VIRTUAL Pilgrimage to Italy, Day 5: Getting Down to Business

Up to this point, our VIRTUAL Pilgrimage to Italy has been filled with lots of sight-seeing which has been wonderful. Today, things get a little different as we jump headlong into the International Conference for Catechesis, the centerpiece of this whole experience to mark the Year of Faith with an emphasis on catechesis. Here’s our itinerary for the day (be sure to bring a notebook and pen with you…looks like lots of opportunities to take notes and some pretty “heady” topics!) Recognize the last speaker for the day? That should be exciting! (Dr. Joe Bound will be sending us his summary of these sessions!)

Friday, September 27, 2013

10:00  Opening Prayer

10:15  Presentation
Memoria Fidei: the Dynamism of the Act of Faith (Memory: Event: Prophecy)
Prof. Mons. Pierangelo Sequeri: Dean of the Theology Faculty of Northern Italy (Milan, Italy)


11:30  Presentation
“Traditio” et “Redditio Symboli”: Our “Yes” to God
P. Robert Dodaro, O.S.A., Dean of the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum of the Pontifical Lateran University (Rome: Italy)


15:30  Interventions

Credibility of Faith: the Relationship between Faith and Reason in the Transmission of the Faith Krzysztof Kaucha: Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Catholic University of Lublin (Poland)

An Instructional Theory of the Act of Faith
Dr. Jem Sullivan: Professor of Catechetics at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies (Washington: DC, USA)

– The Continuation of “Traditio Verbi”: the Harmony of Scripture, Tradition and Magisterium Alberto Franzini, Pastor (Cremona, Italy)

– The Reception of the Catechism of the Catholic Church in Catechesis: Experiences and Criteria for a Full Reception
Prof. Joël Molinario: Theologian and Assistant Director of the Institut Supérieur de Pastoral Catéchétique (Paris, France)

17:00  A Catechesis by Pope Francis



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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

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