A number of Communio authors and editors will participate in the conference, “‘Keeping the World Awake to God’: The Challenge of Vatican II” at the John Paul II Institute at the Catholic University of America starting Thursday evening of this week (Jan. 12-14). Communio is a co-sponsor of the conference. For conference  and registration information please see the John Paul II Institute page.

Thursday, Jan. 12

 7:00 p.m.  Carl Anderson, Opening Remarks

7:15-8:30  Francis Cardinal George: The Significance of Vatican II

8:30 Reception

Friday, Jan. 13

9:00-10:30 a.m.  The Second Vatican Council and the Catholic Contribution to Metaphysics
D.C. Schindler
Adrian J. Walker

Moderator:  Michael Gorman

11:00-12:30  The Catholicity of the Council
Rev. Roch Kereszty, O.Cist.
Rev. Antonio López, F.S.C.B.

Moderator:  Chad Pecknold

12:30-2:00  Lunch

2:00-3:30  Holiness, World, and the Meaning of Work
Giorgio Buccellati
William Portier

Moderator:  Rodney Howsare

4:00-5:30 John Paul II’s Reading of Vatican II
Rev. Jaroslaw Kupczak, O.P.

Moderator:   David L. Schindler

Saturday, Jan. 14

9:00-10:30 a.m.  Religious Freedom and American Culture
David L. Schindler
Gerard Bradley

Moderator:  John Garvey

11:00-12:30  Family and the Identity of the Person

David Crawford
Nicholas Healy

Moderator:  Joseph Atkinson

12:30-2:00  Lunch

2:00-3:30  Vatican II, the Body, and Christian Universalism
Rev. José Granados, dcjm
Margaret McCarthy 

Moderator:  Rev. Paolo Prosperi, F.S.C.B.

4:00-5:30 God, the Church, and Scientific Intelligibility
Larry Chapp
Michael Hanby

Moderator:  Andrew Sodergren

See conference page for details.