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The Old Catholics launch the Virtual Summer School.

Today, 7th July 2020 starts the first-ever Old/Independent Catholic Virtual Summer School that will run until 17th July. Some scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the whole price and people can choose whether booking for week one, two or both.

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Organised by the Hon. Rev. Jayme Mathias (M.A., M.B.A., M.Div., M.S., Ph.D.) from Austin, Texas, this school will have, among it highlights, the participation of Father and Dr Peter-Ben Smit of the Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands who holds a Professorshipat the Faculty of Theology of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Among the topics to be discussed, there will be programmes on the role and experience of women in Old/Independent Catholicism, as well as a session on the Black experience of Old/Independent Catholicism.

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The full roll of speakers will be:

– Bishop Raphael Adams – Chicago, Illinois
– Father Peter-Ben Smit – Utrecht, Netherlands
– Father Marek Božek – St. Louis, Missouri
– Father Robert Caruso – San Antonio, Texas
– Bishop Theodore Feldmann – New Orleans, Louisiana
– Bishop David Oliver Kling – Massillon, Ohio
– Bishop Frank Krebs – Webster Groves, Missouri                                                          – Father Jayme Mathias – Austin, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme of Week 1:
THE ANTECEDENTS OF OLD/INDEPENDENT CATHOLICISM

Monday, July 6
Seeds of Old/Independent Catholicism
in the Apostolic Tradition

Ignatius of Antioch: Bishop, Church & Catholicity
12:00 p.m. PDT (3:00 p.m. EDT)
Bishop Raphael Adams

Cyprian of Carthage: Democratic Church Processes
5:00 p.m. PDT (8:00 p.m. EDT)
Bishop Raphael Adams

Tuesday, July 7
Setting the Stage for Conflict

St. Willibrord’s Privilege of Autonomy
12:00 p.m. PDT (3:00 p.m. EDT)
Bishop Raphael Adams & Father Jayme Mathias

Conciliarism & the Council of Constance
5:00 p.m. PDT (8:00 p.m. EDT)
Bishop Raphael Adams

Wednesday, July 8
“The Centre Cannot Hold…Some Revelation is at Hand”

Devotio Moderna & Erasmianism
12:00 p.m. PDT (3:00 p.m. EDT)
Bishop Raphael Adams

Rome’s Condemnation of Jansenism
5:00 p.m. PDT (8:00 p.m. EDT)
Bishop Raphael Adams

Thursday, July 9
17th- & 18th-century Disagreements with Rome

The Arnauld Family & the Convent at Port-Royal
12:00 p.m. PDT (3:00 p.m. EDT)
Bishop Raphael Adams

Gallicanism & Febronianism
5:00 p.m. PDT (8:00 p.m. EDT)
Bishop Raphael Adams

Friday, July 10
The Birth of Independent Catholicism

Varlet’s Episcopal Consecrations in Utrecht
12:00 p.m. PDT (3:00 p.m. EDT)
Bishop Theodore Feldmann

 

Programme of Week 2:

OLD/INDEPENDENT CATHOLICISM SINCE VATICAN I

* The Vatican Council
* George Tyrell & the Modernist Reaction
* The Union of Utrecht of Old Catholic Churches
* Old Catholic Liturgy, Spirituality & Ecumenism
* Old Catholic Communio Ecclesiology
* The Life & Legacy of Arnold Harris Mathew
* The Life & Legacy of Joseph Rene Vilatte
* The Life & Legacy of Carmel Henry Carfora
* Old/Independent Catholicism in the U.S. Today

 

To register for Week 1, clickbit.ly/36GaOLN 
To register for Week 2, clickbit.ly/2XeYnTP 

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