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Wednesday, March 6 • 14:30 - 16:30
#6/073.1 – Global Catholicism: A Pope of Disruption in an Age of Disruption?

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What are the trajectories of global Catholicism in this present age of disruption? We see disruption as indicative of our time: political (crisis of representative democracy and the nation state), social (social inequality and collapse of intermediate bodies between state and individual), and economic (income disparities and a declining middle class). We envision papers exploring emerging ecclesial-theological-social developments around such disruptions in various contexts, including:

  1. A country or region
  2. Transnational ecclesial movements (for example, the Neo-Catechumenate, Focolare, or Sant’Egidio)
  3. Ecclesial responses from the Holy See, bishops’ conferences, or bishops and dioceses
  4. Catholic-related political parties or social movements
  5. Emerging reflections of Catholic intellectuals and cultural networks.

Each paper should be comparative at some level, considering another case within world Catholicism, whether briefly or in-depth, thereby rounding out the argument.

  • Bryan Froehle (St. Thomas University)

  • Massimo Faggioli (Villanova University)

  • Porsiana Beatrice (CSRP, University of St. Andrews) - Pope Francis: Disrupting the Globalization of Indifference
  • Ryszard Bobrowicz (Lund University) - Catholicism in Sweden: Embodying the “Church of Mission”
  • Pierre Noel (University of Sherbrooke) - Disruptive Teachings? The Global Financial System in the Vatican document "Oeconomicae et Pecuniariae Quaestiones"

English / Italian

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Bryan Froehle

Professor, St. Thomas University


Ryszard Bobrowicz

Lund University

Massimo Faggioli

Villanova University

Pierre Noel

University of Sherbrooke


CSRP, University of St. Andrews

Wednesday March 6, 2019 14:30 - 16:30 GMT
Teatro San Leonardo Via S. Vitale, 63, 40125 Bologna BO