2019 “Crisis in the Church” Conference, Ave Maria University
Unfortunately the recording missed the first minute or two of the talk. The text of the missing first few minutes is here: Beginning of Human Sexuality Talk
2018 Newman Institute “Reborn in Wonder” Lecture Series, Lincoln, Nebraska
2018 Hildebrand Project “Love, Sex, and the Human Person” Conference:
2018 Catholic University of America Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae:
2018 “Love and Life in Marriage” Conference for the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae, Dublin, Ireland:
2016 Video made for the Religious Order “Hogar de la Madre”:
How in the woman’s heart there is a space that can only be filled by God, in drawing near to the True Fountain of Love
2014 Humanum Conference, Rome:
Dr. Fedoryka’s contribution starts at minute mark 5:40:
2013 — 4th Annual Theology of the Body Conference, Fatima, Portugal:
Dr. Maria Fedoryka delivers a subtle yet highly accessible analysis, deeply rooted in the text of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, explaining John Paul’s understanding of spousal love and desire:
2011 — 3rd Annual Theology of the Body Conference, London, England:
The existence of creatures – and especially of the human person – is an outpouring of divine love from within the depths of the Trinity. Since love is the foundation of his being, man’s life is, in the words of John Paul II, incomprehensible and meaningless unless he participates intimately in love. Dr. Fedoryka explores the significance of love for the life of the human person, showing it to be the origin, end, and meaning of human existence.
Theology of the Body as Foundation of Marriage and the Family (70 min, audio)
2008 Personalist Project Lecture Series:
In this double-lecture “The Person Created in Love”, Dr. Fedoryka analyzes and challenges certain false ideas about the human person, and then elaborates the Christian vision of the person’s creation in love and fulfillment in relation to God and other persons.
TALK 1: “He who created you without you…” (48 minutes audio)
The “pessimistic existentialists” such as Nietzsche and Sartre believe human existence to have no meaningful origin, and thus to be absurd. The Christian conviction, by contrast, is that creation springs from the hand of a loving creator. In this first talk, Dr. Fedoryka reflects philosophically on this love-origin of the human person, and then shows the dramatic implications of this beginning in love for the human person’s vocation and genuine fulfillment.
TALK 2: “…will not complete you without you.” (25 minutes audio)
In the second talk, Dr. Fedoryka considers the human contribution to the original creative act of God. God brings man into existence, but this act of creation is in an important sense radically incomplete. For while the love-origin gives objective meaning to existence, the human person is not able to enter into this meaningfulness without further ado: he must experience his own goodness, and the goodness of the world. But this is possible only if he is reflected back to himself in the loving gaze of another human person. As “one who is loved”, he is thus initiated into the only experience which can give his life meaning.