Course: Beyond Hypocrisy – Saving the West from Itself
Winton Higgins PhD
Starts Tuesday 12 June
Journalist: What do you think of Western civilisation, sir?
Gandhi: I think it would be a good idea.
Week 1: A survey of Western values before World War II, and after it. How well do we Australians honour them? Or: Mind the hypocrisy gap!
Film Lectio II - Moonstruck
Each human life is a tragicomic story
Starts Wednesday 13 June
Moonstruck (1987) is directed by Norman Jewison. It stars Cher (as Loretta Castorini), Olympia Dukakis (as Rose, Cher’s mother), Danny Aiello (as Johnny Cammareri, who has proposed to Loretta) and Nicolas Cage (as Johnny’s brother, Ronnie). It is fair to call it a romantic comedy, focusing on New York Italian families. However, in a surprising and beautiful way, it gently probes some of the deeper questions of human existence: what is the relationship between love and romance, sex and death, authenticity and love, culture and identity?
Days of Solitude and Silence 2018
Next Date: To Be Advised
Aquinas Academy has a place of solitude and silence called "Nazareth". It is situated 75 minutes from the Sydney CBD at Colo.
We organize special days on which we take small groups there for a few hours of solitude and silence.