Monday, March 27, 2023
The Department of Catholic Studies presents the Archbishop John J. Myers Lecture Series:
"Challenges and Opportunities in Ecumenism: A Catholic Perspective". By Bishop Brian Farrell, Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican City.
Thursday, April 20 at 2 p.m. in University Center – Chancellor’s Suite.
Bishop Brian Farrell is Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity (DPCU), Vatican City, and Vice President of the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with Judaism. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he studied in Salamanca, Spain, and at the Gregorian University and the University of St. Thomas in Rome. He is a member of the Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ, and for some years Director of their House of Formation in Connecticut. He earned a Doctorate in Theology in 1983 at the Gregorian University with a thesis on “Communicatio in Sacris: A Theological Study of the Policy Adopted by the Second Vatican Council.” Entering the Vatican Secretariat of State in 1981, he became a Department Head and, in that capacity, accompanied Saint Pope John Paul II on many apostolic journeys to various parts of the world. In 2002, he was named Titular Bishop of Abitinae and appointed Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. In 2003, he was ordained a Bishop by Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica. He has been a consultor of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and a member of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses.
At the DPCU, he has been a member of the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, a member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission II, Co-Chair of the International Dialogue Commission between the Catholic Church and the Assyrian Church of the East, Co-Chair of the Joint Commission for Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Malankara (Jacobite) Syrian Orthodox Church, Co-Chair for the Joint Commission for Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, a member of the Joint Working Group between the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches, and a member of the International Catholic and Jewish Liaison Committee.
The event is co-sponsored with G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture.
About the sponsors:
Department of Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum for students of any creed who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Catholicism’s rich intellectual tradition and living heritage. Combining the study of history, philosophy, theology, literature, art, sociology, and other disciplines, Catholic Studies focuses on the Church's dialogue with culture and encounter with the world. Students interested in Catholic Studies have the option to pursue a major, minor, or certificate that complements and enhances the university's other degree programs and fields of study. Over 20 years the academic program and its variegated activities have stayed true to and fulfilled the Catholic mission and vision of the University. For more information, please contact Ines Murzaku, Ph.D., at Ines.Murzaku@shu.edu or Gloria Aroneo at Gloria.Aroneo@shu.edu.
About the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture:
The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. was founded in 1974 by Father Ian Boyd, C. S. B.. Its purpose is to promote the thought of G. K. Chesterton and his circle and more broadly, to explore the application of Chestertonian ideas in the contemporary world. The Institute’s work consists of conferences, lecture series, research, and writing. The Chesterton Review, founded in 1974, has been widely praised both for its scholarship and for the quality of its writing. The journal was founded by Father Ian Boyd, C. S. B., and is edited by Dermot Quinn, Ph.D. Phil, It includes a wide range of articles not only on Chesterton himself, but on the issues close to his heart in the work of other writers and in the modern world. It has devoted special issues to C. S. Lewis, George Bernanos, Hilaire Belloc, Maurice Baring, Christopher Dawson, Cardinal Manning, the Modernist Crisis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Fantasy Literature, Fantasy Literature, Special Polish Issue, Special Charles Dickens issue, the most recent "Special Conversion Issue," and many others. For information about the Institute and The Chesterton Review please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Chesterton webpage.
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