Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Tradition Conference!

I'm doing an intensive unit in the winter break, and I'm flippin' excited!! The University of Notre Dame is hosting a conference on Tradition in the first week of July. You can check out the program here.

Why you should come:
  • It's going to be awesome.
  • Matthew Levering will be there. (Author of Holy People, Holy Land, and Sacrifice and Community, and many more. This is exciting because I have referenced him in essays!) But actually there will be a whole bunch of great international and local speakers, including Bishop Anthony Fisher, and some of our very own Notre Dame lecturers!
  • It's at Notre Dame Sydney, the best Catholic University in Australia.
  • The topics look awesome. (see the program above)
  • It's just the kind of engagement with society that is the task of a Catholic University I've talked about before. Catholic Voices puts it thusly:

    represents a unique opportunity to engage on Australian soil with what it means to be a member of the Roman Catholic Church, to consider how religious and secular traditions interact and to explore the notion of tradition generally. It is also a perfect opportunity to witness a Catholic University at its finest, discussing ideas of ongoing importance at the intersection of human communities and divine truths. A truly public event, this conference will be of benefit to anybody interested in the ongoing dialogue between the Church’s eternal teachings and the powerful influence of cultural norms.
  • This song: 

So get on it, and register, for the whole thing, a day, or even just for the debate (broadcast on national radio!)

For some more Tradition love, check out my friend Laura's cool compilation of quotes on Tradition.


  1. Adrian Falleiro25 June 2013 at 02:44

    Mon are you doing this as a Philosophy or Theology unit?

  2. Theology! cuz you can do it as a church history unit, and I don't want to end up doing the history of the Church in Australia or something.

  3. Adrian Falleiro25 June 2013 at 03:50

    boo! you should've done it as a philosophy unit !

    1. Maybe so, but my philosophy essaying isn't so great yet (I've only done two philosophy subjects so far), so I'll get better marks if I do it as a theology unit. ;)