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Rome’s top pro-life, pro-family conference is 1 week away, and you can join

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ROME, Italy, May 9, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Rome’s premier pro-life and pro-family conference is being held next Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17.

This year’s Rome Life Forum will feature four Cardinals, including two signatories of the dubia, as well as the top pro-life, pro-family Catholic leaders from around the world.

Learn how you can watch the Rome Life Forum live online by clicking here.

The conference will be followed by the Rome March for Life Saturday, May 18.

2019 marks the sixth annual Rome Life Forum, which is sponsored by Voice of the Family. The theme for this year’s conference is: “City of God vs. City of Man – Global One World Order vs. Christendom.” Co-sponsors for the conference include Associazione Famiglia Domani (Italy), Family Life International New Zealand, LifeSiteNews, and the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (UK). Click here for a full schedule of events.

The 2019 conference comes at a tumultuous time not just in the Catholic Church but in the world. Populist and nationalist movements are rising up to oppose state multiculturalism and the liberal world order. During his pontificate, Pope Francis has welcomed radical environmentalists and population control activists to the Vatican. He has also called on nations to “build bridges and not walls.” This has left some Catholics wondering if he is now the face of the global left.

Learn how you can watch the Rome Life Forum live online by clicking here.

Below is the full schedule of events at this year’s conference. For LifeSite’s coverage of previous Rome Life Forum conferences, click the following: 2018, 2017, 2016, 20152014. 

If you are interested in live streaming the 2019 Rome Life Forum, click here to learn more. LifeSite will be on the ground reporting from the conference, which is being held at Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas near the Vatican.

Thursday, May 16 (All times Rome)

10:10 am — Fr. Wojciech Giertych O.P. (Angelicum): Opening remarks

10:20 am — His Excellency Willem Jacobus Cardinal Eijk (the Netherlands): Gender theory: a threat to the family and the proclamation of the Christian faith (In Italian)

11:10 am — Professor Roberto de Mattei (Lepanto Foundation, Italy): Mysterium iniquitatis: from one world order to global chaos (In Italian)

1:00pm — John-Henry Westen (LifeSiteNews, Canada): Finding hope in the midst of the revolution (In English)

3:30pm — Bishop Athanasius Schneider: The hopelessness of the city of man without God (video address in English)

4:00 pm — Anthony Murphy (Catholic Voice, Ireland): On faith, life and the family in Ireland — example from the west (In English)

4:45 pm — Steve Mosher (Population Research Institute, USA): On faith, life and the family in China — example from the east (In English)

Thursday, May 16 (All times Rome)

10:00 am — Fr. Kevin O’Reilly OP (Angelicum, Italy): Sacrificate sacrificium iustitiae: the transformation wrought by the cross of Christ (In English)

10:50 am — Dr. Alan Fimister (UK/USA): No abiding city - the challenge of St Augustine (In English)

12:15 pm — Fr. Linus Clovis (Family Life International NZ): The reign of Mary – mirror of the City of God

3:30pm — His Excellency Janis Cardinal Pujats: On topical questions for the family and for the society (Video address)

3:45pm — His Excellency Walter Cardinal Brandmüller: Prehistory of Humanae Vitae (In Italian)

4:15pm — His Excellency Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke: Filial piety and national patriotism as essential virtues of citizens of heaven at work on earth (In English)

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