/the-newman-scotus-reader-contexts-and-commonalities.html

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Video – Dr. Fastiggi – Fehlner on Divine Maternity – CONF 303

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
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Ave Maria!

At the Symposium titled “Sursum Actio” at Notre Dame Univ. from Jun 8-9, 2015, in honor of the life work of Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, F.I.,  Dr. Robert Fastiggi, Professor of Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, gives the second conference which he titles, “Fehlner on Divine Maternity”. It is on the dogma that Mary is the Mother of God but more specifically she is the Predestined Mother of God, the Ever Virgin Mother of God, the Immaculate Mother of God and so the Mother of the Church in the order of grace and how these are all inter-connected with other Christological dogmas as is presented in the works of Fr. Peter Fehlner.

The talk is followed by a commentary by Fr. Peter and then a round table discussion with the other presenters.

This symposium, Sursum Actio (“Lift up your Actions” or more loosely “Lift up your Hearts”), was organized in honor of the life work of Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner after he won the Cardinal John J. Wright Marialogical Award of 2015 from the Mariological Society of America for his outstanding contributions to Mariology.

For more a complete list of all fourteen talks from this symposium:

http://airmaria.com/category/air-maria-shows/conferences/fr-peter-symposium-nd/

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Video – Fr. Hellmann – Charity in Bonaventure’s Ecclesiology and the Eucharist – CONF 302

Saturday, November 7th, 2015
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Ave Maria!

At the Symposium titled “Sursum Actio” at Notre Dame Univ. in honor of the life work of Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, F.I., from Jun 8-9, 2015, Fr. J. A. Wayne Hellmann, OFM Conv., Professor of Theology at Saint Louis University, gives the opening conference which he titles, “Charity in Bonaventure’s Ecclesiology, Charity in the Eucharist” the first part of which is based on a dissertation by Fr. Peter called the “The Role of Charity in the Ecclesiology of St. Bonaventure” which gave him early inspiration for his own studies. The second part is based on distinctions 8-13 of St. Bonaventure’s Commentary on the Sentences, Book IV. The talk is followed by a commentary by Fr. Peter and then a round table discussion with the other presenters.

This symposium, Sursum Actio (“Lift up your Actions” or more loosely “Lift up your Hearts”), was organized in honor of the life work of Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner after he won the Cardinal John J. Wright Marialogical Award of 2015 from the Mariological Society of America for his outstanding contributions to Mariology.

For more a complete list of all fourteen talks from this symposium:

http://airmaria.com/category/air-maria-shows/conferences/fr-peter-symposium-nd/

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Video – Card. Burke – Marriage Preparation – CONF 301

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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Ave Maria!

Cardinal Burke at the Day of Reflection for Laity with the theme, “Holy Matrimony: Sacrament of Christ in His Church, (Eph 5:32)” at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN on October 10, 2015, gives the third and final talk called “Preparation for Holy Matrimony”. He addresses the need for adequate marriage preparation in order to correct many common points of confusion in our modern world resulting from no fault divorce and other factors that weaken the public perception of the indissolubility of marriage vows. He also underscores the importance of the marriage ceremony and doing this according to the norms of the Church with a well prepared homily, to help the couple and the congregation to see the importance of marriage. He makes many references to the papal encyclicals, and Canon Law.

To view more on this series of talks by Cardinal Burke:

http://airmaria.com/tag/day-of-reflection-on-marriage/

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Video – Card. Burke – Marriage: Fr. Hardon’s Catechisis – CONF 300

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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Ave Maria!

Cardinal Burke at the Day of Reflection for Laity with the theme, “Holy Matrimony: Sacrament of Christ in His Church, (Eph 5:32)” at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN on October 10, 2015, gives the second talk on Fr. John Hardon and his Catechisis on Marriage. He presents the need for good catechesis on marriage as an antidote to modern moral confusion and points out that much of the confusion among Catholics is due to poor catechesis in schools and parishes over the past fifty years.

For more on Fr. John Hardon and Marriage go to:

http://www.therealpresence.org/archives/Marriage.htm

For more on Fr. John Hardon’s Marian Catechisis see:

http://mariancatechist.com/hardon/index.html

To view more on this series of talks by Cardinal Burke:

http://airmaria.com/tag/day-of-reflection-on-marriage/

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Video – Card. Burke – Marriage: Remaining in the Truth of Christ – CONF 299

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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Ave Maria!

