The Society of St. John Chrysostom promotes ecumenical dialogue of the east-west variety. Most members belong to Orthodox or Catholic churches. I’ve had the honor of speaking twice in the lecture series of the Youngstown-Warren, Ohio Chapter.
Next up in the series is Father Pat Manning, who will speak on “John Henry Cardinal Newman and the Development of Christian Doctrine.” The talk takes place Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Austintown, Ohio. (For information, call 330-755-5635.)
Father Manning is Vice-Rector at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus. He holds a doctorate in systematic theology from Duquesne University and a bundle of other degrees from the Gregorian and Angelicum in Rome, from Boston College, and from the Athenaeum in Cincinnati.
Newman’s Essay On Development Of Christian Doctrine is one of the must-read works of patrology, near the top of even the shortest lists. If you can make it to Austintown, you don’t want to miss this talk.