Xt3 Podcast: Great Grace Conference - Receiving Vatican II Todayhttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377In October 2012, the 50th anniversary of the commencement of the Second Vatican Council (11 October 1962) was commemorated. To celebrate this, the Holy Father has called for a ‘Year of Faith’ for the Universal Church from 11 October 2012 to 24 November 2013. Among the various events to celebrate this historic moment in the Church's history, the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney is hosting a major conference from 20-23 May 2013, called: The Great Grace Conference - Receiving Vatican ll Today Please listen, download and share the podcasts from this event. To download the lecturers notes from the Great Grace Conference (Receiving Vatican ll Today) Click [url=http://www.thegreatgrace.org.au/resources/downloads]here.[/url]Mon, 20 May 2013 07:10:17 GMT1440en2017 xt3.comMon, 25 Sep 2017 20:39:53 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/images/libraryResource/thumbnails/109171.jpegGreat Grace Conference - Receiving Vatican II Todayhttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377Opening of the Great Grace Conference - Address by Bishop Peter ComensoliIn October 2012, the 50th anniversary of the commencement of the Second Vatican Council (11 October 1962) was commemorated. To celebrate this, the Holy Father has called for a ‘Year of Faith’ for the Universal Church from 11 October 2012 to 24 November 2013. Among the various events to celebrate this historic moment in the Church's history, the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney hosted a major national conference from 20-23 May 2013, The Great Grace, receiving Vatican II today. The focus of the conference was the reception of the Council by the Church in Australia, now and into the future. The opening address for the Great Grace conference was given by Bishop Peter Comensoli, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney, on Monday 20 May 2013. In the Archdiocese of Sydney, Bishop Comensoli is Episcopal Vicar for Life, Marriage and Family, Chair of the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools (SACS) Board, and Parish Priest of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Watsons Bay, amongst other ministerial activities. At a national level, he is currently a member of the Bishops' Commissions for Church Ministry and for Mission and Faith Formation.Fri, 24 May 2013 06:31:18 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1954http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1954Closing Address with Cardinal Pell and Launch of Catholic TalkClosing Address of the Great Grace Conference with Cardinal Pell and Launch of Catholic TalkThu, 23 May 2013 07:26:34 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1953http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1953Plenary - Proposing a Vatican II faith to a secularised culture - Archbishop Mark ColeridgeArchbishop Mark Benedict Coleridge was born in Melbourne on 25 September, 1948, the third of five children of Bernard Coleridge and Marjorie Harvey (both deceased). He was ordained a priest in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne on 18 May 1974 by Bishop John Kelly, then serving as Administrator of the diocese following the retirement of Cardinal James Knox. After Ordination, he worked as an assistant priest in various Melbourne parishes for a few years before studying Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. After four years in Rome and Jerusalem he returned to Melbourne to teach Scripture. Three years later he was again back in Rome for doctoral studies, after which he returned to teach in Melbourne and was eventually made the Master of Catholic Theological College. In late 1997 he was both greatly surprised and humbled to be invited to work in the Vatican Secretariat of State. Four years later he returned to Australia and was episcopally ordained Auxiliary Bishop for Melbourne. In 2004, he was appointed a member of the pontifical Council for Culture and Chair of the Roman Missal Editorial Committee of the International Committee for English in the Liturgy. He was subsequently named Chair of the International Commission for the Preparation of an English-language Lectionary. In 2006, he was appointed as Archbishop of the Canberra and Goulburn Archdiocese upon the retirement of the long serving Archbishop Francis Carroll. In 2011, he was appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. On 2 April 2012, he was named Metropolitan Archbishop of Brisbane.Thu, 23 May 2013 07:24:28 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1952http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1952Plenary - Panel Discussion, All Keynote Speakers - Thursday 23 MayAll the keynote speakers returned to the stage to answer questions from the audience.Thu, 23 May 2013 06:22:34 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1951http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1951Plenary - A new apologetics for the new evangelisation - Catholic VoicesAusten Ivereigh is joint coordinator of Catholic Voices, and an English Catholic journalist and commentator