III International Congress for Marriage and Family

Responsible Parenthood
„Giving birth and not being alone is part of being a person.” – prof. Stanislaw Grygiel

13-15 NOVEMBER 2024, KRAKOW
Registration from 3 September 2024

Our goals

The 3rd International Congress for Marriage and Family, entitled "Responsible Parenthood," addresses the fundamental questions of the anthropology of marriage. It focuses on the personal growth and development of spouses’ mutual love, which, as Saint John Paul II put it, fulfills the "duties" of spouses in this respect towards God, each other, their family, and society, while properly maintaining the order of things and the hierarchy of values. (Wednesday Catechesis, August 1, 1984).
The current Congress is a continuation of the previous two International Congresses for Marriage and Family, which were held in Krakow. The first, titled "The Fruitfulness of the Letter from the Future: 50 Years of Humanae Vitae," took place from November 16-18, 2018. The second, titled "Marriage - A Choice or a Gift? Reflection on Engagement and the Beginnings of Married Life," was held from November 17-19, 2022.

ORGANISERS

Congress programme Committee

Programme Committee Members:
- Fr. Paweł Gałuszka, PhD – Chairman of the Programme Board
- Magdalena Dej, PhD - Secretary of the Congress
- Fr. Prof. Piotr Mazurkiewicz
- Fr. Przemysław Kwiatkowski, PhD
- Monika Grygiel, PhD
- Prof. Antoni Marcinek
- Prof. Iwona Przybył
- Prof. Michał Gierycz
- Fr. Rafał Wilkołek, PhD

Why KraKow?

Cracow is a special place where several decades ago, pioneering foundations for the pastoral care of married couples and families were laid. They were created on the basis of Karol Wojtyła's philosophical and theological reflection on the beauty of human love, especially the spousal love of a woman and a man. Over time, this reflection known as the Theology of the Body became a hallmark of the pontificate of John Paul II. Despite the passage of time, it continuous to inspire successive generations of thinkers, pastors, as well as women and men called to marriage and family.
The St. John Paul II Centre “Don’t Be Afraid!” in Cracow, the White Seas is situated on the post-mining area of ​​the former “Solvay” works, near the place where a young worker, Karol Wojtyła, during the Second World War, laboured. It was then that the vocation to the priesthood was born in the Polish Pope, he entered the secret Theological Seminary.
The Center was established on 2 January 2006 in Cracow by Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz as a votive offering of the faithful offered in gratitude for the papacy of the Holy Father. It is His symbolic earthly home.

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Programme

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#day 1

13 
November
09:30
Plenary session I: GENEALOGIA DIVINA

Introduction to the session - Moderator
Fr. Prof. Robert Skrzypczak
09:45
Presentation 1: Anthropological Perspective
Abp Marek Jędraszewski
10:15
Presentation 2: On Earth as it is in Heaven, the Radiance of Paternity
Prof. Aude Suramy
10:45
Coffee break
11:15
Presentation 3: The Familial Genealogy of the Human Person: a Gift in the Flesh
Fr. Prof. Livio Melina
11:45
Discussion
13:00
Holy Mass
14:00
Lunch
15:00
Plenary session II: PARENTHOOD IN THE ERA OF CHANGE (FROM THE 1960S TO THE PRESENT)

Introduction to the session - Moderator
Fr. Prof. Piotr Mazurkiewicz
15:15
Presentation 1: Parenthood and Socio-Cultural Changes
Prof. Mary Eberstadt
15:45
Presentation 2: The Changes in the Perceptions of Marriage and Parenthood for the Percerption of Responsible Parenthood
Fr. Kard. Willem J. Eijk
16:15
Coffee break
16:45
Presentation 3: The Response of the Church to the Ongoing Changes
Fr. Paweł Gałuszka, PhD
17:15
Discussion
18:15
Summary

