Diocese of Metuchen to host Critical Life Issues Conference

PISCATAWAY – The 2014 Critical Life Issues Conference, sponsored by the Diocese of Metuchen’s Office of Respect for Life in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Newark, will be held on Saturday, Oct.18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane.
The 13th annual conference will take place during nationally recognized Respect Life Month and will cover topics including abortion and unplanned pregnancy. This year’s theme is, “Each of us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation!”
Respect Life month is a time to reflect on what the Catholic Church teaches about the value and dignity of all human life. Each year, the diocese hosts a Critical Life Issues Conference to promote the gospel of life by combining education, spirituality and inspiration to those who live and worship in Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren counties – and beyond.
This year, guest speakers include Dr. Angela Franks, the Director of the Master of Theological Studies for the New Evangelization degree for the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization at St. John’s Seminary. She will address the legacy of Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, namely, eugenics and the control of women’s fertility.
J.D. Mullane, a daily metro columnist for Calkins Media, Levittown, Pa., will discuss his first-hand account of the Kermit Gosnell trial and the dangerous practice of abortion due to a lack of governmental oversight and regulation. Contrarily, Kathy DiFiore, the founder of Several Sources Shelters for pregnant women in need, will examine outreach services which are available to women with unplanned pregnancies including shelter, guidance, counseling and education.
Also scheduled to speak is ValLimar Jansen, a college professor and leader of worship and prayer, who will build an understanding that reaching out to the vulnerable is necessary for a healthy society and helps to build a world where human life is always loved and respected.
The expert speakers will give practical information as well as thought-provoking testimony based on real life experiences. There also will be a variety of exhibits to explore.
Cost for the conference is $25 and includes lunch and handouts. For more information or to register visit, www.diometuchen.org, call (732) 562-1990 ext. 1629 or email respect.life@diometuchen.org. 
# # #

26 Sept 2014

PISCATAWAY – The 2014 Critical Life Issues Conference, sponsored by the Diocese of Metuchen’s Office of Respect for Life in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Newark, will be held on Saturday, Oct.18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane.

The 13th annual conference will take place during nationally recognized Respect Life Month and will cover topics including abortion and unplanned pregnancy. This year’s theme is, “Each of us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation!”

Respect Life month is a time to reflect on what the Catholic Church teaches about the value and dignity of all human life. Each year, the diocese hosts a Critical Life Issues Conference to promote the gospel of life by combining education, spirituality and inspiration to those who live and worship in Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren counties – and beyond.

This year, guest speakers include Dr. Angela Franks, the Director of the Master of Theological Studies for the New Evangelization degree for the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization at St. John’s Seminary. She will address the legacy of Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, namely, eugenics and the control of women’s fertility.

J.D. Mullane, a daily metro columnist for Calkins Media, Levittown, Pa., will discuss his first-hand account of the Kermit Gosnell trial and the dangerous practice of abortion due to a lack of governmental oversight and regulation. Contrarily, Kathy DiFiore, the founder of Several Sources Shelters for pregnant women in need, will examine outreach services which are available to women with unplanned pregnancies including shelter, guidance, counseling and education.

Also scheduled to speak is ValLimar Jansen, a college professor and leader of worship and prayer, who will build an understanding that reaching out to the vulnerable is necessary for a healthy society and helps to build a world where human life is always loved and respected.

The expert speakers will give practical information as well as thought-provoking testimony based on real life experiences. There also will be a variety of exhibits to explore.

Cost for the conference is $25 and includes lunch and handouts. For more information or to register visit, www.diometuchen.org, call (732) 562-1990 ext. 1629 or email respect.life@diometuchen.org. 

# # #