Rome Seminar 2012 Schedule

2012 Rome Seminar
U.S. Catholic Higher Education in a Global Context
June 25–29, 2012

Participants’ spouses are welcome at all activities printed in green.
Additional social opportunities will be added.

Monday, June 25

3:00 pm   

Transportation by minibus from hotel to the Lay Centre with commentary on bus
by Mr. Robert White, International Program Director, The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas and Professor, St. John’s University, Rome Campus

3:30 pm

Welcome to the Lay Centre, Dr. Donna Orsuto, Director, The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas and Professor, Pontifical Gregorian University

3:45 pm

Seminar Introduction: “An Opportunity for Sharing Expectations”
Dr. Michael Galligan-Stierle, President/CEO, ACCU

6:00 pm

Celebration of the Eucharist
Rev. Rev. François-Xavier Dumortier, S.J. (confirmed), Rector, Pontifical Gregorian University

7:00 pm

Dinner Presentations: "The Issues that Matter to the Holy See: The Perspective of a Diplomat and a Journalist"
Her Excellency Ambassador Anne Leahy (confirmed), Canadian Ambassador to the Holy See
Ms. Joan Lewis (confirmed), Rome Bureau Chief, EWTN Global Catholic TV and Radio  Mr. Gerard O’Connell (confirmed), Journalist and Vatican Affairs Analyst, Rome correspondent for UCA News (UCAN), the main Catholic News Agency in Asia; writer for other news outlets in the UK, USA and Italy. Author of the book God’s Invisible Hand, about Cardinal Francis Arinze

8:45 pm

Transportation by minibus from Lay Centre to the hotel

Tuesday, June 26

7:30 am

Departure for 8:00 am Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica
Most Reverend Brian Farrell, Secretary, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

9:15 am

Departure from hotel for walk to Palazzo Pio XII (Vatican area)

9:30 am


“Faith, Culture and Catholic Higher Education
His Eminence Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President, Pontifical Council for Culture

11:30 am

“The Spiritual Principles of Catholic Higher Education and the Role of the Congregation for Catholic Education”
Most Rev. Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P., Secretary, Congregation for Catholic Education

12:45 pm

Departure for the U.S. Embassy Residence to the Holy See for Working Luncheon
Dr. Miguel Díaz (welcome and opening remarks), U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See
Dr. Marian Díaz (moderator for the opening and closing remarks)

3:00 pm

Debriefing Session moderated by Dr. Díaz

6:00 pm

Evening Reception at the Pontifical North American College
hosted by Monsignor Francis Kelly, Superior, Casa Santa Maria

Free evening to enjoy dinner at one of the fine restaurants in the area

Wednesday, June 27

7:00 am

Departure for Subiaco for Retreat and Reflection Day

8:40 am

Breakfast at the “Charisms Carried Forward: Mission, Identity, and the Future of Catholic Higher Education” and visit to Sacro Speco (followed by dialogue)
Rev. Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., President, St. Anselm College (Manchester, NH)

1:00 pm

Lunch at the Foresteria of Saint Scholastica

2:30 pm

Departure for Rome

4:15 pm

Lecture and visit to the rooms of St. Ignatius of Loyola
“Carrying the Ignatian Charism Forward in Catholic Higher Education”
Rev. Joseph Daoust, S.J., Delegate of Jesuit General for Formation and International Houses in Rome and Former President of Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley

6:00 pm

Celebration of the Eucharist in the Rooms of Saint Ignatius
Most Reverend Luis F. Ladaria, S.J., Secretary, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith followed by conversation

7:00 pm

Reception and conversation with Archbishop Ladaria (confirmed)

Free evening for dinner at a restaurant of your choice.

Thursday, June 28

8:45 am Departure from hotel

9:00 am

"The Future of Religious Congregations in Catholic Higher Education"
Most Reverend Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R., Secretary, Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

10:00 am

Departure by minibus for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

10:45 am

“Best Practices for Communicating Catholic Social Teaching to Young Adults at Catholic Colleges and Universities”
A dialogue with Dr. Flaminia Giovanelli, Undersecretary, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace


Visit to Santa Maria in Trastevere

12:45 pm

Return to the Lay Centre

1:30 pm


Luncheon Roundtable: “Best Practices for Promoting Ecumenical Hospitality and Communicating Catholic Values”
Very Rev. James Puglisi SA, Coordinator, Ecumenical Section, Pontifical University St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum); Director, Centro Pro Unione
Rev. Msgr. Mark Langham, Official, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
Dr. Teresa Francesca Rossi, Professor, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum); Associate Director, Centro Pro Unione

3:00 pm

Debriefing Session led by Dr. Michael Galligan-Stierle

3:30 pm

Departure for Centro Aletti with conversation on "The Role of Beauty in Communicating Faith" (requested)

5:15 pm

Mass at the Cento Aletti

6:00 pm

(Optional) Visit to Santa Maria Maggiore with Mr. Robert White

Free evening

Friday, June 29 (Feast of SS. Peter and Paul)

8:30 am

Departure for Papal Mass in St. Peter's Square for the Solemn Feast of SS. Peter and Paul (tickets will be requested)


Free Time

3:45 pm

Departure by minibus from hotel to the Lay Centre

4:15 pm

Blessed John Henry Newman and Catholic Higher Education
Dr. Donna Orsuto

5:30 pm

Concluding Conversation at the Lay Centre

6:45 pm


Celebration of Vespers at the Lay Centre Chapel
Most Reverend Joseph Tobin, C. Ss.R, celebrant

7:30 pm

Closing Dinner at the Lay Centre (Archbishop Tobin will join us for dinner) 

9:00 pm

Transportation by minibus from the Lay Centre to the hotel

Saturday, June 30

  Departures from Rome


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