A global webinar hosted by The College of Notre Dame Australia.
The College of Notre Dame Australia will host a global webinar on Friday, 9 October – the Feast Day of St John Henry Newman – with visitor presenters in Australia and internationally – reflecting on the inspiration of Newman’s Thought of a College from which the founders of the College of Notre Dame Australia took their inspiration.
The dialogue may even acknowledge the 30th anniversary of the promulgation of St John Paul II’s apostolic structure Ex Corde Ecclesdaie which additionally drew inspiration from Newman’s writings.
The presenters, together with the Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev Fisher OP will have a look at the relevance of Newman’s 1852 Thought of a College on Catholic schooling at present.
Vice Chancellor Professor Francis Campbell will facilitate the webinar. Different presenters will likely be Sister Professor Isabell Naumann, ISSM, President of the Catholic Institute of Sydney; Fr George Bowen, Chaplain, The London Oratory Faculty; Dr Jacob Phillips. Director of the Institute of Theology at St Mary’s College, Twickenham, London and Monsignor Friedrich Bechina FSO, undersecretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Schooling.
Anybody can register for the webinar by clicking here.
The webinar will start at 5.00pm AEST or 2.00pm WAST. It is going to run for roughly one hour and 45 minutes together with a query and reply on the finish of the 15 minute presentation by the audio system.
“What our College founders noticed in Newman’s Thought of a College was a dedication to mental inquiry which stays on the coronary heart of our academic philosophy at present as we encourage our college group to foster studying, discovery, that means and the pursuit of reality and common data, ” Prof Campbell mentioned.
John Henry Newman spent the primary half of his life as an Anglican and the second half as a Roman Catholic, being ordained a Catholic priest in Rome in 1847.
He was named a Cardinal in 1879 taking as his motto “Cor ad cor loquitur”-“Coronary heart speaks to coronary heart.”
Though thought of a controversial determine, Newman was regarded by many as the Nineteenth-century’s most vital English-speaking Roman Catholic theologian. An historian and poet, he has been known as the “absent Father of Vatican II” as a result of his writings on conscience, non secular liberty, Scripture, the vocation of lay folks, the relation of Church and State, and different matters have been extraordinarily influential within the shaping of the Council’s paperwork.
Newman was beatified in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI and canonised by Pope Francis in October 2019.