News Detail
Jesuit Bishop Michael Barber to Celebrate Mass at Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life

January 13, 2014 — Each January, the Georgetown University Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life, the largest student-run pro-life conference in the nation, gathers activists and students across the United States to discuss the sacredness of all human life.

This year, the conference is scheduled for Jan. 20, 2014, and will conclude with a Mass for Life on Georgetown University’s campus celebrated by Jesuit Bishop Michael Barber, Bishop of Oakland.

Named in honor of Cardinal John O’Connor, late Archbishop of New York and a Georgetown University alumnus, the one-day conference precedes the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Cardinal O’Connor was renowned for his efforts as a champion of the unborn.

Attendees will hear from leading voices in the pro-life movement, participate in small group discussions and meet other student pro-life leaders. Now in its 15th year, the conference has hosted many prominent pro-life speakers, including Helen Alvaré, Margaret Colin, Dr. Michael Pakaluk and Deirde McQuade, among others.

The keynote speaker this year will be Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and the founder and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. Other speakers, including Jesuit Father Stephen Fields, professor of theology at Georgetown, will give lectures in smaller breakout sessions. A panel discussion titled "Publicly Pro-Life: Why Abortion is not a Private Issue" will also be presented.

The Cardinal O’Connor Conference is just one of the pro-life events scheduled in January near the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. On Jan. 22, the annual Jesuit Mass and Rally for Life sponsored by the U.S. Jesuit Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., for students of Jesuit institutions.

To learn more about the conference, visit www.cardinaloconnorconference.com; to learn more about the Mass and Rally for Life, visit the Jesuit Pro-Life Network Facebook page . [Source:Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life]



Recent News

August 21, 2017 — If Fr. Charles Marie Charroppin, SJ, were alive for today's solar eclipse, he'd be having a party.

August 18, 2017 — Today is the feast day of Saint Alberto Hurtado, a Chilean Jesuit priest known for his engagement with Chilean culture and his work with young adults and the poor.

August 16, 2017 — The grave of Jesuit philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin is located at the Culinary Institute of America, formerly a novitiate of the Society.

August 15, 2017 — Today marks the centennial of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador who was assassinated for speaking out on behalf of the poor and oppressed in El Salvador

August 14, 2017 — A group of Jesuits and Indigenous people embarked on a 500-mile canoe pilgrimage in July to promote reconciliation in Canada.

Aug. 14, 2017 — An astronomer, Br. Consolmagno views the eclipse as an opportunity for millions of people to step back from everyday concerns and appreciate the universe.

August 11, 2017 — Volunteers have finished their summer orientation in St. Louis and have begun settling in to the Jesuit schools where they will serve.

view all news

Search news

Publications
Since St. Ignatius bought a printing press in 1556, the Jesuits have been involved in communications. Today the Society of Jesus publishes a number of award-winning journals and publications. Click below to access our latest issues.

America 8/21/17

America 8/7/17

America 7/24/17



Bellarmine Retreat Center
Bellarmine Retreat Center is located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains by the Appalachian Trail on the Pennsylvania/Maryland border. It is scheduled to close on Labor Day 2018.