Buenos Aires, (Argentina) -- A Conference on the family

A conference on the family was held at the La Chacra conference center outside Buenos Aires on September 27, 2004. Some 100 people attended, most of them mothers. The conference began with a class on family values given by Father Jorge Fraile, the Vicar of Opus Dei for the Delegation of Buenos Aires. Following this a round table discussion was held with four speakers, who explained various initiatives assisting the family in which they are involved.

The speakers included Monica del Rio, from the Women’s Civic Organization, whose principal activity is keeping track of legislation on the family, and Adrian Dall’Asta, executive director of the “Fathers’ Project” Foundation. Also taking part were Santiago Carrillo, organizer of Padres en Red (Fathers on line), a web page that seeks to provide healthy forms of adolescent entertainment, and Andrea Saporitti, from the Institute of Sciences for the Family at Austral University, who spoke about the program of family orientation that is organized there.

The conference continued with the projection of a documentary film on social development projects in Argentina inspired by the teachings of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, and concluded with a conference entitled “Marriage Crises” by Felicitas Walker de Medina, a family counsellor.

Romana, n. 39, July-December 2004, p. 251-252.

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