The Pope John Paul II Theological Society are holding their first talk of the academic year on Tuesday 12th October with guest speaker Father Martin Henry of Down and Connor.

Opening of the Year Talk:

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here”

A Question of Eternal Life: Does Hell Have a Future?

Date and Time

Tuesday October 12th, 8pm


Renehan Hall, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth

Fr. Martin Henry

Reverend Martin Henry is a priest of the Diocese of Down and Connor, ordained in 1975. HeReverend Martin Henry completed his undergraduate studies in Belfast at Queens University and at St. Patrick’s College Maynooth; and graduate studies at Oxford. He has taught Dogmatic Theology in St. Patrick’s since 1982, and is co-ordinator of the Erasmus Programme for the Faculty of Theology, since 1993.

He was Review Editor of Irish Theological Quarterly from 1997 to 2007, and Acting Editor of Irish Theological Quarterly from 2000 to 2001. Research Interests include: ‘The Modern God-Question’; ‘Nineteenth-Century German Protestant Theology’; and ‘The history of the Christian Mystical Tradition’.

Pope John Paul II Theological Society

For the Development of Theological Reflection

The Pope John Paul II Society is a student based society resident in St. Patrick’s Pontifical College and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, providing a forum for theological dialogue, in an effort to foster a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith. It achieves this through hosting talks and debates on currently and perpetually relevant theological questions.