Published August 3, 2006
The popular apologetics series “Reason to Believe” will be held Fridays in August and September at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE.
Atlanta area Catholics are encouraged to invite friends and family to attend the talks, which kicked off Friday, July 28, with Father Patrick Winslow, popular lecturer of the Catholic Scripture Study series available through CatholicExchange.com.
On Aug. 4, Father Jack Durkin, pastor of St. Monica’s in Duluth, will speak on “The Glamour of Evil” and will address why today’s culture is drawn to things that glorify evil. He will discuss the allure of films like “The Exorcist,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and “The Omen” and explain how the reality of exorcism is very much a part of today’s world.
Moira Noonan, celebrated author and cultural commentator, will share her conversion from the darkness of the New Age movement on Aug. 11.
On Aug. 18, Father Augustine Tran, theology teacher at Blessed Trinity High School, Roswell, will present the Catholic position on intelligent design in a talk entitled, “Who Came First, Darwin or God?”
Greg Ollick, from St. Ann Church, Marietta, will present on Aug. 25, “Hollywood Heresy: Where Was the Passion in ‘The Da Vinci Code?’” Ollick will uncover the cultural response to “The Da Vinci Code” and explore this movie as an element of the culture war.
The series will conclude on Sept. 8 with a panel discussion including leading cultural commentators from the community. The topic will be “Catholicism under Attack: Responding to America’s Last Acceptable Prejudice.”
Each of the sessions will begin with Mass at 6:15 p.m. The presentation will begin 7 p.m. and will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Light refreshments will be served, and a nursery is available upon request.
There is no charge to attend Reason to Believe, though a free will offering will be taken up at each session.
For more information, to arrange for nursery care, or to pre-register, call (404) 267-3671 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.