Wednesday Programme

WMOF2018 DAY TWO - Wednesday 22 August - Pastoral Congress in the RDS

Theme – The Family and Faith

Pastoral Programme



10:00 - 11:00  Major Panel 1
In Light of the Word: Celebrating Family in the Judeo-Christian Tradition.

(Hall 8C) – EN  🎧 ES, IT, FR
Moderator: H.E. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, Austria.
●    The Most Reverend Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin and Bishop of Glendalough, Primate of Ireland and Metropolitan
●    Archpriest Mikhail Nasonov, Rector of the Russian Orthodox Patriarchal Monastery of the Church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Dublin 
●    Rabbi Zalman S. Lent, Chief Rabbi, Dublin Hebrew Congregation & Chabad-Lubavitch of Ireland
10:00 - 11:00  Panel 1:
Real Reading for Real Families; Lectio Divina in Home and Parish
Description: An interactive workshop facilitated by the Faculty of Theology, Maynooth.
(Hall 8B) - EN
●    Prof. Seamus O’Connell, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Maynooth, Ireland.
●    Dr Jessie Rogers, Faculty of Theology, Maynooth
●    Rev. Philip Carder, Faculty of Theology, Maynooth

10:00 - 11:00    Panel 2:
Handing On the Faith in the Home Today. 

(Hall 2) – EN 🎧 ES, IT, FR
Moderator: Bishop Brendan Leahy, Diocese of Limerick, Ireland
●    Julie Kavanagh, Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, Ireland
●    Paula and Joseph McKeown, Diocese of Down and Connor, Ireland (North)
●    Rosalinda and Jorge Carrillo, International Confederation of Christian Family Movements, Mexico
●    Liliana Olivieri de Pérez Bicecci, Psychologist, Catholic University of La Plata, Argentina

10:00 - 11:00    Panel 3:
The Logic of Complementarity: Why Mothers and Fathers Matter in Amoris Laetitia.

(Hall 8D) – EN 🎧 ES
Moderator: Archbishop Bernard Longley, Archdiocese of Birmingham.
●    Claire and John Grabowski, USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family & Youth, USA 
●    Marie Gabrielle and Emmanuel Ménager, TOBEC, France
●    Dr Antonio Crespo, ELDE, Meeting Point and the Plataforma San Calisto, Spain

10:00 - 11:00    Panel 4:
No Room at the Inn: a Christian Response to Homelessness. 

(Hall 3) – EN 🎧 ES, IT
Moderator: Dr Maria Rossi, UN Representative, Giovanni XXIII Community (APG23).
●    Conor Hickey, CEO of Crosscare, Archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland
●    Fr Seán Donohoe OFM, Co-Director of Capuchin Day Centre, Dublin, Ireland
●    Rose Hickman, Community Partnerships Coordinator, The Passage, Archdiocese of Westminster, England

10:00 - 11:00    Panel 5:
Nowhere to Lay his Head: a Christian Response to Migrants and Refugees.

(Hall 8A) – EN 🎧 ES, IT, FR
Moderator: Fr Michael Czerny, Under-Secretary, Dicastery for Integral Human Development.
●    Mena Doherty, EROC, Ballaghederreen, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
●    Zaitoun Family, Syrian and EROC, Ballaghederreen, Co. Roscommon 
●    Rev Mark Madden, Archdiocese of Liverpool, England
●    Danielle McLaughlin, Crosscare, Dublin, Ireland

10:30 - 11:30    Panel 6:
Dignity and Safety in a Digital Age: Facing a New Challenge for Families.

(Hall 7) – EN 🎧 ES, IT
Moderator: Dr Mary Aiken, Adjunct Associate Professor Geary Institute for Public Policy, UCD and Academic Advisor Europol European Cybercrime Centre, Ireland.
●    Teresa Kettlekamp, Pontifical Council for the Protection of Minors, USA
●    Dr. Thomas Lickona, Developmental Psychologist, State University of New York, Cortland, USA.   
●    Matthew Lickona, writer for San Diego Reader, California, USA 


