Saturday, April 20, 2013 – Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Awards-Luncheon Buffet at 1 PM
Paul Rondeau, Executive Director, American Life League (ALL)
Former St. Rep. Nancy Elliot of New Hampshire
Michael Culhane, Executive Director, Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference
In addition, there will be a workshop featuring a panel of representatives from several of Connecticut’s Pregnancy Care Centers (PCCs), vendor tables, awards, and more! Be there!
Paul E. Rondeau is executive director of ALL. He has led coalitions in support of the successful confirmation of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court; pro-life Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts for 14 U.S. Senate races; and constitutional amendments at state and federal levels.
Mr. Rondeau was co-author of “Global Sex Deviance Advocacy: The Trojan Horse to Destroy the Family” and “Civil Society: A Report on UNESCO and International Planned Parenthood Federation,” published in the Ave Maria International Law Journal.
He has addressed audiences on three continents and made many appearances on broadcast, print, and new media addressing pro-life/pro-family topics.
Former St. Rep. Nancy Elliot was a New Hampshire state legislator from the Hillsborough District 19 from 2004 to 2010. She was an outspoken defender of traditional marriage and one of the leaders in the fight against assisted suicide in the New Hampshire legislature.
Michael Culhane, as Executive Director of the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference, represents the Catholic bishops of Connecticut to Congress and to the Connecticut General Assembly. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Malta House of Care – Waterbury, Inc. He will provide his perspective on current public policies in Washington, D.C. and in Hartford and will give an update on pending legislative issues.
$45 before April 1st/$50 after April 1st
Married couples: $80 before April 1st/$90 after April 1st
Vendor tables: no charge
with purchase of one convention admission
For reservations: call Janet Sayles – 203-878-4097
Physician-Assisted Suicide (PAS) – Two bills,Assisted Suicide (S.B. 48) introduced by Sen. Ed Meyer (D-12 – North Branford)and Death with Dignity (HB 6217) introduced by Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield (D-94 – Hamden/New Haven) would change Connecticut law to allow physician assisted suicide. Sen. Michael McLachlan (R-24 – Danbury) introduced Penalty for Assisted Suicide (SB 229) to make PAS a Class A felony. Each of these bills has been referred to the Judiciary Committee.
A fourth bill, with no number yet, to legalize PAS, is being drafted by the Public Health Committee and is expected to be called for a public hearing any day now, possibly March 20. Please plan to attend and if possible testify in opposition to assisted suicide. The date, directions and instructions will be posted on the Events Page on this site as soon as we receive it.
Assisted suicide is when a person provides the means and/or information for another person to commit suicide. When a physician is involved, it is physician-assisted suicide (PAS). Allowing PAS would:
Parental Notification – Two bills, HB 5245 introduced by St. Rep. Al Adinolfi (R-103 – Cheshire) and HB 5296 introduced by St. Rep. Rob Sampson (R-80 – Wolcott)andco-sponsored by Adinolfi, would require abortion clinics to notify the parents of minor girls when their minor daughter presents herself for an abortion. Both bills have been referred to the Public Health Committee.
Contact Public Health Committee members to support Sen. McLachlan’s bill SB 229 against PAS, support Sampson’s and Adinolfi’s parental notification bills HB 5245 and HB 5296, and oppose any bill that would legalize Physician Assisted Suicide. Go to:
The Spring 2013 “40 Days for Life” Campaign began outside of Summit Women’s Center in Bridgeport on February 13 and will continue daily until March 24. See www.40daysforlife.com. CRLC’s day is Wednesday, March 20th from 10 AM – 6PM. Volunteers willing to be there for one of these hours should contact Jim Torlai at 203-841-7549 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On January 20th , to mark the 40th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade abortion decision, about 40 pro-lifers marched in Waterbury for the first annual March for Life in that city. On January 19th over 250 pro-lifers attended a special Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford and heard pro-life speakers afterwards. On January 25, 2013an estimated 250,000 – 500,000+ pro-lifers marched in Washington, D.C. At least fourteen bus loads from Connecticut made the trip, including six sponsored by CRLC.
– 9, Gospel of Life Society Monthly Meeting, 10:00 – 12:00 noon, Our Speaker: Maureen Ciardiello, Dir, Respect Life, Diocese of Bridgeport, will discuss Diocese level issues and directions + the Catholic/Christian responsibility to be politically involved: We are our brother’s keeper/helper/defender. 10:00 – 12:00 noon, following the Pro-Life Mass at 9:00 AM. All are Welcome! Agenda each month includes a pro-life speaker & discussion. Coffee/tea/lite refreshment. For Information, contact Eileen, 203 847-5727
13 to 24 – “40 Days for Life” – Bridgeport Wednesday, March 20 – CRLC Day at 40 Days for Life 10 AM – 6 PM. For the Bridgeport area, we need 3-5 people to pray, 3-4 PM, outside the Summit Abortion Clinic, 3787 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06660. Call Eileen to signup ASAP 203 847-5727
– 13, Gospel of Life Society Monthly Meeting, Sat. 10:00 – 12:00 noon, Our Speaker: Leticia Velasquez, Founder of KIDS (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome) and author of “A Special Mother is Born”. Leticia will tell us about the fight to help children with down syndrome & special needs. 10:00 – 12:00 noon, following the Pro-Life Mass at 9:00 AM. All are Welcome! Agenda each month includes a pro-life speaker & discussion. Coffee/tea/lite refreshment. For Information, contact Eileen Bianchini, Chair, 203 847-5727
14 – Hopeline Pregnancy Resource Center – Fundraising Dinner – Amber Room, Danbury, 6:30 PM – Shawn Carney – Co-founder – 40 Days for Life
15 – Hopeline Pregnancy Resource Center – Fundraising Dinner –Trumbull Marriott, 6:30 PM – Shawn Carney – Co-founder – 40 Days for Life
20 – CRLC Convention – Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
23 – Mass of Remembrance, St. Ann’s Church, Bristol – in memory of children stillborn, miscarried or aborted
9 – ABC Women’s Center – Annual Banquet, Crowne Plaza, Cromwell
19 – St. Gerard’s Center for Life, Mothers’ Day Banquet/Holy Hour, Holy Apostles Seminary