who writes for Our Sunday Visitor, America magazine, and the Guardian CiF among others. His latest book is How to Defend the Faith Without Raising Your Voice: Civil responses to Catholic Hot-button Issues. Jack Valero is Press Officer for Opus Dei in the UK and the co-ordinator, with Austen Ivereigh, of the Da Vinci Code Response Group in 2006, a team of Catholics who made themselves available to the media in the run-up to the DVC film. During 2010 he was also Press Officer for the Beatification of Cardinal Newman.Thu, 23 May 2013 06:16:22 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1950http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1950Plenary - Receiving the Council in the Church in Australia - Professor Tracey RowlandThe reception of the Second Vatican Council in Australia followed similar patterns to that of other countries of the Western world with an initial emphasis on the correlation of the Catholic faith to intellectual currents within the culture of modernity. This culture reached its zenith in the 1950s and began to implode from the late 1960s onwards. Sociologists now speak of 1968 as the moment of the turn to postmodernity. From the 1980s onwards the correlationist projects began to be overtaken by the Christocentric projects of the pontificate of John Paul II at the core of which was Blessed John Paul II’s Trinitarian Christocentric anthropology. The hallmark of this pontificate was that Christ should position culture, rather than the culture of the times positioning Christ. According to this interpretation it is Christ himself who is the ‘sign of the times’ in the period between His Incarnation and return in glory. The contrast however between correlationism and Christocentrism remains a central feature of ecclesial life in contemporary Australia representing different appropriations of the teaching of the Council. - Professor Tracey Rowland is Dean of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family (Melbourne) and a Permanent Fellow of the Institute in Political Philosophy and Continental Theology.Thu, 23 May 2013 04:05:03 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1949http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1949Plenary - Actuosa Paticipatio - Archbishop Arthur RocheIn his final address to the clergy of Rome, Pope Benedict XVI observed that the Second Vatican Council began with a consideration of the liturgy as a very positive sign, because “the primacy of God was self evident”, as was the desire of the Council Fathers to open to the entire people of God the possibility of worshiping in the common celebration of the liturgy. The fiftieth anniversary of Sacrosanctum con cilium invites us to return to its sources and to examine the development of the ideas which have shaped the evolution of our experience of the liturgy in these past fifty years. “Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that full, conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations which is demanded by the nature of the liturgy itself…” [SC,14]. Many considered this to be an innovation and are surprised to discover that it is a key concept of the liturgical movement evident from the early twentieth century onwards. The treatment of this notion presents a subtle balance between internal engagement and more external experiences of participation, the recovery of which offers helpful insights which point towards the renewal of the liturgy in our own time. - Archbishop Arthur Roche is the Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship & the Discipline of the Sacraments.Thu, 23 May 2013 02:16:43 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1948http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1948Workshop - Conciliar Humanism. A Tale of Four Popes - Rev Dr Tom CarrollPope Benedict XVI claimed with the Second Vatican Council “broad new thinking” was required which set the Church in a new direction. In particular, this workshop examines the Council’s vision of humanity through the lens of its emergent philosophy of the human person, as differentiated from the traditional Boethian / Thomistic understanding of “person” and detailed in the final documents of the Council, the Declaration on religious liberty Dignitatus Humanae and the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the world of today, Gaudium et Spes; which provides the Church with the means of dialogue with the contemporary world on the basis of our shared humanity. Consideration is given not only to the significant contribution offered by the thought of Pope John XXIII, the Father of the Council, but also to that of three successive popes, namely Paul VI, John Paul II and Benedict XVI; all present from the beginning of the Council. These four popes would exercise a fundamental influence in the evolution and on-going promotion of this distinctive Conciliar humanism, as Cardinal Wojtyla writes in his essay written to mark the tenth anniversary of Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae: “wherein the dignity of the human person is the basis of man’s vocation: it thus constituted the essential content and meaning of that vocation.” In this novel Conciliar thinking, humanism