Affirming the Culture of Life Conference
Bishop Thomas’ Statement
“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.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo is the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, home to 1.3 million Catholics.Cardinal DiNardo was born in Steubenville, Ohio and raised near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He enrolled in St. Paul Seminary and attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. After college, he went on to earn his Master of Philosophy from Catholic University of America […]
Sen. Colby Coash is a Republican member of the Nebraska State Senate. He was elected to the legislature in 2008 and currently serves on the Executive Board. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1998. During Nebraska’s 2015 legislative session, Sen. Coash garnered attention for leading the effort to repeal the […]
Camille Pauley is the President of Healing the Culture, an internationally renowned non-profit organization that she co-founded with Fr. Robert Spitzer in 2003. Healing the Culture develops and implements pro-life educational resources and programs and has been a significant influence in the effort against abortion and euthanasia. Her work provides both youth and adults with […]
Melissa 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. With a Master’s Degree in Social Work, she has worked in the fields of substance abuse, […]
The Affirming the Culture of Life Conference will be held at the Helena Civic Center.
340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT 59601
Friday, September 9, 2016
4:30 – 7:00 Registration opens
Registration – Exhibitors – Hospitality – Snacks and drinks
6:45 – 7:00 Prayer/Music
7:00 – 7:30 Welcome/Opening prayer by Bishop Thomas
7:30 – 8:45 Speaker: Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
8:45 – 9:00 Closing prayer/dismissal
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Registration – Exhibitors – Hospitality – Coffee and rolls
Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
What You Can Do
“In the Catholic tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue; participation in the political process is a moral obligation.” – USCCB Statement “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship”
Promoting life and human dignity in the State of Montana is very rewarding both personally and for those who benefit from our work. We are called by the Church to care for the poor, the marginalized, and the vulnerable.
The Montana Catholic Conference would be honored to have your assistance in acheiving its goals. Not everyone can dedicate 40+ hours a week to specifically promoting life and justice in the public arena. We understand that you have jobs and families and many other issues in your lives that take considerable time and energy. When numerous individuals are able to provide limited support through their time, energy or fiscal means, MCC is able to advocate, teach, and organize for those in need.
Discuss with your family and pray about what you can offer. Even if your contributions are limited, you can help make a difference. Here are a few of the many ways you can help:
- Learn About Catholic Social Teaching
- Become informed about issues related to human life and dignity
- Learn about Federal, State, and Local Government
- Volunteer your time at one of the many Catholic charities or associated organizations
- Join the leadership for the Affirming The Culture of Life Conference
- Write letters to the editor
- Write letters to your lawmakers
- Make a donation. No amount is too small.
- Become a sponsor of the Affirming the Culture of Life Conference
- Pray, pray and pray!