The Catechism of the Catholic Church emphasizes that “a well-formed conscience is upright and truthful” and that “[t]he education of the conscience is a lifelong task.” Pope Francis’ “Amoris Laetitia,” makes several references to the importance of Catholics’ individual consciences in issues related to family life.
According to a 2016 Pew Research Poll, about eight-in-ten U.S. Catholics (84%) say they depend “a lot” on their own research in the decision-making process. Advice from family was the second most popular choice among Catholics, with half saying they rely a lot on relatives.
Yet, according to the movie “Social Dilemma,” our minds are being manipulated and even rewired by algorithms that are designed to get our attention and make us buy things, including buying into distorted ideas about the world, ourselves, and each other. How do we form a conscience and weigh the accuracy and veracity of the information and misinformation with which we are bombarded?
Join Fr. Tom Bonacci for this 4-part evening series via Zoom. There will be opportunities to discuss and raise questions which Fr. Tom will use to guide his presentations.
Recommended ahead of time, but not required: View “The Social Dilemma.” Available on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/81254224
May 12, 2021
Revising the Second Vatican Council
Declaration on Social Communication
In the Beginning God created the heavens and the Earth
May 19, 2021
Discerning the Issues
Conspiracy Theories, Extremism, Fake News
Un-Ethical Internet Profiteering and Human Dignity
You have heard it said … but I say to you
May 26, 2021
The Formation of Conscience in the Technological Age
The Dignity of the Human Person
So what do you think …
June 2, 2021
Sources for Internet and Social Media Responsibility
Discerning Ethical Principles for Humane Technologies
Created in the Image and Likeness of God
About Our Speaker
We are pleased to welcome back our friend and popular speaker Fr. Tom Bonacci.
Fr. Tom is the Executive Director of the Interfaith Peace Project. He offers friendly and hospitable programs to help participants cope with inherited stereotypes, innocent misunderstandings, embarrassing questions or general knowledge of the many faith traditions of humankind. Tom was ordained in 1972 for the Passionist Religious Order of the Roman Catholic Church, and is recognized for his scriptural scholarship.
“A man of vision, Tom’s programs are less about learning of differences and similarities in religions, and more about understanding, respecting and connecting to all humankind.” — George D’Angelo, Ph.D., Founder, UN International Day of Peace Vigil.
***If you don’t want to register online on PayPal and you want to make your reservation by phone or mail us a check, please contact Kateri at 925-785-9850 or any questions. Thank you!
***Wednesday evening, start on May 12, 2021 to June 2, 2021 and from 7:00 pm to 8: 30 pm.
- May 12, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm