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Romero Days 2017

Christian Discipleship: The Witness of Blessed Archbishop Óscar Romero

Romero Days 2017March 24-28, 2017

University of Notre Dame

Friday, March 24

5:15 pm

Anniversary Mass – Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Celebrant and Homilist, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila
Music by El Coro Primavera

Monday, March 27
Location: Hesburgh Center, C103 (unless otherwise stated)

9:00 am 

Opening Remarks
Peter Casarella, Director, Latin American/North American Church Concerns (LANACC)

9:15 am

Session 1: Romero as a Pastoral Doctor of the Universal Church
Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC, University of Notre Dame

9:30 am

The Spirituality of Óscar Arnulfo Romero
David Perrin, OMI, St. Jerome’s University

10:15 am

Panel Discussion

The Pastoral Dimension of Romero
Rev. John Thiede, SJ, Marquette University

The Transforming Effects of Persecution in the Life of Blessed Óscar Romero
Damian Zynda, McQuaid Jesuit High School

11:00 am


11:30 am

Session 2: The Transfiguration of El Salvador: Romero’s Source for a Pedagogy of Life
Edgardo Colón-Emeric, Duke Divinity School

12:30 pm 


2:00 pm

Session 3: Óscar Romero, Discipleship, and the False Middle
Michael E. Lee, Fordham University

3:00 pm 

Book Presentation (Hesburgh Center Auditorium)

Romero and Grande: Companions on the Journey
Sr. Ana María Pineda, RSM, Santa Clara University

4:00 pm 


4:30 pm 

Session 4: The Christian Discipleship of Óscar Romero Towards His Death (Hesburgh Center Auditorium)
Roberto Morrozzo della Rocca, Università degli Studi, Roma Tre, Italy

7:00 pm

Kellogg Institute Dinner Celebrating Father Robert Pelton, CSC (By invitation)

Tuesday, March 28
Location: Hesburgh Center, C103 (unless otherwise stated)

7:00 am

Mass – Dillon Hall, Chapel
Celebrant and Homilist, Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa

9:00 am 

Session 1: Lived Faith and Witness of Sr. Carla Piette, Maryknoll Missionary in Chile and El Salvador
Jackie Maggiore, Mary Knoll Affiliates, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

10:00 am

Session 2: Archbishop Romero and the New Evangelization in Latin America
David Lantigua, University of Notre Dame

11:00 am


11:30 am

Session 3: Romero on the Witness of the Martyrs
Todd Walatka, University of Notre Dame

1:00 pm


2:00 pm 

Work Meeting – Discussion regarding book project

3:00 pm

Book Presentations (Hesburgh Center Auditorium)

Pope Francis: Gift and Challenge to Latinos
Bishop Ricardo Ramírez, CSB, Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces, New Mexico

Building Bridges, Not Walls in a Time of Division
John Francis Burke, Trinity University

5:00 pm

Reception (Hesburgh Center, Great Hall)

5:30 pm

Closing Plenary – Hesburgh Center, Auditorium
Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa


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