News & EventsAddressing the Pastoral Needs of Men and Women with Homosexual Tendencies
There will be a Pre-Synod Conference this October 2, 2015 hosted by the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum) in Rome, Italy sponsored by Courage, Ignatius Press and the Napa Institute. According to www.truthandlove.com this conference will be held in order to “approach the... [Read more...]National Catholic Register Features Clergy Hospitality
September 15, 2015 the National Catholic Register released an article about our Clergy Hospitality program! Joseph Pronechen, of National Catholic Register, interviewed Hailey Smith who currently runs the program. Ponechen also interviewed a Clergy member who enjoyed a free stay at one of our... [Read more...]Catacomb time?
The Catholic Difference Catacomb time? by George Weigel At Christmas 1969, Professor Joseph Ratzinger gave a radio talk with the provocative title, “What Will the Future Church Look Like?” (You can find it in Faith and the Future, published by Ignatius Press). One of the concluding paragraphs... [Read more...]Cardinal Schönborn on the Synod
“I am confident there will be no change in Doctrine,” says Cardinal Schönborn to the National Catholic Register. Cardinal Schönborn had an interview with Joan Frawley Desmond of the National Catholic Register during the Napa Institute conference. Be sure to read about the interview... [Read more...]Flannery O’Connor and Catholic realism
By George Weigel From this vale of tears, one can never be sure about the boundaries of acceptable behavior at the Throne of Grace. Is laughter at earthly foibles permitted? Encouraged? I like to think so. Which inclines me to believe that, this past June 3, Miss Mary Flannery O’Connor of Milledgeville,... [Read more...]Now, the Kasper theory of democracy?
The Catholic Difference By George Weigel A few weeks ago, after Ireland voted to approve so-called “same-sex marriage,” a correspondent sent me an e-mail quoting Cardinal Walter Kasper’s comment on the result: “A democratic state has the duty to respect the will of the people,... [Read more...]Dr. Scott Hahn
Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957, and has been married to Kimberly since 1979. He and Kimberly have six children and are expecting their fifth grandchild. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related... [Read more...]Tim Gray, Ph.D.
Dr. Timothy Gray is presenting on, “Beloved: The Mystery and Meaning of Marriage” on July 30th, at 2:30 – 3:10 p.m. Dr. Gray is the President of the Augustine Institute, a dynamic M.A. program in Sacred Scripture and Evangelization & Catechesis in Denver, Colorado. He also is a... [Read more...]Papal Encyclical On The Environment
The New Heavens… By Fr. Bill Watson, SJ Early this summer, Pope Francis will release to the world his Encyclical on the Environment. There is considerable interest and worry about what the document will endorse regarding climate change theories, culture, political action, global poverty, human... [Read more...]Dr. Catherine Pakaluk
Dr. Pakaluk joined the faculty of Ave Maria University in the Fall of 2010. Her research is concerned broadly with the analytical study of gender, family, and reproductive dynamics. She also studies education, especially the value of private religious schools, and the role of parental effort... [Read more...]George Weigel
George Weigel is presenting on, “The Evangelical Future of Catholicism in the Next America” on July 31st, at 9:20 – 10:00 a.m. George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals.... [Read more...]Dr. Pia de Solenni
Dr. Pia de Solenni is presenting on, “Women and The Body of Christ” on July 31st, at 12:00 – 12:40 p.m. Dr. Pia de Solenni is a theologian, ethicist, and cultural analyst. She serves as the Associate Dean of the Augustine Institute – Orange County, located at Christ Cathedral. She... [Read more...]Christoph Cardinal Schonborn, OP, Dr. theol.
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, OP, Dr. theol., Archbishop of Vienna Born on January 22, 1945 in Skalken, Bohemia. The family flees to Austria in September 1945; primary and secondary school in Schruns and Bludenz (Vorarlberg). In 1963 Christoph Schönborn joined the Dominican Order. Studies of philosophy,... [Read more...]Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J.
Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. is presenting on, “The Soul’s Upward Yearning: Clues to Our Transcendent Nature from Experience and Reason” on August 1st at 10:10 – 10:50 a.m. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 16, 1952, Fr. Spitzer is currently the President of Magis Center of Reason and... [Read more...]O. Carter Snead
O. Carter Snead is presenting on, “Public Bioethics and the Problem of Persons” on August 1st, at 11:15 – 11:50 a.m. Professor Carter Snead is an internationally recognized expert in Public Bioethics – the governance of science, medicine, and biotechnology in the name of ethical... [Read more...]Dr. Michael Pakaluk
Dr. Michael Pakaluk is presenting on, “Faith and Reason in Newman’s University” on August 1st, at 12:00 – 12:35 p.m. Michael Pakaluk, educated at Harvard (A.B., Ph.D.) and, as a Marshall Scholar, at the University of Edinburgh (M.Litt.), wrote his dissertation on Aristotle’s... [Read more...]The Catholic Difference by George Weigel
The Catholic Difference The difference Cardinal George made By George Weigel On September 2, 1939, the House of Commons debated the British government’s response to the German invasion of Poland the previous day. The ruling Conservative Party was badly divided between those demanding that Britain fulfill... [Read more...]Archbishop Alexander Sample
Archbishop Alexander K. Sample was born on November 7, 1960 in Kalispell, MT, to Alexander K. Sample, Jr., (deceased) and to Joyce V. Sample. He graduated from Bishop Gorman High School, Las Vegas, NV, in 1978. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1982 and a Master... [Read more...]Andreas Widmer
Andreas Widmer is Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at The Catholic University of America and President of The Carpenter’s Fund. He was previously the co-founder of SEVEN Fund, a philanthropic organization run by entrepreneurs who invested in original research, books, and films to further enterprise... [Read more...]Dr. Christiaan Geusau
Christiaan Alting von Geusau holds law degrees from the University of Leiden (Netherlands) and the University of Heidelberg (Germany) with specializations in civil and European Law. He obtained a doctorate from the University of Vienna (Austria) writing his dissertation on “Human Dignity and the Law... [Read more...]