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The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 139

Aug 12, 2022

In a current video on the
Pints with Aquinas
channel, Gregory Pine, O.P. voiced
his concern that mass leisure, notably music and films,
is usually an impediment to attaining the heavenly finish of contemplation
for which we’re made. What’s noteworthy is that in contrast to the
typical Catholic commentary on popular culture, Fr. Pine doesn’t focus
a lot on the ethical content material of music and films as how their very
kind impacts us bodily, psychologically and spiritually.

On this dialogue impressed by
Fr. Pine’s factors, host Thomas Mirus and filmmaker Nathan Douglas
specify some components of music and movie that are obstacles to the
contemplative life, but in addition recommend how, slightly than merely
eschewing music and films, we are able to interact with higher artwork in a
deeper approach which serves the contemplative finish of man.


0:00 Intro

6:31 Fr. Pine video

11:08 Dangers of treating media as
“junk meals” slightly than demanding higher media

14:44 Cultivating openness to
extra inventive movies

17:31 Discursive reasoning is
not the best mode of contemplation

20:26 Music is essentially the most merely
contemplative artwork kind

22:58 The relation of movie to

25:13 Promoting and glossiness
in fashionable cinema

29:38 Downside with placing
Catholic content material into Hollywood varieties

31:28 A movie’s modifying rhythm
can hinder contemplation

38:24 Studying intuitively to
inform hackwork from good craft

42:15 Rhythmic pleasure
doesn’t equal mediocrity

46:23 Conclusion of movie

48:02 Making use of Augustine’s
principle of evil as privation to artwork

49:34 The need of each
decrease and better types of music

55:46 In what sense ought to
Catholics “interact with popular culture”?

59:33 Pop music dominated by
computer systems, centered on lyrics, lack of melody

1:07:53 The non-public aspect in

1:12:08 Music, the senses, and
contemplation past phrases

1:18:22 Music’s stimulation of
the physique

1:22:45 Utilizing music to indulge

1:27:09 Can music be

1:32:06 Mistaking gradual for good
in movie

1:34:11 Educating the devoted
for inventive depth

1:43:50 Can sense pictures serve
the non secular life?

1:49:18 What music communicates
about actuality

1:56:20 There’s no formulation for

2:01:08 Easy receptivity to
God’s magnificence

2:03:54 Really useful sources


Fr. Gregory Pine, “I finished
listening to music.”

Elizabeth-Paule Labat,
The Track That I Am: On the
Thriller of Music

Etienne Gilson,
The Arts of the

Standards: The Catholic Movie

CCP #126: How Charlie Parker’s
Music Modified My Life

CCP #28: An Introduction to
Maritain’s Poetic Philosophy w/ Samuel Hazo

Nathan Douglas,
The Vocation of

Fr. Pine’s lecture on literature referenced by

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