May 252016
 

Joseph Pearce

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EWTN Personality, Internationally Acclaimed Author & Shakespeare Scholar

William Shakespeare’s Catholic Faith and why it is important for us is especially timely during the 400th anniversary of the death of this great English writer. Shakespeare is indisputably one of the few very best literary giants of all time, along with Dante and Homer.  It is a real privilege for Credo and the entire St. Louis area to have Joseph Pearce speak at the June 26th Credo Forum about why the Bard was Catholic.

Joseph Pearce, a native of England, is writer in residence at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee, and Director of the college’s Center for Faith and Culture.  He is editor of the St. Austin Review (www.staustinreview.com), an international review of Catholic culture, series editor of the of the Ignatius Critical Editions (www.ignatiuscriticaleditions.com), and executive director of Catholic Courses (www.catholiccourses.com).

The internationally acclaimed author of many books, including bestsellers The Quest for Shakespeare,  Tolkien: Man and Myth,  The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde,  C. S. Lewis and The Catholic Church,  Literary Converts,  Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G. K. Chesterton,  Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile and Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc,  Joseph Pearce is a world-recognized biographer of modern Christian literary figures.  His books have been published and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Croatian and Polish.

Pearce has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, and has also written and presented EWTN documentaries on the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Pearce, additionally has participated and lectured at a wide variety of literary events at major colleges and universities in the U. S., Canada, Britain, Europe, Africa and South America.  He is also a regular guest on national and international television and radio programs, and has served as consultant for film documentaries on J.R.R. Tolkien, Francis Thompson and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Be sure to take this opportunity to hear a fascinating account of Shakespeare’s life and Faith from a prominent Shakespeare scholar.

This is also an amazing chance to expose your NON/FALLEN AWAY CATHOLIC friends who are literature or Shakespeare fans or who just may be searching for truth, goodness and beauty…

DATE: Sunday, June 26th                                                                   

PLACE: Clayton (Crowne) Plaza Hotel in Clayton, Missouri.        

TIME: Cocktails (cash bar)  5:00pm, Dinner 6:00pm                                

BOOK SIGNING!!!: During Cocktails & After Presentation        

MENU: Chicken Supreme or Vegetable Medley        

REGISTRATION:

Sumptuous Dinner, Brilliant Speaker  $35.00 (includes parking)         

Gold Members  $30.00                                                                         

Students  $15.00                                                                                         

Clergy  Gratis.

Online Registration or checks must be received by Wednesday, June 22nd.

Click here to register online, and then send payment via PayPal to payments@credostlouis.org.

OR

Mail check or payment information with name, complete contact information and choice of entrées to:

Credo of the Catholic Laity
c/o Tom Hoover
3835 Westminster Place
St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone Contact: Tom Gates 636.532.3708

WE STRONGLY SUGGEST MAKING EARLY RESERVATIONS AS WE ANTICIPATE THIS FORUM TO BE HEAVILY ATTENDED.

FOR A LISTING OF PAST CREDO FORUMS, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN
Feb 292016
 

Eucharist-JesusThe seventeenth lecture series, sponsored by the Association of Hebrew Catholics and given by Dr. Larry Feingold begins on Mar. 2, 2016. The series is entitled: On the Eucharist. Dr. Feingold is a Credo Advisory Board Member, the AHC Director of Theology, and Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis. The lectures of this series, along with the question/answer sessions, may be listened to or downloaded to your computer at no cost, after they have been posted to our web site. The lecture notes are also posted and may be downloaded. When all the lectures have been given, they will also available from our web store as an mp3 disc.

For those who wish to attend, the lectures are given on Wednesdays, from 7:00-9:00 pm in the basement of the Cathedral Basilica Rectory. Entrance and parking is on the west (left) side of the Rectory. You may request more information here.

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Feb 242016
 

Sunday, March 13th
Deacon Louis Peters

Join Credo St. Louis as we welcome Deacon Louis Peters, Chancellor of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles, as the guest speaker for our annual St. Joseph forum. Deacon Peters will address the current persecution of the Eastern Christians in the Middle East, as well as give an overview of the Eastern Churches and reflect on the future of their communities.

