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Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life

This year’s Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, cosponsored by UFL, will be held on Saturday, January 23, the day after the March for Life, at Georgetown University in the District of Columbia.

The keynote speaker this year is Reggie Littlejohn, founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers.

Other speakers and panelists will include:

Kathleen Eaton Bravo, founder and CEO of Obria Medical Clinics (formerly Birth Choice)

Erika Bachiochi, legal scholar and expert on Catholic social teachings and women’s rights

Ryan Scott Bomberger, co-founder of

Fr. Stephen Fields, S.J., Associate Professor of Historical and Philosophical Theology at Georgetown University

John Keown, Rose F Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.

William L. Saunders, Jr., Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs and Senior Counsel at Americans United for Life

Father Charles P. Connor, Assistant Professor of History and Systematic Theology, Pastoral Theology, and Spirituality at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland

For more information on the conference and speakers, go to the conference web site.


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.