Week Two

Evangelization & the New Media

Monday, July 11 — “Herald, Teacher, Interpreter & Witness”

  1. Class discussion on “Spotlight,” and the intersection of religion & the press.
  2. Read NYT review of “Spotlight,”http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/06/movies/review-in-spotlight-the-boston-globe-digs-up-the-catholic-churchs-dirt.html?_r=0
  3. Read CNS review of “Spotlight,” http://catholicphilly.com/2015/11/us-world-news/culture/movie-review-spotlight/
  4. Read Boston Globe response to “Spotlight,”http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/movies/spotlight-movie
  5. Read Sheila O’Malley review of “Spotlight,”http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/spotlight-2015
  6. Father Tom Doyle on “sexual abuse by priests” and Church responsibility. 
  7. Review last week on “leadership & moral authority.”
  8. My “preaching journey.” Read https://francisfactor.com/2015/01/01/january-1-preaching-in-a-new-key/
  9. Best practice for preaching — Criteria: Voice, Pull or Draw, Design/Armature & Media and examples.  Case Study, Father Mark Bosco’s Homily on the Occasion of Vigil of St. Ignatius of Loyola, July 6, 2016.
  10. Read “Joy of the Gospel,” Chapter 3: Gospel Proclamation, pages 56-87.
  11. Read Tobin, “The Good Pope,” Part 2, pages 97-181.
  12. Father James Martin, S.J. on Pope John 23. View 
  13. Father Tom Rosica interview Cardinal Loris Capovilla. View  

Wednesday, July 13 — The Electronic Church & the American Idiom

  1. The Latin Mass & contemporary liturgy. Read Marshall McLuhan, “The Medium & the Light.”http://marshallmcluhan.com
  2. Latin Mass, take a look at this preview tape. 
  3.  TV Evangelism, Billy Graham, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen & Joel Osteen Here’s an example of Billy Graham. View    Here’s an example of Fulton Sheen. View   Here is an example of Joel Osteen. View this sermon. 
  4. Occasional Sermons & Such… Oprah Winfry on the occasion of Rosa Park’s funeral. View  Here’s another example J.K. Rowling’s Harvard Address. View
  5. Celebrity & Public life. View Fulton Sheen View Billy Graham Billy Graham’s Ted Talk on Technology & Religion. 
  6. Additional resources. Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian, New York City. View  Bishop Robert Barron at St. Mary’s “Word on Fire.” View 
  7. Read “Joy of the Gospel,” Chapter 4: Social Dimension, pages 89-143.
  8. Read Tobin, “The Good Pope,” Part 3, pages 185-247.
  9.  View Kevin Reynolds’ “Risen” (2016, 107 Mins.)

Friday, July 15 — Orvieto 

This day trip will brings students a unique town situated in the center of Italy on the borders between the region of Umbria, Tuscany and Latium. Built on top of a steep cliff, it has always been a fascinating city with a majestic Cathedral. A great example for your class project. So let’s go! 7:30am departure and return to JFRC by 6pm.

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