The Centre for Advanced Research in Catholic Thought (CARCT)

at King’s University College, London, Ontario, Canada  is organizing a conference on the theme:

Catholicism after Five Years of a Francis Papacy

Date: March 23-24 (Friday-Saturday), 2018

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Paul Lakeland, Aloysius P. Kelley S.J. chair in Catholic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University, Connecticut; President-elect of the Catholic Theological Society of America

Lecture Title: Understanding Pope Francis: Dialogue, Ideology and Hermeneutical Suspicion

Rev. Dr. John Markey, OPAssociate Professor of Theology at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas

Lecture Title: The Francis Option: St. Francis, Pope Francis and the Spirituality of Encounter

Conference Schedule

Friday Evening – March 23, 2018

Time

Event

3:30 PM

Gathering at Venue (Labatt Hall LH100) / Distribution of Nametags / Informal Conversation

4:00

Formal Welcome by CARCT Director Julius-Kei Kato and King’s administrators

4:15-5:00

Keynote Lecture by Paul Lakeland (Fairfield University, Connecticut): Understanding Pope Francis: Dialogue, Ideology and Hermeneutical Suspicion

5:00-5:30

Q&A – Theological Conversation

5:30 onwards

Bishop Fabbro’s opening remarks and blessing Reception at Labatt Hall lobby)

6:30

Departures for Dinner Venue

7:00

Start of Dinner

Saturday – March 24, 2018

Time

Event

9:00 AM

Gathering at Vitali Lounge / Announcements, Housekeeping Items

9:15 - 9:55

Keynote Lecture by John Markey OP (Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, Texas): The Francis Option: St. Francis, Pope Francis and the Spirituality of Encounter

9:55 - 10:15

Q&A – theological conversation

10:15 - 10:30

Break – Coffee Time

 

Presentations of Papers and Theological Conversations. Each presentation is allotted 20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A

10:30 - 11:00

Gill Goulding, CJ (Regis College, University of Toronto) – Pope Francis and the Imperative of Mercy: Ecclesiological Ramifications

11:00 – 11:30

Liam Farrer (Regis College, University of Toronto) - “I Give to Jerusalem a Herald of Good Tidings”: Pope Francis’ Unnoticed Ecumenical Gesture

1130 – 12:00

Gordon Rixon (Regis College, University of Toronto) – Dwelling on the Way: Pope Francis and Bernard Lonergan on Discernment

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:30

Moira McQueen (St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto) – Amoris Laetitia: Love and Mercy Encounter the Realities of Marriage and Family Life

1:30 – 2:00

Darren Dias OP (St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto) – Pope Francis and the Themes of Gender, Language and Trinity: A Modest Proposal

2:00 – 2:15

Coffee Break

2:15 - 2:45

Jean-Pierre Fortin (Loyola University of Chicago) - Pope Francis’ Global Spirituality: Mercy as Foundation for an Integral Theology

2:45 – 3:15

Stephen Scharper (University of Toronto) - “Across the Great Divide”: Laudato Si’ and the Realignment of Science and Religion in an Age of Climate Chaos

3:15 - 3:30

Coffee Break

3:30 - 4:25

General Panel Discussion (all presenters) – Questions and Answers, Theological Conversation for everyone in attendance

4:25

Closing Remarks and Acknowledgements by CARCT Associate Director, Mark Yenson

End of Conference

4:40

Departure for Early Dinner

CARCT website: https://www.kings.uwo.ca/academics/centres-kings/advanced-research/

JK Kato’s website on CARCT: http://jkato.kingsfaculty.ca/carct/