Was Mary Magdalene more than just a friend to Jesus? Is it possible that the bloodline of Jesus is still alive today? Why do these heresies pop up with such regularity? Much of what author Dan Brown wrote in “The Da Vinci Code” has provoked controversy among Catholics since the dawn of the Church. Where do we draw the line between fact and fiction?
Br. Dominic Holtz, O.P. who holds a Ph.D. in medieval studies from Notre Dame and is a visiting assistant professor of philosophy and Church history at Aquinas Institute, will help shine a light on the truths and fallacies of the book in “Fact or Fiction: A Closer Look at the Da Vinci Code,” part of a Theology on Tap series sponsored by Aquinas Institute of Theology. The series helps Catholics apply Church teachings to contemporary questions. Theology on Tap begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14, upstairs at the Tap Room, 2100 Locust St. Br. Holtz will speak at 6:30 p.m.
Aquinas Institute of Theology, a graduate school on the campus of Saint Louis University, sponsors Theology on Tap. Part of the mission of the school is to engage Catholics in dialogue that will help them to keep their faith lives relevant amid demands of their professional and personal lives. Theology on Tap is designed to provide a casual gathering place for Catholics to sip beer, hear brief presentations and ask questions.
To find out more about Theology on Tap or the presentation on April 14, call Aquinas Institute at (314) 977-7292. Log on at www.ai.edu/events.