March 30th, 2008 05:26 EST
Humanae Vitae is centerpiece of Catholic Conference
Baltimore, MA-- Pope Paul VI issued his encyclical Humanae Vitae (on human life) in 1968 in which he reiterated the Catholic Church's ban on artificial contraception. He also warned of the dangers of an increase in abortions, euthanasia, divorce, sexually transmitted diseases, and the threat to marriage and the family. The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy will honor the 40th anniversary of that prophetic document at its annual conference for priests, deacons, and seminarians this JULY 14-17, 2008. Open to all Catholic clergy in good standing. This year's meeting will be in Baltimore, due to the bicentennial of the Archdiocese.
Cost is $129/night at the Radisson Cross Keys (Baltimore) and $150 conference fee.
Invited/tentative speakers include: (open to change)
Archbishop Edwin O'Brien
William Cardinal Keeler
Fr. Thomas Euteneuer (Human Life International)
Dr. Janet Smith
Dr. Alveda King (niece of Dr Martin Luther King)
Fr. Peter West (Priests for Life)
Dr. Alan Keyes
More details at CCC website
The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy is an association of 600 priests and deacons across the USA and Canada who are committed to fostering ongoing spiritual, theological and pastoral formation of the clergy in a fraternal context. Founded in 1975, the organization seeks to promote fraternal support among the ordained ministry to better preach the Gospel and and to teach the doctrines of the Catholic Christian religion to the faithful. Last year's meeting was in St. Louis with Archbishop Raymond Burke as keynote speaker.