First Vatican Council: Still Relevant Today?


150 years after the close of the First Vatican Council, a conference in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, will examine the relevance of that Council’s teaching for theology today. Over two days (27-28 April), theologians and philosophers from Maynooth, Utrecht, TCD, and Fribourg spoke on various aspects of ‘Dei Filius’, the Council’s document on faith and reason.

Although the presentations were substantial in content and academic in tone, the conference organisers made the conference accessible to all. An educational and
engaging day was had by all, delving into an often forgotten Council.