Program for Media and Truth- Annual St Francis de Sales Colloquium at Lourdes

“Media & truth”
“That communication, in all its forms,to be constructive, to serve the truth “
Pope Francis – Social Communications Day 2017
Lourdes / 24-26 January 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
z 10:30 – 12:00 pm / Panorama Hotel / 11-13 Sainte-Marie Street
Reception • Delivery of the files • The reception will then be done in the hall of the hemicycle
12 pm – 1:30 pm / Panorama and Saint-Sauveur Hotels / 9-13 rue Sainte-Marie
z 1:45 – 2:15 pm / Hemicycle
Presentation film of the Lourdes message 14 h 15 – 16 h / From the hall of the hemicycle / Guided tours
The Marian Sanctuary and the Places of Life of Saint Bernadette through the city and / or the Cité Saint-Pierre
z 16:15 – 17:15 / Basilica of the Rosary
Mass for the feast of St. Francis de Sales
presided over by Bishop Nicolas Brouwet, Bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes
z 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm / Hemicycle

Opening of the Days
Nicolas Brouwet, Bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes
Jean-Marie-Montel, President of the CMF / Helen Osman, President of Signis
Mons. Dario Edoardo Viganò, Prefect of the Secretariat for the Communication of the Holy See

Presentation of the meetings by François Ernenwein, coordinator of the theme:
The faces of truth
[Philosophical dimension]

Round Table moderated by Christophe Henning (Pilgrim)
There is no unanimous agreement on the nature of the concept or how to think about it. The classic definition truth does not reach consensus, and even those who might admit it do not agree on its
precise wording or its implications. Overall, the question “What is truth? Remains open.
The philosophical disagreements on how to think the truth do not prevent to determine
an important part of truths.
With the participation of :
Marco Tarquinio, director of Avvenire, daily newspaper of the Conference of Italian Bishops. Journalist
Italian, expert in politics, he began his career at La Voce, Catholic weekly Umbria, his
birthplace, in 1981, before continuing in the Corriere dell’Umbria, to hold a political column
in La Gazzetta and became political editor at the newspaper Il Tempo. In 1994, he joined
Avvenire, first in Milan then in Rome. He will become director in 2009.
Vincent Morch, graduate in philosophy, publisher at Mame. He published with Salvator: Petit
eulogy of the truth-Manifest for a Christian humanism. If truth is necessary to intellectual life
and social, what makes us afraid of it, that we can even reject it violently?
Laurence Devillairs, doctor of philosophy, teacher at the Sèvres Center and the Catholic Institute
from Paris. His work focuses on the Classical Age and Cartesianism. he published at Vrin: Descartes
and the knowledge of God.

Dr. Karsten Lehmkühler, Doctor of Theology, Lecturer and Professor of
systematic and ethical theology at the Protestant Theological Faculty of Strasbourg, a researcher at
the Graduate School of Theology and Religious Studiesand the Center for the Sociology of Religions and Social Ethics (Comparative Theology of Religions and Ethics of Speech).

Exchanges between the speakers and the room. z starting at 8:45 pm / Panorama and Saint-Sauveur Hotels / 9-13 rue Sainte-Marie Buffet lunch on Thursday, January 25 th 7:30 am – 8:45 am / Basilica of the Rosary Mass presided over by Bishop Norbert Turini of Perpignan-Elne, President of the Council for the Communication of the Conference of French Bishops 9 am – 10.30 am /

Hemicycle The Splendor of Truth [Theological Dimension] Round Table moderated by Philippine de Saint-Pierre (KTO) Loyalty scrupulous in keeping the discourse of the true, and in keeping it sufficiently square, is, in these “deconstructive”, “postmodern” times – the adjectives do not fail us … -, the best testimony that Christianity can hold. With the participation of: •

Nataša Govekar, Director of the Department of Pastoral Theology of the Holy See Secretariat for Communication. Born in Slovenia, she studied theology in Ljubljana before obtaining a PhD from the Pontifical Gregorian University, supporting a thesis on “the transmission and communication of faith through images”. After a stint at the Aletti Center, a study and research organization founded by John Paul II, she was appointed to her current position by Pope Francis. •

