Fr. Powell writes:
My senior/grad theology seminar here at
the Univ of Dallas is called Postmetaphysical
theologies. The class has a blogsite called suppl(e)mental.
A major part of the students grades hangs on doing theology in
public. My goal here is to
acquaint these budding Catholic theologians with the weirdnesses of
reading, writing, and writing
about Christian theology for an audience outside the academy.
The theologies we will be covering in the seminar are decidedly
non-Catholic, sometimes downright
(though never explicitly) anti-Catholic, and represent some of the best
contemporary theology out
there. My goal here is to introduce my very, very orthodox
theologians-to-be to the veritable
circus of theological methods, vocabularies, personalities, and schools
that push and pull the
faith of the Church in both creative and destructive directions.
I see myself as something of a Professor of Defense Against the Dark
The site is here.
Majorie Cambell posts that
There’s a new kid in town . . . opening
San Francisco on March 7, 2008: the Cinema Vita Film
Festival. “The Cinema Vita Film Festival has been
established to encourage young, emerging filmmakers and to showcase
movies about contemporary issues concerning the meaning and value of
life. Coordinated by the San Francisco Archdiocesan Office of Public
Policy, the Oakland Diocesan Respect Life Ministry, Marriage for Life,
and Ignatius Press, the festival is based on the recognition that art,
especially the medium of film, shapes the popular imagination and has a
tremendous influence on culture.
You can find details here.
In other news there will be a Catholic
Writers’ Conference Online from May 2-9 this year. For those
interested in this online conference you can find details here.