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February 3, 2014 Lenten booklet .PDF

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WOJlent2014a

WOJ2014lentb

 

October 31, MSW Philosophy of Human Nature

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I have attached the study questions for chapter nine.

Chapter Nine study questions

September 10 MSW Philosophy of Man

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MSWChapter Three

MSW study questions chapter Three

 

I have attached the study questions for class on Friday. Please answer them and be ready to discuss them. Have a good week.

 

February 9 MSW ethics students

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The Examined Life    

 Please read the first chapter entitled “Know Thyself” from the above PDF for class tomorrow. I apologize for the lateness of this posting.

Fr. Rob Jack

MSW Ethics students

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    I hope your work on your ethical philosopher reports are going well. As a reminder, you will NOT be presenting your reports to the class on Friday. You will be simply handing them in to me. the Study questions for chapter Eleven are available from the following link.

Study questions for chapter eleven

MSW Ethics Students

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    The study questions for Friday available on this link   Chapter 9-10 Study questions.

Fr. Rob Jack

Attention LPC 123 Christology students

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You can go to the LPS 302  class page and find there the articles for your paper. They are entitled Neuhaus and Sheed.

Lent- Spring Training for the Soul

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     If you are a baseball fan, you know that this is the time of year that Baseball teans go to Florida or  Arizona to get ready for the 162 game season. They work on the basics and fundamentals of the game so that they will be prepared for the long season ahead.

     Lent is in an analogous way spring trainig for the soul. We are not in a season, but in life and the world is busy working on us and pulling us in different directions and we need to start over with the basics once a year to be better prepared to carry on with our lives. The Church tells us that the basics are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. I have found in my experience that all three of these need further explanation. Today I will talk about prayer.

      We are told to pray, but have we ever been taught. many of us endured the catechetical and doctrinal dark ages of the 1970′s and 80′s and have been formed or malformed on how to pray. I bleieve that the basics of prayer consist of three parts: recollection, thanksgiving and petition.

    Recollection is the practice of quieting oneself down so that we are silent enough to hear God’s voice and receive his love. It appears that silence is a very uncomfortable thing for many people. It takes practice. We have to build up a tolerance for silence, sad to say. But once we are silent, we can begin to sense the stirring of our hearts and recognize our life with God.

    From recollection one moves to gratitude, because we are able to see the gifts we have and the abilities and opportunities that have been presented that we did not deserve, but have been freely given to use. It is a recognition of our spiritual wealth.

     In gratitudue we also see that we cannot do things without the help and intercession of others, so we can then petition or request from God the neccesary things to serve him well in this life and grow in the love of him and the love and service of our neighbor.

     These are the three basics. Once we have mastered these, then we can move on to more advanced ways of prayer that have their starting point in deeper silence. But let us first work on becoming silent and grateful and aware of our needs. We have to crawl before we can walk.

November 8, 2009 AT LONG LAST!!!

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   The complete class notes are now available for Theological Anthropology  under the class heading for S225. Don’t everyone thank me now all at once. I gave up watching the Bengals for this.

November 4 Theological Anthropology students

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   Notes of chapters 1-4 of the Journet text on grace are now able to be downloaded

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