11:30 - 12:30 Major Panel 2(a)
(Hall 8C) – EN  & ES 🎧 ES, IT, FR
Looking to Jesus: Presenting Commitment to Marriage as a Path to Joy Today.
Moderator: H.E. Cardinal Gerald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec, Canada.
●    Mavis and Prof Ron Pirola, Parish and Marriage Resource Centre, Australia
●    Veronica and Jose Luis Villasẽnor, El camino de Emaús Retreats for Families, Mexico
●    Rosa and Lauro Cueto, Couples for Christ, Philippines and Ireland (North)

11:30 - 12:30 Major Panel 2(b)
(Hall 8A) -  IT 🎧 EN, ES, FR 
And the Greatest is Love: Pope Francis on 1 Cor 13
Moderator: Linda Ghisoni, Under-Secretary, Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.
●    Anna and Alberto Friso, Focolare Movement, Italy
●    Tommaso and Giulia Cioncolini, Bishop’s Conference Office of Family, Italy
●    Lidia Borzi and Andrea Alessi, ACLI, Italy

11:30 - 12:30    Panel 1:
The Family: A Resource for Society.

(Hall 8B) - EN
Moderator: Breda O’Brien, Journalist & Teacher, Ireland. 
●    Prof. Luigino Bruni, Economist and Academic, Rome
●    Prof. Ray Kinsella, Economist, Ireland
●    Prof. Stefano and Vera Zamagni, Professor of Economic History, University of Bologna, Italy

11:30 - 12:30    Panel 3:
Families and Parish; Supporting Families with Special Needs.
(Hall 3) – EN 🎧 ES, FR
Moderator: Tim Kearney, L’Arche Community, International.
●    Christina Gangemi, The Kairos Forum, Scotland   
●    Marian and Vincent Bradley and family,  Parents Testimony, Ireland (North)
●    Michael Gannon, Marketing Team Member, World Meeting of Families, Ireland

11:30 - 12:30    Panel 4:
Ministering to Families in the Diocese of Toledo in light of Amoris Laetitia.

(Hall 8D) - ES  🎧 EN
Facilitators: The Commission of Family and Life and the Women and Families of the Santa Teresa group, Archdiocese of Toledo, Spain.  .

  • Archbishop Braulio Rodríguez Plaza
  • Miguel Ángel Lara Villanueva & María José Aroco Illán
  • Eduardo de la Paz González & Mónica González Soriano
  • Lorenzo Alonso Parra & María de los Ángeles Escobar Tizón
  • Miguel Garrigós Domínguez.

11:30 - 12:30    Presentation 1
Choose Life: Pope Francis on the ‘throw-away’ Culture.
(Hall 2) – EN 🎧 ES, IT, FR
Presenter: H.E. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines.

11:30 - 12:30    Presentation 2
Domestic Devotion: A History of Visual Piety and Religious Practice in the Family Home.
(Merrion Room) - EN
Presenter: Prof. Salvador Ryan, Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Faculty of Theology, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

12:00 – 13:00    Panel 2:
The Importance of Belonging: Exploring Contemporary Interest in Genealogy.

(Hall 7) – EN 🎧 FR 
Moderator: Adrian Chiles, Journalist and Broadcaster with BBC, England.
●    Pádraigín Clancy, Folklorist and Expert on Irish Spirituality, Ireland 
●    Dr Michael Egan, Irish Family History Foundation, Ireland
●    Rev. Dr. Jeremy Corley, Lecturer in Sacred Scripture, Pontifical College, Maynooth, Ireland



(All participants - adults, children and families- come together in the Family Arena)

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland and President of the Irish Bishops' Conference.
Theme: The Welfare of the Family is Decisive for the Future of the World.

 EN 🎧 ES, IT, FR
Theme: Testimonies Young People on their Hopes and Dreams for Marriage and the Family in the Third Millennium.              
Family Arena MC: Anna Maloney, Ireland

  • Meg and Mark Neville, Ireland
  • Isaac Withers, Wales                                                                          
  • Meabh Carlin and Christopher Gallen, Ireland
  • Ameera Ahmed, Ireland                                                                    
  • Pauline and Damien Devaney, Ireland 


Celebrant and Homilist: H.E. Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, India.
Theme: The Church as a Family of Families.


