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Father Thomas Joseph White, O.P. on “Can Beauty Save the World? Aquinas on Art and the Liturgy"

3/9/2017
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Using analogies from music (Johnny Cash, bluegrass music, Bach) and art (Jackson Pollock, Rembrandt), Father Thomas Joseph White, O.P. spoke to a packed house for the 3rd annual Colloquium on the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas on the topic “Can Beauty Save the World? Aquinas on Art and the Liturgy.” About Father Thomas Joseph White, O.P. Father Thomas Joseph White, O.P. is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology on the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican...

Duration: 01:04:15


Father Vivian Boland, O.P. on “Healing Work of Teaching: Thomas Aquinas and Education”

2/23/2017
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Fr. Vivian Boland, O.P., Vicar General of the Dominican Order, spoke to the Aquinas College chapter of ASCD, a student organization in the School of Education, on the topic, “Healing Work of Teaching: Thomas Aquinas and Education.”

Duration: 00:34:16


Dr David Corey: “What is Politics? Some Perennial Possibilities and Limits”

1/30/2017
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The School of Arts & Sciences presents a special lecture by Dr. David Corey, Associate Professor of Political Science at Baylor University, on the topic “What is Politics? Some Perennial Possibilities and Limits” on Friday, December 2. The School invited Dr. Corey to speak in anticipation of the formation of a Political Studies major at Aquinas.

Duration: 01:01:06


Joanna Bogle: “People of Place: a Look at Catholics and Culture”

10/19/2016
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On October 18, 2016, the Center for Faith and Culture welcomed English Catholic journalist, writer and broadcaster Joanna Bogle to speak on the topic “People of Place: a Look at Catholics and Culture,” a look at Catholicism and London—history, traditions, place-names.

Duration: 01:14:08


Faculty Panel: Catholic Social Teaching and Public Policy

10/14/2016
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Don’t cast your ballot this November without listening to this important discussion on the social doctrine of the Catholic Church in relation to public policy. Dr. Richard Bulzacchelli, Associate Professor of Theology; Dr. Ben Smith, Associate Professor of Philosophy; and Dr. Bill Smart, Associate Provost and Professor of Biology, explore the impact of Catholic social teaching on public policy—and on the conscience of Christian voters—just in time for the 2016 General Election in November.

Duration: 01:22:18


Faith in Action on Catholic Radio Indy with Sr Mary Cecilia, Sr Mary Angelica, and Haylee Weiss

6/20/2016
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Sister Mary Cecilia, O.P., Vice President for Student Life, Sister Mary Angelica, O.P., Director of the Study Abroad Program and student Haylee Weiss M.J. and Jim to talk about the unique opportunities available at Aquinas College.

Duration: 00:25:08


Dr. Aaron Urbanczyk: "Virtue vs Value in our Modern Culture"

2/25/2016
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The 2016 St. Thomas Aquinas Forum, hosted by the Office of Catechetics at Aquinas College, focused on the theme of "Virtue in Our Current Culture: Living the Nobility of Strength and Goodness." The speakers included talks by Father Jacques Philippe, Dr. Kevin Vost, Dr. Aaron Urbanczyk, Sister Mary Madeline Todd, O.P., Deacon Brad Watkins, Father Cassian Derbes, O.P., and musical entertainment by Kara Klein. “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure,...

Duration: 00:39:01


Dr. Kevin Vost: "St. Thomas Aquinas’ Approach to Virtue and Vices"

2/25/2016
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The 2016 St. Thomas Aquinas Forum, hosted by the Office of Catechetics at Aquinas College, focused on the theme of "Virtue in Our Current Culture: Living the Nobility of Strength and Goodness." The speakers included talks by Father Jacques Philippe, Dr. Kevin Vost, Dr. Aaron Urbanczyk, Sister Mary Madeline Todd, O.P., Deacon Brad Watkins, Father Cassian Derbes, O.P., and musical entertainment by Kara Klein. “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure,...

Duration: 00:35:07


Michael Novak: "Darkness and Radiance in 20th Century Catholic Poetry"

11/10/2015
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The Center for Faith and Culture presented this talk and poetry reading by author, philosopher, and theologian Michael Novak on the topic of “Darkness and Radiance in 20th Century Catholic Poetry.” Although known primarily as a political theorist, Mr. Novak has published two novels and one book of verse. Joseph Pearce, Director of the Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College, had this to say about his 2011 book of poetry, All Nature Is a Sacramental Fire: "It’s not often that we can...

