In Vino Veritas

 

In Vino Veritas

A bi-weekly discussion group for grad students and young professionals

In vino veritas est. Im Wein liegt die Wahrheit. In wine, truth.
Every Sunday a group of 50 or more grad students, law students, and young professionals between the ages of 22-35 gathers at the Catholic Center at NYU for a dinner. The group is a recognized university club with a small budget to cover the food each week, members of the group being the chefs de cuisine each week.
But there is more. Who doesn’t loosen up after a glass of Carlo Rossi? If you like to ask important questions, if you enjoy wine and good conversation, if you have a mind that doesn’t like to settle with half-truths and popular opinions, In Vino Veritas is for you.In Vino Veritas is an informal discussion group, led by Fr. Sebastian, the chaplain, on matters of perennial importance and contemporary relevance. Past topics and discussions have included:

  • statements about God and the world from the Holy Father;
  • a series on the ten commandments: in each session we discussed one of the commandments, focusing in particular on what they are meant to free us from and what the are meant to free us for. Are they really abiding and eternal laws? Do they have any variation? Are there ever times when they are not applicable?)
  • a series on the Beatitudes: “The Beatitudes reveal the goal of human existence, the ultimate end of human acts: God calls us to his own beatitude…The Beatitudes confront us with decisive choices concerning earthly goods; they purify our hearts in order to teach us to love God above all things – CCC 1719; 1728
  • The Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell
  • the role of women in the Catholic Church, the Church’s teaching on marriage, and prayer.