Friday May 25, 2018
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Registration is now open for the Cornerstone Catholic Conference.  This event is being hosted by our state’s four bishops to inspire and educate Catholics and others to continue working together to protect human life:  the unborn, individuals who live in poverty or on the margins of society, and people at the end of life.  It is so important to the life of the Church that no permission will be granted for outside speakers to come to the Diocese of Yakima that weekend, so as to encourage attendance at the conference.

 It will be held Friday evening, Oct. 24 and all day Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Tacoma Convention Center. The event will feature talks by:

  • Immaculee Ilibagiza (Rwandan genocide survivor)
  • Abby Johnson (former Planned Parenthood director)
  • Serrin Foster (President of Feminists for Life)
  • Vicki Thorn (founder of Project Rachel)
  • Bishop Robert McElroy (frequent contributor to Catholic media on caring for the poor)
  • Clare Halpine (World Youth Alliance)
  • There will also be noted speakers on human trafficking, ministry to the poor, beginning and end-of-life decisions, and cooperation within the parish.

 Spanish translation is available.  Partial scholarships are available.  Visit  to register.  Feel free to distribute the attached materials as appropriate.