Video – Courage ’15 #6 – Joseph Pearce – Sin and Addiction in The Lord of the Rings – CONF 280

By August 23, 2015February 20th, 2016Conferences, Courage Chicago 2015

Views 1274

Conferences #280 - ( 80min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Adult themes discussed, viewer discretion advised

Prof. Joseph Pearce of Aquinas College gives his talk called “Sin and Addiction in The Lord of the Rings” at the 2015 Courage Conference at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Il. He gives deep insight into the Catholic nature of J. R.R. Tolkien's classic The Lord of the Rings, especially in regard to sin as represented by the ring. He makes a distinction between the ring wearer, the depraved Gollum, who is addicted to sin, and the ring bearer, Frodo, who carries the burden of sin for the sake of others as Our Lord did in carrying the cross. He shows how this is all a mirror of our lives and the need to live in such a way as to prepare ourselves for eternal life in heaven.

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. The vast majority of the content of these excellent talks is fully applicable to all Catholics of any orientation and is well worth viewing.

Audio (MP3)


Author apostolate

More posts by apostolate