Friday Programme

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

Theme – The Family and Hope

Pastoral Programme



10:00 - 11:00    Major Panel 1
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

(Hall 8C) – EN 🎧 ES, IT, FR
Moderator: Baroness Prof Sheila Hollins, former member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, England
•    Marie Collins, Survivor of Abuse, Former member of the Pontifical Commission for Protection of Minors and 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
•    Prof. Gabriel Dy-Liacco, Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Philippines 

10:00 - 11:00 Panel 1:
Celebrating the Lord’s Day as Family.

(Dodder B) – EN 
Moderator:  Colette Furlong, Diocese of Elphin, Ireland
•    Gemma Mulligan, Diocese of Ossory, Ireland 
•    Rosemary Lavelle and Colin Thomson, Archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland
•    Salvatore Martinez, President, Vatican Foundation International Center Family of Nazareth, Italy 

10:00 - 11:00    Panel 2:
Relationship and Sexuality Education in the Light of Amoris Laetitia.

(Hall 8D) – EN 🎧FR
Moderator: Bishop Denis Nulty, Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, Ireland 
▪    Valérie and Privat Ternynck, Mother of Misercordia Association, France
▪    Anita Conlan, ACCORD, Ireland 

10:00 - 11:00    Presentation 3: 
Pope Francis on the Gospel of the Family: What is Jesus Calling our Families to be? 

(Hall 2) – EN 🎧 ES, IT, FR
Presenter: Bishop Robert E. Barron, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, USA

10:00 - 11:00    Panel 3:
The Impact of Imprisonment on Families.

(Hall 8B) - EN
Description: While visiting a prison in Philadelphia Pope Francis urged people in prison, their family and the correctional officers to believe in the possibility of rehabilitation because Christ saves us from the lie that says that nobody can change. This panel discusses the difficulties experienced by families with members currently serving time in prison and suggests ways in which families can receive sufficient pastoral support. 
Panel leader:
•   Breda Coman

10:00 - 11:00    Panel 4:
Breaking the Silence: Dealing with Domestic Violence.

(Hall 3) – EN 🎧 ES, IT
Moderator: Norah Casey, Irish businesswoman, magazine mogul, television personality and broadcaster from Dublin, Ireland. 
•    Ignacio Socias, Director General of The International Institute for Family Research, Spain  
•    Dr Mary Goss, ACCORD, Ireland
•    Dr Carol Baumann, COPE Galway Domestic Violence Refuge & Outreach Service, Galway, Ireland
•    Dr Monica McWilliams, Academic and Former Politician, Ireland (North)

10:00 - 11:00    Panel 5:
Supporting Families Through the Heartbreak of Divorce: A Diocese Accompanying Families Through Difficult Times

(Merrion Room) - ES
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.
•   Archbishop Braulio Rodríguez Plaza 
•   Fr Miguel Garrigós Domínguez
•   Jesús Manuel Díaz-Rincón
•   Díaz & Mercedes Muelas Ballestero 
•   Isabel Campoy Osset and her daughter Teresa Cabezas Campoy 
•   María Esperanza Gómez-Menor Palacios 
•   Cristina Gómez Iglesias
•   María del Valle Lugo Relanzón
•   Ana María Moreno Méndez 
•   María Concepción Gómez-Caro Velasco 
•   María Luisa Castañeda Pedrero
•   Luis Alfonso Corcuera Alonso 
•   Pilar Iniesto López

10:00 - 11:00    Presentation 1:
Accompanying, Discerning and Integrating: Human Fragility and Amoris Laetitia

(Hall 8A) – IT 🎧 ES, EN, FR 
Presenter: H. E. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia-Citta della Pieve, President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference.

10:30-11:30    Presentation 2:
How to Get your Family to Heaven!

(Hall 7) – EN. 🎧 ES, IT
Speaker: Fr Leo Patalinghug, Priest, Chef and Author, USA
Description: This practical, theological, sociological and inspiring talk will help answer the questions parents ask most:What's my most important job in life?  Answer: To get your family to heaven? Question: How? Well, you'll have to attend this lecture to hear how you can do it!                                                                                              


11:30 - 12:30    Major Panel 2 (a)
Glued to our Phones: Can Technology become more Family Friendly?

