Being Apostles of Hope: Ecumenical Apologetics (Matt Nelson) - SotF 2020

"Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence." (1 Peter 3:15)

  • Learn to speak to the heart of those who would like to believe in God, to believe in Christ, understand the Catholic Church, and be actively faith-filled.
  • How can we answer the questions like: Can you prove the God exists? Was Jesus divine? Why does the Catholic Church teach _____? What about the reality of evil in the world?
  • How do we respond charitably to the divisions that exist among the disciples of Jesus today.
  • How can the work of defending the faith really be used in service of unity among all believers?
  • How can apologetics be used in service of building authentic Christian unity? How can apologetics be truly ecumenical?

"Welcome the new springtime which the Spirit is now bringing about in the Church… In his gifts the Spirit is multifaceted…He breathes where he wills. He does so unexpectedly, in unexpected places, and in ways previously unheard of… but he also shows us that he works with a view to the one body and in the unity of the one body." Pope Benedict XVI

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Event Date Sun. May. 03, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Event End Date Fri. May. 08, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Online Registration Cut-Off Fri. May. 01, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Price From $145 (Commuter; early-bird) to $395 (with All Meals & Accomm.) +tax
Speaker Matt Nelson
Location St. Therese Institute

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$170.00 50
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    With reflection on the principles of interfaith dialogue and ecumenism established in the Second Vatican Council and developed during the recent pontificates, students will learn about the four stages in coming to an active faith in Jesus Christ and his Church: the grounds for a belief in God, the reasonableness for belief in Christ, the validity of the Catholic Church and its claims, and the necessity in this time of the new evangelization for an active and evangelical practice of the Catholic faith. Students will discuss questions including: Can you prove the God exists? Was Jesus divine? Etc.

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    "Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence." (1 Peter 3:15)

    • Learn to speak to the heart of those who would like to believe in God, to believe in Christ, understand the Catholic Church, and be actively faith-filled.
    • How can we answer the questions like: Can you prove the God exists? Was Jesus divine? Why does the Catholic Church teach _____? What about the reality of evil in the world?
    • How do we respond charitably to the divisions that exist among the disciples of Jesus today.
    • How can the work of defending the faith really be used in service of unity among all believers?
    • How can apologetics be used in service of building authentic Christian unity? How can apologetics be truly ecumenical?

    "Welcome the new springtime which the Spirit is now bringing about in the Church… In his gifts the Spirit is multifaceted…He breathes where he wills. He does so unexpectedly, in unexpected places, and in ways previously unheard of… but he also shows us that he works with a view to the one body and in the unity of the one body." Pope Benedict XVI

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