Saturday, June 30, 2007

IPF.....another FINE THING we have in Omaha. . .

Institute for Priestly Formation

Programs of Spiritual Formation For Diocesan Seminarians,
Priests and Seminary Spiritual Directors

Seminarian Mathius Thelan
Seminarians Matt Mumaugh and Michael Lewon
Seminarians Jacob Welp and Tom Vassalotti

Spirit Catholic Radio is honored to present
Listening for Truth
with Deacon James Keating PhD

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Listening for Truth leads men and women in the search for a fuller experience of God that begins in prayer, grows in the rediscovery of our spiritual being, and grounds itself in the truth of Jesus Christ. Our dialogue with God must cultivate a mind that is eager to learn moral truth and a heart that deserves to live a life of virtue based on prayer. The transforming nature of prayer becomes apparent in our desire to draw near to God. That desire is actualized in proportion to the moral goodness we build in our lives -and God draws us to that goodness in response to our desire. The prayerful search for God leads to a moral life based on truth, and personal fulfillment that grows from the denial of self and a turning towards God and others.

Deacon James Keating, Ph.D. is Director of Theological Formation at Creighton University’s Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, NE. He was appointed by the Papal Nuncio to be Associate Professor of Moral and Spiritual Theology in the School of Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH. Deacon Keating received his Ph.D. in Roman Catholic Theology form Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA, his M.A. in Religious Studies from Fordham University in New York City and his B.A. in Religious Studies from Siena College. Deacon Keating has done workshops nationally on moral theology and parish life. His essays have appeared in numerous theological journals. His most recent publications include Crossing the Desert: Moral Conversion and Lent (Liguori Press,
2001); Pure Heart, Clear Conscience: Catholic Moral Life (Re-issued by Liguori Press, 2003); Listening for Truth: A Life of Prayers and
Virtue (Liguori Press, 2002) and, with Co-author Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R., Conscience and Prayer: The Spirit of Catholic Moral Theology (Liturgical Press/Michael Glazier, 2001) and The Way of Mystery: Eucharist and Moral Living (Paulist Press, 2006).

Rev. George A. Aschenbrenner, S.J.
Rev. Richard J. Gabuzda, IPF Director
Rev. John P. Horn, S.J.
Kathleen A. Kanavy

MISSION STATEMENT: The Institute for Priestly Formation has been founded to assist in the spiritual formation of diocesan priests in the Roman Catholic Church. Working as a complement to already existing programs of seminary formation, the Institute responds to the need for a more concentrated and integrated spiritual formation. Inspired by the biblical-evangelical spirituality of Ignatius Loyola, the Institute's programs present a spirituality that can inspire, motivate and thus sustain the busy daily lives of contemporary diocesan priests.

or more information, write to:
Rev. Richard Gabuzda, Director
The Institute for Priestly Formation
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Telephone: (402) 546-6384
Fax: (402) 280-3529
E-mail: ipf@creighton.eduInterviews

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Rich and I met Deacon James Keating at the Holy Family Shrine when he spoke there on the Theology of the Body. He is a wise and gentle servant of God. We are so very blessed here in Omaha NE! He loves the Shrine and wants to do more out there, in the way of teaching, meetings, Adoration/Benediction. There's nothing like the Shrine when the sun is setting and it gets dark and the stars start to twinkle in the velvet night sky that blankets the prairie. Come on and drive on out, feel the love and power of this holy mound and ground. Mary's presence is very strong, we've been told by many. As is the blessing of JPII the Great.

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