(Hall 8C). EN. 🎧 ES, IT, FR
Moderator: Brenda Drumm, Media and Communications Manager WMOF2018
•    Aoibheann Mangan, 
•    Tim Hynes, CIO AIB
•    Monique Morrow, President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet
​•    John Hartnett, Founder and CEO of SVG Partners, LA 

11:30 – 12:30    Major Panel 2 (b):
Dancing to the Future with Hope: Strengthening Marriage & the Family today.

(Hall 8A) – EN 🎧 ES, IT, FR 
Moderator: Gabriella Gambino, Under-Secretary, Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.
•   Geraldine Hallahan O’Brien, ACCORD, Ireland 
•   Breda O’Brien & Brendan Conroy, Couples Testimony, Ireland
•  Gerry Mangan, Teams of Our Lady, Ireland
•  Fr. Bernardino Giordano, Italy 

11:30 - 12:30    Panel 1:
The Family that Prays Together: Finding Time for Prayer in a Digital Age.

(Hall 3) - EN 🎧 ES, IT
Moderator: Wendy Grace, Managing Director at Compass Communications, Ireland. 
•    Dr. Marco Brusati, Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life
•    Cristina Lopez Schlichting, COPE, Spain
•    Francis Monahan, ACCORD, Ireland
•    Br Richard Hendrick OFM, Cap, Ards Friary and Retreat Centre, Donegal, Ireland 

11:30 - 12:30    Panel 2:
Promoting the Gospel of the Family: The Role of Family Associations Today.

(Hall 8B) - IT 🎧 EN, FR
Moderator: Msgr. Carlos Simon, Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life
•    Antoine Renard, European Federation of Catholic Family Associations, France 
•    Prof. Francesco Belletti, International Centre for Family Studies, Italy

11:30-12:30    Panel 3:
The Family as an Agent of Peace in a Turbulent World. 

(Hall 2) – EN 🎧 ES, IT
Moderator: Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, USA.

•   Dr Monica Mc Williams, Academic and Former Politician, Ireland (North)
•   Senator George Mitchell
•   Fr Michael Shields, Aid to the Church in Need, USA
•   David Livingstone, Salt & Light Uganda Organisation
•   Justin Kilcullen, Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness and former Executive Director of Trócaire

11:30 - 12:30    Panel 4:
Marriage, the Family and the Search for Christian Unity.

(Hall 8D) - EN 🎧 IT
Moderator:  Bishop Brian Farrell, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
•    Francesca and Filippio De Carlo, Mistero Grande, Italy
•    Nadia and Tony Fraga, Truro Anglican Church, USA
•    Deacon Jim Adams, ACCORD, Ireland

11:30 - 12:30    Panel 5:
Homecoming Reading; Unlocking the Hope and Healing of the Scriptures.

(Merrion Room) – EN
Facilitators: Prof. Seamus O’ Connell, Dr Jessie Rogers and Rev. Philip Carder.
Description: An interactive workshop on using the Scriptures, through Lectio Divina, to support hope and healing in our lives, particularly in our families.        

12:00 - 13:00    Presentation 4: 
Theme: Spicing Up Our Married Life: Satisfying Couples Hunger for True Love.

(Hall 7) – EN 🎧 ES
Speaker: Fr Leo Patalinghug. US Priest, Chef & Author.
Description: Spicing Up Married Life, teaches couples how to celebrate their anniversaries - not just once per year, but each month!  With a background in marriage counseLling & with his culinary background, Fr. Leo brings couples to the tables, addresses what each is hungering for, and provides a "recipe" and a "strategy" to fulfil what couples hunger for the most - God's love through their spouse! Cooking Demonstration and talk with Faith & Family theme.

(All participants come together in the Family Arena)

H.E. Cardinal Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio to Syria.
Theme: The Family as a Key to Peace in a Turbulent World.

Family Arena MC: Noirín Lynch 
Theme: Christian Families from Troubled Parts of Our World.

•   Fr Liam Lawton, Ireland 
•   Zaitoun Family, Syria 
•   Fr Michael Shields, Aid to the Church in Need, USA

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.


18:30 – 20:00    Bró Boru - Traditional Irish Music by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
(Hall 2) EN

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