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Napa Institute Discussion Seminar:
Pope St. John Paul II’s Fides et Ratio
(Faith and Reason)

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hosted by Thomas Aquinas College

In conjunction with the
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Meritage Resort and Spa
Napa, California
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Seminar Discussion: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. 
Open to all conference attendees

Pope St. John Paul II begins his encyclical letter Fides et Ratio by noting that “Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.” In our times, believers are often mocked for supposedly holding on to unreasonable and superstitious positions. So Pope St. John Paul II’s message showing the compatibility of the Catholic faith with reason is more timely than ever. As he says, “There is no reason for competition between reason and faith: each contains the other.”

Please join members of the faculty of Thomas Aquinas College for a deeper look at this encylical letter at this year’s Napa Institute conference, “Equipping Catholics in the Next America.” The seminar is open, free of charge, to all of the conference’s attendees. To participate:

1. Register for the Napa Institute Conference.

2. Register for the Thomas Aquinas College’s Seminar.

3. Read the brief reading before the seminar. The College will mail it to you, but you can also can download and print it for yourself:

Space is limited — register now! Questions? Please e-mail Robert Bagdazian or call, 805-421-5927.

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“I am grateful to Thomas Aquinas College for educating new leaders for our Church, leaders who are grounded in their personal relationship and commitment to Jesus Christ.”

– Most. Rev. George Niederauer

Archbishop Emeritus of San Francisco