Lived Catholicism 2021

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Second International Conference on Lived Catholicism

Paradox and Prophecy: Why the Study of Lived Catholicism Matters

15th-16th November 2021


Monday 15th November

14:00-19:30 GMT


Session 1: 14:00-15:20

Welcome and Introduction from Avril Baigent (Chair of Conference Organising Team) and Dr Mathew Guest (Head of Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University)

Opening Plenary

Paradox and Prophecy: Why the Study of Lived Catholicism Matters

Speaker: Professor Massimo Faggioli

Chair: Dr Marcus Pound, Durham University

Concluding word: Professor Paul D. Murray, Dean-Director, Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University


Session 2: 15:35-16:45

Sites of Paradox and Prophecy: Short Papers Part One

Participants will be invited to select a stream to join on the day. Abstracts are available in the pdf above. Comments and responses can be submitted via chat.

Stream 1: Catholic Women and Sexuality

Chair: Dr Anna Niedźwiedź

Dr Sarah-Jane Page Aston University and Dr Pam Lowe
Aston University –A Qualitative Investigation into British Catholic Abortion Attitudes: Lived Religion, Nuance and Complexity

Mr Luis Bastidas Meneses University of Bayreuth and Ms Claudia Álvarez Hurtado Boston University – Catholicism without the Catholic Church. The case of Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir movement in Colombia

Ms Eline Huygens Ghent University – Gender, relationships, and sexuality. An empirical study on the lived experiences of young Catholic women

Stream 2: Catholic Women Prophetic in Ordinary

Chair: Lisa Lickona

Dr Pat Jones Durham University – ‘Be proud to be a worker girl’: The impact of YCW on working class Catholic girls in the post-war era

Ms Evyn McGraw University of St Andrews – How the Stories of Flannery O’Connor Can Heal a Divided Church

Dr Terry Tastard Cadbury Centre for Public Understanding of Religion, Birmingham University Florence Nightingale’s Love-Hate Relationship with the Catholic Church 

Stream 3: Health

Chair: Dr Marcus Pound

Dr Peter Kevern Staffordshire University –Between suicide and adoration: reflections on online devotions during lockdown

Dr Luke Buhagiar DISCERN (www.discern.mt) and Dr Matthew Pulis University of Malta and Andre Zaffarese Archdiocese of Malta – Lived Catholicism and Covid-19: Perspectives of parish priests and parish workers in Malta

Prof. Daryl Higgins Australian Catholic University –Designing a new safeguarding system for Catholic Church entities in Australia

Stream 4: Education

Chair: Claire Jenkins

Dr Fiona Dineen Mary Immaculate College – Sites of Paradox and Prophecy: Educators, Ethos and the lived reality of the Catholic school

Drs Isaak Deman KU Leuven / Australian Catholic University – Lived Catholicism through Catholic Education? Pre-Conciliar Expectations among the European Bishops as reflected in the Vota

Dr Damian Costello NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community –Innovation from the Periphery: Lessons from Black Elk and the Indigenous Catechetical Tradition in the Context of Antique Ministerium


Session 3: 17:00-18:00

Lived Catholicism in Postsecular Society

Speaker: Dr Michele Dillon, University of New Hampshire

Chair: Dr Pat Jones, Durham University

Followed by questions and responses submitted via chat.


Session 4: 18:30-19:30

Pop-Up Podium and Synodality Stream

Participants will be invited to select a stream to join on the day. Abstracts are available in the pdf above. Comments and responses can be submitted via chat.

Stream 1 – Pop-Up Podium

Chair: Avril Baigent

Dr. Kathryn Lamontagne Boston University – Gender, Faith, and Class: Lived Catholicism in Massachusetts, 1950-1955

Mrs Anne Marie O’Riordan Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology –Capturing Voices – A Theological Listening Ethic

Mr Jake Grefenstette University of Cambridge – Lived Catholicism and Catholic Poetry: A Case Study in Gerard Manley Hopkins

Ms Allison Guerrette Duquesne University – It is the Spirit Who gives Life: Living Catholicism Boldly and Dynamically

Mr Bartosz Arkuszewski Jagiellonian University, Museum of Krakow – The Material Medium of Healing. Case study of the oil in the worship of Saint Charbel in Krakow (Poland)

