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Conference and White Mass, September 24, 2015

Save the date!  September 24, 2016, is the date for our fourth annual White Mass.  This year we will have an all day conference with several speakers.   Stay tuned for more information!    The hours will be approximately 8:00 a.m. to  6:00 p.m.


 NaProTECHNOLOGY                             ETHICS                                  CONSCIENCE

                                   HUMAN DIGNITY                     END OF LIFE


Our Main Speakers will be:

Thomas W. Hilgers, MD, is the founder and director of the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction (located in Omaha, Nebraska and home of its National Center for Women’s Health), where he is also the senior medical consultant in obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive medicine and surgery.  He is a co-developer of the Creighton Model FertilityCareTM System.


Sister Mary Diana Dreger, O.P., M.D. is a Dominican Sister of the Saint Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, Tennessee.  She practices internal medicine at the Saint Thomas Family Health Center South Clinic, serving a predominantly immigrant and uninsured population. She trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, completing her medical degree in 2001 as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, and completed her residency there in internal medicine in 2004.


Ashley K. Fernandes, MD, PhD, is the Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He attended the University of Toledo, graduating in 1994 with university (magna cum laude), college, and departmental honors in two degrees—Philosophy and Biology. He received an MA in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University (1999); an MD from The Ohio State University (2003); and a PhD in Bioethics from Georgetown University (2008). Dr. Fernandes also completed a residency in Pediatrics at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center (St. Louis University), and is board certified in General Pediatrics.  He is the director of the bioethics course for Wright State University medical students, and, when not teaching, writing, or conducting medical education research, practices outpatient pediatrics at the Rockinghorse Center (a medical home for underserved children in Springfield, OH) and provides inpatient medical care for children at the Dayton Children’s Medical Center.


Most Reverend Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades has been installed as 9th bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend.  He serves as a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth.  He also serves as a consultant to the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities.  Bishop Rhoades is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Our Sunday Visitor.  He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Ave Maria University, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Relief Services, a member of the Episcopal Advisory Board of the Theology of the Body Institute, the Bishops’ Advisory Council of the Institute for Priestly Formation, the Advisory Board of the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors, the Advisory Board of the Augustine Institute and the Episcopal Advisory Board of the Catholic Leadership Institute.  Bishop also serves as the Co-Chair of the International Catholic-Reformed Theological Dialogue on behalf of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.


Works of Mercy: Lenten Retreat for the Guild


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