In Former Times

An Archive of Past Events and Lectures

The Triune God: The Central Mystery of the Christian Faith | March 3, 2018

Wisdom of Aquinas Series

The Triune God: The Central Mystery of the Christian Faith

Fr. John Baptist Ku, OP  | Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception

An afternoon considering St. Thomas Aquinas’ teaching on the Trinity

The lectures will be available on Soundcloud soon.

Is it Ever Right to Break the Law? | March 1, 2018

There are good reasons to respect and obey the law, because without law there is not much justice either.  But what if the law itself is unjust?  What makes the problem difficult is that some ways of responding to injustice themselves threaten justice. So what may we do, and what must we not do? May we disobey unjust laws? May we use violence against them? What is justice, anyway?  Should an unjust law really be considered a law at all? And does it make a difference how an unjust law goes wrong?

A Lecture and Conversation with

Prof. J. Budziszewski | University of Texas, Austin

J. Budziszewski (Ph.D. Yale, 1981) is a professor of Government and Philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin.  An authority on the classical natural law tradition, he is especially interested in the ethical foundations of law, politics, and society.  His two most recent books are Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Law and Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Virtue Ethics (Cambridge University Press), and he is working on a book about happiness and ultimate purpose.

A Counter-Reformation for Sacred Art Today | February 24, 2018

The Catholic Artists Society launched the Spring Edition of the

Art of the Beautiful Lecture Series

Mr. Duncan Stroik

Architect, author, and professor at the University of Notre Dame

A Counter-Reformation for Sacred Art Today

Duncan Stroik’s award-winning work includes Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel in California, the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Wisconsin, and Saint Joseph Cathedral in South Dakota. A frequent lecturer on sacred architecture and the classical tradition, Stroik has recently authored The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence and the Eternal. Mr. Stroik is an inaugural member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy and founding editor of Sacred Architecture Journal. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Yale University School of Architecture.

 I Lived on Parker Avenue | February 23, 2018 

 A powerful story of life and love

David Scotton is a college student raised in Louisiana who boards a train headed to meet his birth parents in Indiana. His birth mother, Melissa, and reserved birth father, Brian, anxiously wait for him, concerned David will reject them for decisions they made before he was born.

I Lived on Parker Avenue is a short documentary about a mother’s agony in choosing what’s best, the joy of a couple starting a family, and young man’s search for where his life began.

Members of the I Lived on Parker Avenue team were present, including the film’s Director, Philip Braun III, and key film subjects, including Susan Scotton (mother of adoptee David Scotton) and Melissa Coles (birthmother of adoptee David Scotton).

The film will be released online on March 8 2018.

Visit www.ILivedOnParkerAve.comfor more information!


How to Talk to People About God | February 3, 2018

The Third “Wisdom of Aquinas” Conference

Fr. Raymond Snyder, O.P. | Thomistic Institute

An afternoon considering St. Thomas Aquinas’s teaching on how we come to believe, and what Revelation tells us about God.

You may listen to the lecture on Soundcloud here

See 2017 events HERE

See 2016 events HERE

 See 2015 events HERE