Ratzinger Symposium 2014

Ratzinger Symposium 2014

The Christian Vision of Humanity

Date: Saturday April 12th

Venue: Divine Word Missionaries, Moyglare Road, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland


All Welcome

09.00-09.30 Arrivals and Registration

Welcome: Rev Dr Vincent Twomey SVD (Professor Emeritus, Moral Theology, Maynooth)

09.30-10.00 Paper 1: Mr Philip Cremin (WIT): Being and Becoming: Speaking Freedom to an Existentialist Culture.

10.15-10.45 Paper 2: Dr Mary McCaughey (SPCM): Christological and Ecclesial Perspectives on the Human Person in Joseph Ratzinger


11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.00 Paper 3: Dr Mary Frances McKenna: Mary: Person in Community – An Exploration of Ratzinger’s Notion of Person through Mary and the Church


12.15-13.00 Panel Discussion

13.00-14.30 Lunch and Break

14.30-15.00 Paper 4: Rev Dr Sean Corkery: The Church as the Locus of Freedom


15.15-15.45 Paper 5: Rev Dr Vincent Twomey: Conscience, Truth and the Human Person

16.00-16.30 Coffee

16.30-17.00 Final Panel Discussion

17.00-17.30 Evening Prayer

17.30 Depart

****Note: Should you require accommodation it is available in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth (5 minutes walk). Please book separately through the Conference Centre, Maynooth. Details at:



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