Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fota VIII Conference Speakers Announced

St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy is pleased to announce a provisional list of speakers and topics for the Fota VIII International Liturgy Conference to be held in Cork, Ireland, July 4-6, 2015, on the subject of the priesthood of the baptized, entitled A chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation: Aspects of the Priesthood of Baptism.

1.   Professor Dieter Böhler, Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt (Germany)
A Kingdom of Priests (Ex 19,6). Priesthood and Royalty of God’s People in the Old and New Testament

2.   Fr. Joseph Briody, St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, Mass. (USA)
The Priesthood of the Faithful in Sacred Scripture

3.   Fr. Sven Leo Conrad, FSSP, (Germany)
Ministry as an expression of the common priesthood or of the ordained ministry? A review of the minor orders.

4.   Fr. Jao-Paolo Mendanca Dantas, Fortaleza (Brazil)
The new movements in the service of the unity of the Church. Reflections on the charismas of laity in the light of the thought of Joseph Ratzinger.

5.   Professor Manfred Hauke, Lugano (Switzerland)
The “sensus fidei” of the laity according to John Henry Newman and contemporary theology.

6.   Professor Helmut Hoping, University of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)
The priesthood of Christ in the baptismal and ministerial priesthood

7.   Fr. Thomas McGovern, (Ireland)
The Priesthood of the Laity and the Challenge of the Secular

8.   Dr. Johannes Nebel FSO, Administrator of the Leo-Scheffczyk Centre in Bregenz (Austria)
Sacra potestas and the participatio actuosa of the Faithful

9.   Dr. Ann Orlando, St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, Mass. (USA)
The Faithful’s Sacrifice as Priestly Service in St. Peter Chrysologus

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