The annual Florida Respect Life Conference is scheduled for October 23-24, 2015. The event theme, Every Life is Worth Living, keeps with Church teaching that all human life has dignity and is to be protected. The Conference promises to be an informative and uplifting event, with Masses celebrated by Bishops Estévez and Parkes, and speakers on a variety of subjects including abortion, adoption, the death penalty, and marriage and family.
A pre-conference talk on Project Rachel, a post-abortive ministry, will be presented by Mary McClusky of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and a separate youth track open to high school students will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Youth will be especially challenged with relevant concerns such as biotechnology, restorative justice, and love and mercy as a means to cultivate a culture of life.
More information about the conference and a variety of registration options are available on the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee website.