Given that this is the first week of the class, the first part of the session will be dedicated towards setting the stage for the entire course. That is for me to gather information about what it is all of you want to learn and get out of the class, as well as time for me to share my expectations or vision.
However, I don’t want to leave anyone empty handed that first night. So I will spend some time with our first topic, Faith & Reason. That way everyone who comes the first night will at least get a little “taste” of what’s to come in future weeks.
We will continue with the same topic the second week in order to give it a more robust and proper treatment.
Every week on Monday I hope to write a short post such as this introducing the topic and providing a .pdf with some readings to look at in advance if you are so inclined. Though certainly, it will not be necessary at all. If you can’t make it a given week, or you want to browse through other topics they all we available at this hub.
Each of these packets will contain excerpts from various Church documents. All of them should be available in their entirety at the Vatican’s web site: http://www.vatican.va
This week’s excerpts come from the following documents:
- Sacred Scripture (the Bible)
- Catechism of the Catholic Church
- Vatican I, Dei Filius (1870)
- Vatican II, Dei Verbum (1965)
- St. John Paul II, Fides et Ratio (1998)
- Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei (2013)
In future weeks I may also post other videos or articles on this page as well.
Lastly a few quick housekeeping notes as they are questions I’ve been asked a lot:
- The class is FREE
- You DO NOT need to register
See you on Thursday!
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions.