Bioethics: A Legal, Medical and Theological Perspective
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), Wanamaker Building, Juniper St., Philadelphia PA. June 23, 2012. I was a member of a panel composed of lawyers, medical doctors and theologians for this CLE credit program approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board.
The HHS Mandate: A Question of Religious Freedom or the Life Issues?
Annual Conference of The University Faculty for Life, Brigham Young University, June 1 – 2, 2012.
John Paul II’s Theology of the Body
- To the Seminarians of Almada Seminary in Setubal, Portugal, May 24, 2012
- To the seminarians of Caparide Seminary in Lisbon, Portugal, May 23, 2012
- Presented in Spanish to the Bishop, Bishop Gilberto Délio Gonçalves Canavarro dos Reis, and priests of the Diocese of Setubal, Portugal on May, 22, 2012.
- To the Catholic parish of Caldes, Portugal, May 22, 2012.
- At the Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon Portugal, May 21, 2012.
Presented March 24, 2012 as one of the addresses in Humane Vitae as Seen Through the Lens of Theology of the Body, A day-long seminar sponsored by: The Philadelphia Natural Family Planning Network; The Philadelphia Chapter of the Catholic Medical Association; St. Mary Medical Center and Archdiocese of Philadelphia Family Life Office. Held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Trinity Parish Center, 611 Knowles Ave. Southampton, PA 18966.
End of Life Issues
Presented March 5, 2012 as one of the lectures in the Life, Love and Sexuality series sponsored by the Respect Life Committee of St. Peter Church, 2835 Manor Rd. West Brandywine, PA 19320.
An Introduction to Catholic Social Doctrine
Catholic Young Adults of Chester County (CYACC), August 24, 2011, West Chester PA.
John Paul II’s Theology of the Body
A presentation to the teens and their parents of St. John of Rochester Parish, Fairport, NY. August 21, 2011.
How to Improve the Reading and Writing Skills of University Students
ISI American Studies Summer Institute, Princeton University, June 21, 2011.
Theology of the Body and Dignitas Personae: Reflections on Christian Anthropology as the Foundation of the Culture of Life: Transforming the Culture of Death from the Roots Up.
- Annual Conference of The University Faculty for Life, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN, June 10 – 12, 2011.
- Third International Symposium on John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, June 3 – 5, 2011, St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, London, UK.
Shame, Modesty and the Love between Man and Woman According to John Paul II
Catholic Young Adults of Chester County (CYACC), Oct. 13, 2010, West Chester PA.
The Natural Law, Personhood and the Nuremburg Trials
Natural Law Symposium, St. John Fisher College, Rochester NY, Oct. 9, 2010.
"Nine Critical Questions Related to Embryo: A Defense of Life by Robert P. George and Christopher Tollefsen”.
Presented at: The Value of Human Life, Institute of Bioethics at Franciscan University, October 23-25, 2009.
John Paul II’s Understanding of the Relation between Love and Suffering
Theology on Tap, Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office for Youth and Young Adults. The Catholic Philopatrian Institute, 1923 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA, Thursday, August, 12, 2010.
Christian Personalism as Foundational for an Adequate Understanding of Theology of the Body.
The National Theology of the Body Congress, July 28 – 30, 2010. Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center, Blue Bell, PA.
John Paul II’s Approach to the Relation between Modern Science and Mystery
Immaculata University, “Chronicle of Faith: A Conference Celebrating the Legacy of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition,” Friday, April 30 and Saturday May 1, 2010.
Preparing for the Passion: John Paul II on the Christian Meaning of Suffering
Catholic Young Adults of Chester County (CYACC), March 31, 2010, Knights of Columbus Hall, 110 West Market St., West Chester, PA.
“Why Modern Science Needs John Paul II.”
Presented at: John Paul the Great Legacy Project on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at The John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C.
Audio File available here: http://www.jptglegacyproject.com/
“The Beauty of JPII’S Theology of the Body for Today’s Married Couples,”
Presented at: Building Awesome Marriages: The Key to Authentic Spirituality: The St. Francis Retreat House, Easton, PA, Saturday, October 10, 2009.
The Ethical Problem (A study of TOB 118 – 125)
Presented at: Man and Woman He Created Them: Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, 2nd International Symposium, June 11 – 14, 2009. Maynooth Campus, Maynooth, Ireland.
"An Affirmation of Life: Love and Suffering According to Pope John Paul II"
Presented at: The 24th "Evening Affirming Human Life and the Family" on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at The Church of St. Helena, Minneapolis, MN.
