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


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

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 1CELAM 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 2Seminar and Discussion Pastoral Letters of Bishop Romero
Seminar Leader: Todd Walatka, University of Notre Dame

12:30 pm  - Lunch

2:00 pm - Session 3Argentine 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 4Romero’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 1The Life and Death of Sr. Ita Ford
Marian Mollin, Virginia Tech
Moderator: TBD

11:00 am - Coffee Break

11:30 am - Session 2Panel 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 3Business Meeting

3:00 pm - Closing PlenaryPanel 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


Upcoming Events


February 19
Kellogg International Scholars Program Meeting
Undergraduate Programs


February 20
Pope Francis’s Vision of International Politics and Diplomacy
Jodok Troy
February 20
Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness - Feb 20 Meeting
Working Groups, Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness


February 21
Lynching and the Politics of State Formation in POst-Revolutionary Puebla (1930-1950)
Working Groups, Peace, Conflict, Crime & Violence Workshop
Gema Santamaría


February 22
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
Francisco Goldman