Friday, November 5, 2010

Michael D. O'Brien - Catholic Humanities and
Hope for the Modern World

Michael D. O'Brien (b. 1948) is a Roman Catholic author, artist, and frequent essayist and lecturer on faith and culture, living in Combermere, Ontario. He spoke at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Ontario, which offers a unique approach to the study of the liberal arts at the post-secondary level.

--->Jacobinism: 'Subordination of all loyalties became its hallmark...'

--->Church needs purification and reform today as well, Pope says...

--->New Peter Seewald interview-book coming out with Pope´s views on sex abuse, celibacy, and resignation. "The two have held similar meetings before Benedict became Pope, which later became the best-sellers “Salt of the Earth” and “God and the World”.

In his new book “Light of the World, the Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times,” Seewald took the opportunity to put forth hard-hitting questions about sex abuse, a possible cover up in the Church, and whether Benedict had ever considered resigning...[also] 'same sex' relationships" and more ...See video report. The book is due to be released on November 24.

--->Martin Luther King, we may have forgotten how courageous this was...

"Political success on television is not, unfortunately, limited only to those who deserve it. It is a medium which lends itself to manipulation, exploitation and gimmicks. It can be abused by demagogues, by appeals to emotion and prejudice and ignorance. Political campaigns can be actually taken over by the "public relations" experts, who tell the candidate not only how to use TV but what to say, what to stand for and what 'kind of person' to be"---John F. Kennedy, TV Guide 1959

"A monk and an atheist both marvelled over an ancient skull in a monastery. The atheist, looking, said "You don't mean to tell me you believe this will live again! The monk pondered, and then said, "You marvel that this man could live again... I marvel that he ever lived at all!" ---author unknown

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