#day 2

14
november
08:30
Plenary session I: PARENTHOOD AND FECUNDITY PART I
 
Introduction to the session - Moderator
dr Monika Grygiel
08:45
Presentation 1: Generating: Radical Hope and Creative Minorities
Fr. Prof. Jose Noriega
09:15
Presentation 2: Parenthood and Fecundity: Human Generation and Conceptual Revolution
Fr. Prof. Alberto Frigerio
09:45
Coffee break
10:15
Presentation 3: The Multidimensionality of the Relationship Between Fertility and Parenthood

Małżeństwo – wybór czy dar? 
Refleksja nad narzeczeństwem i początkami życia małżeńskiego

dr. Branca Gabric
10:45
Discussion
12:00
Holy Mass
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Plenary session II: PARENTHOOD AND FECUNDITY PART II

Introduction to the session - Moderator
Ms Magdalena Dej, PhD
14:15
Presentation 1: Parenthood as a Vocation
Fr. Przemysław Kwiatkowski, PhD
14:45
Presentation 2: Welcoming Children in the Family and in the Church as the Gift of Life: rediscovering the Holy Spirit as the well-spring of Personal and Families' Fecundity
Prof. Luisa Lodevole
15:15
Coffee break
15:45
Presentation 3: Fecundity Problems and the Response of the Church
Fr. Prof. Grzegorz Hołub
16:15
Discussion
17:15
Summary
19:30
Gala dinner

#day 3

15
november
08:30
Plenary session I: PARENTHOOD AND THE FAMILY, SOCIETY AND POLITICS

Introduction to the session - Moderator
Fr. Prof. Grzegorz Godawa
08:45
Presentation 1: Parenting in Times of Axionormative Chaos
prof. Ewa Budzyńska
09:15
Presentation 2: Parenthood and Social Changes
Prof. Sergio Belardinelli
09:45
Coffee break
10:15
Presentation 3: Parenting in Generational Context and Contemporary „Different Adulthood"
prof. Maria Sroczyńska
10:45
Discussion
12:00
Lunch
13:00
Plenary session II: HORIZONS OF THE FUTURE; FAMILY AS THE WAY FOR MAN, CHURCH AND SOCIETY

Introduction to the session - Moderator
Fr. Rafał Wilkołek, PhD
13:15
Presentation 1: Parenthood in the Eschatological Dimension
Fr. Prof. Robert Woźniak
13:45
Presentation 2: „No one can have God as Father who does not have the Church as Mother“: the Spiritual Fecundity of the Universal and Domestic Church
Fr. Karel Skocovsky, PhD
14:15
Coffee break
14:45
Presentation 3: Parenthood in the Perspective of building a „Civilisation of Love”
Ms/Mr Maria and Richard Kucharčík
15:15
Discussion
16:15
A word of summary
17:00
Holy Mass at the end of the Congress

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MEDIA

About the previous congress

Płodność listu, który dotarł z przyszłości:
50 lat Humanae vitae
During this year's edition, entitled Marriage - a Choice or a Gift? we would like to focus on issues that are particularly important for understanding the situation of fiancées preparing for the sacrament of marriage as well as spouses in their first years after getting married.
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About the previous congress

Płodność listu, który dotarł z przyszłości:
50 lat Humanae vitae
The Congress, first held in November 2018, gave grounds for scientific and pastoral reflection on the timeless Encyclical Humanae Vitae. Our goal was to re-read the Encyclical, which, as Pope Paul VI stated in its introduction, was born out of concern for the life and happiness of people, especially spouses and parents. That is why we invited not only scientists and theorists to participate in the Congress, but also those who practice marital and parental love in their everyday lives.
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Contact

Sekretariat Kongresu:
dr Magdalena Dej
ul. Franciszkańska 3, 31-004 Kraków

adres e-mail: kongres@diecezja.pl
tel.: +48 12 628 81 49

Kontakt dla mediów:
mgr Natalia Janowiec

adres e-mail: kongres.media@diecezja.pl
tel.: 780169179