Friday 30 January 2015

2014 Conference

You can now watch the Keynote Address and the Panel Discussion from the 2014 Cardinal O’Connor Conference online!


The 15th Annual
Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life
Georgetown University · January 20, 2014


Monday, January 20, 2014
Healy Hall · 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Morning Panel Discussion

Morality and the Law

Hadley Arkes, Ph.D
Founder and Director, James Wilson Institute
Edward N. Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions, Amherst College

Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO, Americans United for Life

Christopher Tollefsen, Ph.D.
Professor, University of South Carolina

Thomas Farr, Ph.D
Director, Religious Freedom Project

John Keown, Ph.D., DCL, DPhil, Moderator
Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Robert P. George
McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University

Breakout Session Speakers

Steven Mosher, Ph.D
It’s Time to Ban Sex-Selective Abortions

Sr. Hanna Klaus, MD, FACOG
What Happens When You Own Your Own Fertility

Karen Clifton, Ph.D
The Sanctity of All Life: The Death Penalty

Georgette Forney
What’s So Bad About Abortion?

Rabbi David Novak, Ph.D.
The Right to Life and Children’s Rights

Jennifer Lahl, RN, M.A.
The Ethics of the New Modern Family

Rev. Stephen Fields, S.J., Ph.D.
Abortion and the Natural Law:
Exploring the Concept of Intrinsic Moral Evil

Anne-Elisabeth Guiliani
Toward a Spirituality of Life


Mass for Life

Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart · 6:30 p.m.
Bishop Michael Barber, SJ
Bishop of Oakland
Principal Celebrant and Homilist

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