Cheshire, (England) -- Faith, Catechesis and Schools
From March 11 to 13, Thornycroft Hall held a symposium for priests under the title “The Year of Faith, Catechesis and Schools.” Cardinal Robert Sarah, who was in Rome for the Conclave that elected Pope Francis, sent the presentation he had prepared, which was read in his absence. Other speakers were Canon Anthony McBride (episcopal vicar for formation in the diocese of Salford), who addressed the role of Catholic secondary schools in today’s society, and Professor Caroline Farey (Maryvale Institute, Birmingham), who reflected on the priority of providing catechesis for adults. The economist Edward Hadas spoke about ethical aspects of the current financial crisis, while the priest and moralist David Potter addressed burning issues in the field of bioethics. Finally, Father Andrew Pinsent (director of research at the “Ian Ramsey Centre for Religion and Science” in Oxford), spoke on the relationship between philosophy, faith and science.
Romana, n. 56, January-June 2013, p. 120-121.