Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Presents: “The Church In Secular Society.”

A Conference on

The Church in Secular Society

With the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars

At the Dominican University College

96 Empress Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1R 7G3

October 2 and 3, 2015




Friday Oct. 2

 5:30-6:30 PM   Registration

 6:30-7:00          Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Robert Berard, President of the Canadian Fellowship of Catholic Scholars

7:00-7:30         Compline/Evening prayer with His Excellency, Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa.

 7:30-8:15          “On Ecclesia & Secularity: In Conversation with John Henry Newman & Charles Taylor”, by Dr. Donald Graham, Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology, the Institute of Theology, St. Augustine Seminary

8:15-8:30          Break

 8:30-9:15          “People of Faith must Engage Secular Society” by Miriam Westen, PhD candidate in Theology, editor at jesuscaritasest.org

 9:15-10:30        Reception


Saturday Oct. 3


7:30-8:00 AM   Registration

 8:00-8:15          Welcoming Remarks by Dominican University College representative

 8:15-9:00         “The Silencing of the Christian Voice in Canadian Society: The Curious Case of Trinity Western Law School”, by Dr. J. Kent Donlevy, J.D., Barrister & Solicitor, University of Calgary


9:00-9:15          Break


9:15-10:00        “The Supreme Court and Canada’s Christian Culture”, Gwen Landolt, Legal Counsel, REAL Women of Canada

 10:00-10:15      Break

 10:15-11:00      ”The Uses of Literature for Faith,” by Dr. Ryan Topping, Fellow, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, Merrimack, New Hampshire

 11:00-11:15      Break


11:15-12:00      “The Catholic Church in Secular English Canada Today”, by Dr. Germain Mckenzie-Gonzalez, Catholic University of America


12:00-1:00 PMLunch in Dominican University College Cafeteria


1:00-1:45          “Papal Encyclicals and Catholic Apologetics: from Pope John XXIII to Pope Francis” by Dr. Glenn Siniscalchi, Professor of Theology, Notre Dame College, Ohio


1:45-2:00          Break

 2:00–2:45        “Conscience Rights for Physicians” by Alex Schadenberg, International Chair, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

 2:45-3:00          Break

3:00-3:45          “Freedom of Conscience in Canada” by Sean Murphy, Director, Protection of Conscience Project

3:45-4:00          Break

4:00-5:00          Closing Remarks

Registration Details: Registration costs: clergy – free; students $10; general $20;

Saturday lunch, coffee breaks and reception cost – $20.

To pre-register, mail cheques payable “The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars” to Patrick Redmond, 44 Augusta Drive Way, Markham, Ontario, L6E 1B5.

Registration also available at the door.

About Donald

Donald Andre Bruneau is a Metis, Canadian, Traditional Catholic, evangelist, writer, poet, Married 51+ years, pro-LIFE, exposer of Evil, proclaimer of Truth.

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