International Conference on Archbishop Oscar Romero

Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Friday, September 26, 2014

9:00 am

Mass (optional) - Alumni Hall Chapel

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration - Great Hall, Hesburgh Center

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Distinguished Lecture - “Monseñor Romero Remembered in Perquín, El Salvador”
Claudia Bernardi, Professor of Community Arts, California College of the Arts

Introduction by:Rev. Patrick Gaffney, CSC, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch (registered participants only)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Special Sessions

Session 1: “Romero as a Person and His Charisma with the Pontiffs”

Presenter: 
Julian Filochowski, Chair, Archbishop Romero Trust, United Kingdom

Respondent:
James Creagan, Director, Center for International Studies, University of the Incarnate Word

Chair:
Rev. Virgilio Elizondo, Professor of Pastoral and Hispanic Theology, University of Notre Dame

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Break

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Session 2: “The Legal Aid and Human Rights Heritage of Óscar Romero”

Presenter:
Roberto Cuéllar, Regional Director for Central America, Human Rights Education Institute, Organization of Ibero-American States

Introduction by:
Christine Cervenak, Associate Director, Center for Civil and Human Rights, University of Notre Dame

Respondent:
Tom Quigley, Former Foreign Policy Advisor, Latin America and the Caribbean, US Conference of Catholic Bishops

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Free Time

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Keynote Address 2: “The Spirituality of Romero”
Monsignor Ricardo Urioste, President, Fundación Monseñor Romero

Introduction by:
Rev. Robert S. Pelton, CSC, Director, Latin American/North American Church Concerns, University of Notre Dame

Respondent:
Sr. Pat Farrell, OSF, Former President, Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

6:30 pm

Welcome Reception & Tribute to Rev. Edward L. Cleary, OP
Location: Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture, 1045 W. Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46601

Hosted by: Gilberto Cárdenas, Executive Director, Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture

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