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By September 6, 2008Fi News

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Ave Maria!

Next week will be the Symposium on the Mariology of Bd. John Duns Scotus in Durham, England at Grey College, Tuesday, September 9th through the 12th. The symposium commemorates the 700th Anniversary of the death of Scotus, the Marian Doctor. We have Fra Roderic on location with AirMaria equipment. So we may be live streaming the conference if we can get a sufficient Internet connection. If we do, it will start each day at 9:00am Greenwich Time and go till 7pm [4am – 2pm Eastern USA Time] except Wednesday when we will quit the conference room at 10:30 [5:30 EDT] to go to Duns, Scotland to see the birth place of Scotus. There we will have a Mass celebrated in the Parish Church by His Eminence Keith Patrick Cardinal O?Brien, Archbishop of Edinburgh. We will not know if we can stream until Monday. So stayed tuned. Either way, we will put the recorded conferences on AirMaria in the following weeks.

Ave Maria!


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  • Derek Turner says:

    May I ask the question: Bl. John Duns Scotus was known as ‘Doctor Subtilis’, Subtle Doctor. Could you tell me if this holy Blessed is on the list of the Doctors of the Church. I looked up the list of the 33 Doctors of the Church (Tan Books) and could not find his name there. Perhaps he has to be a canonised saint first? I hope you can help me with this question. Thanking you in advance,

    Derek Turner
    A Day With Mary

  • apostolate says:

    Ave Maria!

    Dear Derek,

    Yes, he must be a canonized a saint before he can be made a Doctor of the Church. And so the title of ‘Doctor’ is only a popular name. Basically all the major theological scholors in the Scholastic Age were given such a title by popular acclaim without any suggestion that were declaired so by the Pope. Thanks for the comment.

    Fra Roderic Mary

    P.S. Fr. Agnellus says he will explain this to you fully when you get to Durham for the Symposium.

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