All Hallows Autumn Public Talks

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Autumn Series of Public Talks Theme:
The Joy of the Gospel -
Exploring the Teaching of Pope Francis joy of gospel 2 for web
Four Wednesday Evenings in October 2014:It is fifty years since the closing of the Second Vatican Council, when bishops from all over the world gathered and drew up a charter for communicating the unchanging message of the Gospel in a language and manner that would touch our hearts and minds and call us to conversion.In the intervening period, there have been many calls for Church renewal. Apart from the documents of the Council itself, however, hardly any other papal document has received as much attention, whether inside or outside the Catholic Church, as Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), published in 2013.With The Joy of the Gospel we encounter the distinctive approach of Pope Francis and the direction in which he wishes to lead the Church. Pope Francis’ open, straightforward and down to earth style of communication, visible at his weekly audiences at the Vatican and in the reports from his daily masses, has made The Joy of the Gospel an international bestseller.The Joy of the Gospel is a truly remarkable and radical document, one that ranges widely and challenges complacency at every level. It offers us powerful challenges, the key one being to transpose all our pastoral activity into “a missionary key”.This series of talks will explore Pope Francis’ approach and message in Evangelii Gaudium and the implications and applications for Church teachings and practices today.Wednesday 1st
The Joy of the Gospel: Context and Overview
Rev. Eamonn Conway, PhD Wednesday 8th October
The Joy of the Gospel and Implications for Ministry
Fainche Ryan, PhD Wednesday 15th October
The Joy of the Gospel and Irish Church Renewal
Gerry O’Hanlon, SJ, PhD Wednesday 22nd October
The Joy of the Gospel: Pope Francis and Justice
Ethna Regan, CHF, PhD Further details on Talks and Speakers Time: 7.30 pm – 9.00pmVenue: Room 4, Purcell House, All Hallows CollegeEach talk will be followed by a brief discussion with time for questionsAs space is limited, pre-booking is recommended
Booking and Information:Eileen Houlahan
T: 01 852 0742