CALL for Papers for the 2023 Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Canada Conference

Theme: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Catholic Realism in a Postmodern World
Conference Description/Call For Papers:
We live in a destabilized world, one in which the claims of postmodernism have attempted to destroy the logos—language, reason, history, a coherent anthropology, and indeed truth itself—and the Logos—the incarnate Word in the person of Christ. This conference aims to explore the manifold ways in which Catholicism provides a counter to postmodern error and contains within itself an approach to realism that can help mediate even its own internal struggles.
We invite abstracts of no more than 300 words (for papers between 20 and 30 minutes in length) on topics touching on this theme from vantage points including theology, philosophy, literature, law, psychology, education, and medical science.
*   Please submit your abstract to Miriam Westen at by July 31st.

Conference Dates:
October 20/21, 2023

Place: St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, Saskatoon (conference) and Our Lady of Good Success Hall (banquet and entertainment)

Proposed Agenda:
Friday, October 20 (St. Paul’s Hall)
6:00pm Wine and Cheese
7:30pm Keynote Address (Fr. Stefano Penna)
Saturday, October 21
8:00am Continental Breakfast (Coffee, fruit, and muffins)
9am-noon Paper Session 1
Noon Lunch
12:45 pm Paper Session 2
2:30 pm Coffee Break
2:45-4:45pm Paper Session 3
5:00 pm Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes
6:00 pm Transport to Our Lady of Good Success Hall
6:15 pm Cocktails and Quartet
7:00 pm Banquet
7:45 pm Entertainment, poetry, music…
9:30 pm Transport back to Saskatoon
Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Canada 2023 Conference—Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Downtown hotels within walking distance of conference site:
Sheraton Cavalier (5 minute walk from St. Paul’s conference site)
Address: 612 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G9
Phone: (306) 652-6770
one queen bed--$179 (plus $26 taxes)
Park Town Hotel (7 minute walk from conference site)
Address: 924 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3H5
Phone: (306) 244-5564
one queen--$149 (plus $21 taxes)
Hotel Senator (15 minute walk to conference site)
243 21 st St. E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0B7
one queen--$139 (plus $18 taxes)
Alt Hotel (15 minute walk)
480 2 nd Ave. S, Saskatoon
(639) 398-0250
One queen--$149 (plus $19 taxes)
Holiday Inn Saskatoon Downtown (15 minute walk)
101 Pacific Avenue, Saskatoon
(306) 986-5000
one queen--$211 plus taxes

***all rooms can be secured more cheaply on third-party booking sites