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[Catholic Caucus] Villanova to Host International Conference Examining Pope Francisí Pontificate
Villanova University ^ | March 2018 | Villanova University

Posted on 03/24/2018 11:07:23 AM PDT by ebb tide

Villanova University to Host International Conference Examining Pope Francis’ Pontificate

“Francis, a Voice Crying Out in the World: Mercy, Justice, Love and Care for the Earth,” April 12-15, is sponsored by The Institute for Catholic Social Thought at Villanova University

International conference features nine prestigious keynote speakers including two Cardinals

Special guest of the conference will be the Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S.A.

 

The pontificate of Pope Francis will be the focus of an April 12-15 international conference sponsored by The Institute for Catholic Social Thought at Villanova University. The on-campus event, titled, “Francis, a Voice Crying Out in the World: Mercy, Justice, Love, and Care for the Earth,” is being held in commemoration of the pontiff’s recent fifth year anniversary.

Open to the public, the conference will feature nine preeminent keynote speakers including:

All keynote addresses will be held in the Connelly Center Cinema. In addition to the keynote speakers, noted scholars from around the country and the world will speak on Francis’ papacy from a variety of disciplines in breakout sessions.

The Papal Nuncio to The United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, will attend the conference as a special guest.

“In commemorating the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ pontificate this conference will attempt to explore, discuss and gain a deeper understanding of the issues that have defined the Holy Father’s papacy to this point—including the theological foundations of his thought and its continuity with tradition, especially that of Vatican II,” said Barbara E. Wall, PhD, Vice President for Mission and Ministry. “Pope Francis has managed to not so much change Church teaching as to challenge the Church and the people of God to return to the values of the Gospel—the values of mercy, justice, love and care for God's creation. In addition, this conference will explore how we understand this Pope's radical embrace of a Church for the poor.”

Dr. Wall will open the conference at 7:30 p.m., April 12 in St. Thomas of Villanova Church on Villanova’s campus with a welcome and introduction of His Eminence Cardinal Tobin, who will deliver an address titled, “Flight or Field Hospital: Pope Francis and the Church’s Engagement with the World.”

A broad spectrum of topics regarding Pope Francis’ pontificate will be addressed at the conference—ranging from the Holy Father’s theological views on the environment, the family, immigration and his interpretation of Vatican II, to his leadership style, popular public persona, church reform, and impact on the church of Latin America.

Pope Francis’ interpretation of Vatican II will be one of the foci of the conference, according to Massimo Faggioli, PhD, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova and a keynote speaker at the event.

“Pope Francis’ interpretation of the Second Vatican Council is the most important event in Church history in the last four centuries. Its teachings renewed and reformed Catholicism, making it more aware of modernity and more universal, less Euro-centric,” says Faggioli. “The Argentine Jesuit Bergoglio (Pope Francis) perceives Vatican II as a matter that should not be reinterpreted or restricted, but implemented and expanded. For Francis, Vatican II is essential for a proper recontextualization of the Catholic Church in the world of today, for a recovery of the missionary dimension of the Church.”

The conference will feature two special events. An organ concert in honor of Pope Francis’ fifth anniversary will be held at 8 p.m., April 13 in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, with Dr. Mark Bani, St. Joseph’s Church, Philadelphia, performing. A banquet will be held beginning at 7 p.m., April 14 at The Inn at Villanova (pre-registration required).

“I hope participation in this event will lead to a better understanding and appreciation of the continuity of Pope Francis' theology and actions as a retrieval of our tradition, especially the work of Vatican II, which called for addressing the importance of understanding the Church as the people of God and integrating our faith life with all that we do to build a world that reflects God's presence through our daily lives and work,” Wall said. “The values and virtues of mercy, justice, love and care for God's creation must be part of everyone's daily life if we are true to the Gospel.”

Complete information on the conference schedule, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, special events, registration and area lodging can be found here.



TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: francischurch; heresy; jesuits
Barf Alert:

Two franciscardials (Maradiaga and Tobin), three Jeuits (inculding Spadaro), Jeffery Sachs (an adamant pro-abortionist) and Maximum Beans (a full-time Bergoglian apologist) are seven of the nine keynote speakers.

1 posted on 03/24/2018 11:07:24 AM PDT by ebb tide
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To: ebb tide
I had the same reaction: the speakers' line up is like a rogue's gallery.

Used to be all we knew the actual names of were Beelzebub, Lucifer ---and Legion.

2 posted on 03/24/2018 11:23:33 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Satan: the Father of Lies, and a murderer from the beginning.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Ditto. As soon as I spotted “Tobin”, I thought, “Is that the good Tobin [from Rhode Island]? Or the bad Tobin [from Newark]?” It's Tobin from Newark...all I need to know.
3 posted on 03/24/2018 11:31:03 AM PDT by utahagen (but but)
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To: All

Massimo Faggioli sounds like a name made up by a B grade novelist as a gay apologist at the Vatican.


4 posted on 03/24/2018 11:32:18 AM PDT by Peter ODonnell (The president is a good man -- that's why they are out to get him -- where have we seen this before?)
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To: Peter ODonnell
Actually, you're right on the money! Here's an article of Massimo Faggioli's defending the ultimate homo apologist, James Martin, S.J.:

Catholic Cyber-Militias and the New Censorship

5 posted on 03/24/2018 11:53:42 AM PDT by ebb tide
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To: Peter ODonnell

Certainly fits.


6 posted on 03/24/2018 12:33:44 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Francis is a Nincompope.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

:)


7 posted on 03/24/2018 12:34:53 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Francis is a Nincompope.)
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To: ebb tide

Open to the public....

.....
I hope some faithful Catholics show up to record all of the disgusting lectures from these people who are out to destroy the Church.


8 posted on 03/24/2018 12:36:32 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Francis is a Nincompope.)
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To: ebb tide

That is a list of The Usual Suspects.

In the Good Old Days, we’d put them into a common cell in the basement for a couple of weeks. No running water, thin gruel, and a common (non-flush) toilet.

And yes, those were the GOOD old days.


9 posted on 03/24/2018 12:45:16 PM PDT by ninenot (Minister of Membership, Tomas Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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