Session 1 Table ronde 1

L’amour est fécond : Amoris Laetitia à propos de chérir le don d'une nouvelle vie.

10:00 - 11:00 Table ronde 1:  L’amour est fécond : Amoris Laetitia à propos de chérir le don d'une nouvelle vie.
(Salle 8A) – AN. 🎧  FR

Animateur : Archevêque Eamon Martin, Archevêque d’Armagh et Primat de toute l’Irlande.

Intervenants :            
▪    Dr Helen Watt, Centre de bioéthique d’Anscombe, Oxford, Angleterre
▪    Julia Dezelski, Directrice adjointe de mariage et famille, laïcs à l’USCCB (Association américaine de conférence des évêques catholiques) aux Etats-Unis
▪    Brett Lockhart QC, Avocat en Irlande du Nord


“Contre ce qu’on appelle la culture de la mort, la famille constitue le lieu de la culture de la vie ” (LS, 213).  “La famille est le lieu non seulement de la procréation mais aussi celui de l’accueil de la vie qui arrive comme don de Dieu” (AL, 166). Cette table ronde met l’accent sur le don de vie nouvelle et réfléchit sur l’importance de l’amour fructueux, tel que présenté par Amoris Laetitia. 

Biographies

Archevêque Eamon Martin, Archevêque d’Armagh et Primat de toute l’Irlande.

Eamon Columba Martin was born in Derry in 1961; his parents, Catherine Crossan and John James Martin were both from Inishowen in Donegal. He has six sisters and five brothers. He studied at St Patrick's College, Maynooth and took degrees in Mathematical Science and Theology. His postgraduate studies were at Queen's University Belfast, the Institute of Education in London and the University of Cambridge. He was ordained on 28 June 1987 and appointed to Templemore Parish in Derry. In 1990 he went to teach at St Columb's College. He became Head of Religious Education in 1997 and President of the College. In 2008, Fr Eamon was appointed Secretary of the Irish Bishops' Conference but returned to Derry Diocese as Vicar General in 2010. On 25 November 2011 he was elected Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Derry and on 8 September 2014 appointed Archbishop of Armagh. 

Dr Helen Watt, Centre de bioéthique d’Anscombe, Oxford, Angleterre

Dr Helen Watt is Senior Research Fellow at the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford.  From 2001-2010 she was Director of the Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics (as the Anscombe Centre was then called). From 1992-2001 she held the post of Research Fellow at the Centre; from 1993-1996 she was also Senior Research Associate at Peterhouse, Cambridge. Her research interests include reproductive ethics and action theory, particularly issues of cooperation and complicity. Her publications include The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth (Routledge, 2016) and Life and Death in Healthcare Ethics (Routledge, 2000), together with several edited volumes including the conference collections Cooperation, Complicity and Conscience (Linacre Centre, 2005) and Fertility and Gender (Anscombe Bioethics Centre, 2011). She has also published articles in a range of journals including Clinical Ethics and the Journal of Medical Ethics.

Julia Dezelski, Directrice adjointe de mariage et famille, laïcs à l’USCCB (Association américaine de conférence des évêques catholiques) aux Etats-Unis

Julia Dezelski is Assistant Director for Marriage and Family Life, Laity at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, assisting the bishops in advancing the vocation and mission of the lay faithful in the world and the Church, and the promotion of marriage and family life. She oversees ForYourMarriage.org, a website to help couples at all stages of life to understand and live God’s plan for happy, holy marriages. She is a regular guest on the radio show More 2 Life, hosted by Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak at EWTN. Prior to her work in marriage and family, Julia worked for and alongside consecrated women in their ministry worldwide and in the United States.  Mrs. Dezelski holds a licentiate in theology (S.T.L.) and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. She and her family live in the Washington, DC area.

Brett Lockhart QC, Avocat en Irlande du Nord

Brett Lockhart QC is a barrister practising civil law in Northern Ireland. He was received into the Catholic Church in 2002, having been influenced by the writings of Cardinal John Henry Newman. He was formerly a Presbyterian elder and retains a profound respect for all that he received within Presbyterianism. He is completing his training for the Permanent Diaconate and hopes to be ordained in St Peter's Cathedral, Belfast in October, as one of the first nine Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Down and Connor. Brett is married to Aine and they have 4 grown-up sons. He is regularly involved in writing and speaking on public square issues.

 

 

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