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Life Conference Held in Diocese

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Approximately 150 people participated in a Life Conference Saturday, March 7, featuring speakers and panel discussions on Pro-Life issues from abortion to end of natural life. Topics included, “Eugenics: Tales from the Bedside,” “Common Sense at the End of Life,” and “Touching Hearts, Changing Lives and Restoring Justice.”

Msgr. Michael G. Clay, pastor of St. Ann Church in Clayton and legislative liaison for the Diocese of Raleigh and the Diocese of Charlotte, spoke on the Church’s role in providing information to lawmakers on ethical issues. Msgr. Clay discussed Catholic Voice North Carolina, which follows issues and legislation in five main areas; Respect Life, Stem Cell Research, Immigration, End of Life, and Family Life.

He explained that Catholics in both Dioceses can register at the Catholic Voice NC web site where they can then forward emails to their respective state senators and representatives and to their Congressional representative and North Carolina’s two U.S. senators on pending legislation of interest to the Catholic faithful.

The site, which is less than one year old, has recently been used to support two bills now before the General Assembly, the Marriage Amendment and the Choose Life license plate.

Additional information, including registration, is available at www.catholicvoicenc.org.

Above: Msgr. Michael Clay discussing Catholic Voice NC to Life Conference participants.