FRONT ROYAL, Va., July 9, 2012 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Human Life International announced today the In Life & Love Conference
, the first of a series created to foster the good of marriage and family life throughout the United States. The first conference will be held in Plymouth, Michigan, October 18 - 20 with the theme "Praying in the Home."
The In Life & Love Conference draws its inspiration from Blessed John Paul II who stated, "The Family has the mission to become what it is ... a community of life and love" (Familiaris Consortio, no. 17).
The conference series will offer participants a theological foundation for marriage and family life, guidance for nourishing Catholic faith within the family, and insights for pastoral care of couples and families. HLI President Father Shenan J. Boquet invites spouses, parents, parish and diocesan ministers, clergy, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about how families can become intimate communities of life and love.
"One of the greatest ways to demonstrate our gratitude to Our Lord for His great gift to us all - the family - is to defend it in truth and charity. We owe it to Him, to our own children, and to society to proclaim again and again the true nature and value of the natural family, which is by far the best setting to educate and nurture children who will have the virtues to generously choose and thrive in their own vocations in the future," said Father Boquet. "It is a great honor to join our partners in this essential and holy work."
The In Life & Love Conference features Most Reverend Arturo Cepeda, auxiliary bishop of Detroit; as well as such popular speakers as Dr. Ray Guarendi, EWTN Radio Show Host; Danielle Bean, editor of Catholic Digest; Tom Peterson, president of Catholics Come Home; Father Boquet; as well as HLI America National Director Arland K. Nichols and other speakers whose diverse areas of expertise will challenge and inspire conference goers to prayerfully live the sacrament of marriage with joy and conviction, and to defend marriage in the public square.
For more information on the conference speakers, schedule, how to promote these efforts and other questions, visit www.InLifeandLove.org
, the conference web site.
About HLI: Human Life International: For the Glory of God and defense of Life, Faith and Family. Founded in 1981, HLI is the world's largest international pro-life and pro-family organization, with affiliates and associates in over 100 countries on six continents.