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Respect Life Conference

2016 Diocesan Respect Life Conference

Saturday, October 8, 2016

St. Benedict Church, Cambridge



9:00 AM
Doors Open (Check-in)
9:30 AM
Keynote Address: Janet Morana
Janet serves as the Executive Director of Priests for Life and the Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest mobilization of women and men who have lost children to abortion. She is the Co-host of The Catholic View for Women on EWTN and is an author of a new book, Recall Abortion, published in 2013.
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Respect Life Mass: Most Rev. Jeffrey Monforton, Bishop of Steubenville
12:30 PM
1:15 PM
2:15 PM
3:00 PM
Conclusion and Departure



Please register by October 3, 2016. 
Participant Registration Form: WORD  or PDF
Vendor Application Form: WORD  or PDF

The fee for the conference is $20 (before October 3) or $25 (after October 3).




Keynote Address:

"Recall Abortion: Ending the Abortion Industry’s Exploitation of Women” by Janet Morana

Janet Morana is the Executive Director of Priests for Life
and the Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign,
the world’s largest mobilization of women and men who have lost children to abortion.
(Morana is also the Co-host of The Catholic View for Women seen on EWTN.)




Several choices in seminars will be available on a variety of topics.
Seminar speakers for 2016 include...


“Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion:  Abortion Scatters, Healing Gathers” 
- and -
"You Need to Vote!"
by Janet Morana
(Executive Director of Priests for Life)


"Legislative Update"
by Kirsten Obadal, MA
(National Committee for a Human Life Amendment in Washington, D.C.)
"Being Bridges of Grace: Communicating the Pro-Life Message with Truth and Compassion"
by Sharon Colvin, MPH 
(Director of Development and Interim Director of Client Services for the Pregnancy Resource Center of Athens County)
"Two Decades of the Choose Life Program:  What We Teach Students and What We’ve Learned”
Vicky Follen
(Executive Director of LifeWorks Ohio)


"The Science of Stem Cells"
- and -
"Common arguments in stem cell research"
Dr. Derek Doroski
(Associate Professor of Biology at Franciscan University)


"Maggie's Place: A Community for Pregnant and Parenting Women in Need of Support"
Margaret Adams


For more information: 

For more information, or for any questions, please contact:
Dan Hawrot, Respect Life Coordinator for Northern Deaneries 
Phone: 740-264-9665

Joe Schmidt, Respect Life Coordinator for Southern Deaneries 
Phone: 740-373-3643





2015 Diocesan Respect Life Conference
  • “Unpinning the Web of Planned Parenthood” by Abby Johnson (Founder of And Then There Was None - An outreach to workers in the Abortion industry)
  • "Health Care Decisions: How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones" by Rita Marker (Executive Director, Patients Rights Council)
  • “Legislative Update” by Katherine Beck (Field Program Coordinator, National Committee for a Human Life Amendment in Washington, D.C.)
  • “The call and challenge of our Church's teaching on the death penalty” by Jim Tobin (Associate Director, Department on Social Concerns, Ohio Catholic Conference)
  • “Bioethics: What every Catholic should know about fertility care” by Dr. Derek Doroski (Associate Professor of Biology, Franciscan University of Steubenville)
  • “Healing from Abortion” by Lynette Hawrot (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor)
  • “Our Mission: Lessons Learned from the World Meeting of Families" by Joseph Schmidt (Marriage Ministry Coordinator, Diocese of Steubenville )
2014 Diocesan Respect Life Conference
  • Communicating the Pro-Life Message (Jason Negri, MS, JD, Assistant Director of the Patients Rights Council). 
  • Freedom of Conscience: Challenges Faced by Medical Professionals (Dan Hawrot, RPh, Pharmacist with Trinity West in Steubenville)
  • Pope Francis is asking, "Are you planning for my Synods?" (Steve Koob, PhD, MATS, Director of One More Soul in Dayton)
  • Dynamics of Post-Abortion Healing (Lynette Hawrot, MA, LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor)
  • Not Your Grandmother's Rhythm Method: Latest Trends in NFP (Stephanie Rivers, CFCP, Steubenville FertilityCare Center)
  • FIT for Life: Forming Intentional Teens for Life (Nadia Mitchell, Ph.D, Director of Client Services, Pregnancy Resource Center of Athens County)
  • The Need for Conscience Protection: What’s Current in Congress (Amy McInerny of the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment in Washingon, D.C.)
  • Learning from the Past: How the History of Catholicism in American Can Help Us Understand Our Current Situation(Andrew Jones, Ph.D, Executive Director of Catholics United for the Faith)
  • Pope Paul VI Was Right! How the Warnings in Humanae Vitae Have Come True (John Spencer, FIC, Field Agent for the Knights of Columbus Insurance)