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Pub Theology: If we have a spirituality, do we need the Church?

  • The Wakefield Hotel 76 Wakefield Street Adelaide, SA, 5000 Australia (map)

 ‘If we have a spirituality, do we need the Church?’

Religious identity used to be obvious through habits, traditional forms of piety, sacramental practice, family of origin and locality. Yet today, even participation in Sunday Eucharist has declined significantly. Many people, particularly the young, have abandoned institutional religion in favour of forms of spirituality that have been described as ‘being spiritual but not religious’. It’s often a case of ‘Yes’ to Jesus, ‘No’ to Church.

Pope Francis has said that ‘vast and rapid cultural changes demand that we constantly seek ways of expressing unchanging truths in a language which brings out their abiding newness’ (Evangelii Guadium, 41). How might we reinterpret the Catholic heritage in response to our times and re-present it in a way that is understandable and persuasive?

Get to the Wakefield Hotel at 6:30pm to join us for dinner and music, with the talk starting around 7.30pm. There should be enough parking in surrounding streets.

"Pub Theology" is a casual and relaxed forum where friends from all walks of life gather for straight talk, hard facts and real answers on our Catholic faith and how it applies to daily life.

This event is for ages 18-35
Any age for priests and religious!