Lived Catholicism 2020

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The Lived Catholicism Conference 2020 was held on 23rd and 24th November 2020 on the programme below. Selected papers and recordings of the conference will be available in due course and linked via this website.

Thanks to all our keynote speakers, panelists, presenters, technical hosts, chat moderators and organisers for making Lived Catholicism 2020 possible

Day 1: Monday 23rd November 2-7pm GMT

Session 1: 2-3:20pm Opening plenary

Where Catholicism lives

Speaker: Associate Professor Tricia Bruce, University of Notre Dame / University of Texas at San Antonio, Chair: Dr Clare Watkins, University of Roehampton

Session 2: 3:35-4.45 Short Papers

Stream 1: Broken Worlds

Dr. Eric Hoenes del Pinal University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Can Lived Religion be Live on Facebook? Some Reflections on Lived Religion, Social Media, and Catholic Practice Under a Pandemic 

Stream 2: Representation

Dr. Florian Klug   
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
The irony of believing in resurrection within a global pandemic.  

Stream 3: Identity

Prof. Dr. Christel Gärtner, Linda Hennig, Lilo Ruther
University of Münster
“Lived Catholicism” – A case study of a religiously vital catholic family in Germany 

Dr Prof Mariéle Wulf  
Tilburg University, NL
Embarrassing Shame. Untold Stories of Guilt and Redemption

Prof Richard Necesito, Dr. Joven O. Sepino and Rev. Fr. Rodel Magin, OSA
University of San Agustin, Philippines
Revisiting Fr. Wostyn’s Ecclesiology in the midst of war on drugs in the Philippines. 


Monica McArdle
Roehampton University
‘Would Moses have won the battle if he had only been raising his heart and mind?’  The developing understanding of the role of the body in prayer

Drs. Wilson Angelo Espiritu  
KU Leuven and Ateneo de Manila University
Mystical-Political Pledge: Rethinking the Devotion to Jesus Nazareno with Edward Schillebeeckx

 Katherine Ajibade 
London School of Economics
Attending to the social: Exploring Catholic spiritual relationality on-line.

Dr Aiveen Mullally and Dr Patricia Kieran
Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Irish Institute for Catholic Studies (IICS)
Belief Fluidity: Research on the Lived Reality of Catholicism among Pre-Service Postgraduate Student Teachers in Catholic Colleges in the Republic of Ireland.

Session 3: 5-6pm Plenary 2

Period Piece? Humanae Vitae and the Memory of the Catholic Sixties

Speaker: Dr Alana Harris, King’s College, London Chair: Professor Pete Ward, Durham University

Session 4: 6.10-7pm Pop-up Podium

Stream 1: Places and Practices

Mr Josep Almudever Chanza  University of Edinburgh
“Confession: a Sacrament with many names”

Stream 2: Identity and Time

Miss Bernadette Durcan  
St Mary’s University, Twickenham
The University Chaplaincy: Lived Catholicism through the Student Lens  

Dr. Adrienne Ambrose  
University of the Incarnate Word
“The Lourdes Grotto & Guadalupe Tepeyac Shrine: A Two-Faced Devotional Site in Texas” 

Bartosz Arkuszewski  
Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Jagiellonian University
Religious experience of hopeless matters. Case study of the cult of Saint Rita in Krakow (Poland)

Mrs Ausra Cane   
The Open University, Liverpool Hope University & Maryvale Institute
A phenomenological investigation into experiences of a Chapel of Disclosure in relation to the deep transformational learning.

