Into the Deep

This series, offered by our Dominican friars, delves into the Catholic faith. It goes beyond basic catechesis, seeking to understand the 'whys' of the faith. Come and learn what God has revealed to us. Come to see more deeply into divine realities. Come and have your faith fed. Faith provides a lens for seeing reality more clearly, come and upgrade your faith and see the world and your path with greater clarity.

 

Into the Deep is every
Second Thursday of each Month

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Mary, the Guardian of the Incarnation
Fr. Peter Totleben, O.P.

Many think Catholic beliefs about Mary belong only to the periphery of the faith.  However, every Marian doctrine or dogma sheds light on some critically important truth about Jesus Christ. This is so true that Bl. John Henry Newman referred to Our Lady as "The Guardian of the Incarnation." As we prepare for Christmas, Fr. Peter will explain in this month's Into the Deep how Our Lady can help us dive deeper into mystery of Christ in the Incarnate Word.

 

 

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Indulge a Little this Month: Purgatory and Praying for the Dead

In the month of November, the Church turns her attention to pray and intercede for the suffering souls in purgatory. This talk treats how Catholic's understand of purgatory, why soul's need a time of purification, and how, practically speaking, we can offer our prayers, sufferings, and indulgences for the souls in purgatory.

by Fr. Raymund Snyder, O.P.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/3kZPCvNJGVQ

St. Catherine of Sienna and the Authentic Reform of the Church

by Fr. Raymund Snyder, O.P.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/O2zm4n9tAFU

The Reality of Angels and Demons

Speaker: Fr. Raymund Snyder, O.P.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/pmdG_I0PNlQ

How can Death Save? A Deeper Look at the Effects of the Passion

Guest Speaker: Fr. Clement Dickie, O.P.

It is one of the basic truths of Christianity that Jesus Christ died to save us, but what does that mean? We’ll explore the way that Christ’s sacrifice serves as a source of redemption.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/b6ZpF9zVQq8

The Bible, the Church's Book

Presented by Br. Norbert Keliher, O.P.

How did the Church get the Bible? How do we know that the Catholic selection of biblical books is authoritative, and how does this change our reading of Scripture? Come learn about why the Bible should be thought of as "the Church's book," a part of our living tradition that cannot be fully understood apart from the Church.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/hYR0lCxBnhA

Feminine Aspects of the Bible

Fr. Joseph Alobaidi, OP, presents an engaging look at "Women in the Bible". The Bible often was used (and misused) in order to devalue the human happiness and the part women play in it. Yet, salvation will have no meaning if it is not the recovery of the original happiness between man and woman, reflect of their closeness to God.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/cfpcr3QpoCA

The Gift of Yes: How Jesus' Death Saves Us

Fr. Peter Totleben, O.P. returns to St. Patrick for our next Into The Deep talk:

On the way to Emmaus, Jesus said to two of his disciples, " Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?" We often ask similar questions: Why did Jesus have to die on the Cross? Why couldn't God simply "get over" human sin? Come and find out the answer, as we explore how Jesus' death saves us.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/ycP8ug9RlS0

Beauty

Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P. speaks on how beauty saves the world.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/jvxNhmwC3Xk

The Papacy & Business Ethics

Fr. Thomas More, O.P. talks to us on business ethics. Father's background is in law and business.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/xOFDUQFsYT8

Becoming Fully Human: A Spiritual and Moral Guide to being Human

This talk considers what it means to live a human life. What are we made for? How do we find happiness? Why do we often sabotage ourselves? How do we change?

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpW2Evh_8ec

Trust not in Princes: Hope & Despair in American Politics

Politics is always embedded in a wider framework of how one sees the world. This talk presents a Christian framework for understanding politics based on the thoughts of St. Augustine. It considers the limits of politics and how Faith affects a Christian's understanding of what politics can achieve and how a Christian should engage in politics. 

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUWNd5LExUA
Audio Only: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sgraudio/IntoTheDeep/IntotheDeep_AmericanPolitics_121417.mp3

Faith, Science and the Catholic Church

Today many people consider modern science to be in conflict with the Faith and teachings of the Catholic Church. Is that true? In fact science and Faith do not contradict each other because all truth has the same source–God. Also, the Faith is what allowed modern science to arise in the West. So far from contradicting, the Faith held by the Church is the grounds upon which modern science grew. 

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF0fId9Gqmc
Audio Only: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sgraudio/IntoTheDeep/IntotheDeep_FaithScience_110917.mp3

How does a Catholic Read the Old Testament?

The Old Testament of the Bible can often seem strange and difficult to understand. How do we as Catholics learn to read the Old Testament for spiritual understanding and profit? Why is the Old Testament so alien to us? How does the Old Testament relate to the New Testament? Fr. Jordan Schmidt OP helps us answer all these questions in his talk.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOH-TWl1X4w
Audio Only: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sgraudio/IntoTheDeep/IntotheDeep_ReadOT_1011217.mp3

What Can We Know About God by Reason Alone?

Most of what we know about God comes from what God Himself has told us–the Bible and Tradition. But what can we know about God by the use of reason alone? Fr. Stephen Dominic Hayes, OP, explains what philosophy can tell us about God, and reviews various proofs for God.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZsMqOlrm38
Audio Only: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sgraudio/IntoTheDeep/IntotheDeep_KnowAboutGod_091417.mp3

What is the Bible? What does it show?

The Bible. You probably have one sitting on a shelf somewhere in your home. Some find the Bible antiquated and obscure, even disturbing; others find in it an endless fountain of wisdom and guidance for their lives; and many encounter God speaking to them through its inspired words, ever ancient and ever new. This talk seeks to answer these questions:

  • Why would God choose to reveal himself to us through this fascinating and often puzzling library of inspired books, and how did these books come to be?
  • What are the principles the Catholic Church gives us for interpreting the Bible, and what are some easily available resources for studying the Bible from the heart of the Church?
  • What are some guidelines and examples that show how to pray with the Bible and hear the living God speak to me through these ancient words?
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BUDHoF_5ds
Audio Only: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sgraudio/IntoTheDeep/IntotheDeep_WhatistheBible_081017.mp3
Handout: http://stpatrickcolumbus.org/images/intothedeep/intothedeep3-handout.pdf

Faith: the Path to Understanding

Christianity teaches us many truths about who God is and what He has done to save us. Where does that teaching come from? How do we know who God is and what He has done? The virtue of Faith is how we know these truths. This talk considers what Faith is and how it can grow within us, transforming our vision of reality.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvT_nxkWNEE
Audio Only: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sgraudio/IntoTheDeep/IntotheDeep_PathtoUnderstanding_071317.mp3
Handout: http://www.stpatrickcolumbus.org/images/intothedeep/intothedeep2-handout.pdf

Christianity from a Bird's-Eye View

What is at the center of Christianity? What is most essential? At the center is Jesus Christ, that Jesus is Lord. Everything in Christianity only makes sense in light of who Jesus is and what He did. Jesus is our Lord and Savior, and Christianity as a religion is those people who have encountered Jesus and profess Him as Lord, following Him in their lives.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWca0XWlmAA
Audio Only: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sgraudio/IntoTheDeep/IntotheDeep_BirdsEyeView_060817.mp3
Handout: http://www.stpatrickcolumbus.org/images/intothedeep/intothedeep1-handout.pdf