A “Welcome Life
Conference” scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2209 Kendlewood Ave. in
McAllen, will address some of the most pressing moral issues of our
Speakers for the
conference will include Bishop Daniel E. Flores along with Father
Matthew Habiger, OSB, Ph.D, a Benedictine monk and moral theologian
from Atchison, Kansas, and Dr. Martha Marie Garza, an obstetrician
/gynecologist from San Antonio.
The conference is
open to physicians, health professionals, clergy and ministers, and
Valley residents of all denominations.
conference will give Catholics and other Christians, as well as
other interested people in the Valley, an excellent opportunity to
learn more about the Catholic Churchís teachings on human life and
the benefits of being open to life and using Natural Family
Planning within marriages,” said Sister Nancy Boushey, OSB,
Director of Pro-Life Activities for the Catholic Diocese of
will have two sessions, starting with a morning session at 8:30
a.m. on Aug. 21 for doctors and other health professionals. The
morning session will conclude with a lunch for the health
professionals with Bishop Flores, at noon. The afternoon session,
starting at 1:30 p.m., will be for all Valley residents interested
in this topic.
Fees for the
conference are $10 for the afternoon session for the general
public; $20 for the morning session.
information, or to sign up for the conference, please call Sr.
Nancy Boushey at 956-486-2680 or e-mail
information about the Catholic Churchís teaching on human life and
Natural Family Planning, please visit: