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The Church Up Close

Program 2010

The Church Up Close: Covering Catholicism in the Age of Benedict XVI: A Professional Seminar for Journalists

Monday 6

Tuesday 7

Wednesday 8

Thursday 9

Friday 10

Saturday 11

Sunday 12

 

8.30 – 9.00

Registration

 

8.30 - 12.00

Visit to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

Prof. Elizabeth Lev
Duquesne University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.30 – 12.00

Papal Audience
(St. Peter’s Square)

 

9.00 - 10.30

Facing the Stem Cell Biotech Frontier

Prof. Angelo L. Vescovi
Università Bicocca Milano & Cerebral Stem Cell Bank, Terni

 

9.00 – 10.30

The Challenge of Poverty

Card. Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson

PresidentPontifical Council for Justice and Peace

 

 

 

 

9.00 – 10.00

The Natural Sciences in the Work of Theologians

Rev. Prof. Rafael Martínez
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

 

9.15

Day Trip

Subiaco

(return by 19.00)

 

9.00 – 9.45

Welcome & Introduction

Rev. Prof. John Wauck
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

 

9. 45 – 11.00

Nature and Mission: What Is the Catholic Church?

Rev. Prof. Paul O’Callaghan
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

 

10.00 – 10.30
Coffee break

 

 

10.30 – 11.30

Economic Justice and the Catholic Church

Prof. Stefano Zamagni
University of Bologna

 

 

11.00 – 11.30
Coffee break

 

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee break

 

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee break

 

11.30  - 12.45

The Whole and Its Parts: How the Church Is Organized

 

 

12.30 – 13.30

ENCOUNTER
The Press Office of the Holy See

Rev. Federico Lombardi

Director

 

 

11.00 – 12.30

Catholic Identity and Public Life

 

Card. James Stafford
Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary

 

11.00 – 12.30

Pius XII and the Jews and Other Current Controversies

Rev. David Jaeger, OFM
Pontifical Athenaeum Antonianum

 

11:30 – 13:00

Presenting Pope Benedict XVI to the World

Presentation of the book, “Attack on Ratzinger” by Paolo Rodari and Andrea Tornelli

 

12.45 – 13.15

Greetings

Rev. Prof. Hector Franceschi
Vice-Rector
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

 

13. 15 – 15.00

Lunch

 

13.00 – 14.45

Visit to the Vatican Scavi
-  13.00 (Group 1)
-  13.15 (Group 2)

 

 

13.15 – 15.00

Work Lunch

The Church in Africa

Msgr. Fortunatus
Nwachukwu
Head of Protocol
Vatican Secretariat of State

 

13.15 – 15.00

Work Lunch

Christian Minorities in Troubled Lands

Michele Zanzucchi
Director

Città nuova

 

13.15 – 15.00

Work Lunch

The Catholic Church and the Digital World

Msgr. Lucio Ruiz
Head of the Vatican Internet Office

Prof. Daniel Arasa
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

 

 

13.15 – 15.00

Work Lunch

Communication for Worldwide Church Events

Yago De La Cierva
Executive Director, World Youth Day Madrid, 2011

 

15.30 - 17.00

ENCOUNTER with “Vaticanisti”

Patricia Thomas
Associated Press

John Thavis
Catholic News Service

 

17.00 – 19.00

ENCOUNTER
Church Diplomacy: The Vatican Secretariat of State

 

 

17.00 – 19.00

ENCOUNTER
The Holy Office: Myths and Reality

Msgr. Charles Brown Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

 

 

17.00 – 19.00

Canonical Trials in the Church

Msgr. Charles Scicluna
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

 

17.00 – 19.00

ENCOUNTER
Anglicans and the Catholic Church.  Newman’s Beatification

Jack Valero
Spokesperson for Newman’s Beatification

 

17.00 – 19.00

ENCOUNTER
Bible, Gospels and Gnosticism

Rev. Prof. Bernardo Estrada
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross