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MORAL THEOLOGY
SOURCES OF CHRISTIAN ETHICS
Thursday, August 6, 13, 20
10:00 – Noon
John Hamlon, M.A.
Maidu Park, Roseville

“…we should not define liberty simply as the “freedom to do what we like.” Instead we should follow the example of Servais Pinckaers, O.P., who speaks of the ‘freedom for excellence.’ Like Aquinas, Pinckaers believed that the practice of true liberty results in our fulfillment and ultimate happiness.”**
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Servais Pinckaers (1925-2008) was a Dominican priest and moral theologian. He served on the commission that wrote the Catechism of the Catholic Church, specifically the moral section. “…we should not define liberty simply as the “freedom to do what we like.” Instead we should follow the example of Servais Pinckaers, O.P., who speaks of the ‘freedom for excellence.’ Like Aquinas, Pinckaers believed that the practice of true liberty results in our fulfillment and ultimate happiness.”**
John S. Hamlon, M.A., earned his graduate degree in Theology from the University of San Francisco and did doctoral work in Systematic Theology from 1987 to 1994 at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He was the associate director of the St. Ignatius Institute, University of San Francisco, from 1994 to 2001 and taught an upper-division theology course on marriage at USF for 14 years. Prior to that, he was the program director for national and international conferences on NFP, marriage, and family at St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN. He’s the author of A Call to Families: A Commentary and Study Guide for Familiaris Consortio (revised 2015). Currently he teaches classes on John Paul II’s thought, Christian ethics, and the cardinal/theological virtues for parishes within the Diocese of Sacramento and for Easter’s Faith Formation Center.

Maidu Park, Roseville

Located on Rocky Ridge Dr and Johnson Ranch Dr