Duration: 01:13:42


Devin Brown: “C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity”

9/23/2015
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Devin Brown discusses C.S. Lewis' great work Mere Christianity. The video shown during the presentation may be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF-_RDPxAS0 Devin Brown is a Lilly Scholar and Professor of English at Asbury University. He has written nine books, most of which focus on Lewis and Tolkien, including A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis and The Christian World of The Hobbit. He has a forthcoming book entitled Discussing Mere Christianity.

Duration: 00:24:28


Jonathan Thorndike with McKenna Risch, Daniel Beagan, and Caleb Theriot

9/23/2015
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Jonathan Thorndike of Belmont University and his students in the Honors Program discuss the Peter Jackson adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Jonathan Thorndike is the Honors Program Director at Belmont University. He teaches interdisciplinary “Great Books” courses and taught an Inklings course at King’s College London for many summers. He was awarded the Presidential Faculty Achievement Award at Belmont in 2014. Thorndike has published two books and over...

Duration: 00:42:37


Lydia Martin, Winner of the Tolkien & Lewis Essay Contest

9/23/2015
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Lydia Martin presents her essay, “Little Things: Tolkien, Lewis, and Smallness,” which won the inaugural Tolkien and Lewis High School Essay Contest.

Duration: 00:23:42


Dale Ahlquist: “Chesterton, Tolkien & Lewis”

9/23/2015
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Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society, talks about G.K. Chesterton and his influence on J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Dale Ahlquist is President of the American Chesterton Society and creator and host of EWTN’s Apostle of Common Sense. He has written three books on G.K. Chesterton: G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense, Common Sense 101: Lessons from G.K. Chesterton, and The Complete Thinker. Dale is also the co-founder of Chesterton Academy, a new high school...

Duration: 00:36:52


Sister Mary Angelica on AquinasAbroad on the Son Rise Morning Show

5/28/2015
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Sister Mary Angelica, O.P. talks to Matt Swaim on the Son Rise Morning Show about Aquinas College's new AquinasAbroad study abroad program in Bracciano, Italy near Rome.

Duration: 00:05:43


Joseph Pearce: Aquinas College Commencement Address 2015

5/18/2015
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Joseph Pearce, Director of the Center for Faith and Culture and Writer-in-Residence at Aquinas College, addresses the graduates at the 2015 Commencement Ceremonies at the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville. Mr. Pearce pondered the pervasive belief that religion is inimical to science.

Duration: 00:15:50


Helen Alvare: Freedom for Women, for the Family, and for Religion

4/13/2015
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"Not a Zero Sum Game: Freedom for Women, for the Family, and for Religion" For the good of women and the good of society, Christians must engage in a hard conversation: what does women’s freedom truly include? Known for her work in getting the voice of real women heard in the public square, Helen Alvaré will tackle the issues facing women and the family today. About Helen Alvaré Helen Alvaré is a Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, where she teaches Family Law, Law...

Duration: 01:24:18


Monsigniour Grous: The Family: the Sanctuary of Life

4/13/2015
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"The Family: the Sanctuary of Life" In preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2015 convening in Philadelphia later this year, Msgr. Grous will examine the Christian family as a school of love, justice, forgiveness, and mutual respect in the midst of a world darkened by selfishness and conflict and the cultural influences that challenge healthy family life. Rev. Msgr. Albin J. Grous, S.T.D. Msgr. Grous was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1987. He earned an...

Duration: 00:35:09


Richard Bulzacchelli: Creation Theology and Christian Marriage

4/13/2015
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Creation Theology and Christian Marriage: Why the Church’s Teachings on Sex and Matrimony Can’t Be Changed The Biblical self-revelation of God as “Yahweh Elohim”— the God who creates the world from nothing—provides the key to understanding the Church’s constant teaching and tradition about marriage and sexual morality. It’s not just about saying no to things people want to do, but about faith in God: about who we say God is, what the world means, and what it means to be made in His image...

Duration: 01:04:25


Sister Mary Angelica On St. Thomas Aquinas

1/28/2015
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Sister Mary Angelica Neenan, O.P., Associate Professor of Theology at Aquinas College, talks to Anna Mitchell on the Son Rise Morning Show about St. Thomas Aquinas on January 28, 2015, the feast of the great Dominican saint.

Duration: 00:06:59


Joseph Pearce on "GRN Alive"

1/13/2015
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Joseph Pearce, Director of the Center for Faith & Culture, spoke with Dave Palmer on Guadalupe Radio Network's "GRN Alive" show on January 9, 2015. The pair discussed a number of topics, including the upcoming Shakespeare & Christianity Celebration at Aquinas in April and its accompanying high school essay contest.

Duration: 00:20:39

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