D. José Gabriel Vera, Director of the Secretariat for Media and Communication of the Conference of Bishops of Spain, a post he has held since 2015. He is the author of the book: John Paul II, everyone love you, published by Eunsa editions in 2012. •

Henri-Jérôme Gagey, professor at Theologicum, faculty of theology and religious sciences of the Catholic Institute of Paris, of which he was the dean, and vicar general of the diocese of Créteil . He published in Salvator: The resources of faith. •

Gregory Woimbée, priest of the diocese of Perpignan, doctor of history and theology. Holder of a degree in canon law, he teaches fundamental theology at the Catholic Institute of Toulouse, of which he is vice-rector. He published in the editions Artège: Lessons on Christ. Introduction to Christology, and regularly collaborates with La Vie. •

Véronique Margron, professor of moral theology at the Catholic University of the West (Angers), Provincial of France of the Dominican of the Presentation since 2013. She published at Bayard Culture: Unexpected sweetness: When the Bible tells our stories of ‘love. Exchanges between the speakers and the room. 3 10:30 am – 11:00 am / Hall of the hemicycle Coffee break 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Hemicycle Uses of the truth [Political and Economic Dimensions] Round Table moderated by Antoine-Marie Izoard (Christian Family) La Politics and economics have their own language, which is not that of ordinary life. It deals with as many perceptions, appearances and feelings as facts, figures and arguments of reason. How is the transition from one register to another, and at what price? With the participation of: •

Helen Osman, American expert in communication. Elected in Quebec City (Canada) on June 22, 2017, Helen Osman, President of Signis, the World Catholic Association for Communication, is internationally renowned for her work as a writer and journalist. She has held many responsibilities in the field of Catholic Communication in the United States, having served as Director of Communications for the Diocese of Austin, Texas, for more than 20 years, then as Communications Officer for the Conference of Catholic Bishops. from the United States for eight years. •

Jérôme Fourquet, political scientist, director of the “Opinion and corporate strategies” department at the Ifop polling institute. He published at Éditions de l’Aube: Home or submersion, European views on the migrant crisis. • Amélie de Montchalin, economist, degree in history and applied economics, master’s degree in public administration, MP The Republic in March of the sixth constituency of Essonne. •

Jérôme Chapuis, deputy head of the political department of the RTL Grand Jury – Le Figaro – LCI from 2012 to 2015, editor-in-chief at RTL and presenter of the “morning” newspapers at 6 am and 7 am. Exchanges between the speakers and the room. z 12:45 pm – 2:30 pm / Panorama and Saint-Sauveur Hotels / 9-13 rue Sainte-Marie Lunch in the lounges from 3 pm to 4:30 pm / Hemicycle and various meeting rooms nearby Workshops Each workshop will be led by a external speaker and led by a facilitator Their goal is to allow a deepening of the theme according to the specificities and expectations of each participant. The smaller number than in plenary meetings should encourage exchanges and sharing based on concrete examples. The same workshops will be offered twice in the afternoon. Thus, everyone can choose on site- registration tables will be available in the hall of the hemicycle – two topics he wants to develop.

Workshop 1. How to fight against the hysterization of information? • Speaker: Alexis Poulin, founder of the Modern World website, journalist and expert in European politics. • Moderator: Mathias Terrier, director of communication of the diocese of Tarbes and Lourdes.

Workshop 2. How to dismount the storytelling of institutions, com ‘services and calibrated stories? • Speaker: Jérôme Chapuis, editor-in-chief at RTL. • Moderator: Jean-Pierre Denis, editorial director of La Vie. 4

Workshop 3. How to educate to media practice? • Speaker: Serge Barbet, Executive Director of Clemi, • Moderator: Marc Leboucher, editor at Salvator.

Workshop 4. Does the truth make the audience? • Speaker: Mariette Darrigrand, semiologist. • Moderator: Guylaine Colineaux-Horny, director of international digital marketing at Bayard.

