Study Circles

Grand Rapids

Contact: Conor Dugan
Email: conordugan@gmail.com


2015 Update:

The first meeting of this Study Circle was attended by more than 20 people and included rich discussions on several topics. Articles by Joseph Ratzinger and Hans Urs von Balthasar on the establishment and continuation of Communio were complemented by Nicholas J. Healy Jr.’s article “Communio: A Theological Journey” (Spring 2006). Michael Hanby’s recent talk on technology and liberalism given in Philadelphia was also examined.


Leader Conor Dugan comments that “members are from various walks of life and ages, including a high school senior, several college students, many teachers from Sacred Heart Academy, a former garbage man, and a few lawyers. One student, an incoming Pontifical John Paul II Institute student, drove all the way from Hillsdale. Another young man came from Aquinas, the local Catholic college, where he is writing his senior thesis on David L. Schindler’s Ordering Love.”