September 21 – Fr. Tom Lucas S.J. - The Lady and the Monstrance
Fr. Tom Lucas, S.J. presented on “The Lady and the Monstrance.” He discusses how Guadalupe and the inculturation of the Corpus Christi feast in colonial Peru changed how we look at Mary and the Eucharist. Fr. Lucas is the Rector of the Jesuit Community and University Professor of Art at Seattle University.
October 19 - Fr. Tri Dinh, S.J. - God, I know you have plans for me. . . what if I don't like them? LISTEN HERE - https://soundcloud.com/broncocatholic/fr-tri-dinh-sj We all have a sense that God has a plan of goodness for our lives, but suffering, hardships, disappointments, and the “seize the day” attitude of the mainstream culture make us more confused and lost. Explore a different way of discovering our calling in life while being honest with the real challenges of everyday living. Fr. Tri Dinh, S.J. currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and is the Co-Director of Christus Ministries, whose mission is to bridge young adults and the Church.
As Americans, we enjoy a great deal of freedom to do as we please; our laws guarantee this since they set the minimal standard or duty of care. However, if we were to break one of these laws, punishments are severe, quick, and unforgiving. As Catholics, our Church laws prevent us from really doing anything. However, if we break one of the Church’s laws, there is always forgiveness and mercy. Fr. Bryan Pham, SJ reflects on Pope Francis’ recent motu proprio, Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus(“The Lord Jesus, Clement Judge”) and the possibility of using the shorter procedure for certain annulment cases.
Fr. Bryan Pham, SJ, is currently working on a PhD at the University of Ottawa and a JCD at Saint Paul University in Ottawa (Canada). His research topic includes temporal/ecclesiastical goods and Catholic institutions filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States. Prior to coming to Ottawa, Bryan received a JCL from the Pontifical Gregorian University and a JD from Seattle University School of Law. A member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Canadian Canon Law Society, Bryan was ordained to the priesthood in 2004, has worked with JRS in Rome and Thailand, served as chaplain for the Gonzaga-in-Florence Study Abroad Program in Florence, Italy, and has taught courses in canon law at the Jesuit Scholasticate in Viet Nam. Currently, in addition to his doctoral work, Bryan assists in the marriage tribunal of the Roman Catholic Military Ordinariate of Canada.
Is there such a thing as “Christian Forgiveness”? Christians speak as though there is. But what would it be? How would it differ from forgiveness as a basic human enactment? And if there is a distinctive Christian forgiveness, what might it have to say to our world today? Fr. Voiss, S.J. Author of Rethinking Christian Forgiveness.
February 22 - Fr. George Williams S.J. - Prison Ministry Today
Fr. Williams, the Catholic chaplain at San Quentin Prison, located north of San Francisco.
Fr. Janowiak, professor of Sacramental Theology at Santa Clara University’s School of Theology will speak about the Catholic experience of Jesus in the Eucharist. Where is Jesus and when does he appear? And how is communion part of community?
April 11 - Fr. Chris Hadley S. J. –The Role of Theology in the Spiritual Life
Join Jesuit Fr. Hadley for a lively conversation about the practical role theology plays in any healthy spiritual life. Fr. Hadley has recently been awarded his Doctorate in Theology from Marquette University and is currently a post graduate fellow at Regis University in Toronto Canada. The presentation will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Student Center at Boise State. Free and all are welcome. Reception to follow.
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