Thursday, September 27, 2007

Reclaiming Fatherhood event

From Vicki Thorne of Project Rachel:

Reclaiming Fatherhood
This conference is the first to focus on the effects of abortion on men. Speakers will cover the following topics: pertinent research, abortion as trauma, and counseling men who have experienced pregnancy loss through abortion. This is a unique opportunity for those who deal with men in pastoral or clinical settings to learn about this much neglected topic.

Topics Include:
Men and Abortion: A Review of the Research
Trauma and Abortion: When Men Hollow
Sociology of Fatherhood and Abortion
The Masculine Side of Healing
Spiritual Aspects of Healing for Post-Abortion Fathers
Wounded Fathers: Why Do They Come for Help
Medicating the Pain of Lost Fatherhood:
Looking for Their Pain In all the Wrong Places
Forgiveness Therapy with Post- Abortion Men

Speakers Include:
Vincent Rue, Ph.D. Institute for Pregnancy Loss
Catherine Coyle, Ph.D. Author, “Men and Abortion: A Path to Healing”
Warren Williams, MBA Founder, Fathers & Brothers Ministries International
Tom Golden, LCSW Author, “Swallowed By A Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing”
Rev. Martin Pable. Ph.D. Author, “The Quest for the Male Soul”
Gregory Hasek, MA/MFT LPC Executive Director, Misty Mountain Counseling Center
Andrzej Winkler, MA Psychotherapist treating men in Poland

Dates: November 28-29, 2007
Location: St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco
Registration Fee: $250 before Nov. 1, $350 after Nov. 1 (Limited Scholarships available)
Sponsors: National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing Knights of Columbus, Archdiocese of San Francisco

NFP Mass in Milwaukee

“Conscious of the Gift”

A Mass Honoring Those Who Have Given of Themselves
In Encouraging, Promoting, and Teaching
Natural Family Planning
In The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Sponsored by the Marquette University Institute
For Natural Family Planning

In Conjunction With

The Nazareth Project for the Domestic Church
The John Paul II Center for Lifelong Faith and Ministry Formation
Rev. William Kurz, SJ, Celebrant and Homilist

October 24th, 2007,
6:00 PM

St. Joseph Chapel
1501 South Layton Boulevard
(27th and Greenfield)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A nice definition of "study"

Sertillanges is big on the virtue of humility in the intellectual life. It is self-assertion and pride that inhibits true progress in the discovery of truth. He makes clear that the intellect is primarily a passive faculty. The most important attitude we can have in pursuing our studies is receptivity. We must refrain from premature judgment and from identifying our current understanding with the truth itself even about things that we are quite familiar with. This is because the primary actor in the pursuit of truth is God himself.
Study might be defined by saying that it is God becoming conscious in us of His work. Like every action, intellection passes from God to God, as it were, through us. God is the first cause; He is its last end; on the way, our too assertive self can deflect the movement. Let us rather open our eyes wisely so that our inspiring Spirit may see in us.
--A.G. Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life (Washington: CUA Pres, 1987), p. 131.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Brewers gameday

Look, I know the Brewers being 3 1/2 games out, the Cubbies would have to collapse in order for Milwaukee to make it to the top of the NL Central by the end of the season, and I know that our schedule is much harder than Chicago (who will be playing Cinci and Florida), but there is still a slim chance. At least we still have seven games to their six.

So, I am very excited that I just landed seven free tickets to tonight's Brewer's game against St. Louis.

Pennant races are fun.

Anyone have any free Packer tickets they want to give me?