and personalism happily coincide. - Rev Dr Tom Carroll is a Parish Priest of St. Aloysius of Gonzaga, Cronulla, Secretary of the Cardinal’s Council of Priests, Director of Diaconate Programme for the Archdiocese of Sydney, Knight Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, and Professor of Philosophy and Theology at the Collegium Augustinianum.Thu, 23 May 2013 02:07:31 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1947http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1947Workshop - In the Beginning... The Biblical Imperative of Vatican II - Dr Robert Hugh TilleyWhen we think of the Second Vatican Council and the Bible it is easy to think only of Dei Verbum, and although this is where we would start, nevertheless unless we see something of how this Document relates to the overall Council, we will miss its full significance. This is because informing the Council was a biblical logic that can be characterised as gracefulness, the major characteristic of which is the principle of expansive inclusiveness. It is in the Church that the meaning of the Bible grows; that is, grows as a seed grows into a tree, a tree tall and majestic, and, to borrow from the words of Jesus, one that becomes the home of all the birds of the world (Mark 4:31-32). The goal of this workshop is to show how the graceful dynamic of expansive inclusiveness is present in the Council and in the Scriptures. We will see how this dynamic serves both to frame the Bible and to elucidate the meaning of its contents. That is, to show how this dynamic is present in the opening chapters of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, and how it is brought to completion in the closing chapters of the Book of Revelation, the last book of the Christian Bible. The question we want to take away from this workshop is this: in light of Dei Verbum how are we to serve the Church and, thereby, serve the world, which is to say to help in some small measure the bringing about of the New Jerusalem? - Dr Robert Hugh Tilley, Lecturer in Biblical Studies, The Catholic Institute of SydneyThu, 23 May 2013 01:46:36 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1946http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1946Workshop - The first Council for women? - Professor Celia HammondCommencing with Our Holy Mother Mary’s ‘yes’ to the Angel Gabriel, women have shared the responsibility and privilege of proclaiming the Christian Faith and building the Catholic Church. The manner in which women have shared the responsibility and privilege of proclaiming and living the Faith has been shaped and influenced to a large degree by the historical norms regarding the role of women in society at large (although it must be noted that the vocations carried out by Women Religious throughout history were often counter cultural for their times). Documents of Vatican II acknowledged that the role of women in society was undergoing transformation and that the full dignity and vocation of women within the Church and society at large needed to be explored further. It was at Vatican II and the years following it that the significance and nature of women’s role in the life of the Church and in the promotion of the Christian Faith has been articulated so clearly and powerfully by the Church. Beautiful and profound teachings emerged throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, including Pope John Paul II’s “On the Dignity and Vocation of Women” (1988) and his letter to women in 1995. This workshop will allow participants to explore together how the Church’s teachings on the unique genius of Women are of enduring relevance and significance and how they can empower and guide women to develop their full dignity and vocation in 21st century Australia. - Professor Celia Hammond, Vice Chancellor, The University of Notre Dame AustraliaThu, 23 May 2013 00:45:20 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1945http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1945Workshop - The Call to Co-Responsibility: Lay Leadership in the Church - Daniel AngSince the Second Vatican Council the concept of ‘collaboration’ has been the dominant framework through which the magisterium has read the relationship of laity to the ministry of the clergy. However, that began to change on 26 May, 2009, when Pope Benedict XVI, in an address to the Diocese of Rome, raised the term ‘co-responsibility’ as an appropriate hermeneutic through which to understand the role of laypeople in the Church. This paper will present the theological basis and implications of such a development, underlining the significance of ‘co-responsibility’ as an ongoing realisation of the ecclesiology of communion that is the fundamental idea of the Council documents. It will address the accompanying shift from a contrastive theology of the laity to a more positive assessment of the contribution of the laity to the Church’s being and acting. Specifically, it will contend that the endorsement of ‘co-responsibility’ by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI signals not only clear recognition of the fact of change in ecclesial ministry but acts as a stimulus to the development