Director: Professor Michael A. Conway
The Irish Centre for Faith and Culture was established by the Irish Episcopal Conference in December 1997 following a request from Cardinal Paul Poupard (President of Pontifical Council for Culture) to respond to the challenge of faith meeting contemporary culture.
The Centre was founded not in view of a short-term response to current trends but in order to become a feature in the life of the Catholic Church in Ireland. The Centre strives to make a long-term contribution towards serious reflection on the Irish Church’s adaptation to the changing cultural conditions of life. The forging of links with similar Catholic Centres, in particular within Europe, may help to filter a wider experience and parallel reflection into the Irish context.
The current director of the ICFC is also the Professor of Faith and Culture in the Faculty of Theology at the Pontifical University, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
The research centre has organised a number of conferences and has published reports and books as part of its remit.
Understanding Faith and Culture:
The following headings indicate the broad parameters within which the work of the ICFC will be pursued.
Further Information may be obtained from:
Professor Michael A Conway
Irish Centre for Faith and Culture
St Patrick’s College