Event Details

Formation of Conscience in the Age of Social Dilemma

Venue:
May 12, 2021 7:00 pm
Fr. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., Presenter

Wednesday Evening, May 12:
Revising the Second Vatican Council
Declaration on Social Communication
In the Beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.

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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 12:
Revising the Second Vatican Council
Declaration on Social Communication
In the Beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.

***Please call or text Kateri at 925-785-9850, if you want to register by phone. Thank you!

About the Presenter(s)

Fr. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

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 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.

Covid-19 Information

Effective June 15, 2021

For All Guests
Social distancing is not required • No capacity restrictions in meeting rooms

Fully Vaccinated Guests
• Masks are not required.
• Individuals can self-attest that they are in compliance prior to entry.
• Face coverings are not required outdoors.

Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated Guests
• Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings; gift shop, dining room and in meeting rooms
• Individuals are responsible for their health and safety and for those around them.
• Face coverings are required outdoors any time physical distancing cannot be maintained.