Rome Life Forum

I am leaving today for the Rome Life Forum conference, organised by Voice of the Family

The programme is as follows

FRIDAY 6th MAY
8.00 Holy Mass (St Peter’s Basilica, altar of St Pius X)
8.45 Registration and coffee at Hotel Columbus
9.30 Introduction
9.45 Prof. Roberto de Mattei (Lepanto Foundation) – The Current Crisis in the Context of Church History
10.45 Matthew McCusker (Voice of the Family) – Aftermath of the Synod on the Family: The Apostolic Exhortation
11.40 Coffee break
12.00 John-Henry Westen (LifeSiteNews) – Gender Ideology and Other Dogmas of the New Global Order
14.30 Prof. Thomas Stark – (Benedict XVI Academy of Philosophy and Theology; University of St. Pölten)
The Worldwide Cultural Revolution and Its Impact on the Family

15.30 Slawomir Olejniczak (Father Peter Skarga Institute) – Lay Political Engagement: An Example from Poland
16.20 His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider (Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan)
Catholic Faith and Confession of Truth

SATURDAY 7th MAY
8.00 Holy Mass (St Peter’s Basilica)
9.30 His Excellency Bishop Hlib Lonchyna (Ukrainian Catholic Eparch of Great Britain)
Holiness in Marriage Incarnated in Life Stories
10.30 Dr. Anca Maria Cernea (Association of Catholic Doctors of Bucharest)
Cultural Marxism: A Threat to the Family

11.40 Fr. Shenan Boquet (Human Life International) “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68)
12.40 Colleen Bayer (Family Life International)

15.00 John Smeaton (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) – Building a Catholic Resistance Movement
16.00 His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke – Martyrdom for the Faith in Our Time

20.00 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with His Eminence Cardinal Burke
(Church of St. Santa Maria Sopra Minerva)
Each talk will be followed by a Q&A session chaired by John Smeaton

SUNDAY 8th MAY
9.30 March for Life
12.00 Angelus at St Peter’s square

Follow John Lacken:
John Lacken is married to Naomi since November 12th 1988. They have eight children, two girls and six boys, all of whom were delivered by caesarian section. John writes about Catholic marriage for the Irish fortnightly newspaper Catholic Voice. Recently John founded an organisation called 'Legio Sanctae Familiae' who purpose is to promote the authentic traditional Catholic teachings on marriage and to help Catholic families to live their family lives according to those teachings. You can contact John using this contact form