Coptic MartyrsDeacon Peters is a St. Louis native who attended Catholic elementary and secondary schools (St. Cecilia’s parish school and St. Mary’s High School).  He received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Missouri, a Master’s Degree from the University of Arkansas and a Doctorate in Educational Administration from St. Louis University.  He served 3 ½ years in the United States Air Force.  He has been a teacher and principal of an Archdiocesan parish elementary school and served as a staff member in the Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese as the Director of Personnel. He spent his last 14 years in education as a teacher and principal of Chaminade College Preparatory School.  After 40 years in Catholic education he retired in 2013.  He was ordained a deacon serving the Maronite Church of St. Raymond in St. Louis in 2005.  In 2013 he was appointed the Chancellor of the Maronite Eparchy (Diocese) of Our Lady of Lebanon by the new bishop, Most Reverend Elias Zaidan.  The Eparchy covers 32 states with 45 parishes and missions.

The forum will be held on Sunday, March 13th at the Clayton (Crowne) Plaza Hotel in Clayton, Missouri. Dinner will be served promptly at 6:00pm. Cost of registration, which includes a full dinner and parking, is $35.00 per person, with a discounted student rate of $15.00 per person. Menu options are Beef Lasagne, Chicken Parmigiana, or Vegetable Medley, with a cash bar available. Registrations must be received by Wednesday, March 9th. You may register online, or mail your registration form along with your payment to:

Credo of the Catholic Laity
c/o Tom Hoover
3835 Westminster Place
St. Louis, MO 63108

Jan 252016
 

Mark your calendar for Credo St. Louis’s annual Lenten Day of Recollection, hosted at the Oratory of SS. Gregory and Augustine in Creve Coeur.

Our retreat master will be Fr. Paul Hoesing, Dean of Seminarians and Director of Human Formation for Kenrick Seminary, with Holy Mass and confessions offered by Fr. Brian Harrison, O.S. The full schedule for the Day of Recollection as well as topics can be found on the attached flyer.

The charge for this Day of Recollection is $25 per person or $15 per student, which includes a catered luncheon.

To register, send payment via PayPal to payments@credostlouis.org and registration details to credostlouis@gmail.com, or mail registration forms along with your payment. Registrations must be received by Wednesday, February 10th.

Questions? Contact us at credostlouis@gmail.com or call Tom Gates at (636) 532-3708.

Aug 122015
 

Cardinal Burke Sunday, September 13th

Credo St. Louis is honored to welcome His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, as the guest speaker for our September dinner forum.

As former Archbishop of St. Louis current Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, His Eminence has a career of distinguished, long-standing dedication to the Church.  His Eminence will be talking on The Truth of Christ in Marriage, a very important and timely topic for Catholics in the Western World.

The forum will be held on Sunday, September 13th at 6:00 pm at the Clayton (Crowne) Plaza Hotel in Clayton, Missouri.  Cost of registration, which includes a full dinner and parking, is $35.00 per person, with a discounted student rate of $15.00 per person.  Menu options are Beef Lasagne, Chicken Parmigiana, or Vegetable Medley, with a cash bar available.  Registrations must be received by September 9th.  You may register online by sending payment via PayPal to payments@credostlouis.org and registration details to credostlouis@gmail.com, or mail registration forms along with your payment to:

Credo of the Catholic Laity
c/o Tom Hoover
3835 Westminster Place
St. Louis, MO 63108

WE STRONGLY SUGGEST MAKING EARLY RESERVATIONS AS WE ANTICIPATE THIS FORUM TO BE HEAVILY ATTENDED.

Feb 282015
 

Fr. Brian Harrison, O.S.6 PM Sunday March 22nd in Clayton

Communion for Divorced and Remarried Catholics? At this year’s forum in honor of St. Joseph, head of the Holy Family, Fr. Brian Harrison, O.S., S.T.D., will speak on this topic.  It’s the now-famous proposal (promoted with particular vigor by Cardinal Walter Kasper and other German-speaking bishops) to officially relax the Church’s discipline that debars divorced and civilly remarried Catholics from receiving the Eucharist. This is without any doubt the most burning and controversial question on the agenda for the upcoming Ordinary Synod of Bishops in October 2015, dedicated to marriage and family issues!

Paragraph 52 of the Final Relatio of last year’s Extraordinary Synod raised this question (although it received less than the 2/3 majority of votes required to make it an official recommendation of the Synod). It tentatively asks whether psychological or social factors might in some cases reduce the subjective guilt for such objectively adulterous unions from the level of mortal to only venial sin (or maybe even no sin at all), thereby opening the way for such couples to receive Holy Communion. Paragraph 52 calls for “deeper study” of this question as part of the preparation for this year’s Synod.

