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RoundTable

SUNDAYS, 9:45 - 11:00 AM
SHERIDAN HALL
ALL ARE WELCOME

A roundtable discussion amongst all comers ...

All are welcome to participate in this lively discussion of the Church in the modern world and informed by the spiritual energy and teaching of Pope Francis.

2016 READING/AUDIO

December 4 - Have we evolved into a money-based caste system?
November 20 thru November 27 - Internet Lies
September 4 thru October - Vatican Radio
February 14 thru June 26 - Please see individual dates.

2015 READING

Encyclical, Laudato SiENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ (PRAISE BE) ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME
- Encyclical, OLM website
- Encyclical, Vatican

2016

December 4 Have we evolved into a money-based caste system?

We will discuss current journalistic reflections on our new political state in light of our Christian ideals. Are we living in a new age of privilege where not all are in the same boat? Have we evolved into a money-based caste system?

November 20 - What should be done about lies on the Internet?
Mark Zuckerberg is in Denial
What does Catholic teaching require?

September 4 - There will be a special roundtable session devoted to the study of Pope Francis' wonderful homily on mercy in the Americas. This will also be in loving and beautiful memory to Sr Mary Campbell.

As you get into the link from the Vatican radio and the text of the holy father, you'll experience how much joy it brings to the troubled American heart facing day after day of negative news, and all of us who are not ready to embrace, as the father embraced, the prodigal son.

If you've been missing the friendship, conversation and Holy Spirit guided substance of the roundtable; this is the time to join with us again. We hope you can come with us on this journey of mercy, but if you cannot please, on your own, follow the link from Vatican radio and you'll come to the homily which will renew always.
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We will be wrapping up the final chapters of Pope Francis' Letter on Love and Family--

June 26 - Chapter 8 Accompanying, Discerning and Integrating Weakness, and Chapter 9 The Spirituality of Marriage and the Family (only 6 pages)

June 12 - Chapter 7 Towards a Better Education of Children

June 19 - No Roundtable - Father's Day

May 22 - At 9:45 AM, the round table takes a break from conversational study of the letter from Pope Francis' On Love and Family to do a Marian reflection with Dr. Paul Contino of Pepperdine University who will share some of his slides of famous artistic renderings of Mary from around the world. The event is informal, no prior preparation is needed, just an open heart and an open mind. Come see what you're missing at the Roundtable. It will strengthen your faith and bring you new friendships. LOCATION: 8th grade class room

May 15 - The Roundtable will reconvene on Sunday, May 15, and will discuss Chapter 4 (Love in Marriage) and Chapter 5 (Love Made Fruitful) of Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family.

May 8 - The Roundtable will not meet on Sunday, May 8, so everyone can celebrate Mother's Day with their loved ones.

May 1 - The Roundtable will be meeting in the Activity Center at 9:45 a.m. and will continue their discussion on Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family with a focus on Chapter 3 Looking to Jesus: The Vocation of the Family. All are welcome.

April 10 - We will finish up the series on our "Retreat with Teilhard de Chardin", covering Conference 6: Christ and the Universe.

April 3 - We will continue our "Retreat with Teilhard de Chardin" and will cover Conference 5: Personalization and then finish up the series on April 10 with Conference 6: Christ and the Universe.

March - The Roundtable will take a two-week hiatus due to Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Hope everyone has a good Easter and see you in a couple of weeks.

February 14 - We will begin listening to and discussing A Retreat with Teilhard de Chardin.
by Fr. Donald Goergen, OP, PhD

Topics:
  • Creation and Evolution
  • A World-Affirming Spirituality
  • The Cosmic Christ
  • The Eucharist
  • Personalization
  • Christ and the Universe


January 17 - We will discuss paragraphs 14 to 25 of the Letter of Pope Francis on Mercy

January 10 - We will discuss paragraphs 1 to 13 of the Letter of Pope Francis on Mercy

2015

December 13 - Special Round Table Presentation. Paul Contino will present "The Story of St. Francis as Found in Assisi" - St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) is beloved by many, including our Holy Father. In his hometown of Assisi, the great painter Giotto and others presented Francis’s life story in a series of frescoes. This presentation and discussion will focus on the story of Francis as told in these frescoes and in other works created shortly after his death. We will discuss how these images and words might inspire us today. All are welcome!

December 6 - We will finish discussing The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis by Garry Wills, chapter 1 & epilogue.

November 22 - Time To Review Your Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD)
You will have an opportunity to ask questions about your form or have assistance in filling out the LA Archdiocese Catholic Form. Forms and assistance will be available. Betty Odello RN, MN, will give a brief review of the Catholic position on end of life issues. Everyone will then have the opportunity to fill out or update their AHCD. If you have one please bring it. If you haven't filled one out yet this is a perfect opportunity for you. Remember, everyone over the age of eighteen should have completed such a form.

