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Speakers

Educate and inspire your parish community with the message of the sacredness of each human person by inviting a pro-life speaker to give a presentation. The speakers listed on this page offer a wide-range of expertise from post-abortion healing to end of life ethics and more.

Recommended Speakers:

Sisters of Life

For speakers related to post-abortion healing, please contact the Hope & Healing Mission or fill out a speaker request form.

866-575-0075 hopeandhealing@sistersoflife.org

For speakers on serving vulnerable pregnant women, the dignity of the human person, vocations and evangelization, fill out a speaker request form online.

Theresa Bonapartis – Entering Canaan/Lumina

For speakers related to post-abortion healing, please contact Theresa Bonapartis at
http://postabortionhelp.org/pah/speaking-engagementstraining/trainings/
877.586.4621

Chris Bell – Good Counsel Homes 

For speakers related to crisis pregnancy ministry and maternity homes, stories of grace. 
http://www.goodcounselhomes.org/
http://www.goodcounselhomes.org/contact/
Parish Speaking & Events: Tara Ingebritsen  609-387-2928

Students for Life of America

Great resource for speakers to students and youth groups on life issues.
View speakers: https://studentsforlife.org/sfla-speakers/

Sidewalk Advocates for Life

Offers training for sidewalk counseling outside of abortion clinics 
https://sidewalkadvocates.org/
info@sidewalkadvocates.org

Dr. Anne Nolte, MD – The Gianna Center

For speakers related to Catholic women’s healthcare, infertility/IVF, natural family planning/contraception.
https://www.nationalgiannacenter.org/
Dr. Nolte’s Biography

Dr. Elvira Parravicini, MD

Director of Neonatal Comfort Care Program at Columbia U. Medical Center
http://www.neonatalcomfortcare.com/ 
Dr. Parravicini’s Biography:
 https://www.columbiadoctors.org/elvira-parravicini-md#about-elvira-parravicini
 

Anna Halpine – World Youth Alliance/FEMM

For speakers related to Catholic women’s healthcare, infertility/IVF,
natural family planning. 
https://www.wya.net/about-wya/leadership/
Headquarters : 212-585-0757

For more information on a pro-life education curriculum: 
Human Dignity Curriculum
https://www.wya.net/programs/human-dignity-curriculum/ 
A program designed for grades K-12, HDC forms youth in the knowledge and understanding of their dignity as human persons, and how to integrate this understanding of our dignity into decision-making and life’s many relationships. 

For speakers associated with Fertility Education & Medical Management (FEMM)
https://femmhealth.org/about-us/what-is-femm/
Contact: femm@femmhealth.org

Nicole Moore – The Sisterhood of Catholic Women and Adolescents

For speakers related to women’s health and fertility for adolescents.
https://sisterhoodcwa.com/
(914) 613-5503
nicole@staugustinefoundation.com

Hawthorne Dominicans

For speakers related to end of life care.
https://www.hawthorne-dominicans.org/
914-769-0114

Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York

For speakers related to end of life care and Catholic ethics.
https://www.healthcareministry.org/
 

Lynda Crone – Board Certified Chaplain

Provides education and guidance on Catholic teachings for end of life care. Faced with complex medical decisions, with pressure from society to relieve suffering through forms of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, Lynda addresses how Catholics can navigate end of life issues while upholding the dignity of the human person, remaining faithful to Catholic moral theology. 
603-921-7010
lbcrone@hotmail.com 
 

Little Sisters of the Poor

For speakers related to end of life care.
Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village, NY
http://www.littlesistersofthepoorqueens.org/ 718-464-1800

Jeanne Jugan Residence, Bronx NY
http://www.littlesistersofthepoorbronx.org/ 347-329-1800

Carmelites of the Aged and Infirm

For speakers on end-of-life care.

Germantown, NY
http://www.carmelitesisters.com/index.htm#.XHqso4hKjIU

Avila Institute of Gerontology

Offers a one-day parish training for its Mother Angeline Ministries of Care program, a service of love and reverence to homebound and sick elderly in the parish community. Volunteers will be formed in the spirit and mission of the Carmelites of the Aged and Infirm, so that they can respect human life in its vulnerable stages. 
https://avilainstitute.org/contact-us.htm
518-537-5000
info@avilainstitute.org
 

Patients Rights Action Fund

For speakers related to legislation and the political climate surrounding
physician assisted suicide. 
Protects the rights of patients and people with disabilities by opposing assisted suicide legislation
https://patientsrightsaction.org/
609-759-0322

Ed Mechmann – Public Policy Director, Archdiocese of New York

For speakers related to life issues in the public discourse of politics, law, and culture.
https://archny.org/public-policy
Ed’s blog: https://archny.org/category/stepping-out-of-the-boat/
646) 794-2807
emechmann@archny.org

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

For speakers related to life issues, service to the poor, catechesis, Catholic social teaching, vocations and more. Great for men’s groups. 
http://franciscanfriars.com/
https://www.franciscanfriars.com/friaries
franciscanfriarsnyc@gmail.com

Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal

For speakers related to life issues, service to the poor, catechesis, Catholic social teaching, vocations and more. Great for women’s groups. 
http://franciscansisterscfr.com/
718-863-8040

The Goretti Group

For a suggestion of speakers on a variety of life issues. 
https://www.thegorettigroup.org/
Staten Island Chapter: https://www.thegorettigroup.org/new-york.html
 

Jean Marie Prince – Inspirational Speaker

Abandoned at 2 days old, God saved her both physically and spiritually. She shares her inspiring testimony and original music. Learn more by visiting her website: https://jeanmarieprince.com/

Henry Artis – Catholic Artist

Painter, sculptor, installation artist, former director and curator of the Visual Arts Museum
Member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation 

Presents A 90 min presentation exploring the “history of art clarified by the lens of faith.” As a cultural fingerprint, art tells a story; a story of where we have been and where we are going. But what’s the key to decipering the plot? Through guided reflection, participants look at works of art from Prehistoric Art to Contemporary Art to determine if Faith provides the key to answering these questions in a holistic way. 

Contact: henry.v.artis@gmail.com

Stacey Sumereau

Speaker, Singer, Television Personality and Broadway Performer
 From a Broadway touring career to discerning religious life on the Lifetime TV show The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns, to life as a blessed and imperfect wife and mother, Stacey speaks on family life, discernment, motherhood, and more. 
Staceysumereau.com

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