Ecclesial Ethics

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This study day will reflect on some historical shifts and developments in moral thinking and teaching of the Catholic Church.  In response to Pope Francis’ invitation to become a more discerning and participatory Church, we will attempt to formulate a tentative agenda for contemporary ecclesial ethics.  We will explore such questions as ‘what does it mean to “get hands dirty” and “look” into the dysfunctional parts of our Church’s life?’; ‘what are the areas of good practice?’; ‘how to handle well tensions and disagreements?’; ‘what does it mean to apply Catholic social teaching to the structures of the Church?’; ‘how do we ensure that this teaching applied to any and all aspects of ecclesial conduct from “boardroom” strategies (the Vatican, Bishops Conferences, Dioceses, Deaneries, Parishes, etc.) to processes and practices at all levels (appointments of bishops, parish priests, catechists, leaders, etc.)?’; ‘how can all members of the Church feel more empowered to make decisions and contribute to the better functioning of the Church?’

The day will be a mixture of short interactive lectures and small group workshops.


Course Leaders: Dr Liam Hayes and Dr Anna Abram

Date: Saturday 27th November 2021, 9.30am–4.00pm (includes lunch and coffee breaks)

Cost: £50 EARLY BIRD £45  –  only before 20 September 2021.  For Early Bird, please enter EB in the Promo field in Eventbrite ticket page and click apply.

Registration opens 1 September 2021

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MBIT is pleased to offer a suite of study days, mini-series and seminar series as part of the inauguration of our Centre for Ecclesial Ethics.