Paul VI Pontifical Institute

WHAT IS NEW AT PAUL VI INSTITUTE
Fall 2014 registration is now open!

 Christ Alive Series listed below and on our Current Schedule!
Please see the current schedule
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 The Annual Catholic Appeal helps to open the door of faith for Catholics across the Archdiocese and beyond.  Because of the generosity of ACA supporters, the Paul VI Institute is able to offer its courses at about half their actual cost.  Thank you! To see this year's ACA video, click on the following link: http://archstl.org/stewardship/page/annual-catholic-appeal 

  

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Seminary Experts to Deliver Talks

Christ Alive Speaker Series

 Lectures are open to the public. (Free will offerings will be accepted!)

To register contact Jane Guenther at janeguenther@archstl.org or call 314-792-7734.

Can also be taken for 1 credit with the Paul VI Institute. To register for credit, contact Mary Beier at mbeier@archstl.org or call 314-792-7454.

Fighting Porn in Our Culture…and Winning! 

Dr. Peter Kleponis

     Saturday, September 13

     9am-Noon

     Cardinal Rigali Center

Dr. Kleponis travels throughout the country educating people on how to win the battle against pornography through his program Fighting Porn in Our Culture…and Winning!  He has presented his conferences to numerous dioceses, colleges, seminaries religious communities, parents’ groups and other Catholic organizations.  His two recent books on the topic are: The Pornography Epidemic: A Catholic Approach and Integrity Restored: Helping Catholics Win the Battle Against Pornography.

Unbound: 5 Keys to Freedom in Christ. 

Mr. Neal Lozano

     Saturday,November 8

     9am-Noon

     Cardinal Rigali Center

Many believers struggle with the same sin areas time after time. Yet victory can be as simple as tapping into the potent power of the gospel. By focusing on Jesus and his work, rather than on the intimidating aspects of evil
spirits, Lozano shows how to do just this. He also shows how to find and close any doors we may have opened to evil influence and, consequently, Satan's strategies.  He provides an understanding of the relationship between deliverance prayer and the Sacrament of Reconciliation in helping people to reclaim the freedom that they have in Jesus Christ.

 

Forgiveness, Inner Healing and Mental Health: A Psychotherapy of New Beginnings. 

Dr. Peter Martin

     Saturday, January 24

     9am-Noon

     Cardinal Rigali Center

Interpersonal wounds and trauma can potentially plague an individual for life.  Research has shown that forgiveness can be a significant aid to working through these past wounds
and resentments.  This presentation focuses on early interpersonal attachment experiences as foundational for learning how to give and receive love and on forgiveness as one of the greatest gifts of love one can offer. The choice to forgive can paradoxically confer the forgiver deep inner healing in return.  The presentation will also clarify common misconceptions about forgiveness and provide a 4-phase model to help authentically forgive the perpetrator of the injustice so that Christ may reign more fully in one’s life.

 

Affectivity and Effectivity: Drawing on St. Thomas Aquinas’ Understanding of How to Order Human Emotions in Faith. 

Ms. Suzanne Baars

     Saturday, April 11

     9am-Noon

     Cardinal Rigali Center

This series of three talks by Catholic psychotherapist Suzanne Baars will focus on the importance of developing the full capacity of the emotional life for a life of both holiness
and happiness.  While the secular world extols the benefits of indulging all feelings, some Christians take the opposite track – which excludes the emotions from a life given to God.  Ms. Baars will explain how St. Thomas Aquinas saw the passions as gifts given to us by God which, when cultivated rightly, may actually be instrumental in strengthening a virtuous life. These talks will appeal to individuals, couples and families, as well as to clergy and religious, in their emphasis on the role of the heart in becoming a joyful Christian.

Co-sponsored by Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, the Paul VI Institute and the Catholic Renewal Center.

Endow Facts

Endow Facts are now posted in our website, go to Some Facts and you will be able to get all your answers to some basic questions being asked such as:

In precisely how many dioceses is Endow at the moment?

We are approved in over 100 diocese in the USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines. 

 In how many states of the USA are there Endow groups? 

We currently have approval from dioceses in 45 states. 

Where are there Endow groups outside the USA? 

We are approved in dioceses in the USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines.  We also have had groups in Guam and in Germany on military bases, as we have the approval of the Diocese of the Military Services. 

How many girls and women have participated in Endow groups? 

Since our inception in 2003, we have had over 17,000 women and girls participate in Endow study groups. 

What age of girls and women does Endow serve?   

Our youth program offers courses for girls in 6th to 12th grade.  Our adult program is designed for women 18 and older.  (Our oldest facilitator is 87!)

When was Endow founded?

We are quickly approaching our 10 year anniversary!  We began in May 2003 in the Archdiocese of Denver in Denver, CO.   

How was Endow founded? 

Endow was founded through the Holy Spirit working in the lives of women in Denver, CO.  Specifically, Marilyn Coors and Terry Polakovic.  The message of the Church, as articulated by Pope John Paul II in his Letter to Women and On the Dignity and Vocation of Women (Mulieris Dignitatem), amazed the hearts of these women, and it became clear to them that they had to share what they had learned. 

Transformed by the message of authentic femininity and dignity of the person, Terry quit her job to found what would become Endow, and Marilyn became the Chairman of the Board.  With the great support of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, who offered Endow two offices and two computers to use in the Archdiocese of Denver, Endow was born. 

Initially the founders weren’t sure how to go about sharing this mission – as an NGO, a think-tank, etc.  However, it was soon clear that the Holy Spirit was leading them to found an educational organization for women.  Instrumental in the foundation was Sister Prudence Allen, RSM, one of the world’s experts on authentic feminism, who was leading the philosophy department of the seminary in Denver.  Her teaching style and guidance helped shape the style for the Endow study courses as they are today.  She taught in a style that was academic, but accessible to all, giving the historical background, definitions to Church terms, and outside information needed to better grasp the message of the Church documents. 
From those humble beginnings, Endow now offers 4 youth studies and 13 adult studies – ranging from John Paul II’s Letter to Women, Setting the World Ablaze:  Saint Catherine of Siena, and Pope Benedict XVI’s God Is Love. While the core mission of Endow revolves around study courses, we also offer other events such as retreats, summer schools, seminars, and parish talks. 

For more information see Some Facts in our website!

Studying the Catechism - a little bit at a time!

Here's an easy way to read and reflect on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  Simply go to this website - http://www.flocknote.com/catechism - and enter your email address.  You'll get a little bit of the Catechism emailed to you every morning.

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