This morning began with Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form followed by breakfast.
During breakfast – and this is a great advantage to these days – a little gang of clergy (Catholic Orthodox Methodist) and two laymen had a good discussion about theology of the body and the meaning of tattooing and body piercing. One if the breakfasting gang offered an insight that changed my way of seeing part of the questions involved.
Then the first course of the day on Person and Property in the Pentateuch. Here is something fun: Read about the Daughters of Zelophehad and connect the issues to a famous broadway musical!
I attended a marvelous course about Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn. It was great to listen to the speaker while sitting near Michael Novak, who wrote the best analysis of the famous Harvard Address.
Now the “bloggers luncheon”.
We are hearing from Fr Sirico about the genesis of his new book.
We have moved on to interesting discussion about brain science, elasticity, unwanted behaviors, addictions, etc.
Tonight we have a talk by Arthur Brooks.