Catholic Historical Society of Ireland Annual Conference

11 September 2021

Online via Zoom

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11.00: Welcome (Bronagh McShane, Conference Secretary, Catholic Historical Society of Ireland)

Session 1

11.15: Bishop Brendan Leahy (Diocese of Limerick), ‘Entering a spiritual and cultural revolution: the Catholic Church in Ireland and Vatican II’

11.45-12.00: Q&A

Session 2

12.00: Gary Carville (Diocese of Clogher), ‘Receiving the Council: a collegial experience of synodality in Ireland?’

12.30: Daithí Ó Corráin (Dublin City University), ‘Approaching conciliar renewal with a mixture of urgency and gradualism: Cardinal William Conway and the Second Vatican Council’

13.00-13.30: Q&A

13.30: Break

Session 3

14.00: Carole Holohan (Trinity College Dublin), ‘The Second Vatican Council and new attitudes to poverty’

14.30: Máire Ní Chearbhaill (Independent), ‘The Society of St Vincent de Paul in the decade after Vatican II’

15.00-15.30: Q&A

Session 4

15.30: Noelle Dowling (Dublin Diocesan Archive), ‘Progressive moves in terms of communication – archives relating to the establishment of the Diocesan Press Office in 1965’

16.00: Ellen Rowley (University College Dublin), ‘A quest for authenticity: Irish church design in the dawn of Vatican II’

16.30-17.00: Q&A

17.00: Conference close