Emerging Scholars Sessions - Theology Symposium

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Wednesday 6th June 2012


CHAIR: Rev. Dr. Tom Dalzell SM (All Hallows College, Dublin)

- Rev. Fr. Seán Corkery (St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth) - Christological Hermeneutics: Sacrament and Scripture in the work of Joseph Ratzinger

- Mr. Anthony Valle (Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome) Christ and Communio: Retrieving the Christological Core of Joseph Ratzinger’s Ecclesiology

- Ms. Mary Mccaughey (St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth) Joseph Ratzinger’s Contextual Understanding of the Church as Communion: Embodied, Existential, Ecstatic Praxis


CHAIR: Dr. Ann Codd PBVM (Council for Pastoral Renewal and Adult Faith Development, Irish Bishops’ Conference)

- Mr. Matthew Halbach (Catholic University of America) Incarnational Catechesis and the Work of the New Evangelisation

- Rev. Fr. Norlan Julia, SJ (Heythrop College, University of London) Beyond Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs): Challenges to the Reception of Communion Ecclesiology in Asia

- Ms. Christina Strafaci (Diocese of Phoenix, USA) “Food Indeed”: The Consequences of the Americanisation of the Family Table for an Ecclesiology of Communion.


CHAIR: Rev. Prof. Thomas Norris (International Theological Commission)

- Mr. Paudie Holly (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick) The All-embracing Maternal Church: The Communion Ecclesiology of Henri de Lubac

- Sr. Chau Nguyen OP (Catholic University of America) Mariological Dimensions of an Ecclesiology of Communion: Reading “Lumen Gentium” Anew

-  Dr. Paul O’Hara (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago) A Lonerganian Analysis of the Marian Profile of the Church in the Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar


CHAIR: Rev. Patrick Jones (National Liturgy Centre, Maynooth)

- Dr. James Wickman (Georgetown University) Towards a Renewed Understanding of Internal Participation in the Eucharist

- Rev. Fr. Sojan Karottu (Catholic University, Leuven): The Communitarian and Social dimensions of the Liturgy Introduced in the Enarxis of the Eucharistic Celebration of the Syro-Malabar Church


CHAIR: Rev. Dr. Oliver Treanor (St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth)

- Rev. Fr. John Anthony Berry (University of Malta) Communion and Co-responsibility in the Church

-  Rev. Fr. Thabang Nkadimeng OMI (Catholic University of America): The Sacramental Ecclesiology of Communion and the Hierarchical Ecclesiology of Communion with Insights from Antioni Acerbi’s “Due Ecclesiologie”

- Mr Edward Trendowski (Catholic University of America) The Bishop as Servant to Communion: Vatican II Revisited


CHAIR: Dr. John O’ Keeffe and Ms. Giovanna Feeley (St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth)

- Ms. Anne Keeley (University College, Dublin) The Ecclesiology of Communion: A Musicology Perspective

- Dr. Maeve Heaney (Santa Clara University) Music as ‘Locus Theologicus’: an Expression of Harmonic Grace


Thursday 7th June 2012


CHAIR: Dr. Catherine O’ Leary (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
- Mr. Aurelio Cerviño (Academia Alfonsiana, Rome) “El eslabón perdido de la comunión: el mandamiento nuevo”. Una aportación desde el pensamiento de Chiara Lubich

CHAIR: Rev. Dr. David Kelly OSA (Milltown Institute, Dublin)
- Ms. Nollaig M. Ní Mhaoileoin (St Patrick’s College, Maynooth) Gairdín an Anama mar Iomhá: Samplaí as na Leabhair Urnaithe ón Naoú Aoise Déag sa Leabharlann Ruiséal, Coláiste Naoimh Phádraig, Má Nuad, le nascanna agus macallaí ón dtraidisiúin Eireannach chomh maith leis an Mhór Roinn

CHAIR: Dr. Tony Hanna (Director of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry, Archdiocese of Armagh)
- Ms. Patricia Kelly (Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University) “The Workbench is your Altar”: Jozef Cardijn’s Understanding of the Role of the Eucharist in the Life of the Worker

CHAIR: Sr. Eleanor Campion OCSO (Cistercian Generalate, Rome)
- Mr José Pedro Lopes Angélico (Catholic University of Portugal) “The Eucharist as the Eager Longing of Creation”: The Relational Wholeness of Reality and the Mystery of Communion

CHAIR: Rev. Dr. Gearóid Dullea (Secretary to the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference)
- Rev. Dr. Alessandro Clemenzia (Sophia University Institute, Loppiano) Il “noi” ecclesiale e l’eucarestia: in dialogo con la teo-logica di Heribert Mühlen

CHAIR: Dr. Daire Keogh, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra
- Mons. Ferreira: "Aspetti Generali della Compresione della Chiesa come Comuione nella Ecclesiologia di J. Hamer" 


Friday 8th June 2012


CHAIR: Very Rev. Kieran McDermott (Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation and Ecumenism, Archdiocese of Dublin)
- Mr. Eimhin Walsh (Trinity College, Dublin) Church, Communion and Crisis: Communion Ecclesiology in an Anglican Context

CHAIR: Dr. Suzanne Mulligan (St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth)
- Rev. Dr. Tomás Surlis (St. Nathy’s College, Co. Roscommon) The Presence of the Risen Christ in the Community of Disciples: An Examination of the Ecclesiological Significance of Mt 18:20

CHAIR: Sr. Mary T. O’ Brien PBVM (St Patrick’s College, Thurles)
- Rev. Dr. Izunna Okonkwo (Archdiocese of Glasgow, Scotland) The Eucharist as Community Builder: Eucharistic Communion and Social Transformation

CHAIR: Sr. Consilio Rock, RSM (Member of the Theology Forum of the Inter-Church Meeting)
- Ms. Anastasia Wooden (Catholic University of America) The Eucharistic Ecclesiology of Nicholas Afanasiev and Catholic Ecclesiology: History of Interaction and Future perspectives

CHAIR: Rev. Paul Prior (St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth)
- Rev. Fr. William Swan (Irish College, Rome) The Eucharist, Communion and Formation

CHAIR: Mr. Brendan O’Reilly (National Director for Catechetics, Irish Bishops’ Conference)
- Ms. Siobhan Leahy (All Hallows College, Dublin) Children’s Spirituality and Eucharistic Adoration

CHAIR: Rev. Dr. Michael Shortall (St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth)
- Rev. Dr. José Antonio de Almeida (Brazil) Comunità e Eucaristia nella V Conferenza Generale dell’ Episcopato dell’ America Latina

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