Monday, June 10, 2019

The History of the Catholic Church in the United States in the Early Nineteenth Century

June 13

The presentation will begin with an overview of the life of St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton--focusing on her conversion and work for the Church. 

The class will then explore the significant impact of Catholic voters during the period from the election of Thomas Jefferson in 1800 through the administration of Andrew Jackson.

Prayer: Liturgy of the Hours-6:30 PM

Presentation: 6:45 PM


Where?
Central New York Marian Center

Monday, April 8, 2019

April Meeting

Due to Easter falling on the third Sunday of April this year, our monthly chapter meeting has been moved to the second Sunday, April 14

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Glorious Revolution and the Development of Catholic Political Philosophy

On Thursday evening, April 11 2019, at the Syracuse Marian Center, Mr. Richard Fitzgerald O.P. will resume his class on the History of the Catholic Church in the United States. The meeting will begin with prayer at 6:30 PM followed by the lecture described below.

The Glorious Revolution and the Development of Catholic Political Philosophy

This months presentation will focus on the Glorious Revolution of 1688-1689, which unleashed widespread persecution of Catholics in the British North American colonies. Chapels were closed, the celebration of Mass and the sacraments were outlawed, and Roman Catholics were denied the right to vote and hold political office.

The lecture will also explore the Catholic response to this oppression. Roman Catholics in the colony of Maryland developed a Catholic counter-revolutionary society and a political philosophy based upon the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas, Francisco Suarez, Juan de Mariana and Catholic Natural Law Doctrine. This school of thought formed the foundation of Catholic political philosophy during the American Revolution.