Symposium Program update due to publication of Apostolic Exhortation

ITI Grand Chancellor Cardinal Christoph Schönborn to present the Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” on 9 April 2016 in Trumau, one day after its official presentation in Rome on April 8

UPDATED SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM: FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016: 9.00-9.30:         Dr. Christiaan Alting von Geusau, President and Rector of the International Theological Institute, Trumau, Austria: welcome and introduction to the conference theme 9.30-10.00:       His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Boris Andrij Gudziak, Eparch of St. Volodymyr, Paris, France, opening prayer and Synod testimony 10.00-10.45:    Jocelyne Khoueiry, John Paul II Center, Beirut, Lebanon, “Faith, Family and the Persecuted Church” 10.45-11.00:     Coffee break 11.15-12 00:    Dr. Bernhard Dolna, Dean of the International Theological Institute, Trumau, Austria: “It is not good for man to be alone” (Gen. 2:18) 12.15-13.00:     HOLY MASS (Roman Rite in English) celebrated by Bishop James Maria Wainaina 13.15-14.30:     Lunch 14.30-15.15:    Graham Hutton, Board member of the International Theological Institute and Chairman of Aid to the Church in Need, London, United Kingdom: “Conjugal love in the teaching of St John Paul II” 15.15-16.15:    Rev. Dr. Vincent Twomey SVD, Professor Emeritus of Moral Theology, Pontifical University, St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Ireland: “Understanding fidelity and sacramental grace in the marriage bond” 16.15-16.30:     Coffee break 16.30-17.30:    His Excellency Rt. Rev. James Maria Wainaina Kungu, Bishop of the Diocese of Murang'a, Kenya: “Family Culture and Church teaching: lessons we can learn” 17.30-18.15:    Prof. Dr. Frans A. M. Alting von Geusau, Husband, Father, Grandfather and professor of law emeritus, Netherlands: “Family: Become what you are” 18.30-20.30:    Dinner with testimony by Paul & Timmie Vitz, Arlington, USA: “Forty-six years and six children: Our experience of marriage” 20.30-22.00:     Socializing (wine & cheese) in a musical setting SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016: 8.30-9.30:         Prof. Dr. Paul C. Vitz, Senior Scholar, Institute for Psychological Sciences, Arlington, Virginia, USA: “Equal, Different and complementary: psychological and neurobiological evidence of man-woman complementarity” 9.30-10.15:       Dr. Lic. Gintautas Vaitoska, International Theological Institute, Trumau, Austria: “A Longing for Life: The “Ancient” Meaning of Sex” 10.15-10.30:     Coffee break 10.30-11.30:    Rev. Dr. George Woodall, Athenaeum of Regina Apostolorum, Rome: “'Humanae vitae in the light of the Synod on the family” 11.30-12.15:    Timothy & Maria Church, London, UK: “Witnessing Catholic family life today” 12.30-13.30:     HOLY MASS (Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite) celebrated by Bishop Boris Gudziak 13.30-14.45:     Lunch 14.45-15.30:    PD Dr. Michaela C. Hastetter, International Theological Institute, Trumau, Austria: “Failure or exultation? Differing tendencies in pastoral care of marriage” 15.30-16.15:    His Eminence Cardinal Dr. Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna and Grand Chancellor of the International Theological Institute: presentation of the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Holy Father Francis, “Amoris Laetitia”, on love in the family (Exhortation to be published on April 8th, 2016) 16.15-16.30:    Coffee break 16.30-17.30:    Closing panel of speakers (Synod fathers and married couples):How do we reinvigorate the Sacrament of Marriage and the Christian Family today?” 17.30-18.00:     His Eminence Cardinal Dr. Christoph Schönborn: Concluding remarks 18.00-18.30:    Akathist Marian Hymn sung by the byzantine priests and choir of the International Theological Institute 18.30-20.00:    Closing dinner with concert