A Call to Prayer

We’re currently working on an online virtual class catechesis with a group of Catholics at the Cardinal Newman project (cnlap.org) hopefully to be ready by January 2016.  A webtool we use, WizIQ, allows a virtual class up to 25 people.  A virtual class is where people meet on the computer via camera and microphones real time.  The advantage over an in-person-class is that people don’t have to leave their house.  The advantage over a discussion-board-youtube-digital-class is a virtual-class meets in real time and has a catechist who actually can minister to a student directly.

Please pray for this evangelization in the missionary diocese of Kalamazoo.  If you would like specific intentions to pray for, please email newman736cork@gmail.com.

Theology of the Bible

Fellow/Instructor: Mr. Kinkela, M.A. Theology.  Bkinkela@gmail.com

Cost: $150 if paid on or before 9/15.  $15 a class after that.

Time: 12 Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. starting Sept. 8th 2015.  At Ambrose House, Kalamazoo.

Course Description:

This first year seminar is aimed to explore the key works in the canon of Sacred Scripture with the assistance of Sacred Tradition.  This includes the Hebrew Scriptures/the Old Testament and the Gospels and letters which make up the New Testament.  Attention will be focused on Christ, the cohesiveness of all of Sacred Scripture and the skill of exegesis.


For complete syllabus, click here.

Symposium: Worshiping the State

Spring Symposium:

Worshiping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion. Book by Benjamin Wiker

Presented by Mast. Bret Sunnerville

April 18
Time: 10:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. morning session;Lunch;

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. afternoon session.


Bret Sunnerville has offered to be our Spring Symposium speaker to talk to us about Wiker’s book.  What is liberalism? What are its origins and primary characteristics? What did political philosophy in the West look like before the advent of liberalism? And what does liberalism demand from its adherents (and its opponents)? We will look for some of the answers to these questions, and others, through a detailed reading and discussion of Benjamin Wiker’s book Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion. In the process we will consider what Sacred Scripture can tell us about man’s relationship to the state, the effect of early Christianity on the political powers and thought of its time, and the relationship between the Church and the state in medieval Christendom. Also under discussion will be the philosophical and political influences of famous (or infamous) thinkers such as Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Rousseau and Locke. Liberalism, Wiker says, exacts a cosmological cost from the individual and the body politic.  Join this symposium that will take us into the disciplines of theology, history, philosophy, and political science.
Contact The Cardinal Newman Liberal Arts Project for more information. Phone: (269) 343-2010; e-mail: newman736cork@gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!

To Register:

We would really love you to come, and we would like to know how many people to expect.  Write an email to us at newman736cork@gmail.com with your name, email subject titled “Registering for April 18” and whether you are taking the class in-person or over the internet.  If over the internet, you will need to also provide us with a google account name so we can meet you online.  Please sign to google on April 18th via computer, tablet or smartphone and we will use Google Hangouts to meet with you online.