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2015 Schedule

Register NOW - Many Spaces Still Available until Fri, Oct. 2, 2015 
A Conference on
The Church in Secular Society
With the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
At the Dominican University College
96 Empress Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1R 7G3
October 2 and 3, 2015
Friday Oct. 2
5:30-6:30 PM  Registration
6:30-7:00        Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Robert Berard, President of the Canadian Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
7:00-7:30        Compline/Evening prayer with His Excellency, Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa
7:30-8:15       “On Ecclesia & Secularity: In Conversation with John Henry Newman & Charles Taylor”, by Dr. Donald Graham, Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology, the Institute of Theology, St. Augustine Seminary
8:15-8:30        Break
8:30-9:15        “People of Faith must Engage Secular Society” by Miriam Westen, PhD candidate in Theology, editor at
9:15-10:30      Reception
Saturday Oct. 3
7:30-8:00 AM             Registration
8:00-8:15        Welcoming Remarks by Dominican University College representative
8:15-9:00       "The Silencing of the Christian Voice in Canadian Society: The Curious Case of Trinity Western Law School”, by Dr. J. Kent Donlevy, J.D., Barrister & Solicitor, University of Calgary
9:00-9:15        Break
9:15-10:00      “The Supreme Court and Canada’s Christian Culture”, Gwen Landolt, Legal Counsel, REAL Women of Canada
10:00-10:15    Break
10:15-11:00    ”The Uses of Literature for Faith,” by Dr. Ryan Topping, Fellow, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, Merrimack, New Hampshire
11:00-11:15    Break
11:15-12:00    “The Catholic Church in Secular English Canada Today”, by Dr. Germain Mckenzie-Gonzalez, Catholic University of America
12:00-1:00 PM            Lunch in Dominican University College Cafeteria
1:00-1:45        "Papal Encyclicals and Catholic Apologetics: from Pope John XXIII to Pope Francis" by Dr. Glenn Siniscalchi, Professor of Theology, Notre Dame College, Ohio
1:45-2:00        Break
2:00--2:45       “Conscience Rights for Physicians” by Alex Schadenberg, International Chair, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
2:45-3:00        Break
3:00-3:45        “Freedom of Conscience in Canada” by Sean Murphy, Director, Protection of Conscience Project
3:45-4:00        Break
4:00-5:00        Closing Remarks
Registration Details: Registration costs: clergy – free; students $10; general $20;
Saturday lunch, coffee breaks and reception cost - $20.
To pre-register, mail cheques payable “The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars” to Patrick Redmond, 44 Augusta Drive Way, Markham, Ontario, L6E 1B5.
Registration also available at the door.
For further information, email

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