Summer 2010 Seminar at University of St. Thomas in Houston

Supplemental readings for those who are interested

Day 2


St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae 1, q. 79, aa. 11-13:  practical reason, synderesis, and conscience

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae 1-2, q. 19, aa. 5-6:  conscience and action

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae 1-2, q. 94:  Natural Law

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae 1-2, q. 100:  The Moral Precepts of the Old Law

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, "Conscience and Truth" (1991)




Day 3


Study notes and excerpts from John Paul II, Fides et Ratio

Alfred J. Freddoso, " Fides et Ratio: A 'Radical' Vision of Intellectual Inquiry"

John Tracy Ellis, "American Catholics and the Intellectual Life" (1955)

Alfred J. Freddoso, "Primer on Summa Contra Gentiles 1,
chaps. 1-9"

Christopher Wolfe, "After Obama" (2009) (National Review)

Alfred J. Freddoso, "Missing the Message of Ex Corde Ecclesiae"


Day 4


Ernan McMullin, "The Galileo Affair" (short summary)

The Galileo Controversy (Catholic Answers)

Ernan McMullin, "Galileo on science and Scripture"

William E. Carroll, "Creation, Evolution, and Thomas Aquinas"

Pope Benedict XVI, "Address to Artists" (2009)

Pope Benedict XVI on Architecture (excerpts)


Citation for Walker Percy's Laetare Medal Presentation, and Percy's acceptance speech (1989) (The citation is, I believe, by Ralph McInerny) (Video)


Michael Sherwin, OP, "Jazz Goes Back to Church" (2003) (About Dave Brubeck)

Alfred J. Freddoso, "The Church and Art"