Event: Church as creative minority: Joseph Ratzinger and the future of the Church in Europe
Date: Wednesday 19 February 2020
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Venue: Theology Board Room (Room 317)
Few people would not admit that Europe is a continent in crisis. This time around however, the cause of Europe’s distress is not resulting from the political ideologies of the twentieth century. As a matter of fact, it is perhaps the mysteriousness surrounding the cause of its malaise which is the most worrisome. Nevertheless, the effects are clear for all to see.
As a theologian, Cardinal and Pope, Joseph Ratzinger has not excluded Europe from his writings, lectures and reflections, contributing greatly towards a spiritual reading of Europe and its challenges. As a survivor of the Second World War, Joseph Ratzinger knows well the dangers of the corruption of culture, the manipulation of truth in ideology and the terrorizing ability of man to organize the world against himself.
Amongst his many dialogues on the subject matter, Joseph Ratzinger discusses the role of Christians in Europe as a Creative Minority. Could the Creative Minority model become a paradigm for Christian communities in Europe today?
Rev. Bernard Falzon will be presenting this public lecture.
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More about the speaker
Fr Bernard Falzon read for a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at the University of Malta, and a Bachelor in Theology at the Loyola School of Theology in Manila.
In 2015 he obtained a Licentiate in Missiology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. Fr Bernard is a member of the Missionary Society of St Paul.