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The Faith in the Public Square series is about addressing the challenging and contentious questions that pervade our society today. Whether at our places of worship, our offices, or even a coffee-shop, we are constantly having to balance competing rights claims in our complex multicultural society. For many, finding expression of one’s faith in the public square can seem a bewildering prospect, but as our speakers are often quick to remind us it is by no means an impossible task.

To contribute to this discussion, the Archdiocese of Toronto and St. Augustine’s Seminary organized a special colloquium on the subject of Faith in the Public Square. This event is part of a series of celebrations marking the 100th Anniversary of St. Augustine’s Seminary. To contribute to this discussion, the Archdiocese of Toronto and St. Augustine’s Seminary organized a special colloquium on the subject of Faith in the Public Square. This event is part of a series of celebrations marking the 100th Anniversary of St. Augustine’s Seminary.

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WITNESS OUR TITANS GRAPPLE WITH SOME OF THE MOST CHALLENGING ISSUES OF THE AGE 

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SOCIAL

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HOST

Prof. Josephine Lombardi

Prof. Josephine Lombardi

Professor of Pastoral & Systematic Theology, St. Augustine's Seminary
Prof. Josephine Lombardi

Prof. Josephine Lombardi

Professor of Pastoral & Systematic Theology, St. Augustine's Seminary
speakers

SPEAKERS

Dale Ahlquist

Dale Ahlquist

President, American Chesterton Society

Writing on the sky: Chesterton the journalist prophet

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Archbishop of Philadelphia

The relationship between law and morality

Thomas Cardinal Collins

Thomas Cardinal Collins

Archbishop of Toronto

The example of Thomas More: Remaining faithful to God, one’s family, and one’s country in a secular age

Prof. Randy Boyagoda

Prof. Randy Boyagoda

Associate Professor, Ryerson University

Mediating faith in the public square: Richard John Neuhaus’ life and work

Prof. Iain Benson

Prof. Iain Benson

Independent Legal Scholar & Writer

Challenges to diversity and associations: The need for pluralism

Prof. Douglas Farrow

Prof. Douglas Farrow

Professor of Christian Thought, McGill University

Pluralism, the new Catholicism

R.R. Reno

R.R. Reno

Editor & Executive Director, First Things

Christian truths in the secular media

Fr. Thomas Rosica

Fr. Thomas Rosica

CEO, SALT & LIGHT TELEVISION

Media, religion, and the Catholic Church: Lessons learned from the recent papal transition

Hon. Joseph Santamaria

Hon. Joseph Santamaria

Judge of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria

Natural law, religious freedom, and the legal currents

Dale Ahlquist

Dale Ahlquist

President, American Chesterton Society

Writing on the sky: Chesterton the journalist prophet

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Archbishop of Philadelphia

The relationship between law and morality

Thomas Cardinal Collins

Thomas Cardinal Collins

Archbishop of Toronto

The example of Thomas More: Remaining faithful to God, one’s family, and one’s country in a secular age

Prof. Randy Boyagoda

Prof. Randy Boyagoda

Associate Professor, Ryerson University

Mediating faith in the public square: Richard John Neuhaus’ life and work

Prof. Iain Benson

Prof. Iain Benson

Independent Legal Scholar & Writer

Challenges to diversity and associations: The need for pluralism

Prof. Douglas Farrow

Prof. Douglas Farrow

Professor of Christian Thought, McGill University

Pluralism, the new Catholicism

R.R. Reno

R.R. Reno

Editor & Executive Director, First Things

Christian truths in the secular media

Fr. Thomas Rosica

Fr. Thomas Rosica

CEO, SALT & LIGHT TELEVISION

Media, religion, and the Catholic Church: Lessons learned from the recent papal transition

Hon. Joseph Santamaria

Hon. Joseph Santamaria

Judge of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria

Natural law, religious freedom, and the legal currents

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KEYNOTES

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MEDIA

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testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

  • I attended all the sessions and was enthralled by the speakers and the topics covered; all of whom shared key information that not only allowed a look into projections of what is to come, but more so, information that brought light to issues that affects Catholics today.

    Vijaya
  • I loved it! While I did not always agree with everything being said, I love to have my positions and ideas challenged, so this is a great learning opportunity for me.

    Margaret
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  • Thought-provoking and inspiring.

    Allison
  • A thought-provoking event with refreshing intellect. I’ve been discussing it with my friends since I left.

    James
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