The Church Up Close

Covering Catholicism

in the age of Benedict XVI

Program

Monday 6

8.30 – 9.00

Registration

 

9.00 – 9.45

Welcome & Introduction

Rev. Prof. John Wauck, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

 

9. 45 – 11.00 

Nature and Mission: What Is the Catholic Church?

Rev. Prof. Paul O’Callaghan, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

 

10.00 – 10.30
Coffee break

11.30  - 12.45

The Whole and Its Parts: How the Church Is Organized

12.45 – 13.15

Greetings 

Rev. Prof. Hector Franceschi, Vice-Rector Pontifical University of the Holy Cross 

 

13. 15 – 15.00

Lunch

15.30 - 17.00

ENCOUNTER with “Vaticanisti”

Patricia Thomas, Associated Press

John Thavis, Catholic News Service

 

17.00 – 19.00

ENCOUNTER
Church Diplomacy: The Vatican Secretariat of State

Tuesday 7 

 

8.30 - 12.00 

Visit to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

Prof. Elizabeth Lev, Duquesne University

12.30 – 13.30

ENCOUNTER
The Press Office of the Holy See

Rev. Federico Lombardi , Director

17.00 – 19.00

ENCOUNTER
The Holy Office: Myths and Reality

Msgr. Charles Brown, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

 

Wednesday 8

 

10.30 – 12.00

Papal Audience
(St. Peter’s Square)

13.00 – 14.45 

 

Visit to the Vatican Scavi
-  13.00 (Group 1)
-  13.15 (Group 2)

 

17.00 – 19.00

Canonical Trials in the Church

Msgr. Charles Scicluna, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Thursday 9

 

9.00 - 10.30

Facing the Stem Cell Biotech Frontier

Prof. Angelo L. Vescovi, Università Bicocca Milano & Cerebral Stem Cell Bank, Terni

 

11.00 – 11.30 
Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30

Catholic Identity and Public Life

Card. James Stafford, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary

13.15 – 15.00

Work Lunch. The Church in Africa

Msgr. Fortunatus Nwachukwu, Head of Protocol Vatican Secretariat of State

17.00 – 19.00

ENCOUNTER
Anglicans and the Catholic Church.  Newman’s Beatification

Jack Valero, Spokesperson for Newman’s Beatification

Friday 10

 

9.00 – 10.30

The Challenge of Poverty

Card. Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, PresidentPontifical Council for Justice and Peace

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break

 

11.00 – 12.30

Pius XII and the Jews and Other Current Controversies

Rev. David Jaeger, OFM, Pontifical Athenaeum Antonianum

 

13.15 – 15.00

Work Lunch. Christian Minorities in Troubled Lands

Michele Zanzucchi, Director Città nuova

17.00 – 19.00

ENCOUNTER
Bible, Gospels and Gnosticism

Rev. Prof. Bernardo Estrada, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

Saturday 11

 

9.00 – 10.00

The Natural Sciences in the Work of Theologians

Rev. Prof. Rafael Martínez, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

 

10.30 – 11.30

Economic Justice and the Catholic Church

Prof. Stefano Zamagni, University of Bologna

 

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee break

 

11:30 – 13:00 

Presenting Pope Benedict XVI to the World

Presentation of the book, “Attack on Ratzinger” by Paolo Rodari and Andrea Tornelli

 

13.15 – 15.00

Work Lunch

The Catholic Church and the Digital World

Msgr. Lucio Ruiz, Head of the Vatican Internet Office

Prof. Daniel Arasa, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

Sunday 12

 

9.15

Day Trip. Subiaco

(return by 19.00)

13.15 – 15.00

Work Lunch. Communication for Worldwide Church Events 

Yago De La Cierva, Executive Director, World Youth Day Madrid, 2011

 

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