Arnold, Jackie

Jackie ArnoldJackie Arnold, M.A.

Sample  Talks (descriptions below): Religion and Culture: the impact of Catholicism on History, The Social Encyclicals, Stranger than Fiction: A look at Catholic Authors, Dating, Courtship and the Theology of the Body

A sample of Jackie’s topics:

  • Sacraments
  • Morality
  • Spiritual Theology
  • Church History
  • Mariology
  • Ecclesiology
  • Christology
  • Patristics
  • Church Documents
  • Catholic Authors

 

Speaker's Bio: Jackie Arnold lives on a small farm in Kingman county with her husband, Joel, and their four children. She graduated from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2005 with an undergraduate degree in Humanities and Catholic Culture, and in 2011 from Newman University with a Master of Arts in Theology. She is an active parishioner at St. Patrick, where she teaches Confirmation classes and Spanish to 7th and 8th graders at St. Patrick School. When she is not chasing children or chickens, Jackie has a passion for renewing Catholic culture through education, reading Christopher Dawson and Catholic fiction.

 

Title

Topic/Description

Format

Duration

1.

Religion and Culture: the impact
of Catholicism on History

Using the ideas of historian Christopher Dawson, this session examines what elements make up a culture and what role religion plays in their formation. These ideas are then applied to understanding and critically examining Western Christian culture from its beginning through modern times. Finally, attendants will be introduced to current examples and tools for making Catholic culture relevant today.

 

Total about 5-7 hours

2.

The Social Encyclicals

A Look at the social encyclicals of the Church beginning with Rerum Novarum and how they have shaped Catholic social teaching.

 

3-4 hours

3.

Stranger than Fiction: A look at Catholic Authors

An overview of the thought and writings of several Catholic fiction authors: Flannery O’Conner, Walker Percy, Sigrid Undsett, J.R.R. Tolkein, Graham Greene,

(I wouldn’t necessarily cover all these)

 

5-7 hours

4.

Dating, Courtship and the Theology of the Body

Introducing the idea of what dating and marriage are for using our personal story and the Theology of the Body

 

1-2 hours