Dr. Fides del Castillo 
De La Salle University
Religious Expressions Re-Imagined: A Response to the Pandemic

Dr Namita Manohar  
Brooklyn College – City University of New York
“Living Religion, Embodying ‘Interfaith’: Catholic Interfaith Wedding Ceremonies in Mumbai, India” 

Dr Astrid Krabbe Trolle  
The Research Center for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark
Catholic Mission in Intimate Relations

Ms Carleigh Garcia  
Mary Immaculate College, Irish Institute for Catholic Studies
The Country Girls’ Shame: Affect theory, shame, and the Catholic Church in Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls Trilogy & Epilogue’

Dr Gerard Madden  
National University of Ireland Galway
Lived Catholicism on the factory floor: devotional Catholicism and labour cultures in 1950s Ireland 

Mrs Fernanda Mee   
St Mary’s University
The domestic church from Familiaris Consortio to Amoris Laetitia: a case study in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton

Gooitske Nijboer  
University of Groningen
The Inner Sanctum on Display: Catholic Spiritual Biographies in Counter-Reformation France and the Netherlands

Mrs Anne Marie O’Riordan 
Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge
Who are you, God? And who am I? Spiritual Growth and self-understanding of Catholic women within ministerial practice.

Dr Kate Sotejeff-Wilson  
KSW Translations
The friendly foreigner? Lived Catholicism in Finland

Dr. Jakob Egeris Thorsen  
Aarhus University  
Lived Catholicisms and the ”Tiempos Mixtos” of Latin America: First Attempt of a Model.

Day 2: Tuesday 24th November 2-7pm GMT

Session 5: 2-3.15pm Plenary 3

English and Welsh Catholicism since 1914

Speaker: Professor Stephen Bullivant, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK

Session 6: 3.30-4.45 Short Papers

Stream 1: Places and Practices

Associate Professor Nasir Butrous  
Australian Catholic University
The Catholicity of Business Curriculum 

Stream 2: Gender and Sexuality

Dr. Kathryn Lamontagne  
Boston University
“Angel in the House?:” Conversion, Class, and Lived Catholicism in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain

Stream 3: Formation and community

Dr. Clarence Batan, Isabelle de Vergara, and Assoc. Prof. Florence C. Navidad  
University of Santo Tomas (Manila, Philippines)
Studying “Catechetical Ministry” (CM) in the Philippine Catholic Church: Stories, Discoveries, and Promising Discourses

Drs. Rinald D’Souza  
KU Leuven
What does it mean to be an Adivasi Catholic today?

Prof John Eade  
Roehampton University
The Emergence of Pilgrimage Studies and the Changing Character of Pilgrimage to and at Roman Catholic Shrines

Dr Vincent Manning
Alumnus, St Mary’s University

A Catholic voice for people living with HIV; ‘Positive Faith’ as pastoral outreach & practical theological pedagogy

Dr Wojciech Sadlon and Marcin Jewdokimow 
Cardinal Stefan Wyszysnski University in Warsaw / Institute for Catholic Church Statistics
Living Out Sexuality Within Consecrated Community In Poland

Dr Anna Szwed, Katarzyna Leszczyńska and Agata Rejowska 
Uniwersytet Jagielloński
Catholic women, religion and marriage. Maintaining and undermining patriarchal relations 

Dr. Anna Niedźwiedź 
Jagiellonian University in Kraków
Lived Catholicism in Contemporary Ghana (women in the church)

Avril Baigent  
Durham University
“You can’t be holy all the time”: Mass going practices among Catholic teenagers in the UK

Rev. Paul Rooney and Rev Dr Peter McGrail  
Liverpool Hope University
Mapping the boundaries of Catholic life (literally): researching ministries in the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

Dr. Isaias R. Marcano  
Saint Mary College of California Call to Family, Community, and Participation.

Session 7: 5-6pm Plenary 4

Give Us Boys: Lived Catholicism in the Wake of the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis

Speaker: Professor Robert Orsi, Northwestern University, Illinois, Chair, Kathryn Abijade, London School of Economics

Session 8: Plenary panel 6.10-7pm

Where do we need to go next in building the field of study and research into Lived Catholicism?

Chair: Professor Karen Kilby, Bede Professor of Catholic Theology and Director of the Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University

Panelists: Associate Professor Tricia Bruce, Dr Alana Harris, Professor Stephen Bullivant, Professor Robert Orsi, Dr Marcus Pound

The Lived Catholicism Conference is a project of the Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University, in partnership with the London School for Economics.

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