Papieski Wydział Teologiczny w Warszawie

Collegium Joanneum

International Theological Conference, Warsaw 26-28.04.2017


Warsaw, 26.04-28.04

Is theological conversion necessary?

Pope Francis often calls on the Church to take actions, to go outside the walls of convenient and friendly to us environment, even to get dirty in order to find those who lost their way to the Christ. Do these calls refer merely to the pastoral aspects of the Church’s mission or could they be interpreted as directed to theology, too? Do we need a serious rethinking of theology or is everything with theology alright? Is theological conversion necessary, and if yes, what this conversion should consist in?

The Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warsaw

Dewajtis 3, 01- Warsaw, Entrance A

15.03 Deadline for enrolment as a speaker at the conference

15.04 Deadline for sending abstracts (max. 300 words)

26-28.04 Conference


Fr. prof. Krzysztof Pawlina (The president of Pontificial Faculty of Theology in Warsaw) – kpawlina@wmsd.mkw.pl

Fr. dr. Marek Dobrzeniecki – mdobrzeniecki@pwtw.pl

Fr. dr. Maciej Raczyński – Rożek – mraczynskirozek@pwtw.pl


Secretary of the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warsaw:


tel. 0048 22 869 98 90


Address for correspondence:

Papieski Wydział Teologiczny w Warszawie

Dewajtis 3, 01-815 Warszawa (Warsaw)


At the venue of the conference. We provide the accommodation (single rooms with Wi-Fi) and full board. Please, let us know if you plan to arrive on Wednesday or Thursday and what time do you plan to land or arrive in Warsaw.

The easiest way to get to our faculty is to take a taxi (from the Chopin Airport or from the railway station “Warszawa Centralna” – Central Warsaw). We will pay you back the costs.

Or by public transport

From the airport:

Take the subway line S3 from the station “Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina” (Warsaw Chopin’s Airport) to the station “Warszawa Centralna” or S2 to the station “Warszawa Śródmieście”.

From the railway station (“Warszawa Centralna” or “Warszawa Śródmieście”):

Take the metro line (line M1, station “Centrum”) in direction “Młociny”. Get off on the station “Marymont”, go to the tram stop “…..” and take the tram nr 6 or tram nr 17. Get off the tram on the stop: “UKSW”. Take the walk in the forest, after 10 minutes you reach the Pontifical Faculty of Theology.

(special guest) Prof. Andrzej Wodka (The president of Accademia Alfonsiana, Rome)

Prof. Matthew Levering (Mundelein Seminary, Illinois, USA)

Prof. Franco Imoda (Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome)

Prof. Sigrid Müller (University of Vienna)

Prof. Robert Petkovšek (University of Ljubljana)

Prof. Roman Zaviyskyy (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv)

Prof. dr Mihály Kránitz (Catholic University Pazmany Peter, Budapest)

Dr Ivica Žižić (University of Split)

Doc. Jaroslav Broź (Charles’ University of Prague)

Doc. Mária Šmidová (University of Bratislava)

Dr Mateusz Przanowski OP (Thomistic Institute, Warsaw)

Day 1. Wednesday, 26.04.2017

15:00 – Arrival

16:00 – City tour (for those who are interested)

20:00 – Dinner


Day 2. Thursday, 27.04.2017

Is theological conversion necessary?

9:45-10:00 Introduction (by prof. Krzysztof Pawlina, The President of Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warsaw)

10:00-10:30 prof. Andrzej Wodka CSsR (Accademia Alfonsiana, Rome): Co papież Franciszek mówi współczesnym teologom? [What does pope Francis say to contemporary theologians?]

10:30-10:45 discussion

10:45-11:00 coffee break

11:00-11:30 prof. Matthew Levering OP (Mundelein Seminary, Illinois, USA): Theology and Conversion: From the Anthropocentric to the Theocentric

11:30-11:45 discussion

11:45-12:00 coffee break

12:00-12:30 dr Mateusz Przanowski OP (Thomistic Institute, Warsaw): Satan as a Theologian

12:30-12:45 discussion

12:45- end of part 1.

13:30 – lunch

15:00-15:30 prof. Mihály Kránitz (Catholic University Pázmány Péter, Budapest): The Changing Role of Theology in Evangelizing the Periferia

15:30-15:45 discussion

15:45-16:00 coffee break

16:00-16:30 prof. Sigrid Müller (University of Vienna): „To share the hopes … and anxieties of the men of his age” (GS 1): Some reflections on the transformation of our self-understanding as theologians

16:30-16:45 discussion

16:45-17:00 coffee break

17:00-17:30 doc. Jaroslav Brož (Charles’ University of Prague): The Council’s Biblical Hermeneutic: A Directive to Be Appropriated

17:30-17:45 discussion

17:45-18:00 coffee break

18:00-18:30 doc. Mária Šmidová (University of Trnava, Slovakei): Social Work with Families in the Spirit of the Social Doctrine of the Church. Presentation of the Mulitidisciplinary Work in the Field of Pastoral Care of the Faculty of Theology in Trnava.

18:30-19:00 prof. Franco Imoda (Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome): AVEPRO serving theological faculties.

19:00 end of part 2.

19:30 dinner


Day 3. Friday, 28.04.2017

Theology and prohetic challenges of pope Francis

10:00-10:15 Introduction (by prof. Krzysztof Pawlina, The President of Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warsaw)

10:15-11:00 prof. Andrzej Wodka CSsR (Accademia Alfonsiana, Rome): Theology and its indispensable “convertions”

11:00-12:00 prof. Franco Imoda (Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome): Leadership ed ecclesialita’ nelle instituzioni accademiche ecclesiali

12:00-12:30 coffee break

12:30-13:30  Panel discussion: How to teach the today’s students?


prof. Andrzej Wodka CSsR (Accademia Alfonsiana, Rome)

prof. Witold Bielecki (The President of Koźmiński’s Accademy)

fr Przemysław Śliwiński (The Warsaw Archdiocese spokesman)

(conducting) Dr Piotr Burgoński (Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warsaw)

13:30-14:00  Summary of the conference (by cardinal Kazimierz Nycz, archbishop of Warsaw)

14:00 – lunch

15:00 – end of the conference



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