Founded in 2009, the Affirming the Culture of Life Conference continues to raise awareness in the State of Montana concerning life issues. The Conference is designed to draw Catholics and non-Catholics together through Scripture and Church Teaching so that one day, our Montana way of life may include the respect for all human life, from the moment of conception to natural death.
Statement by Bishop Thomas
“Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.” — Pope Francis, Day for Life Greeting, July 17, 2013
- Camille Pauley, an internationally renowned speaker and co-founder & President of Healing the Culture
- Senator Colby Coash, a Republican member of the Nebraska Senate and staunch death penalty abolition advocate
- Melissa Ohden is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. Despite the initial concerns regarding Melissa’s future after surviving the attempt to end her life at approximately seven months gestation, she has not only survived but thrived.
We hope you can join us as we celebrate the work these amazing people have done. Then, let us unite our efforts and build a new culture of life in our great state sharing Jesus’ message of mercy and healing with all we meet.
The Montana Catholic Conference
As liaison for the Roman Catholic Bishops of Montana with state and federal government, the Conference seeks to advocate for the weak and vulnerable and act as a catalyst for the transformation of society. Our advocacy centers around the life and social justice issues outlined in this website.
We help shape public policy that protects the sanctity and dignity of all human life, nurtures the family, advocates for the poor, the sick and vulnerable and promotes the common good.
MCC informs and advises the Bishops on issues, is involved in voter education, presenting Catholic Social Teaching in the parishes, promoting social justice, supporting and providing resources for pro-life activities throughout the state, informing and advising parishes on social justice matters, collaborating with other social justice organizations, and coordinating inter-diocesan social justice events.
The Montana Catholic Bishops, through the Montana Catholic Conference, are proud to bring to you the Affirming The Culture of Life Conference.
Affirming the Culture of Life Conference
The Montana Culture of Life Conference explores main themes concerning humans’ right to life and happiness. There are speakers that offer a variety of viewpoints on issues such as abortion, assisted suicide, and the death penalty.
We will be joined by His Eminence, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo as the keynote speaker. We hope you can attend!
Promoting and Protecting Human Life and Dignity
The Montana Catholic Bishops’ Affirming the Culture of Life Conference offers extensive information concerning a variety of issues related to human life and dignity.
Among them are:
- Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
- Capital Punishment and the Death Penalty
- Human Trafficking
- Poverty and Economic Justice
- Immigration, Migration, and Refugees
- War and Peace