Peter and Paul Seminar

Peter and Paul

The "Peter and Paul Seminar" was founded in response to the Groupe des Dombes' publication Pour La Conversion des Églises, which calls on the churches to convert. The "Peter and Paul Seminar" intends to examine the implications of such a conversion in the area of institutions.
It deals with the question of which institutions of the Roman Catholic Church can be changed and how this is possible so that they can promote the unity of the Church of Christ against the background of the faith of the Catholic Church.
This interdisciplinary research project brings together historians, systematic theologians and canon lawyers. The participants are internationally recognised scholars in their fields and most of them are members of national or international ecumenical dialogues.

 

 

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Research projects 2023/2024

  • Laity and leadership, Webinars Summer 2023 and in person December 1-3, 2023 Rome.
     
  • The Peter and Paul Seminar discusses outcomes of its research project:

    Reframing the Understanding of Participation in Mission and Leadership in a Synodal Church

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Moderators and members

Co-moderators

Wijlens, Myriam University of Erfurt

Luciani, Rafael School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College

Members

Clifford, Catherine Saint Paul University, Ottawa

Coriden, James (Washington Theological Union, Washington/DC)

De Mey, Peter Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Duffy, Eugene Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Famerée, Joseph (2008-2018) Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-neuve

Faris, John D. St. Louis Gonzaga Maronite Church, Utica/NY

Gallagher, Clarance (+ 03.05.2013) Campion Hall, Oxford

Glendinning, Chad Saint Paul University, Ottawa

Green, Thomas J. (+28.04.2018) The Catholic University of America, Washington/DC

Kaptijn, Astrid Université de Fribourg

Luciani, Rafael School of Theology and Ministry, Bosten College

Moons, Jos KU Leuven

O'Gara, Margaret (+ 16.08.2012) St. Michael's College, Univesity of Toronto

Örsy, Ladislas Georgetown University, Washington/DC

Routhier, Gilles Université Laval, Quebec

Tavard, George (+ 13.08.2007) Biography

Tirimanna, Vimal CSsR Accademia Alfonsiana Rome

Villemin, Laurent (+10.08.2017) Institut Catholique de Paris

Wijlens, Myriam University of Erfurt

Witte, Henk Tilburg University

Publications

Publications about the Peter and Paul Seminary

Myriam Wijlens, Realising the Council. Wie lässt sich Lehre in Institutionen umsetzen?, in: Herder Korrespondenz 60 (2006), 533-538. (The article is linked with the kind permission of Herder-Verlag).

Ulrich Ruh, Konzil: Was wird aus der Reform der Kirche?, in: Herder Korrespondenz 63 (2009), 117-119. (The link to the article is provided with the kind permission of Herder-Verlag).

Myriam Wijlens, 'Peter and Paul Seminar': A Follow up by Theologians and Canon Lawyers to the Groupe des Dombes' Publication 'For the Conversion of the Churches' in: The Jurist 64 (2004), 6-20. (The article is linked by kind permission of the editors of The Jurist).

Publications of the Peter and Paul Seminary

The papers from the initial meeting (San Jose, California, 6-8 June 2000) were published in issue 59 (1999) of The Jurist (Table of Contents The Jurist 59 (1999).

The proceedings of the conference "Collegiality in the Church: Theology and Canon Law" (Georgetown University Law School, 15-17 April 2004) were published in issues 64 I and 64 II (2004) of The Jurist
(Table of Contents The Jurist 64 I & 64 II (2004).

The proceedings of the conference "The Local Church and its Leadership: Receiving the Vision of Vatican II" (Saint Paul University, Ottawa, 15 - 17 March 2007) were published in issues 68 II and 69 I of The Jurist
(Table of Contents The Jurist 68 II (2008) & 69 I (2009).

The proceedings of the conference "Conversion and Reform in view of the Unity of the Church" (University of Erfurt, 29 - 31 January 2009) were published in issues 71 I and 71 II of The Jurist
(Table of Contents The Jurist 71 I (2011) & 71 II (2011).

Contributions to the project "Liturgy as Litmus Test of Reform" (Part I; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Abbey of Mont César, 18-19 May 2012) were published in Questions liturgiques / Studies in Liturgy
(Table of contents Questions liturgiques / Studies in Liturgy 93 (2012/3-4).

Contributions to the project "Liturgy as Litmus Test of Reform" (Part II; Baltimore, 21-22 November 2013) were published in Questions liturgiques / Studies in Liturgy
(Table of contents Questions liturgiques / Studies in Liturgy 95 (2014/1-2).

The contributions to the conference "Diversity and Unity - Rethinking the Teaching Office of the Episcopal Conference in a World Wide Church" (Erfurt, 11-13 November 2018) were published in: Studia Canonica Vol 53/1 2019 (Table of contents).

The articles of the conference "Accountability in a Synodal Church" (Université Laval, Quebec (Canada), April 4-6, 2022) were published in: Studia canonica, Vol 56/2022). (Table of contents).

Completed research projects

Peter and Pau Erfurt
Some members of the Peter and Paul Seminary with guests in Erfurt 2018

Information on previous conferences

"Collegiality in the Church: Theology and Canon Law". Conference at Georgetown University Law School, Washington/DC, 15-17 April 2004 (see also "Publications").

"The Local Church and its Leadership: Receiving the Vision of Vatican II". Conference at Saint Paul University, Ottawa/Canada, 15-17 March 2007(conference brochure, see also "Publications").

"Conversion and Reform in View of the Unity of the Church". Conference at the University of Erfurt from 29-31 March 2009(conference brochure, see also "Publications").

"Liturgy as Litmus Test of Reform in the Church" (Part I). Conference in cooperation with the Faculty of Theology of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in the Abbey of Mont César from 18-19 May 2012 (see also "Publications")

"Liturgy as Litmus Test of Reform in the Church" (Part II). Conference in Baltimore from 21-22 November 2013 (see also "Publications")

"Diversity and Unity - Rethinking the Teaching Office of the Episcopal Conference in a World Wide Church". Conference in Erfurt from 11-13 November 2018(conference brochure, see also "Publications")

"Accountability in a Synodal Church", Webmeetings Fall 2021 and in person April 4-6, 2022 at Université Laval (Quebec, Canada).(Conference brochure, see also "Publications")