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15th Annual Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life to be held January 20

by | Jan 2, 2014


CardinalOConnor4Founded in 2000, the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, the largest student run pro-life conference in the nation, seeks to bring together hundreds of students and activists to discuss the importance of defending the sanctity of life.

The 2014 Conference will be held Monday, January 20 at Georgetown University two days before the annual March for Life. Speakers will focus on Morality and the Law with a morning panel discussion titled “Publicly Pro-Life: Why Abortion Is Not a Private Issue.”

Additionally, there will be an afternoon keynote address by Robert P. George, the founder and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. Breakout speakers will discuss a variety of life issues, including the international pro-life movement and the impact of abortion on women.

The Conference will conclude with a Mass for Life celebrated in Georgetown University’s Dahlgren Chapel by Bishop Michael Barber, S.J. of Oakland.

The Cardinal O’Connor Conference was founded by Georgetown students in January 2000 and renamed after the death of His Eminence, John Cardinal O’Connor, the late Archbishop of New York and great champion of the sacredness of every human life. The Conference, which remains entirely student run, intends to connect and educate students, clergy, activists, and academia from around the country.

More information regarding speakers, the Conference schedule, and registration prices can be found by visiting

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