Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life Panel Discussion
Prominent religious leaders, academics and activists came to Georgetown Jan. 23 for the 12th annual Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life, one of the largest student-run pro-life conferences in the nation.
The annual conference is named for John Cardinal O'Connor, the late archbishop of New York who received his doctorate from Georgetown in 1970 and passed away in 2000. In this recording of "Building a Culture of Life Today: Learning from the Life and Legacy of Cardinal O’Connor," panelists discuss the late cardinal's strengths as a communicator and his devotion to spiritual life, both in his actions and in his thoughtful homilies that inspired others to defend life and consider other moral issues.
Panelists included Helen Alvaré, professor at George Mason University School of Law and former director of planning and information for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities; Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, superior general of the Sisters of Life; Rev. William Lori, bishop of Bridgeport, Conn., and supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus; and Archbishop Edwin O’Brien of Baltimore, Md.
Rev. Joseph Koterski, S.J., a member of University Faculty for Life's board of directors and associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University, moderated the discussion.
Additional information is available on the conference's website.