Conference: Romero Days 2018 - "Memorializing Martyrdom: Romero's Beatification and Our Task Today"

(part of a series)

Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies (View on map )

Preliminary Schedule

Friday, March 23

Location: Hesburgh Center, C103 (unless otherwise stated)

9:00 am - Opening Remarks
Peter Casarella, Director, LANACC

9:30 am - Session 1—CELAM and the Reception of the ‘Bridge Theology’ of Pope Francis
Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC, University of Notre Dame
Moderator: Peter Casarella, University of Notre Dame

10:30 am - Coffee Break

11:00am - Session 2—Seminar and Discussion — Pastoral Letters of Bishop Romero
Seminar Leader: Todd Walatka, University of Notre Dame

12:30 pm  - Lunch

2:00 pm - Session 3—Argentine Roots of the Social and Political Thought of Pope Francis
Thomas R. Rourke, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: Sue Collins, University of Notre Dame

3:15 pm - Coffee Break

3:30 pm - Session 4—Romero’s Legacy for Antiracism Struggle in the United States
Hesburgh Center Auditorium
Rubén Rosario Rodriguez, St. Louis University
Moderator: TBD
Respondent: TBD

5:15 pm - Óscar Romero Memorial Mass
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Celebrant and Homilist: Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville-Rodríguez, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington
Music by Coro Primavera de Nuestra Señora

Saturday, March 24

Location: Hesburgh Center, C103 (unless otherwise stated)

10:00 am - Session 1 – The Life and Death of Sr. Ita Ford
Marian Mollin, Virginia Tech
Moderator: TBD

11:00 am - Coffee Break

11:30 am - Session 2 – Panel Discussion – Agrarian Reform and Human Rights
Matt Whelan
Doug Cassel, University of Notre Dame
Moderator: David Lantigua, University of Notre Dame

1:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 pm - Session 3—Business Meeting

3:00 pm - Closing Plenary – Panel Discussion - “Torture and Eucharist” 20th Anniversary
Hesburgh Center Auditorium
William T. Cavanaugh, Depaul University
Moderator: Margaret Pfeil, University of Notre Dame
Respondents: David Fagerberg and Sean O’Brien, University of Notre Dame

5:00 pm - Presentation of the Annual Rev. Robert S. Pelton, CSC Essay Contest Awards
Hesburgh Center Auditorium

5:30 pm - Closing Dinner
Hesburgh Center, Great Hall

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