Mrs Ma. Adeinev (Nev) Reyes-Espiritu KU Leuven – Owning One’s Faith: An Inquiry into the Practice of (Catholic) Christian Faith by Philippine Transnational Mothers

Discussion

Stream 2 – Learning and Living Synodality

Chair: Prof Paul D. Murray

Prof Paul D. Murray Durham University – Introduction: Synodality and Lived Catholicism 

Mr Raphael Yabut Boston College –Learning With One Another: Lived Pedagogies in Grassroots Church Communities

Dr Pat Jones Durham University – The Goad of the Promised Future: Reflections on 40 Years of Consulting the Baptised from the Liverpool 1980 Congress Onwards

Mr Christopher Lamb The Tablet and Durham University – Reshaping the Centre: A Synodal Rome?  

Prof. Peter McGrail Liverpool Hope University – Is Anything Off the Synodal Agenda?

Dr John O’Brien Durham University –Dialogue: Easy to Say; Difficult to Do!

Dr Gregory Ryan Durham University –Making Room and Making Sense in a Messy and Synodal Church 

Discussion


Tuesday 16th November

11:00-19:00 GMT


Session 5: 11:00-12:30

Theology and Paradoxes: Discerning Prophetic Voices in an Honest Ecclesiology for the Whole-Church

Speaker: Dr Clare Watkins, Roehampton University 

Chair: Gaël Pardoen, University of Durham

Followed by questions and responses submitted via chat, and breakout groups.


Session 6: 13:15-14:30

Sites of Paradox and Prophecy: Short Papers Part Two

Participants will be invited to select a stream to join on the day. Abstracts are available in the pdf above. Comments and responses can be submitted via chat.

Stream 5 –Paradox and Belonging

Chair: Mr Adrian Brooks

Mr Gaël Pardoën
Durham University – Disrupting Lived Catholicism: Lived Catholicism as apophatic practice

Dr Florian Klug Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg – The aesthetics of the Eucharist: A paradigm for coping with ambiguity

Dr Claire Jenkins Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology – Transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) young people’s experiences in schools: a social ecological analysis of the literature

Jeff Shawn Jose Tilburg University – Dwellers and Seekers

Stream 6 – Abuse

Chair: Dr. Marcus Pound

Dr Matthias Dickert  Comenius University Bratislava – The case of the ` Duplessis Orphans`as  one of the  first and neglected cases of child abuse within the Catholic Church after World War Two

Prof Lisa Lickona Saint Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, New York – Noli me tangere: The Present Crisis and the Virgin’s Gaze

Dr Colt Anderson Fordham University – Old Models and New Methods: Economics as a Resource for Understanding the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Stream 7 – Cross Cultural Engagements

Chair: Damian Costello

Miss Tiffany Hunsinger University of Dayton – Pure Catholic Evangelicals:  The Shaping of Modern Catholicism’s Purity Culture

Dr Michel Chambon National University of Singapore –Discussing Lived Catholicism in China: An Urgent Need for the World Church

Dr Bernardo Brown International Christian University (Tokyo) – A View of Vocation Crisis from South Asia

Stream 8 – Culture & Devotion

Chair: Prof. John Eade

Dr Héctor Varela Rios Villanova University – “Depicting heavenly reality”: works of art as documents of belief

Dr Richard Bernier Concordia University – Wine and Wineskins: Contextual Theology and Lived Catholicism

Dr Anna Niedzwiedz Jagiellonian University in Krakow – The Power of Money in Ghanaian Catholicism


Session 7: 14:50-16:10

Liv-ing Catholicism: Potentialities and Limitations from an Anthropological Perspective

Speaker: Professor Valentina Napolitano, University of Toronto

Chair: Professor Anna Rowlands, Durham University

Followed by questions and responses submitted via chat.


Session 8: 16:30-17:40

Doing Lived Catholicism; Exploring Radical Demands on Scholars in a Catholic Context

with Robert Orsi, Paul Murray and Alana Harris.


Session 9: 18:00-19:00

Closing Plenary

Paradox and Prophecy: Why the Study of Lived Catholicism Matters

Bringing together scholars from across the disciplines to unpack the possibilities of this emerging field. Chair: Avril Baigent

Followed by closing remarks.

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