Roman Forum Summer Symposium

The Politics of Faith and Reason? Or the Triumph of the Will?


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Contact: Dr. John Rao drjcrao@aol.com
 

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Program

 

Thursday, July 1st

7:00 P.M.

Cocktail Party, Followed by Dinner at the Locanda agli Angeli

 

 

Friday, July 2nd

 

10:00 A.M.

 John Rao

 Lamennais, Americanism, and the Revolutionary Confessional State

 

11:30 A.M.

Missa Cantata

6:00 P.M.

John Rao

 St. Pius X, Le Sillon, l’Action Française, and Catholic Action

 

8:00 P.M.

Dinner

 

 

Saturday, July 3rd

 

10:00 A.M.

John Médaille

 Benedict on Business:

Economic Order & the Principle of Gratuitousness

 

11:30 A.M.

Missa Cantata

 

5:00 P.M.

Christopher Ferrara

 From Montesquieu, to Holmes, to Scalia:

The Triumph of Legal Positivism over Goodness, Truth and Beauty

 

6:00 P.M

Brian McCall

The Drive to Codify:

 Law's Departure from Faith and Reason in Post-Enlightenment Church and State

 

8:00 P.M.

Dinner

 

 

Sunday, July 4th

 

9: 00 A.M.

Solemn High Mass

 

10:30 A.M.

Brunch as the Locanda agli Angeli

 

1:00 P.M.—5 P.M.

Boat Trip on Lake Garda

 

7. P.M.

Cocktail Party, Followed by Dinner

 

 

Monday, July 5th

 

10:00 A.M.

Robert Moynihan

The Vatican under Benedict XVI:

 Working for Catholic Truth and Order Against Enormous Odds

 

11:30 A.M.

Missa Cantata

 

5:00 P.M.

Dale Ahlquist

The Glorious Side to Social Decline:

G.K. Chesterton on The New Dark Ages

 

6:00 P.M.

James Bogle

“And thou shalt renew the face of the earth”:  Sacrum Romanum Imperium and the Ideal of Christendom from Constantine to Blessed Emperor Charles

 

8:00 P.M.

Dinner and Ballo Liscio in Piazza

 

 

Tuesday, July 6th

 

10:00 A.M.

John Rao

Marxism, Fascism, and the Catholic Personalist Temptation (1918-1950)

 

11:30 A.M.

Missa Cantata

 

5:00 P.M.

Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula

 The Problem of Christian Democracy

 

7:00 P.M.

Dinner in the Piazza

Alpini Chorus from La Rocca

 

 

Wednesday, July 7th

 

10:00 A.M.

John Rao

 The Post-War Church:

Trapped in a Marxist and Americanist-Pluralist Maze

 

11:30 A.M.

Missa Cantata

 

5:00 P.M.

Michael Matt

The Serious Catholic Press:

Serving the Truth & Surviving in a Pluralist, Blogging, Information-Crazed Universe

 

6:00 P.M.

All Speakers: Questions and Panel Discussion

Current Obstacles to the Catholic Vision of Social Justice & International Order

 

8:00 P.M.

Dinner

 

 

Thursday, July 8th

 

Departure for All Day Excursions After Breakfast

 

9:00 P.M.

Dinner

 

 

Friday, July 9th

 

10:00 A.M.

Fr. Richard Munkelt

From Nominalism to the Corruption of the Polis: A Philosophical Examination of the Intimate Connection Between Ideas and Daily Life

 

11:30 A.M.

Missa Cantata

 

5:00 P.M.

Jeffrey Bond

Swift on Modernity: A Confederacy of Dunces

 

6:00 P.M.

Fr. Gregory Pendergraft

Religious Life and Pastoral Work: Problems of Forming a Catholic

Clergy and Laity in a World Opposed to Faith and Reason

 

7:00 P.M.

Cocktail Party, Followed by Dinner

 

 

Saturday, July 10th

 

10:00 A.M.

Miguel Ayuso

Carlism: One Catholic Answer to the Anglo-American Political Vision

 

11:30 A.M.

Missa Cantata

 

5:00 P.M.

All Speakers: Questions and Panel Discussion

The Pluralist Threat to Theology, Philosophy, Social Life, and the Arts

 

6:00 P.M.

John Rao

Bringing the Light of Faith & Reason into the Dark & Willful Pluralist Cave

 

8:00 P.M.

Dinner

 

 

Sunday, July 11th

 

9:00 A.M.

Solemn High Mass

 

10:30 A.M.

Brunch at the Locanda agli Angeli

 

1:00 P.M.—5 P.M.

Excursion to Monte Baldo

 

7:00 P.M.

Cocktail Party

Dinner at the Locanda agli Angeli

Song and General Merriment

 

 

Monday, July 12th 

 

Departure

 

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Specific Lecture Slots Subject to Change

Other Lecturers May Still Be Added to the Program