March 20, 2023

Flannery Lecture: "Synodality and the New Media" with Speaker Agnes Brazal

Event Details

Date & Time

Monday, Mar 20, 2023 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


Hemmingson Cardoner North Ballroom


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Event Type & Tags

  • Academics
  • Arts Culture
  • Faith Mission

About This Event

Agnes Brazal is professor of theology at De laSalle University in Manila, the Philippines. She is an accomplished author and past-president of DaKa Teo (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippinnes).

The topic of her talk is “Synodality and the New Media”.

Abstract: During his pontificate, Pope Francis has both broadened and enhanced the concept of synodality and the synodal process to involve “especially those on the periphery who are often excluded and forgotten” (Vademecum) and even those who have left the church. This thrust toward maximum participation and inclusion will necessarily give rise to divergences and conflicts regarding theological issues. In this lecture, we shall explore how the use of new media, following the vTaiwan model, can be a means to go beyond an impasse and discern the consensus fidelium.