of lay leadership into the future. This greater realisation of common responsibility in the life of the Church depends largely on a deeper integration of the Christological and Pneumatological dimensions of Vatican II’s ecclesiology. In this integration lies the promise of the pastoral renewal and growth of the Church as a communion and the flourishing of its mission as agent of ‘the new evangelisation’. Daniel Ang is currently the Pastoral Planning Officer for the Diocese of Parramatta.Thu, 23 May 2013 00:31:35 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1944http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1944Workshop - How the Church has fared since the second Vatican Council - Archbishop WilsonIn this workshop I would like to explore the experience of the Church since the closure of the Second Vatican Council in 1965. An examination of the hopes and expectations that abounded at the end of the Council and some of the griefs that people experienced, and what they considered to be the imperfect application of the Council's insights to the life of the Church. My aim would be to point out that, in my opinion, the positives outnumbered the negatives. In my presentation, I will make special reference to the 1983 Code of Canon Law. - Archbishop Philip Wilson is the Archbishop of AdelaideThu, 23 May 2013 00:25:07 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1943http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1943Delegate Session - Wednesday 22 MayAfter all the workshops and plenary sessions on Wednesday 22 May, conference members got together to discuss the day.Wed, 22 May 2013 23:01:45 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1942http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1942Plenary - A Council for the Laity? - Professor Anne HuntAlmost every Vatican document has something to say on the laity, beginning with Sacrosanctum Concilium, which called for the full, conscious and active participation by all the people in liturgical celebration. The rediscovery of the people of God as one reality, a mutuality of hierarchy and laity in which all are called to holiness, was one of the most profound insights of Vatican II. The recognition of the universal call to holiness and the fundamental equality and dignity of all the faithful gave impetus to the council’s vision for the vital role of the laity in the Church. By virtue of their baptism, the laity are endowed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and share in the abiding charismatic and missionary character of the church. All the baptized are called to be active members of the people of God, sharing in the priestly, prophetic, and kingly offices of Christ. Theirs is an active participation that belongs to all, hierarchy and laity alike, whatever their distinct gifts, vocations, and responsibilities. This paper will explore questions concerning the place, role and rise of the laity in the life of the Church as envisaged by the Second Vatican Council. It will also explore the relationship between the laity and the clergy, and how that relationship might fruitfully be understood. - Professor Anne Hunt received her degree as Doctor of Theology from Melbourne College of Divinity and is currently Executive Dean of the Faculty of Theology & Philosophy of Australian Catholic UniversityWed, 22 May 2013 04:07:19 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1941http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1941Plenary - The mission ad gentes & the evangelical imperative of the Council: Archbishop Vigneron“A New Pentecost”: that was how Blessed John XXIII spoke of the great grace he looked for from the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council. My presentation will consider the Second Vatican Council as aimed at leading the whole Church to re-appropriate her mission of proclaiming Christ anew, in order to bring our age into the New Creation of which he is the head. Like the Council of Trent and the First Vatican Council, Vatican II is a response to the challenges of Modernity. In this latest Council the Fathers sought to dis­­­cern the lights and shadows of our Modern world, in order more effectively to evangelize our times. Using the fruits of the renewal of theology, the liturgical movement, and advances in Scripture study, the Council focused on the universal call to holiness and the ecclesiology of communion as the dimensions of the Church’s life within which to come to a new understanding of the working of grace within our culture’s focus on the dignity of the human person and human freedom. In outlining how I, as a pastor, understand the pastoral strategy of Vatican II, I hope to help us all implement it more effectively. - Archbishop Allen Vigneron was elected President of the Board of Directors of the Catholic University of America in 2009. He also received the Pallium from Pope Benedict XVI on 29 June 2009.Wed, 22 May 2013 01:58:15 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1940http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1940Youth Event - Theology on Tap with Cardinal George Pell, Cardinal Marc Ouellet and Catholic VoicesThe Second Vatican Council