Doctrinal Development: Vincent of Lerin’s Commonitorium and John Henry Newman’s Essay on Development

Speaker: Fr Joseph Carola SJ

Date and time: 6pm, 12th September 2023

Location: St Mary’s Cathedral College, Chapter Hall (2 St Mary’s Rd, Sydney, 2000)

Fr Joseph Carola SJ was born in Houston, Texas, in 1962. After entering the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus in 1980, he was ordained a priest in 1993. In 2001 he obtained his doctorate in theology and patristic sciences from the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome and has been a professor of patristic theology at the Gregorian University since 2002. He is a revered lecturer, spiritual director, and preacher. His most recent publication is Engaging the Church Fathers in Nineteenth-Century Catholicism from the Saint Paul Centre. Fr Carola is visiting Australia at the invitation of the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.

Sponsored by Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP,
Archbishop of Sydney.


Scholarship at the Cathedral is an initiative of the Catholic Archdiocese Sydney, in partnership with The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Ethics and Society.

Scholarship at the Cathedral will host a series of public lectures at St Mary’s Cathedral delivered by eminent intellectuals (both Australian and international), which serve the purpose of furthering the Archdiocese’s contribution in the forum of intellectual life and public discourse.

4 events per year, with local and international speakers.

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