You are invited to attend the upcoming Christ Alive Speaker Series. These free lectures will take place from 9:00 a.m. until Noon at the Cardinal Rigali Center. The series is co-sponsored by Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, the Paul VI Institute, and the Catholic Renewal Center.
To register, contact Jane Guenther at email@example.com or call 314-792-7734. To register for 1 credit with the Paul VI Institute, contact Mary Beier at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-792-7454.
Dr. Kleponis travels throughout the country educating people on how to win the battle against pornography through his program Fighting Porn in Our Culture…and Winning! He has presented his conferences to numerous dioceses, colleges, seminaries religious communities, parents’ groups and other Catholic organizations. His two recent books on the topic are: The Pornography Epidemic: A Catholic Approach and Integrity Restored: Helping Catholics Win the Battle Against Pornography.
Many believers struggle with the same sin areas time after time. Yet victory can be as simple as tapping into the potent power of the gospel. By focusing on Jesus and his work, rather than on the intimidating aspects of evil
spirits, Lozano shows how to do just this. He also shows how to find and close any doors we may have opened to evil influence and, consequently, Satan’s strategies. He provides an understanding of the relationship between deliverance prayer and the Sacrament of Reconciliation in helping people to reclaim the freedom that they have in Jesus Christ.
Interpersonal wounds and trauma can potentially plague an individual for life. Research has shown that forgiveness can be a significant aid to working through these past wounds and resentments. This presentation focuses on early interpersonal attachment experiences as foundational for learning how to give and receive love and on forgiveness as one of the greatest gifts of love one can offer. The choice to forgive can paradoxically confer the forgiver deep inner healing in return. The presentation will also clarify common misconceptions about forgiveness and provide a 4-phase model to help authentically forgive the perpetrator of the injustice so that Christ may reign more fully in one’s life.
This series of three talks by Catholic psychotherapist Suzanne Baars will focus on the importance of developing the full capacity of the emotional life for a life of both holiness
and happiness. While the secular world extols the benefits of indulging all feelings, some Christians take the opposite track – which excludes the emotions from a life given to God. Ms. Baars will explain how St. Thomas Aquinas saw the passions as gifts given to us by God which, when cultivated rightly, may actually be instrumental in strengthening a virtuous life. These talks will appeal to individuals, couples and families, as well as to clergy and religious, in their emphasis on the role of the heart in becoming a joyful Christian.