29 Sep 2012

The Legacy of Vatican II - Talk series in Limerick

Pobal Neasáin Pastoral Area is happy to host a Public Lecture Series

The Legacy of Vatican II - Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Opening of the Council

(Each lecture costs €5 and will take place in The South Court Hotel. Lectures begin at 7.30p.m. except for the lecture by Cardinal Murphy O’Connor which begins at 6.30p.m.)
Friday October 5th

Vatican II: An Eyewitness Account,
by Bishop Michael Smith
Bishop Michael attended all 168 days of the Second Vatican Council. He and eleven other young priests prepared the official record, having been appointed as a recording secretary to the Council. Bishop Michael Smith will reflect on his time taking shorthand in Latin and working at the Second Vatican Council.
Tuesday October 9th – 6.30p.m.:

The Enduring legacy of the second Vatican Council,
by HE Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor
Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor is the Emeritus Archbishop of Westminster. He was Co Chairman of the Anglican and Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), one of the Apostolic Visitors to Ireland and he continues to serve on many Vatican dicasteries.
Friday October 19th:

Mediating God’s Revelation: Vatican II’s Teaching on the Role of Scripture, by Diane Corkery
Diane Corkery is Head of Religious Studies in St Patrick’s College, Thurles. She lectures in Sacred Scripture and is a member of the Irish Biblical Association.
Friday October 26th: The Noble Obligation: The Role of the Lay Faithful
by Bishop Donal Murray
Bishop Donal Murray lectured in Moral Theology in Mater Dei Institute and in Holy Cross College from 1969 to 1982. He was Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin from 1982 to 1996 and then Bishop of Limerick until 2009. He is now retired. Author of many books and articles; this year he published, Keeping Open the Door of Faith: The Legacy of Vatican II
Friday November 2nd:

The New Evangelisation – In Continuity with Vatican II?
by Rev Professor Eamonn Conway
Professor Eamonn Conway is a priest of the Tuam diocese; Doctorate in theology in 1991 and taught Systematic Theology at All Hallows College, Dublin; Head of Theology and Religious Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick since 1999. Prof Conway served as President of the European Society for Catholic Theology 2009- 2011 and will be serving as a theological advisor at the Synod of Bishops in Rome during October 2012.
Friday November 9th:

From Peritus to Pope: Benedict XVI and the Council
by Philip Cremin
Philip Cremin lectures in Theology & Religious Studies with the Waterford Institute of Technology. His post-graduate research is on the writings of Joseph Ratzinger and recently his thesis was presented to Pope benedict by Fr Vincent Twomey at the annual 'Ratzinger Study Group' a gathering of the former doctoral and post-doctoral students of the then-Professor Joseph Ratzinger.

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