Formation of Conscience in the Age of Social Dilemma
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?
Overnight or Multi-day/weekend retreats: $50 fee. Day Retreat: $20. Fees may be applied to future retreats. The fees may be waived in event of extenuating circumstances. Contact Kateri at 925-837-9141 x315.
About the Event
The Catechism of the Catholic Church emphasizes that “a well-formed conscience is upright and truthful” and that “the 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 question 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
Wednesday Evening, May 19:
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.
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About the Presenter(s)Fr. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
Fr. Tom is the Executive Director of the Interfaith Peace Project. He offers friendly and hospitable programs to help participants cope with inherited sterotypes, 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.