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Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life Hosted at Georgetown

January 21, 2011

The Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life at Georgetown University, one of the largest student-run pro-life conferences in America, will host prominent religious leaders, academics, and activists to discuss life issues.
WHAT: The 12th Annual Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life includes breakout sessions with a range of religious leaders, scholars, and activists as well as two major speaking programs. The first conference took place in 2000 and was later renamed in honor of Georgetown graduate John Cardinal O’Connor, the late Archbishop of New York.

10 a.m. | “Building a Culture of Life Today: Learning from the Life and Legacy of Cardinal O’Connor”

Moderator: Rev. Joseph Koterski, S.J., a member of University Faculty for Life’s Board of Directors and associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University


  • Helen Alvaré, professor at George Mason University School of Law and former director of planning and information for the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities
  • Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, S.V., Superior General of the Sisters of Life
  • Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus
  • Archbishop Edwin O’Brien of Baltimore.

3 p.m. | Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, will deliver the keynote address.

The Conference will be preceded by the annual Collegeiate Mass for Life, celebrated by His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago, in Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 22.

All are welcome to attend. Additional information and online registration is available on the conference’s website,

Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 at 10 a.m.
Gaston Hall (Third Floor, Healy Building)
Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057
Georgetown University Right to Life and the Georgetown chapters of the Knights of Columbus, and Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Media planning to cover all or part of the event must RSVP with Rachel Pugh at (202) 687.4328 or Press will need to present valid credentials.
Rachel Pugh


Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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