John Paul II Forum Summer Workshop June 8-12 2015

On Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) Roland Millare and John Hittinger

Saint Workshop Summer 2015 June 8-12

Saint Mary’s Seminary 9845 Memorial Drive   Houston, TX 77024-3498

At this workshop for educators, we shall study closely the great encyclical The Gospel of Life.  The Gospel of Life Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), a key encyclical of Pope John Paul II, dated March 25,  1995, is, in his words, a “pressing appeal addressed to each and every person, in the name God: respect, protect, love and serve life, every human life!”

Come and learn from the work and legacy of Saint John Paul II

Why we need the Gospel of Life.

How and why our culture has lost  a respect for  life.

Why Christian Theology is a celebration of the gift of Life.

The Philosophical Basis for the Reverence for human life.

The Theological Basis for the reverence for human life.

The Sacredness of life and the evil of abortion, Euthanasia and suicide.

The need for Natural law and Political philosophy to defend life.

How we must Develop a Culture of life through Education and family

Why social and political renewal must arise from The awakening and mobilization of Conscience concerning the sacredness of life

We will meet 9am-330pm Monday through Thursday at Saint Mary’s Seminary 9845 Memorial Drive   Houston, TX 77024-3498 and on Friday a program with breakfast will be held from 9am -1130am in the Art Gallery on the campus of the University of St Thomas, following  Mass at 830 am in the St Basil Chapel.

We ask for a donation of $100 to offset the cost of food and materials, but no educator will be turned away who wants to study Saint John Paul II’s theology

Roland Millare is the chair of the Theology Department at Saint John XXIII College Preparatory in Katy, TX. Additionally, he is the Director of Middle School CCE at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Sugar Land, TX and an adjunct Professor of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary.He has a BA in Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH, a MA in Theological Studies from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in Alexandria, VA, and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) from the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake. He is currently working on his Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) at the Liturgical Institute.  Roland has published various theological articles for Logos, Antiphon, and the Heythrop Journal.  Roland is a member of the board of directors of the John Paul II Forum.

John Hittinger is a professor of philosophy at the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas. A meeting Karol Cardinal Wojtyla in 1976 led  Hittinger to devote himself to the study of Pope John Paul II.  He has given more than 50 talks on the thought of Saint John Paul II, focusing on Vatican II and lay apostolate, faith and reason, family, and Church and state issues. In 2005 he founded the Pope John Paul II Forum to explore his legacy and make it accessible to more people. He has taught at the US Air Force Academy and Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Dr. Hittinger has published four books, as the editor of the recently published The Vocation of the Catholic Philosopher: from Maritain to Wojtyla, Washington, Catholic University of America Press, 2010.

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