Sunday, August 16, 2015

Four Fourth Century Fathers Seminar

After a too long hiatus, we are back on the Road to Walsingham. As promised, we have a new program series for you: The Adult Education Forum Seminar. In these seminars, we will delve deeper into a given topic each season.

For the Fall 2014 season, we will have Greg Orcutt presenting a 6 part series on the Four Fourth Century Fathers. If you missed his initial lecture during the regular Adult Education Forum series, you can listen to it here.

Ep. 1 - Introduction to the 4th Century and Arius the Heresiarch

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Originally Recorded 13 October 2014

Ep. 2 - St. Athanasius Contra Mundi

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Originally Recorded 20 October 2014

Ep. 3 - St. Ambrose of Milan

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Originally Recorded 27 October 2014

Ep. 4 - St. Augustine pt. 1: Life and Conversion

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Originally Recorded 3 November 2014

Ep. - 5 St. Augustine pt 2: Theology and Work

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Originally Recorded 10 November 2014

Ep. 6 - St. Jerome

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Originally Recorded 17 November 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Tim Caruthers: Scottish Saints

Tim Caruthers gives us a brief survey of the Saints of Scotland from the monastic, medieval, and reformation periods.

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Originally Recorded 26 October 2014

Timothy Caruthers is a native Houstonian, and a convert from the Presbyterian Church. He received a B.A. in Theology from University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX and a M.A. in Theological Studies from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. Timothy has served as Verger here at Our Lady of Walsingham since 2011. Before coming to Our Lady of Walsingham, he served as Master of Ceremonies and Instituted Acolyte at Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, and as Program Administrator in the Office for Worship of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. His academic interests include liturgy, Church history, and Celtic, American, & Texas history. Timothy is married to the fetching Mrs. Jessica Caruthers, also an active member of the parish.

Fr. Gipson: The Incarnation

The Reverend Fr. Gipson gives us an introductory lecture on the Incarnation of our Lord, addressing Original Sin, the Hypostatic Union, and what the implications of these concepts are for us.

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Originally Recorded 19 October 2014

The Rev. Laurence A. Gipson has been our priest-in-residence of Our Lady of Walsingham since his ordination to the Catholic priesthood in May of 2013. He served as Rector of the Church of the Ascension, Knoxville, Tennessee; Dean of the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham, Alabama; and Rector of St. Martin's, Houston. He and his wife, Mary Frances, have celebrated 50 years of marriage. They have two adult children, Elizabeth and Phillip, and two grandchildren, Aidan and Mary Frances. In addition to his undergraduate degree, Fr. Gipson earned a M.Div. from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale (1970), and a Master of Theological Studies from the Univ. of St. Thomas (2012). He has also been awarded Doctor of Divinity degrees by Berkeley at Yale, and Nashotah House Theological Seminary.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Dr. Thomas Neumayr: Catholics and the Crisis of Liberalism

Dr. Thomas Neumayr presents “Catholics and the Crisis of Liberalism.”  He delves into Catholic political philosophy in both a broad context and in how it applies to the United States today.  Sadly, there were some issues with the recording set up at the start.  We will begin at about the 10 minute mark of his lecture.

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Originally recorded 5 October 2014

Dr. Thomas Neumayr and his family are parishioners of Our Lady of Walsingham. He holds a doctorate in Political Philosophy from the University of Dallas and wrote his dissertation on natural law and natural rights in the political philosophy of Fr. Charles N. R. McCoy. Dr. Neumayr works as as senior paralegal for Ajamie LLP in downtown Houston.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dr. Scott M. Sullivan: Does Suffering In The World Prove There Is No God?

Dr. Scott M. Sullivan, founder of Classical Theist Productions, tackles the Argument from Evil against the  existence of God, and offers solid answers to the atheist objections.

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Originally Recorded 28 September 2014

Dr. Scott M. Sullivan is a homeschooling father of 8 and holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. He is the author of “An Introduction To Traditional Logic,” “St. Thomas Aquinas and the Principle of Sufficient Reason,” (forthcoming) and is currently writing a new book entitled, “The Thomistic Teleological Argument.”  Dr. Sullivan is also the founder of Classical Theist Productions, a company devoted to teaching the Catholic intellectual tradition and making it accessible through modern technologies.

Curriculum Vitae: 2003; M.A., Philosophy, Holy Apostles College, 2014 Ph.D. Philosophy, University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of Houston, San Jacinto College, and University of St. Thomas (Houston) 2004-2008.

Greg Orcutt: Fourth Century Fathers

Greg Orcutt gives a brief survey of the troubled 4th century A.D. when the Church was embattled by the Arian Heresy.  This is also the introduction to his 5 part series this Fall on the 4th Century Fathers; the first of our Faith Seeking Understanding Seminars.

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Originally Recorded 21 September 2014

Greg Orcutt has been a member of Our Lady of Walsingham since 1994.  He completed his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas soon thereafter, writing his thesis on the obligations imposed by promise in Aquinas.  After teaching for five years in Catholic high schools in this diocese, he left Houston to join a Benedictine monastery, staying only a year but leaving with a renewed love for the Rule of St. Benedict and it relevance to modern life for all Christians, regardless of their state in life.  Teaching the occasional course give him a release from his current IT job at the University of Texas.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Dr. Brand - Purgatory: A Preview

Dr. Brand, Associate Professor of English at St. Thomas University here in Houston, gives us a preview of Purgatory through three Catholic poets:  J.R.R. Tolkien, Blessed John Henry Newman, and Dante Alighieri.

Originally Recorded 14 September 2014
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Dr. Brand is Associate Professor of English at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, where he teaches courses on Shakespeare, Milton, Seventeenth Century poetry, and the classical literary tradition.  He received his Ph.D. in English Literature from Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Brand was a Richard M. Weaver Graduate Fellow (1993-1994) and received his B.A. from the University of Dallas, Magna Cum Laude.  He was Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University (1995-2001) and lecturer at the University of Notre Dame.