35th ANNUAL PRO-LIFE BREAKFAST
Main Speaker: George Weigel
General Tickets: $13...Ages 3-12: $7
No cost for younger children
Tickets must be purchased in advance, no later than Janaury 15.
About the Speaker
Our very special guest speaker will be the highly acclaimed author and public policy expert George Weigel. The topic of his speech will be: “Pro-Life Challenges and Opportunities in the Years Just Ahead.”
Mr. Weigel is a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) in Washington, DC. He also serves on the boards of directors of several organizations dedicated to human rights and the cause of religious freedom. He is a member of the editorial board of First Things, an inter-religious journal of moral and political philosophy.
Mr. Weigel is regarded as one of America’s leading public intellectuals. He has been awarded 15 honorary doctorates, the papal Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (the highest papal award a layperson can receive), and the Gloria Artis Gold Medal from the Republic of Poland.
In 1994, Mr. Weigel was a signer of the document Evangelicals and Catholics Together. It was written to spell out “the need for Protestants and Catholics to deliver a common witness to the modern world at the eve of the third millennium.”
Mr. Weigel is the author or editor of 21 books. He is perhaps best known for the best-selling, 1,000-page biography Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II. The book was originally published in English, French, Italian, and Spanish editions in 1999 and subsequently published in nine more languages. A documentary movie based on the book was released in 2001.
Mr. Weigel and his work also figure prominently in a 2010 Citizens United documentary about John Paul II, Nine Days that Changed the World. The movie, hosted by Newt and Callista Gingrich, includes a good deal of commentary by Mr. Weigel.
Mr. Weigel and his wife Joan live in North Bethesda, Maryland. They have three children and one grandchild.
Evangelical Catholicism, Mr. Weigel’s latest book will be published this January. Copies will be available to purchase and have autographed at the Breakfast along with copies of an earlier work, The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics Without God.
Michael Ciccocioppo, the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, our state-level voice for life in Harrisburg, will attend the Breakfast.
Several pro-life religious leaders from the Erie area will participate in the program: Rev. Mel Bendig, Pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church, Albion; Fr. Dan Hoffman, Parochial Vicar, St. Luke Church, Erie; Rev. Jack McClintock, Pastor, Crossroad Community Church, McKean; and Bishop Lawrence T. Persico, the recently-installed Roman Catholic Bishop of Erie.
How to Get Tickets
Send you check to People for Life; P.O. Box 1126; Erie, PA 16512.
Visit www.peopleforlife.org and use the "Donate" button at the top of the home page to pay by credit card or by using PayPal.
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