Cardinal O’Connor Conference speaker update

Here are some more details about the speakers at the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life this Saturday at Georgetown.

  • Seán Cardinal O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston
  • Panel: “The End of Intelligent Debate”
    • Mona Charen, syndicated columnist and political analyst
    • Richard M. Doerflinger, Associate Director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
    • Mary Hasson, EPPC Fellow
    • Father Joseph Koterski, Jesuit Priest of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus and philosophy professor at Fordham.
    • Father Stephen Fields, Associate Professor of Historical and Philosophical Theology at Georgetown University
  • Breakout Sessions
    • Stephen Fields, SJ, Associate Professor of Historical and Philosophical Theology at Georgetown:  “Why the Natural Law is Pro-Life”
    • Jennifer Lahl, founder and President of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network: “The Ethics of the New Modern Family”
    • Vicki Thorn, foundress of Project Rachel and Executive Director of the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation & Healing: “The Biology of the Theology of the Body” and “There’s a Hole in My Soul”
    • Damon Clarke Owens, Executive Director of the Theology of the Body Institute: “Theology of the Body: Building a Culture of Awe and Wonder“
    • Elizabeth Yore, attorney and international child rights advocate: “Human Rights of Children: A Call to Action!”
    • Steven Mosher, internationally recognized authority on China and population issues: “There are Too Many People on This Planet. Not.”
    • Sr. Mary Gabriel, Sisters of Life: “The Life and Legacy of John Cardinal O’Connor”
    • Wayne Hipley, Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at St. William of York Church:  “Mercy and Forgiveness: A Life Issue Even for the Guilty”

Robert Gotcher is a dogmatic and moral theologian and long-time member of UFL who received his Ph.D. from Marquette University. He and his wife, Kathy, are raising their seven children in Franklin, Wisconsin.