Zygotes are People/The Personhood of Embryos
Presented at: The Nineteenth Annual University Faculty for Life Conference
University of St. Thomas Law School, Minneapolis, MN, May 30 - June 1, 2009
Subjectivity in Personalist Philosophy: K. Wojtyla
Presented at: Philosophy Emerging from Culture, Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea, July 27-28, 2008.
The Concept of Person in the Writings of Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II
Presented at: Humanae Vitae, the Person and the Thought of John Paul II
June 18-20, 2008, The St. Paul School of Divinity, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Personhood of Embryos: Framing the Question
Presented at: The Eighteenth Annual University Faculty for Life Conference
Marquette University, May 30 - June 1, 2008
Intuition as the Foundation of Knowledge in Aristotle and Phenomenology
Presented at: Notre Dame Center for Ethics & Culture Annual Fall Conference: The Dialogue of Cultures. Notre Dame University, November 29-December 1, 2007.
John Paul II and Christian Personalism vs. Peter Singer and Utilitarianism, Philosophical Reflections on the Foundations of Ethics With Emphasis on The Cognitive Dimension of Love and Its Relation to Moral Decision Making.
Presented at: The Society of Catholic Social Scientists 15th Annual Meeting. The St, John’s University School of Law, Queens, New York, October 26 – 27, 2007.
A Body that Expresses a Person: Max Scheler’s Impact on John Paul II’s Theology of
Presented at: Man and Woman He Created Them, John Paul II’s Theology of the Body An International Symposium, May 18 – 20, 2007, Gaming, Austria.
Personhood, the Soul and Non-Conscious Human Beings: Some Critical Reflections on
Recent Forms of Argumentation within the Pro-Life Movement.
Presented at: University Faculty for Life, Villanova University June 1-3, 2007.
The Meaning of Suffering in the Thought of Max Scheler and Karol Wojtyla/Pope
John Paul II.
Presented at: The Phenomenology of John Paul II, Dec. 1-2, 2006, sponsored by the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Duquesne University.
A Growing Gap – Living and Forgotten Christian Roots in Europe and the United States.
This conference grew out of a critical discussion between the Christoph Cardinal Schönborn and George Weigel related to Weigel’s book The Cube and the Cathedral (Basic Books, 2005). I attended and participated in work group discussions, along with a group of approximately 65 international scholars and politicians, at the personal invitation of the Cardinal. The conference took place at his residence in Vienna, Austria from April 26 – 29, 2006.
The Uniqueness of Persons in the Thought of Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II, with Emphasis on His Indebtedness to Max Scheler.
Presented at: Karol Wojtyla’s Philosophical Legacy, a conference sponsored by Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT, March 22-23, 2006.
Personhood, the Soul and Non-conscious Human Beings: 4 arguments for the immorality of embryonic stem cell research.
Lecture delivered at The Pontifical University of Santa Croce, Faculty of Philosophy, Rome, Italy, November 16, 2004.
Mother Teresa, John Paul II and Christian Personalism vs. Peter Singer and Utilitarianism: Two Radically Opposed Conceptions of the Nature and Meaning of Family.
Presented at the European Regional Dialogue For the Doha International Conference on the Family for the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Year of the Family, Geneva, Switzerland, August 23-25, 2004
Personhood, The Soul and Non-conscious Human Beings.
Presented at: The International Christian Studies Association, VI. World Congress. Science and Religion: The Missing Link. Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. July 30 – August 1, 2004.
John Paul II and Christian Personalism vs. Peter Singer and Utilitarianism:Two Radically Opposed Conceptions of the Nature and Meaning of Suffering.
Presented at: The 3rd Global Conference: Making Sense of: Health, Illness and Disease July 5 - July 9, 2004 St Catherine’s College, Oxford University.
The Life of St. Francis and The Town of Assisi and Surroundings.
Lecture to prepare 150 students for a pilgrimage/tour of Assisi, Fonte Columbo and Greccio Italy. Given at Gaming, Austria during the Fall and Spring semesters 2001 - 2007.
The Courage of Conviction: An Essay in Honor of Philotheus Böhner, O.F.M.
Main address of the Festveranstaltung anlässlich des 100. Geburtstags von Pater Prof. Dr. Philotheus Böhner OFM on March 24, 2001. I delivered this co-authored (with Conrad Harkins, O.F.M.) essay in Lichtenau, Germany, in German translation, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fr. Philotheus.
Objective Value in the Thought of Bl. John Duns Scotus and Dietrich von Hildebrand
Lecture series of The Peace and Justice Task Force of Alvernia College, Alvernia College, Reading, PA, October 26, 1995.