continues to inspire today's young Catholics with a hope-filled vision of the Church. During the Great Grace conference there was a special youth event, hosted by Theology on Tap (TOT) open to all young people. A special feature of this event was the launch of the YOUCAT: Youth Prayer Book by Cardinal Pell. The internationally best-selling book, YOUCAT: Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, explained to young people the meaning of their faith in a language, style and design particular to them. Now the YOUCAT: Youth Prayer Book helps young people to live their faith and deepen their spiritual lives. With engaging prayers, both modern and traditional, and an array of photos from youth around the world, the prayer book will have wide appeal.Wed, 22 May 2013 01:46:24 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1939http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1939Workshop Ecclesia ad extra: The Church’s mission in the world - Dr Nigel ZimmermannWhere does the Church look to find its mission? It seems such a broad question to ask, and surely the answer is simple; "the world". Yet, the Second Vatican Council offered a profoundly theological answer to the question of mission, and emphasised that the place of the world is not simply a bare surface upon which Christian belief is to be written. Rather, the world is the complex situation into which the Holy Spirit moves and reaches, seeking out what it may claim for Christ. Indeed, the Holy Spirit goes where it wills, and often the Church discovers the Spirit at work in people and places long ahead of the Church's own arrival In this presentation, the Church's mission in the world is explored in terms of what interpreters of the Council have called the Ecclesia ad extra – the mission outside of the Church. This was not a term utilised so much in the Conciliar documents, but it sums up a concept to which the Council Fathers gave much attention. Gaudium et Spes will be particularly taken up in its description of the world as the place of mission, a world it describes as "both powerful and weak." (GS 9) Dr Nigel Zimmermann is a Lecturer in Theology at the University of Notre Dame AustraliaWed, 22 May 2013 01:42:41 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1938http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1938Workshop - Same message, new way: the communicating Church in a digital age - Dr Matthew TanThis workshop will provide an overview of Inter Mirifica, the Decree on the Media of Social Communications, and seek to apply the principles within the document to the Church's new postmodern context, where social media is now the predominant communications medium. Dr Matthew Tan is a Lecturer in Theology and Philosophy at Campion College Australia.Wed, 22 May 2013 01:29:26 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1937http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1937Workshop - Sacred Sexuality: Energising the Prophetic Role of Matrimony - Dr Byron & Francine PirolaHow does one present the wisdom of the Church to mainstream Catholics and families in today’s culture? Since the Second Vatican council, the social landscape has changed dramatically making the transmission of Catholic values more difficult. Open hostility from the secular media and misrepresentation of Catholic teachings, together with an increase in interfaith marriages make the conversation with Catholic families more complex. The secularization and sexualisation of the culture competes with the message of the Gospel and the practice of the faith, leaving many families ill-equipped to pass on the faith to their children. Drawing on key insights from their work in marriage and family spanning two decades, this workshop will explore the practical ways to evangelise through marriage and the family in the current cultural climate. The role of Matrimonied couples as prophetic leaders and agents of evangelization will be discussed and practical strategies for empowering married couples to be forces of evangelisation through their relationship explored. Dr Byron Pirola, PhD & Francine Pirola, MA, are the Executive Directors of the Marriage Resource CentreWed, 22 May 2013 01:02:39 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1936http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1936Workshop - "Put out into deep water...” The evangelising thrust of Vatican II - Marita WintersIn this workshop participants will have the opportunity to reflect on Jesus’ call to the first four disciples in Luke’s gospel as the basis for our discipleship. The workshop will review documents of the Council and see how these teachings influenced subsequent Magisterial teachings. In particular, we will consider ‘the New Evangelisation’ which has been a project of the Church for over thirty years. Participants will find inspiration as well as practical ideas for the New Evangelisation in today’s world. Mrs Marita Winters is the Director of the National Office for Evangelisation - Catholic Enquiry CentreWed, 22 May 2013 00:56:29 GMThttp://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1935http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=13377&episodeId=1935