Catholic Ireland—Past, Present, Future:
A Presentation by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin
The Russo Family Lecture
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 | 6 pm
Fordham University | Lincoln Center Campus
140 West 62nd Street | McNally Amphitheater
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A quarter century ago, Ireland was regarded as the world’s most deeply Catholic nation, a place where the Church’s influence touched every aspect of social and political life. Today, disillusionment with the Church is widespread and religious participation at a record low. Some now regard Ireland as a post-Catholic country.
How to account for such change? What is it about Irish Catholicism that may have accelerated its transformation? Are things today as dire as they appear? Looking to the future, this forum will explore how the Irish faithful might furnish a new model for evangelization and Church renewal.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin
J.J. Lee, Director of Glucksmann Ireland House, New York University
Theodora Hawksley, Research Fellow in Divinity, University of Edinburgh
John Harrington, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University