August 21, 2018 – August 22, 2018
This two-day conference begins the day that the World Meeting of Families begins in the same area. There has been a fair amount of criticism of the much-larger World Meeting of Families due to some of the invited speakers, especially the pro-homosexual Fr. James Martin.
The National Catholic Register says that this two-day conference, sponsored by the Lumen Fidei Institute, will centre around Pope Pius XI’s 1930 encyclical Casti Connubii, addressing the topics of marriage, procreation and conception. Speakers include Fr Thomas Weinandy, a member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission; Dr Robert Royal, founder and president of the Faith & Reason Institute; and John Smeaton, director of Britain’s Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC).
Also speaking are Bishop Athanasius Schneider, pro-life philosopher Professor Stéphane Mercier, and Dr Gerard van den Aardweg, a psychologist and psychoanalyst. Cardinal Raymond Burke will be present through a live video feed.