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Bishops' Pro-Life Conference 2020

Bishops' Pro-Life Conference: Redeeming the Time

Saturday, October 24, 2020

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event will take place online.

While 2020 has been full of unexpected challenges, we know that proclaiming the Gospel of Life is more important now than ever. We made this very difficult decision to cancel our annual Pro-Life Banquet, but we are excited to offer this year's Pro-Life Conference online!

The theme for the conference, Redeeming the Time, was inspired by this verse from St. Paul's letter to the Ephesians:

"See therefore, brethren, how you walk circumspectly: not as unwise, But as wise: redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Eph 5:15-16)

In the morning panel discussion, we will come to a greater understanding of our current times and how we can redeem our culture through evangelization. Our keynote speaker, George Weigel, will give us a first-hand account of the remarkable pro-life witness of St. John Paul the Great, and challenge us to apply his lessons to our modern world. Lastly, NCC Associate Director for Pro-Life and Family Marion Miner will take us through the landscape of abortion policy since Roe v. Wade and give us hope for the future.

See below for details!


Conference Schedule:

Talks will stream live and be recorded for later viewing.

9:00 a.m.
Opening Prayer and Reflection - Archbishop George J. Lucas

9:15 a.m.
Panel Discussion
“We are the Times”
Understanding our time and how to evangelize and redeem the culture.

10:00 a.m.
George Weigel
“JPII as a Model for Redeeming the Times”
Learning from St. John Paul II’s pro-life witness.

11:00 a.m.
Break and/or Optional Small Groups

12:00 p.m.
Marion Miner
“Roe v. Wade and Redeeming the Law”
Exploring the abortion policy landscape and understanding steps in pro-life policy-making.

Additional Details:

This online conference is free of charge, but you will have the opportunity to give a free will donation. Any funds not used to cover the cost of the conference and speakers will go to post-abortion healing ministries.

Instructions for Streaming:
The conference will be streamed on our YouTube and Facebook pages. Please be sure your email address is correct. You will receive instructions for logging onto the conference a week by October 16, 2020.

Optional Small Groups:
There will be time for small group discussion. If you opt into it, you will receive instructions for how to login to a small group meeting.

Please contact Lauren Garcia ( or 402.477.7517) with any questions.


About George Weigel

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