Discussion series continues with “Mit Brennender Sorge”
The “Reading Christian Classics” book discussion series will continue Thursday, March 31 with Pope Pius XI’s encyclical “Mit Brennender Sorge.” All members of the Salve Regina community, along with friends of the University, are invited to participate.
“Mit Brennender Sorge,” an encyclical on the church and the German Reich, is available online. Issued in March 1937, it was smuggled into Germany for fear of censorship and read from the pulpits of all German Catholic churches on Palm Sunday of that year. The encyclical denounces the German government for its disproportionate emphasis on the priority of the state and race over and above God and church, and for its discriminatory racial policies.
Discussions are held in the McKillop Library’s special collections room beginning at 6:30 p.m. and last about one hour. Each participant should furnish his or her copy of the book, read it prior to the session and come willing to share interpretations or comments.
The series will conclude Thursday, April 28 with G.K. Chesterton’s “Everlasting Man.”
“Reading Christian Classics” is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Pell Honors Program and the McKillop Library. For more information, contact Dr. Lois Eveleth, professor of philosophy, at (401) 341-3170.