The Truth Will Set You Free

Inaugural

Respect Life

Conference

September 13-14, 2019

Spalding Pastoral Center

Peoria, IL

Patrons

The Respect Life Conference theme, The Truth Will Set You Free, is designed to encourage, establish, and educate on the truths that will help the participants to uphold the dignity of all life and to help them in the battle that attempts to devalue the dignity and worth of the human person. Come and hear our dynamic keynote speakers who will assist you in learning the truths that will set souls free!

The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception will be open from 9:00-10:00 am on Friday so those attending the Respect Life Conference may visit the tomb of Venerable Fulton Sheen before the conference begins.  View Additional Hours

Speakers

Ryan Bomberger

Radiance Foundation in Purcellville, Virginia

 

Less Activism. More Factivism.
Friday, 6:30 pm
(College & Young Adults)

The Beauty of Possibility
Saturday, 11:00 am

Rev. Alfred Cioffi, SThD, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology and Bioethics
Director, Institute for Bioethics School of Science, Technology and Health
St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida

Catholic Bioethics Applied to End of Life Issues
Saturday, 8:45 am

Sister Marysia Weber, RSM, DO, MA

The Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan

 

Internet Pornography Addiction:
Understanding the Neurobiology and
a Catholic Approach to Treatment

Saturday, 9:45 am

Sister Mary Angela Alexander, RSM

The Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan

 

Almost Invisible:
How to See and Help the Victims of Human Trafficking

Saturday, 1:45 pm

Kevin Burke, MSS

Co-founder of Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries and a
Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life

Tears of the Fisherman:
Understanding Men and Abortion Loss

Saturday, 12:45 pm

Friday-September 13, 2019

10:00 a.m.-noon STUDENTS GRADES 6-12 ONLY
Abortion 101
Ryan Bomberger

6:30-8:00 p.m. COLLEGE STUDENTS & YOUNG ADULTS
Less Activism. More Factivism.
Ryan Bomberger

Saturday-September 14, 2019

8:00 a.m. Check in
Spalding Pastoral Center
419 NE Madison Avenue
Peoria, IL

8:30 a.m. Cecilia Soñe
Welcome and opening remarks

8:45 a.m. Rev. Alfred Cioffi, SThD, PhD
Catholic Bioethics Applied to End of Life Issues

9:45 a.m. Sister Marysia Weber, RSM, DO, MA
Internet Pornography Addiction: Understanding the Neurobiology and a Catholic Approach to Treatment

10:45 a.m. BREAK

11:00 a.m. Ryan Bomberger
The Beauty of Possibility

12:00 LUNCH

12:45 p.m.  Kevin Burke, MSS
Tears of the Fisherman:
Understanding Men and Abortion Loss

1:45 p.m.  Sister Mary Angela Alexander, RSM
Almost Invisible:
How to See and Help the Victims of Human Trafficking

2:45 p.m. BREAK

3:00 p.m. Q & A Panel
Sister Mary Angela Alexander, RSM
Ryan Bomberger
Kevin Burke, MSS/LSW, MEV
Sister Marysia Weber, RSM, DO, MA

3:30 p.m. Closing Prayer

4:00 p.m. Mass
Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C.
Bishop of Peoria,
St. Mary Cathedral (walking distance)

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