Building the Church We Need - Webinar Recordings
A series of Zoom events focused on Church Renewal
Over four sessions in May 2022, Yarra Theological Union – along with Garratt Publishing and the Australasian Catholic Coalition for Church Reform – presented a series of webinars.
An outstanding line-up of local and international experts offered insights into the Australian Plenary Council, the preparations for the Pope’s Synod of Bishops, and initiatives globally in places such as Germany, Ireland and more. Particular focus was given to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s commissioned The Light from the Southern Cross report which offers an inclusive approach to governance – with a clear ethos of synodality.
Digital access to the recording of each session of the Building the Church We Need Webinars is now available to purchase.
MONDAY 2 MAY
Building the Church We Need: Synodality and Leadership
Dr Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, Chancellor of Dublin University, and civil and canon lawyer; in conversation with Fr Christopher Monaghan CP, President , Yarra Theological College.
MONDAY 9 MAY
Building the Church We Need: The Challenges
Professor Massimo Faggioli, prominent international commentator on Church history and governance; and Dr Cecilia Francisco-Tan, theologian, specialising in authority and contemporary pastoral leadership.
MONDAY 16 MAY
Building the Church We Need: A Church for All Australians
Emeritus Professor John Warhurst, Chair of Concerned Catholics Canberra Goulburn; and Claire Victory, National President of St Vincent de Paul Society. John and Claire are Plenary Council members.
MONDAY 23 MAY
Building the Church We Need: Expectations of the Plenary Council and the Synod on Synodality
Dr Elissa Roper, theologian specialising in synodality; and Francis Sullivan, Chair, Mater Health, former CEO of the Catholic Truth, Justice and Healing Council, and Plenary Council member.
LEADERSHIP IN A SYNODAL CHURCH
Anne Benjamin & Charles Burford
JOE BIDEN AND CATHOLICISM IN THE UNITED STATES
In 2022, YTU is Celebrating 50 Years of Theological Education.