Cardinal Burke at the Day of Reflection for Laity with the theme, “Holy Matrimony: Sacrament of Christ in His Church, (Eph 5:32)” at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN on October 10, 2015, gives the first talk called Remaining in the Truth of Christ, Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church. This is the same title as the book to which he contributed, along with several other cardinals and bishops, and published by Ignatius Press, to give some clarity in the face of confusion surrounding the Synod on the Family in Rome last year and is in session again at the time of this posting. He first gives some background to the controversy, then an outline of the book and then gives several thoughts for our consideration from the book as follows:

  1. Relationship between Faith and Culture and how to address the current culture and the need for the Church to be secure in its identity in order to avoid adding to the confusion of today’s prevailing culture.
  2. The role of the Synod of Bishops in contrast t0 common perceptions that their decisions are doctrinally binding.
  3. Risk of Sentimentalism which is a false charity that does not respect the need to give the saving truth, as if this is opposed to charity.
  4. Changes to simplify the process of nullity in marriage and the relationship to doctrine of indissolubility of marriage.
  5. Fullness of power of the Pope regarding marriages.
  6. Relationship between doctrine and discipline.
  7. New Evangelism which begins in the family as we raise our children with good example and teaching on morals.
  8. Natural law and the proper formation of Consciences, that we need to have a principled, objective basis for this formation so that we can sanctify our culture.

For more information on the book, Remaining in the Truth of Christ:

http://www.ignatius.com/Products/RTC-P/remaining-in-the-truth-of-christ.aspx

To view more on this series of talks by Cardinal Burke:

http://airmaria.com/tag/day-of-reflection-on-marriage/

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Oct 09 – Homily – Card. Burke: The Grace of Priesthood

Friday, October 16th, 2015
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Homily #151009b ( 19min) Play – His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke gives the fifth and last homily or the 2015 Priests’ Retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN. The theme of the retreat is “Holy Priesthood: Sacrament of Christ’s Pastoral Charity.”  He reflects on the Gospel account of the miracle of the catching of many fish and refers this to the grace of the priesthood where these fisherman would become fishers of men. He relates this to the first reading from St. Paul who says this treasure of grace is held in earthen vessels and to St. John Leonardi who’s feast day it was and who fought for reform of priesthood at the time of the Council of Trent and suffered much as a result. He exhorts all the priests attending this retreat to go forth and be one in heart with Jesus until he comes again to take us home.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. John Leonardi – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 4:1-7
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 10
Gsp: luk 5:1-11

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Oct 08 – Homily – Card Burke: Eucharist and the Priesthood

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
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Homily #151008b ( 15min) Play – Card. Burke gives the fourth homily for the the 2015 Priests’ Retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN. The theme of the retreat is “Holy Priesthood: Sacrament of Christ’s Pastoral Charity.”  Here he covers the importance of the Eucharist for the priesthood. This is related in the readings with references to the manna that was given to Israel. Jesus is the true bread from heaven that alone fulfills us and this is all fulfilled in the Eucharist which is truly the body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus, first poured out on Calvary and made present again in an unbloody manner in the Mass. This is the bread that will lead us through the desert of this life and bring us to the eternal rest in heaven.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Eucharistic Lord
Readings:
Deut 8:2-3, 14b-16a
Ps 35: 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8, 9
Lk 9:11b-17

 

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Oct 07 – Homily – Card. Burke: The Priest and the Rosary

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
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Homily #151007b ( 18min) Play – Cardinal Burke gives the third homily for the 2015 Priests’ Retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN, themed, “Holy Priesthood: Sacrament of Christ’s Pastoral Charity.” He speaks on the role of the Rosary in bringing the life of Christ into our lives with all its connection to the human family through His Mother Mary, and how this is especially so for those in the priesthood. He also explains the history of this feast for the Battle of Lepanto and how we should pray today for peace in the world and in the family which is so much threatened today.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of the Rosary – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 1:12-14
Resp: luk 1:46-55
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Oct 06 – Homily – Card. Burke: St. Bruno and Priestly Vocations