Don’t miss Fr. Harrison’s own answer to this call, in which he will argue the case for maintaining the Church’s discipline in this matter, as recently confirmed by Pope St. John Paul II in his Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio, no. 84. Continue reading »

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Feb 282015
 

THE NATURAL DESIRE TO SEE GOD

A Conversation With
David Bentley Hart and Lawrence Feingold

Friday, March 20th, 2015 2 PM

Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, John Cook School of Business
Saint Louis University

Free and Open to the Public

Surnaturel bu Henri de Lubac Does every human being desire to see God? How ought we interpret the legacy of Henri de Lubac, S.J. and his assessment of St. Thomas Aquinas and his interpreters? What are the implications of these questions for the
ecclesial-cultural situation today?

David Bentley Hart, Ph.D., Danforth Visiting Professor of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University. Hart is the author of many books, including The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth and The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, and Bliss.

Lawrence Feingold, S.T.D., Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. Feingold is the author of The Natural Desire to See God According to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Interpreters.

For questions or to confirm your attendance, please contact Dr. Randy Rosenberg at rrosenb3@slu.edu.

The Event is sponsored by the Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University

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Jan 222015
 

WRONGWAYThe Day of Recollection has been cancelled due to weather. It MAY be re-scheduled, stay tuned. Registration fees will be refunded.

The theme of this year’s Lenten Day of Recollection will focus on temptations in our lives. The morning conference will be given by Fr. Fadi Auro on “The Temptations of Christ and Their Meaning in the Christian Life”. Credo Spiritual Advisor Fr. Brian Harrison will give the afternoon conference, on “Keeping Our Balance in a Conflicted Church”, which elucidate temptations we all need to resist at a time of tension, confusion and division within the Church.
The day will begin at 10:30 AM and lunch will be served about 1 PM, after Holy Mass.
We return this year to the Chapel of St. Anselm at the Oratory of Ss. Gregory and Augustine in Creve Coeur, located on the grounds of The Abbey, at 530 Mason Rd. Coming from I-64, it is the second driveway, down the hill.

$25 per person. Lunch is included.

Registration must be received by postal mail Tuesday, February 17th in order to give the caterer an accurate count.

Click here to download a registration form. Print it out right away and register.
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Oct 092014
 

Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J. Headshot 2014

Attention!!

Due to the expected traffic snarls and the possibility of worse in Clayton, we have decided to POSTPONE the Christ the King Form with Fr. Meconi until Sunday, 7-December-2014.

Tonight’s talk examines the meaning of “Kingdom” as evidenced throughout the Magisterium’s Compendium of The Social Doctrine of the Church and how Christ the King is the ultimate goal of what St. John Paul II meant by the term “New Evangelization.”  Here the Kingdom is presented not as a place but as a living task entrusted to those in union with Christ.  As such, the “Kingdom of God” must be fostered in terms of relationship, as Christians seek a three-fold peace: with the divine Trinity, with their own brothers and sisters, and with the creation entrusted to their care.

Click here to register on-line, before Wednesday, November 19th December 3rd. If you need help, don’t hesitate to call 314-435-8494 or click here to contact us by e-mail. If you prefer to register by postal mail, click here for a registration form. If you’re registering by mail, realistically that means the deadline is Friday, November 14 28th.   Continue reading »

Jul 162014
 
Charcoal Portrait of Bishop Rosati

Bishop Rosati

Joseph Rosati: the Story of an Italian Vincentian, recruited by a French Sulpician, who enlisted the services of an Austrian priest serving at an Italian court to build the German Catholic community for an Irish Archbishop, helping to make Saint Louis “The Rome of the West.”

Who said Church History is boring? This being the 250th anniversary of the founding of our city, we thought it would be great to celebrate the history of our Archdiocese. Join us Sunday, August 10th at 6 PM for a romp through this history with Monsignor John Witt.

Click Here to register on-line, before Wednesday, August 6th. If you need help, don’t hesitate to call 314-435-8494 or click here to contact us by e-mail. If you prefer to register by postal mail, click here for a registration form. If you’re registering by mail, realistically that means the deadline is Friday, August 1st.

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