Theology-on-Tap-New York City

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the mission of Theology-on-Tap-New York City?
Theology-on-Tap-New York City's mission is to provide young adults with an opportunity to explore issues and topics that relate to the Catholic faith in a fun and casual environment. ToTNYC hosts the various talks by both religious and lay speakers to encourage thoughtful discussions and a deeper understanding of the faith. ToTNYC operates in complete fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

When did Theology-on-Tap begin?

The program for young adults originated in 1981 in the Archdiocese of Chicago. There are now programs throughout the United States, including Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Boston.

How did Theology-on-Tap come to New York City?

Coworkers from Regnum Christi first brought Theology-on-Tap to New York City in 2000.  Events were held in Irish pubs around Manhattan. Now a completely volunteer-run ministry, ToTNYC hosts a series of
"six-pack" talks in the winter/spring and another series in the fall.

Come on! Discussing theology in a bar? What does the Church say about that?

Theology-on-Tap is in perfect alignment with the Pope! The Holy Father tells us to bring the gospel of Christ into the streets and to speak it from the housetops, and to go to where people are. Theology-on-Tap aims to discuss the teachings of the Catholic Church in a non-threatening, comfortable environment.

I know the program is reaching out to Catholics in their 20's and 30's. But can anyone come?

While we do primarily reach out to Catholics in their 20's and 30's, everyone is invited: Catholics and non-Catholics, beer drinkers and non-beer drinkers, ages 21-101.

I have a great idea for a speaker, bar, etc.

Great! If you wish to send us ideas or have questions, please email us at: [email protected].

Theology-on-Tap copyright 2000 by the Young Adult Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 312-466-9473, 711 W. Monroe, Chicago, Illinois, 60661.