Evolution & the Culture of Death seminar – next weekend

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have two items to share today – the first is a scheduling note:

This Thursday’s Latin Mass at St. Michael parish in Gastonia is rescheduled for Friday November 8 at 8:15 am – for this week only. The normal Thursday November 7 Mass will be Novus Ordo.

Evolution & Culture of Death seminar – November 15 & 16

Secondly, next weekend (November 15 & 16) is the important pro-life seminar at St. Mark parish entitled, Evolution & the Culture of Death: Unmasking the Roots of Today’s Abortion Movement. The seminar will examine how the theory of evolution and Darwinism laid the groundwork for (and still influences) Planned Parenthood, and other advocates of abortion, birth control, sterilization, euthanasia and eugenics.  It will also present the Church’s teaching on creation and show how by learning about creation, we can help restore a culture of life.

The presentation will be of interest to all Catholics, but particularly Latin Mass families as it will present the Church’s traditional teaching on creation and the origins of man, as taught by Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. It will also show how cutting edge science is confirming what both Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition have taught. Much of the Traditional Latin Mass, its calendar, traditions, and Douay Rheims Bible translations beautifully present the traditional doctrine of creation from the Ember Days, Rogation Days, to the ancient (Pre-55) Easter Vigil.  The Eastern Rite liturgies and traditions also richly present this doctrine. We hope you can attend.

Friday November 15, 6pm Mass (St. Mark School chapel)

Seminar 7-9pm Kerin Center

(*not sure if the 6pm Mass will be Latin or Novus Ordo – stay tuned)

Saturday November 16, 9am Novus Ordo Mass (Church)

Seminar 10-4pm, Kerin Center

Open to ages 12 and above. Different talks each day.

St. Mark parish is located at 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville, NC

No cost. An RSVP is appreciated but not required (RSVP to Mike FitzGerald at respect.life(at)stmarknc.org.

Snacks will be provided Friday evening; Saturday will feature breakfast items & coffee and a pizza lunch.

The speakers will be Hugh Owen and Pamela Acker with the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation and is co-sponsored by St. Mark Respect Life Ministry and the Carolina Pro-Life Action Network (C-PLAN).  The CLMC will also be supporting the event.

The Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation is a Catholic apostolate founded in 2000 to educate the public, especially Catholics on creation and the origins of man. Its work has been endorsed among many including, Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan (who visited us at St. Ann in 2017), and exorcist/theologian Fr. Chad Ripperger.

To learn more about the event see attached flyer and visit: www.prolifecharlotte.org/kolbe

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