19:00 - 20:00 Major Panel 3
The Vocation of the Business Leader: A Family Business Perspective.
(Hall 8C) - EN 🎧 ES, IT, FR
Moderator: H.E. Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Integral
Human Development.
●    Valentine Fievet, Vice-Chairperson of the Supervisory Board at Unibel, S.A.
●    Dr Gordian Gudenus, Partner and Director of Bank Gutmann Ag, Vienna, Austria
●    Santiago Peralta and Carla Barboto, Co-founders of Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador

19:00 - 20:00 Panel 1:
Why Get Married in Church? Presenting Sacramental Marriage as a Path to Joy.

(Hall 2) – EN 🎧 ES, IT, FR
Moderator: Fr Michael Mc Ginnity, Family Ministry Director, Diocese of Down & Connor, Ireland (North)
●    Susan Gately, Journalist, Focolare New Families, Ireland
●    Fr Jose Granados, Vice-President of the Pontifical Council of St. John Paul II, Spain
●    Vivian and Douglas Moser, The Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt, Spain
●    Prof. Dr Mounir Farag, Founder and Director of Saint Joseph Institute in Egypt and Middle East 

19:00 - 20:00 Panel 2:
Supporting Families Coping with Addiction.

(Hall 8A) EN 🎧ES, IT, FR
Moderator: Darren Butler, Co-ordinator of the Irish Bishop’s Drugs Initiative.
Description: An interactive seminar which will include personal testimonies from families, drama, and inputs from experts working with families and individuals affected by addiction:
Jennifer Bannon, Joan Douglas, Alison Blair, Tracey Doyle, Ciara Blair, June Poland.

19:00 - 20:00 Panel 3:
The Family of Families: The Experience of Catholic Families in Russia. 

 (Dodder B) – EN 
Facilitators: Representatives of the Aid to the Church in Need programme with
Catholic families from Russia.
Description: Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia describes the Church as the ‘Family of Families’. In this interactive workshop we listen to the stories of faith and family from Catholics in Russia, through the initiatives supported by the Pontifical Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need International.

  • Sergei Kanev & Zhanna Kaneva
  • Eduard & Veronika Darsht
  • Fr Alex Uminskiy
  • Fr Zbigniew Krol

19:00 - 20:00 Panel 4:
Keeping your W.I.T.S in Marriage and Family Life Today

(Merrion) – EN 🎧 
Fr Philip Bradley, ACCORD, Ireland
Terry Kelly, ACCORD, Ireland
Conflict happens in every relationship.  The important thing is how you deal with it.  This workshop will explore good and bad conflict styles and will demonstrate how a positive and structured approach to conflict resolution can strengthen a relationship.

19:00 - 20:00 Presentation 1
Theme: Le Chéile, Le Críost: The Missionary Family of Irish Saints.
(Hall 8D) – EN 🎧ES
Presenter: Pádraigín Clancy, Folklorist and Expert on Irish Spirituality, Ireland 
Description: Celebrating the lives of Holy women and men of Ireland through the lens of
faith, hope and love.

19:00 - 20:00 Presentation 2
Domestic Devotion: A History of Visual Piety and Religious Practice in the Family Home.
(Hall 8B) - EN
Presenter: Prof. Salvador Ryan, Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Faculty of Theology, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

19:00 - 20:00 Presentation 3
Plateing Grace for the Human Family
(Hall 7) - EN 🎧ES, IT
Presenter: Fr Leo Patalinghug. US Priest, Chef & Author.
Description: Fr. Leo cooks up a dish that will bring families to the table, which is the Domestic Church's "altar." Statistics show how a regular family meal can help strengthen family life while also helping them to cope and manage all of the struggles a modern family experience. This interactive, entertaining and very educational conversation will also be presented with a savoury recipe "penne dish" which a few special guests will have a chance to sample!

19:00 - 20:00 Presentation 4
Farm Street Parish, Westminster LGBT Pastoral Initiative
(Hall 3)EN 🎧 ES, IT
Presenters: Fr Dominic Robinson SJ and Nick O'Shea
This presentation describes how LGBT+ Westminster community were welcomed to Farm Street parish, and have since contributed to the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral life of the Church.  Members of the congregation and the Parish Priest will reflect on the practical steps that made this journey possible and recount their story as Catholics. The positive impact this has had on both communities is considered, as is the learning for how other parishes may also want to extend a welcome to members of the Catholic family who are LGBT+.

Please note that this information is subject to change.

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