November 15 - We will discuss The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis by Garry Wills, chapters 12 to 15.

November 1 - We will discuss The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis by Garry Wills, chapters 8 to 11.

October 25 - We will discuss The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis by Garry Wills, chapters 8 to 11.

October 18 - We will continue discussing The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis by Garry Wills, Section II, chapters 5, 6 & 7.

October 11 - We will discuss Section I: The Coming and Going of Latin, chapters 1 to 4 of The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis by Garry Wills. Our link leads to amazon, where you may buy your copy.

October 4 - We will finalize our discussion of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si On the Care of our Common Home the reading material is Chapter 6, paragraphs 202 to 246. We will listen to a summary of the encyclical by Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM before our discussion. America Magazine article

September 27 - Prepare to discuss paragraphs 189 - 201 of the Encyclical. (See box.)

September 20 - Prepare to discuss paragraphs 176 - 188 of the Encyclical. (See box.)

September 13 - Prepare to discuss paragraphs 159 - 175 of the Encyclical. (See box.)

September 6 - Prepare to discuss paragraphs 147 - 158 of the Encyclical. (See box.)

August 30 - We will continue studying Pope Francis' new Encyclical. We will discuss paragraphs 137 - 146. See box to read Encyclical online.

August 23 - We will continue studying Pope Francis' new Encyclical. We will discuss paragraphs 124 - 136. See box to read Encyclical online.

August 9 - We will continue studying Pope Francis' new Encyclical. We will discuss paragraphs 101 - 114. See box to read Encyclical online.

August 2 - We will continue studying Pope Francis' new Encyclical. We will discuss paragraphs 89 - 100. See box to read Encyclical online.

July 26 - We will continue studying Pope Francis' new Encyclical. We will discuss paragraphs 76 to 88. See box to read Encyclical online.

July 19 - We will continue studying Pope Francis' new Encyclical. We will discuss paragraphs 62 to 75. See box to read Encyclical online.

July 12 - We will continue studying Pope Francis' new Encyclical. We will discuss paragraphs 48 - 61. See box to read Encyclical online.

July 5 - We will continue studying Pope Francis' new Encyclical. We will discuss paragraphs 32 - 47. See box to read Encyclical online.

June 28 - We will continue studying Pope Francis' new Encyclical. We will discuss paragraphs 17 - 31. See box to read Encyclical online.

Also here is a presentation from the Hammer Museum WOMEN AND WATER IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD, which relates to the subject we will be discussing.

June 21 - We will start studying Pope Francis' new ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ (PRAISE BE) ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME. We will discuss paragraphs 1 - 16. Also available online as Laudato 24 May 2015.

April 12 - Is SB 128 Going To Kill You? Come hear Betty Odello, R.N., M.S.N., talk about the proposed Physician Assisted Suicide Bill
Read pertinent FAQs

March 22 - Professor Doug Kmiec will guide a discussion on Same-Sex Marriage in the Constitution –- what is an empathetic, non-judgmental, but nevertheless orthodox, religion to do?

March 8 - Professor Paul Contino of Pepperdine University and longtime parishioner will talk about Dante's Divine Comedy and the Contemporary Pilgrim's Lenten Journey. Paul, considered a premiere expert on Dante, will discuss the Divine Comedy, widely considered one of the greatest works of Italian and world literature. Divided into three parts (Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise), it is "an allegorical vision of the afterlife as understood by the world view of medieval Catholicism. It is also an enduring reflection on sin, virtue, and redemption".

January 11, 18 & 25 & February - We continue discussion of the book On Heaven and Earth, a conversation between Pope Francis (before becoming Pontiff) and Rabbi Abraham Skorka. Discussion will focus on
Chapters 23 On Poverty and 24 On the Holocaust

Chapters 25 On the 1970s and 26 On Some Historical Facts, Conquest, Socialism and Peronism

Ch 27 On the Arab-Israeli Confict and Other Conflicts, 28 On Interreligious Dialogue and 29 On the Future of Religion

2014

December 14 & 21 -  "Is Catholicism consistent with capitalism?" 
Join us to discuss this topic based on the material in Chapters 20, 21 and 22. Look for upcoming links to the excerpts from the remaining chapters on this webpage.

December 7 - we will discuss Chapters 19 About Power and Politics.

November 23 - Doug Kmiec will lead discussion of Chapters 19 & 20 About politics and power /  About communism and capitalism. (rescheduled to December 7)

November 9 & 16 - Open round table (without the table) discussion on Chapters 15 About Divorce and Chapters 16 About Marriage between Persons of the Same Sex, along with material on the Synod on the Family whiChapters will available at Church.

November 2 - Doug Kmiec will lead discussion on Ch 17 About Science and Chapters 18 About Education.

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