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MON JAN.09 7pm
BAPTISM OF THE LORD: On Baptism, the Baptism of Jesus, and the Efficacy of the Sacraments
takeaway: Christ is uniquely present with us in and through the Sacraments. As a result, attentive participation and engagement in Church enriches our lives in more ways than we can imagine.
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SUN JAN.15 1pm
BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD: John the Baptist, the symbolism of Christ, and introductory Christology
takeaway: We are called to know God by relation but He far exceeds the grasp of our understanding – especially in the Mystery of Incarnation. When understanding fails and doubt invades, however, we can ask with John the Baptist, “Are you the one?”, and Christ will answer.
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MON JAN.23 7pm
DAY OF PRAYER for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children: Details of the Church’s teaching on Human Dignity, the value of life, and the unborn.
takeaway: The political positions towards which doctrine leads us are, of course, ultimately based on our faith but they are not blindly adopted by faith alone. Instead, the Church has – and has articulated – reasoned arguments for her teachings.

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MON JAN.30 7pm
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: On the theology, philosophical methods, and enduring influence of the Angelic Doctor.
Supplementary Reading
A very few selections from the Summa Theologiae (HTML, read online or print)

takeaway: Our Tradition is not merely a history, it is a treasure. We are blessed with the riches left to us by our brothers and sisters in Christ. Inquiry into the lives that have made the Church always rewards us—intellectually, spiritually, and with inspiration.
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MON FEB.06 7pm
LIGHT OF THE WORLD: On the place of the Christian in the world and the role of the laity in the Church.
Supplementary Reading
Excerpts from Lumen Gentium and Christifidelis Laici (HTML, read online or print)

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MON FEB.13 7pm
WISDOM AND THE SPIRIT: Considering the ‘Pedagogy of God,’ the coherence of change in the teachings of the Church, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
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MON FEB.20 7pm
SEVEN DOLORS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN: On the popular devotions to Mary, her place in doctrine and Tradition, and the surprising importance of ‘Mariology’ in our understanding of Christ, of God, and of salvation.
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MON FEB.27 7pm
PREPARING FOR LENT: In the last seminar of the series, we will look at the history, practices, and meaning of Lent... and prepare ourselves to enter, appreciate, and more fully participate in this holy season.
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