Deacon Des will be holding the following presentations in the Parish Centre:
Tuesday 5th October 2021 at 12 noon and Thursday 7th October 2021 at 7:00 p.m. – Session 1: History & Background of Catholic Social Teaching. “From Rerum Novarum to today.”
This session will focus on the historical aspects of CST beginning with Pope Leo XIII and his encyclical ‘Rerum Novarum,’ examining the socio-economic landscape of the day and how subsequent papal encyclicals have continued this theme. The session will also examine the basic principles of CST.
Tuesday 9th November 2021 at 12 noon & Thursday 11th November at 7:00 p.m. – Session 2: Just War & The Gospel.
This session will examine the doctrine of the Just War theory from Greco-Roman times, how this developed through St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, and discuss how or if this conflicts with the Gospel message of peace.
This pattern of monthly lectures will be held at 12 noon on the first date and will be repeated at 7:00 p.m. on the second date. Do please put these dates in your diary and come along. Please feel free to bring family and friends.