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Book Launch of ‘Reclaiming the Piazza III - Communicating Catholic Culture

Date:
Tuesday 15th March 2022
Time:
6.30pm-8pm
Venue:
Waldegrave Suite, St Mary’s University

Join us for the book launch of ‘Reclaiming the Piazza III - Communicating Catholic Culture’ edited by Leonardo Franchi, Ronnie Convery, and Jack Valero.

Reclaiming the Piazza III is a timely contribution, showing how the Catholic theological tradition in its perennial wisdom engages with, and helps redress, the challenges of our times. In its content and collaborative approach, this book models the very kind of "bridge building" it identifies as a fundamental characteristic of the New Evangelization. It will also serve as a rich resource for anyone, of all faiths or none, interested in learning more about the vital roles which faith, reason, and a spirit of charity play in resourcing our culture today.

Short contributions and a Q&A session will be followed by a drinks reception.

Short contributions will come from:

  • Anthony McClaran
  • Leonard Franchi
  • Sr Carolyn Morrison
  • Philip Booth

About the editors

Leonardo Franchi is lecturer at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he teachers on wide ranges of undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral programmes. He is a member of the Executive of the Association for Catholic Colleges and Institutes of Education (ACISE), the sectorial branch of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU). Leonardo's primary interests are in Religious Education and teacher formation. He has published on a wide range of topics in education and religion, including Shared Mission: Religious Education in the Catholic Tradition (2017) and Catholic Teacher Preparation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Preparing for Mission (2019, with Richard Rymarz). He is a Patronof the mentoring charity, Citywise and a Director of the Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust.

Ronnie Convery is a journalist and broadcaster who has written for a variety of publications in the UK and Italy. Currently he divides his time between directing communications at the Archdiocese of Glasgow and serving as Italian Honorary Consul in the city. He has a long background in print and TV and a strong presence on social media. He is a founder member of the charity Italian Scotland which aims to promote stronger cultural links between those nations and is a Cavaliere of the Italian Republic. He is Editor of Flourish, the Official Journal of the Archdiocese of Glasgow and Associate Editor of Adamah-an online journal which seeks to promote dialogue in public life.

Jack Valero is the Press Officer for Opus Dei in Britain. In 2010 he founded Catholic Voices, a project to train ordinary lay people to speak on TV and radio about controversial issues related to the Church, in preparation for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Britain. The project was a success and has since spread to 20 other countries in Europe and North and South America including Chile, Bolivia, Malta, Ireland, Canada, France and Italy. In 2019 he was Press Officer for the canonisation of Cardinal Newman by Pope Francis in Rome, having done the same task for the beatification of Newman in Birmingham in 2010.


Registration

The event is free to attend but booking is essential due to room capacity.

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Date:
Tuesday 15th March 2022
Time:
6.30pm-8pm
Venue:
Waldegrave Suite, St Mary’s University

Find out more

For more information about this event please contact Marianne Rozario (Project Manager of Catholic Mission):
Email: marianne.rozario@stmarys.ac.uk

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