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”

Julian Filochowski, Chair, Archbishop Romero Trust, United Kingdom

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

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

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm


2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

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

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

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

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