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Integrating the Charisms: The Charismatic Gifts in Recent Official Catholic Teaching

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When 2021-05-15
from 10:00 to 17:30
Where Zoom
Contact Name John Stayne
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Online conference marking five years since the release of Iuvenescit Ecclesia.

In 2016 the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released ‘Letter Iuvenescit Ecclesia to the Bishops of the Catholic Church Regarding the Relationship Between Hierarchical and Charismatic Gifts in the Life and Mission of the Church’.  Despite the ecclesiological significance of this topic, the document has been largely unnoticed, and is yet to receive detailed academic attention. Iuvenescit Ecclesia presents a developed understanding of the Church as fundamentally dependent upon the charisms, understanding them as co-essential with the (sacramentally grounded) hierarchical gifts.

The present conference, taking place on the fifth anniversary of the letter’s promulgation, attempts both to increase awareness about its significant contributions to the Catholic teaching on the charisms and to promote wider theological engagement.

Sessions will explore the Iuvenescit Ecclesia's treatment of the charisms in relation to ecclesiology; episcopal ministry; the new evangelization; religious life and new communities/movements; and the Catholic-Pentecostal dialogue.

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Main speakers

  • Archbishop John Wilson, Southwark Diocese, England
  • Br. Reginald Cruz, Xaverian Brothers
  • Prof. Stephen Bullivant, St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK; University of Notre Dame, Australia
  • Prof. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA



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John Stayne

Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK
Durham University
last modified 2021-04-29 00:45