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Sex, Catholic Morals, the Hook-Up Culture and Natural Law

Last edited 8th August 2011

The Catholic Church's position on love, sex and marriage, is widely criticised in our secular world. What many people don't realise, is that these teachings are deeply philosophical and can be logically understood by studying philosophy. In this video, Fr. Robert Barron unpacks the mystery behind the Church's moral teachings, based on John Paul II's theology of the body, and assesses the current 'hook up' culture in the light of natural law.

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Why Ethics Are Not Subjective

Last edited 4th August 2011

We often here the claim that there is no concrete good or evil - e.g. 'this might not be ok for you, but it is ok for me'. Fr. Robert Barron talks about the error of this subjective view of ethics, emphasising the importance of truth.

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Court of the Gentiles: Benedict XVI Urges Believers and Nonbelievers to Dialogue

Last edited 30th March 2011

Benedict XVI concluded the meeting of the 'Court of the Gentiles' with a videoconference. The conference is being promoted by the Vatican to improve dialogue between believers and nonbelievers. The meeting took place in Paris. The pope addressed the thousands who were in attendance at the Notre Dame Cathedral, saying that God "is not a danger to society" but is "one of the great questions of our time."

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Personalism: A Response to Current Bioethics

Last edited 20th March 2011

Abortion, preimplantation diagnosis, and stem cell research are other problems that is facing bioethics today. Personalism answers these questions by putting the individual at the center of the discussion in all of its dimensions: physical, spiritual and transcendental. 

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Beatification Process for Jacques & Raissa Maritain in the Works

Last edited 8th February 2011

The sainthood process is a lengthy procedure. It's even longer and more complicated when you are dealing with the sainthood of a couple, like these two French intellectuals. Born into a Protestant family, Jacques Maritain and his wife, Raissa, a Russian Jewish émigré, converted to Catholicism, after studying the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. Their sainthood would serve as an enduring example of a holy marriage.

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Strangers

Last edited 3rd November 2010

A powerful short film that looks at prejudice, and discrimination and tells the story of how two men become unlikely allies on a subway.

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Fr. Barron on Stephen Hawking & More Tired Atheism

Last edited 13th September 2010

In the very week that Pope Benedict XVI is due to arrive in Britain, the scientist Stephen Hawking will be releasing a book in which he states that the universe can exist without God. Fr. Robert Barron looks at Stephen Hawking's comments, as well as the modern atheist movement, in this video.

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Do Human Rights Exist? Interviews with Students at UC Berkley

Last edited 27th July 2010

Do Human rights exist? Are they universal? Why should we respect human rights? In this video, students on the campus of UC Berkley share their thoughts on the important topic of human rights.

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The Gift of Freedom

Last edited 4th July 2010

Happy Independence Day to all Americans! The 4th of July is a day to gives thanks for the freedom that we enjoy, to ask for peace, and to reflect on what being free truly means.

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Philosophers and Football

Last edited 22nd June 2010

With the World Cup fever spreading around the world - take a look at what a football/soccer game would look like if the teams were made up of philosophers!

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