Workshop 5. Images and truth • Speaker: Éric Pailler, editor and project manager on digital scripts at the CFRT, French Radio and Television Committee, producer of France 2 religious programs. • Moderator: Claude Ganter, editor head of Ciric, photographic agency specializing in religious news. z 16:30 – 17:00 / Hall of the hemicycle Coffee break 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm / Hemicycle and various meeting rooms nearby

Workshops [Same as the first series] 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Panorama hotels and Saint-Sauveur / 9-13 rue Sainte-Marie Aperitif cocktail Presentation of the “Père Jacques Hamel” Award, initiated by the Federation of Catholic Media, 8 pm – 10.15 pm / Panorama and Saint-Sauveur Hotels / 9-13 rue Sainte-Marie Marie What truth do we want? [Dinner-debate with Jean-Marc Ferry, philosopher] Animation: Jean-Pierre Denis (Life) The “big witness” of the Days will offer an opening on what can be the contribution of the Christian press in this quest for truth . What impulses and constraints does it generate? Jean-Marc Ferry has been Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at the Free University of Brussels. He holds the “Philosophy of Europe” Chair at the University of Nantes4. A member of, among others, the Jean Monnet Foundation, the Spinelli Group for Europe, and the European Observatory of University Policies, Jean-Marc Ferry has published, to date, some thirty books. In 1995, the French Academy awarded him the La Bruyère Prize for all of his work, which was also crowned twice by the Institut de France.

Friday, January 26, z 7:30 – 9 am / Basilique de l Immaculate Conception Mass celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Vatican 5 z 9:15 – 10:45 am /

Hemicycle Truth and objectivity [Journalistic dimension] Round table moderated by Martin Féron (RCF) The ethics of information refers to a value, not exclusive but dominant, which is that of truth. This value decisively guides the codes of ethics of journalists: “to seek the truth”, “to respect the truth”, etc. It conditions the recurrent discussion among professionals and the public about journalistic objectivity. With the participation of: •

Rev. Dr. Joseph Borg, Director of RTK, Catholic Radio Malta. Holder of a Master of Theology from the University of Malta, he studied communication at Concordia University in Montreal (Canada). Promoter of media studies in Catholic schools, he was head of the press office of the archdiocese of Malta, founder of radio RTK and the newspaper Il-Gens. He took part in the fight against the corruption of elites, especially after the assassination of the whistleblower Daphne Caruana Galizia, who had denounced the abuses of the Prime Minister of Malta and some members of his family and collaborators. •

Jean-Claude Guillebaud, essayist, journalist and reporter. Promoted editorialist at Nouvel Observateur in 2010, he regularly holds a commentary on French society and politics in the weekly La Vie. He has a law degree and a postgraduate degree in criminal sciences and has published numerous books including: La vie vivante (Les Arènes, 2011); The taste of the future (Seuil, 2011); Another life is possible (L’iconoclaste, 2012); The faith that remains (The iconoclast, 2017). •

Mariette Darrigrand, semiologist, director of the firm Des Faits et Signes, specialized in the analysis of media discourse. Blogger and columnist (France Culture, The secret of sources), she regularly intervenes in the media. She is a lecturer in Paris 13, in semiology of the book. She published: How do the media speak to us (badly)? • Cyril Lemieux, sociologist, director of studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Interested byr journalism and information in the digital age, he devoted a whole part of his work to the sociology of media and public space. Chronicler to the World, to France Culture, Liberation and Economic Alternatives, he published among others, in 2010: The journalistic subjectivity.

Exchanges between the speakers and the room. z 10:45 – 11:15 / Hall of the hemicycle Coffee break 11:15 am – 12:30 pm /

Hemicycle The international situation: the issues, problems and prospects of the Catholic press in the world Exchanges and debate with the audience . z 12:45 pm – 2:30 pm / Panorama and Saint-Sauveur Hotels / 9-13 rue Sainte-Marie Lunch in the lounges from 3 pm to 4:15 pm /

Hemicycle Thursday Workshop Breakdown • Summary of the Three-Day Work Final Exhortation by HE Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Vatican Conclusion of the Days by Jean-Marie Montel, President of the FMC

All plenary lectures will be translated simultaneously

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