Edmund Patrick Gregory Adamus. MA. Cert. Thl. TEFL. Dip.Thl
Professional Adviser to the Episcopal Vicar for Education/Schools Commissioner, Portsmouth Diocese
My career so far spans over 27 years working in the field of evangelisation, faith formation and various fields of pastoral care. I am passionate about promoting authentic human sexuality in the light of the catechesis of St. John Paul II [Theology of the Body] I have addressed a diverse range of theological/pastoral conferences across Europe, North America, Central America, and Australia.
Earlier in 2016, I was named an external affiliate of the new Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham.
One of my most recent projects Loving4Life http://loving4life.co.uk/
is a marital retreat experience for spouses unique in the Catholic Church in the British Isles and is the fruit of 10 years development work with 450+ spouses in collaboration with a fantastic team of volunteer married couples dedicated to spreading the vision and message of human love in the Divine Plan.
From 2003-2012 as Director of Pastoral Affairs in Westminster, I worked extensively in the field of marriage preparation, marriage enrichment and the provision of remedial support for troubled and broken marriages developing and promoting ground-breaking programmes such http://www.smartloving.org/Engage, as well as providing substantial support for the British presence of the marriage restoration programme, www.Retrouvaille.org.uk
In 2007 the John Paul II Institute, Rome published my response to its 7th Colloquium on Moral Theology; “The Stages of life and the ‘Communion of Persons’: A Challenge for Morality”.
In 2009, I addressed the VIth World Meeting of Families in Mexico on; ‘Family; Teacher of Human and Christian Values- A European Perspective.’
From 2007-2012 I established and managed the St. John Southworth Fund grants scheme on behalf of the Archbishops of Westminster awarding several million pounds to alleviate poverty and deprivation for children and families across London.
In 2011 I was a co-recipient with Philip Blond (Founder of the Res Publica Think Tank) of the 2011 Family Values Award.
In May 2011 the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers invited me to address its global Study Meeting on “The Centrality of the Person in the Prevention and Treatment of HIV Diseases.” – a paper published both by the Holy See and the UK Catholic Medical Association. In order to support parents as the primary educators and protectors of their children, assisting in the development of two resources; “As I Have Loved You” & “Sexuality Explained” to aid parents in their indispensable duty to provide formation for children in human sexuality in the heart of the family. In November 2012, I addressed the Vth International Congress on ‘Catholicism and Culture’ at the University of Torun, Poland exploring the theme; Truth at the Service of Freedom; Building the Civilisation of Love through the Family. An English Perspective
I was a member of the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, Working Party on the Order of Christian Marriage, Marriage preparation working party; served on the Advisory Boards of the National Office for Vocation, and The Marriage Foundation charity established by former senior High Court Judge, Sir Paul Coleridge.
Among my most notable achievements is the annual Mass of Thanksgiving for Matrimony at Westminster Cathedral which since 2008 has gathered almost 10,000+ couples to renew their marital commitment to restore and sustain an authentic marriage-building culture.
I publish a weekly blog, the Friday FAST, which offers my thoughts on the current trends about marriage and family life in culture and the Church. You can subscribe to the blog by clicking the following link.
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