Friday Programme

WMOF2018 DAY FOUR - Friday 24 August - Pastoral Congress in the RDS

Theme – The Family and Hope


Business Breakfast: The family: key to a sustainable economy.

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Pastoral Programme

Major Panels:

Major Panel 1:
Theme: Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
Moderator: H.E. Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston, USA
Panelists:    
- Marie Collins, Survivor of Abuse, Former member of the Pontifical Commission for Protection of Minors, Patron of ‘The Marie Collins Foundation’, Ireland
- Barbara Thorp, Social Worker, Former Head of The Office for Pastoral Support and Child Protection, Archdiocese of Boston, USA
- Baroness Sheila Hollins, Former member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, England
- Prof. Gabriel Dy-Liacco, Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Philippines 

Major Panel 2 (a) :  
Theme: Glued to our Phones: Can Technology Become More Family Friendly?
Moderator: TBC
Panelists: Representatives of Major Technology Companies – to be announced. 

Major Panel 2 (b) :   
Theme: Dancing to the Future with Hope: Strengthening Marriage & the Family today.
Moderator: Gabriella Gambino, Under-Secretary, Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.
Panelists:                         
- Representative of ACCORD, Ireland
- Breda O’Brien and Brendan Conroy, Couples Testimony, Ireland
- Others to be announced.

Panels (Session 1, AM):

Panel 1:  
Theme: Celebrating the Lord’s Day as Family.
Moderator: TBC
Panelists:          
- Gemma Mulligan, Diocese of Ossory, Ireland
-  Rosemary Lavelle and Colin Thomson, Archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland 
- Colette Furlong, Diocese of Elphin, Ireland 
- Salvatore Martinez, President of the Rinnovamento nello Spirito Santo, Italy

Panel 2:  
Theme: Relationship and Sexuality Education in the Light of Amoris Laetitia.
Moderator: Bishop Denis Nulty, Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, Ireland 
Panelists:         
- Valérie and Privat Ternynck, Mother of Misercordia Association, France
- Representative of Catholic Education Service, UK 
- Anita Conlan, ACCORD, Ireland 

Panel 3:  
Theme: Ministering to Families with Members in Prison.
Moderator: Prison Ministry representatives. 
Panelists:To be announced.  

Panel 4:   
Theme: Breaking the Silence: Dealing with Domestic Violence.
Moderator: Norah Casey, Irish businesswoman, magazine mogul, television personality and broadcaster from Dublin, Ireland. 
Panelists:          
- Ignacio Socias, Director General of The International Institute for Family Research, Spain  
- Representative of ACCORD, Ireland
- Dr. Carol Baumann, COPE Galway Domestic Violence Refuge & Outreach Service, Galway, Ireland
- Dr. Monica McWilliams, Academic and Former Politician, Ireland (North)

Panel 5:   
Theme: Supporting Families Through the Heartbreak of Divorce: A Diocese Accompanying Families Through Difficult Times. 
Facilitators: Representatives of the Santa Teresa project of the Archdiocese of Toledo, Spain.
Description:This interactive workshop will share the experiences of those involved in the Santa Teresa project of the Archdiocese of Toledo which offers accompaniment to families experiencing the upheaval of separation and divorce. Pope Francis recently met with representatives of the project and families who have been involved.   

Panels (Session 2, AM):

Panel 1:     
Theme: Celebrating Family and Sport 
Moderator: Fr. Philip Mulryne, Dominican Friar and Former Manchester United Player, Ireland.
Panelists: To be announced.

Panel 2:  
Theme: The Family that Prays Together: Finding Time for Prayer in a Digital Age.
Moderator: Wendy Grace, Managing Director at Compass Communications, Ireland. 
Panelists:         
- Dr. Marco Brusati, Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life
- Cristina Lopez Schlichting, COPE, Spain
- Representative of ACCORD, Ireland
- Br Richard Hendrick OFM, Cap, Ards Friary and Retreat Centre, Donegal, Ireland 

Panel 3:   
Theme: Promoting the Gospel of the Family: The Role of Family Associations Today.
Moderator: Msgr. Carlos Simon, Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life
Panelists:    
- Antoine Renard, European Federation of Catholic Family Associations, France 
- Prof. Francesco Belletti, International Centre for Family Studies, Italy

Panel 4:  
Theme: The Family as an Agent of Peace in a Turbulent World. 
Moderator: Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, USA.
Panelists:      
- Dr Monica Mc Williams, Academic and Former Politician, Ireland (North)
- Sr Annie Demerjian, Aid to the Church in Need, Syria
- Senator George Mitchell, Lawyer, Businessman, Author, and Politician, USA

Panel 5: 
Theme:  Marriage, the Family and the Search for Christian Unity.
Moderator: Bishop Brian Farrell, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Panelists:        
- Francesca and Filippio De Carlo, Mistero Grande, Italy
- Nadia and Tony Fraga, Truro Anglican Church, USA
- Representative of ACCORD, Ireland
  
Panel 6: 
Theme: Homecoming Reading; Unlocking the Hope and Healing of the Scriptures.
Facilitators: Prof. Seamus O’ Connell, Dr Jessie Rogers and Rev. Philip Carter.    
Description: An interactive workshop on using the Scriptures, through Lectio Divina, to support hope and healing in our lives, particularly in our families.        

Individual Speakers/Presentations (AM):

Presentation 1:     
Theme: Accompanying, Discerning and Integrating: Human Fragility and Amoris Laetitia.
Moderator: H. E. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia-Citta della Pieve, President of the 
Italian Bishops’ Conference.

Presentation 2.
Theme: Pope Francis on the Gospel of the Family: What is Jesus Calling our Families to be? 
Speaker: Bishop Robert E. Barron, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, USA

Presentation 3:  
Theme: How to Get your Family to Heaven!
Speaker: Fr Leo Patalinghug,  Priest, Chef and  Author, USA
Description: Cooking Demonstration and talk with Faith and Family theme.

AFTERNOON PROGRAMME
(All participants come together in the Main Arena)

MAIN ARENA KEYNOTE SPEAKER
H.E. Cardinal Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio to Syria.
Theme: The family as a key to peace in a turbulent world.

Followed by 30 minutes of testimony: 
‘Christian Families from Troubled Parts of Our World’ 

MASS IN MAIN ARENA
Mail Celebrant & Homilist
H.E. Cardinal Kevin Farrell
Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.
Theme: The Family: Hope for the Church and for the world.

Pastoral Congress closes after Mass.

Friday evening events to be announced.

Please note that this information is subject to change.