Rev. Ryan W. Connors ProfileSaturdays 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Dates: 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 12/21
Happiness is to be found in embracing the true ends of our nature. The universal call to holiness, which is at the heart of the Second Vatican Council’s teaching, is therefore the path to true happiness. We will seek to understand this intrinsic dynamism of human nature as illuminated by the moral realism of Saint Thomas Aquinas, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and John Paul II’s encyclical Veritatis Splendor. Grounded in the fundamentals of moral theology, we will then turn our attention to urgent moral (especially bioethical) issues of the day in light of Humanae Vitae and Evangelium Vitae. Clarity in moral theology is crucial to carrying out the lay apostolate: to leaven all aspects of the world with the truth and beauty of the Gospel.