This morning it was a pleasure to see at Mass Dr. Peter Kreeft, who will also be giving a couple talks today.
Here is a shot that one of the participants shot from Mass this morning.
The day is yet young, but there is already a high point.
At breakfast a young fellow who is a religion teacher at a Catholic all girls high school told me that, during Lent, he started class each day by playing my podcasts, and, so he related, the girls really liked them. I am left with the amusing image of a class room full of teenage girls listening to Fulton Sheen and Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet.
My first class today is on Religious Liberty and the Challenges of Conscience. I note that Michael Novak is sitting in. We start with Benedict XVI’s statement: “Religious freedom is… an achievement of a sound political and juridical culture.”
Peter Kreeft is talking now about a paradox: “Are the poor ‘blessed’ if we make them rich?”
What refreshing clarity.
Afternoon session begins to a talk: Distributism: Theory and Critique
After the Distributism lecture, I am back with Peter Kreeft: Truth, Goodness and Beauty in CS Lewis’s Storytelling
Evening events, supper and discussion with Fr Sirico and Ross Douthat.
Nice to sit with Ross at supper. He reads the blog, which is good to know.
Douthat said he had once wanted to be a fantasy novelist. Fr Sirico reposted that Douthat now writes for the New York Times, and the editorial page at that!