This online conversation will explore how Fratelli Tutti—as an expression of Vatican II’s call to renewal—illumines contexts and methods for deepening genuine dialogue within an increasingly fractured church and world. Guest speakers Amanda C. Osheim, Richard R. Gaillardetz and Ormond Rush have produced three ten-minute video presentations, which participants will be able to view and reflect on in advance of the discussion. The live event will make space for participants to dialogue with the panel as together we seek ways of living out the vision of Fratelli Tutti.

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About the Guest Speakers

Amanda C. Osheim, Ph.D. is the Endowed Professor of the Breitbach Catholic Thinkers and Leaders Program and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Loras College in Dubuque, USA. Her publications include A Ministry of Discernment: The Bishop and the Sense of the Faithful with Liturgical Press and “Stepping toward a Synodal Church” in Theological Studies. Her current project develops an examination of conscience to aid church communities in imitating Christ’s kenotic vulnerability.

Richard R. Gaillardetz is the Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College in the USA, and the current chair of its theology department. He has published over 170 articles and authored or edited 14 books. Most recently, he is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Vatican II (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Gaillardetz was the 2018 recipient of the Yves Congar Award for theological excellence from Barry University and was president of the Catholic Theological Society of America in 2013-14.

Ormond Rush is a priest of the Townsville diocese, with a doctorate in theology from the Gregorian University, Rome. He has been appointed to the commission of theologians for the 2023 Synod of Bishops in Rome on the theme of “synodality,” as well as to the group of theological advisors for the Plenary Council in October. His most recent book is The Vision of Vatican II: Its Fundamental Principles. He is currently Associate Professor and Reader at Australian Catholic University, Brisbane campus.

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Event Date

Friday 29 October 2021, 8.00am
– Saturday 30 October 2021, 9.00am