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“So that They may have Life”

Gospel values in the culture of our peoples:
tasks and mission of the disciples of Christ in America

 

III Continental Meeting of the Pontifical Council for Culture’s
Members and Consultors
with Presidents of the Episcopal Commissions for Culture
of the Episcopal Conferences of America

San José de Costa Rica
27-31 October 2009

“Casa San Benito”

 

Inauguration, Tuesday 27 October

 

9:00-16:00

 

Arrival of the participants

16:30

 

Inaugural Mass

17:30

 

Word of Welcome from the S.E.R Hugo Barrantes Ureña, Archbishop of San José and the President of the Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica      
Message of the Holy Father Benedict XVI

18:30

 

Inaugural Conference of the S.E.R. Mons. Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture

19:30

 

Dinner

 

Day One, Wednesday 28 October

 

7:30

 

Mass

8:30

 

Breakfast

 

Lights and Shadows of Culture in the Day-to-Day Reality of Our Peoples:      
the Challenge of Values

 

9:15    

 

Talk:    Globalization and the Change of Cultural Epoch          
Prof. Pedro Morandé Court

10:00  

 

Debate

 

10:45  

 

Coffee

 

11:00  

 

Talk:    The Christian Roots of the American Continent and the Challenge of Secularisation  
S.E.R Card. Francisco. Javier Errázuriz, Archbishop of Santiago de Chile

11:45

 

Debate

12:15

 

Discussion in Linguistic Groups: Proposals and Pastoral Action

13:00  

 

Lunch

15:30  

 

Talk:    Cultural Diversity in America: the promotion of local identities and communion in the Universal Church     
S.E.R. Card. Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston

16:15  

 

Debate

16:45  

 

Coffee

17: 00 

 

Talk:    Cultural Politics: Cooperation between clergy and laity in the promotion of common values of the human person           
Mr. Roberto Méndez Martínez, Cuba

17:45  

 

Debate

18:15  

 

Talk:    Balance y perspectivas de la pastoral de la cultura a la luz de Aparecida S.E.R Monseñor Raymundo Damacéno Assis, Presidente del CELAM

19.00  

 

Debate

19:30  

 

Dinner

 

Day Two, Thursday 29 October

 

7:30

 

Mass

8:30    

 

Breakfast

 

Values for the Civilization of Love

 

9:15    

 

Talk:    Human Activity (work, science, technology and informatics)
S.E.R. Card. Marc Ouellet, Archbishop of Quebec

10.00  

 

Debate

10:45  

 

Coffee

11:00  

 

Talk:    Universal Destiny of Goods: the need to plant the values of the Gospel in the culture, the economy and politics
S.E.R. Mons. Carlos Aguiar Retes, Archbishop of Tlanepantla

12:00  

 

Debate

13:00

 

Lunch

15:30

 

Discussion in Linguistic Groups: Proposals and Pastoral Action

16:15

 

Coffee

16:45

 

Departure for University Session

17:30

 

University Session       
President         
S.E.R. Mons. Héctor Rubén Aguer, Archbishop of La Plata   
Interventions by Professors and Students

20:00

 

Dinner

 

Day Three, Friday 30 October

 

7:30

 

Mass

8:30

 

Breakfast

 

A Pastoral Approach to Culture that Generates Alternative Cultural Models for Today’s Society: the Transversal Dimension of the Pastoral Approach to Culture

 

9:15    

 

Talk:    The Cultural Goods of the Church       
Rev Msgr. José Manuel Del Río Carrasco, Undersecretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Goods of the Church

10:00

 

Debate

10:45

 

Coffee

11:00

 

Talk:    The Language, Communication and Means of Social Communication and their Impact on the Task of Evangelization
Mrs. Manuelita Núñez

11:45  

 

Debate

12:00

 

Talk:    The Places and Agents of the Pastoral Approach to Culture    
S.E.R. Mons. Fabio Duque Jaramillo, Bishop of Armenia

13:00

 

Lunch

 

15:30

 

General Conclusions of the Meeting    
Most Reverend Fr Bernard Ardura, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture            
Prof. Alfredo García Quezada

16:30

 

Coffee

17:00

 

Excursion to the City

20:00

 

Dinner

 

Saturday 31 October

 

8:00

 

Breakfast - Departures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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