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
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Homily #151006b ( 17min) Play – Cardinal Burke gives the second Homily on the 2015 Priests Retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center. He reflects on the call of all priests to an undivided union with Christ that takes precedence over his natural family and relates this to Jesus’ relationship to Mary and Joseph in the Joyful Mystery of the Finding in the Temple. The priesthood should be a daily pursuit of a permanent state of upward movement toward Christ. Giving the Eucharist to the flock is the first element in the pastoral charity to which the priest is primarily called.  He relates this to St. Bruno, the founder of the contemplative Carthusian Order, whose feast day it is today. Confusion of today that touches even on the priestly life involves the preoccupation to outward works and forgetting the divine love that flows from the union with the Eucharistic. The Church sees the value of the Carthusians in order to receive the graces of this profound connection in order to protect the rest of the Church from the waves of secularism. Let us be united to the Eucharistic Heart of Christ and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bruno – Opt Memorial
Readings: Luke 9:57-62

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Oct 05 – Homily – Card. Burke: The High Priestly Heart of Christ

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
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Homily #151005bs ( 17min) Play –  Cardinal Burke gives the homily for the opening Mass for the 2015 Priests’ Retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN. The theme of the retreat is “Holy Priesthood: Sacrament of Christ’s Pastoral Charity.” He relates the vocation of priesthood to the mission of Christ in His ministry of salvation. This centers around the Mass which makes present the sacrifice of Calvary. Fulfilling this high calling requires great vigilance and effort, but mostly by asking Our Lord for the grace of ardent pastoral charity which is the measure of a priest’s spiritual life.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest
Gospel Reading: Luke 22:14-20

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Video – Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries, Empowers to do God’s Will – CONF 290

Monday, October 5th, 2015
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Ave Maria!

Fr. Bernard Geiger, OFM Conv. gives the last of two talks at the semiannual Marian Day this fall at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center on the theme of the Rosary and its challenge to us, that we need to follow God’s way. The last talk he covered how God’s way is outlined in the Joyful and Luminous mysteries. Here he covers the Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries where we are shown the means to get the strength to be able to carry out God’s plan. This is largely through the Sacraments and by forming the right self-image of ourselves as disciples of Christ which includes humility.

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Video – Joyful and Luminous Mysteries, Shows us God’s Will – CONF 289

Sunday, October 4th, 2015
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Ave Maria!

Fr. Bernard Geiger, OFM Conv. gives the first of two talks at the semiannual Marian Day this fall at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center on the theme of the Rosary and its challenge to us, that we need to follow God’s way. This is made clear in the book of Exodus where the Jews suffered so much for not following the plan God set before them. Fr. Geiger points out that God gives us his plan through the Joyful and Luminous mysteries of the Rosary. Listen as he goes through all ten of these mysteries, outlining what God wants us to do.

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Video – Fr. Peter – Redemptoris Mater – CONF 288

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
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Ave Maria!

During the First Saturday devotion by the Marian Catechists at the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Fr. Peter explains how Pope St. John Paul II’s encyclical Redemptoris Mater (Mother of the Redeemer) gives a complete synopsis of mariology and how Our Lady is the only adequate way to be introduced into the reality of the Trinity and the connection between the head, Jesus, and the rest of the mystical body of Christ, the Church. We do not know Christ until we see Mary as the Mother of God (Council of Ephesus). He then relates this to Mary’s spiritual motherhood of all Christians and thus the means for unity in the family of God.

Outline of Redemptoris Mater

Introduction 1-6
I. Mary in the Mystery of Christ
1. Full of grace 7-11
2. Blessed is she who believed 12-19
3. Behold your mother 20-24
II. The Mother of God at the Center of the Pilgrim Church
1.The Church, the People of God present in all the nations of the earth 25-28
2. The Church’s journey and the unity of all Christians 29-34
3. The “Magnificat” of the pilgrim Church 35-37
III. Maternal Mediation
1. Mary, the Handmaid of the Lord 38-41
2. Mary in the life of the Church and of every Christian 42-47
3. The meaning of the Marian Year 48-50
Conclusion 51

Redemptoris Mater Full Text:

http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_25031987_redemptoris-mater.html

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Video – Courage ’15 #13 – Fr Bochanski – One Who Has Hope Lives Differently – CONF 287

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
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Ave Maria!

Adult themes discussed, viewer discretion advised

Fr. Philip Bochanski, the Associate Director of Courage International, gives his talk titled “The One Who Has Hope Lives Differently” at the 2015 Courage Conference at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL. He reflects that giving people the hope to be able to live the difficult precepts on the Church is the essence of the Courage Apostolate and how this hope compares so favorably to the opposite of despair or complacency.

Courage is a Roman Catholic Apostolate to those who experience same sex attraction, providing them moral and community support to help them live according to the teachings of the Church. Most of the content of these excellent talks is fully applicable to people of any orientation, worthwhile to all. http://couragerc.org/

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