“THE YEAR OF FAITH: WHAT MUST WE DO TO DO THE WORK OF GOD?”

August 16 – August 18, 2013 • Plano Centre, Plano Texas

FREE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE DURING ALL SESSIONS!

Welcome to the Hispanic Congress of the Americas for Respect Life and Evangelization website.

The Congress is hosted by Bishop Kevin Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas and the Diocese of Fort Worth (temporarily under the guidance of Msgr. Stephen Berg, Diocesan Administrator), organized by the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas, with assistance from the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities. It is presented every two years to invite Hispanics in the Americas to begin networking and uniting to defend and promote life, marriage and religious liberty and to become effective witnesses of the Gospel of Life to the Church and to all people.

The first Congress took place in Dallas in 2008, the second in Phoenix, Arizona in 2011, and this Congress hosted by the Dioceses of Dallas and Fort Worth will take place at the Plano Convention Centre on August 16-18, 2013. We invite all in the Spanish-speaking world to attend this historic congress offered in English and Spanish. Save the date and make plans to join us!

In addition to the bi-annual congress, we work continually to unite Hispanic and Latino communities to celebrate the gift of life and to build a civilization of love. Our continuous job to unite the Church in America is guided by the post-synodal document, Ecclesia in America.

Mass Celebrants:

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Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley
Opening Mass Celebrant
 Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
Closing Mass Celebrant 


Speakers:

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Arzobispo Gustavo García‐Siller Bishop Mark Seitz Bishop Jaime Soto Father Wilmer Daza
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Dr. Pilar Calva Maria del Pilar Vasquez Calva Astrid Bennett Gutierrez Alejandro Bermudez
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 Adolfo Castaneda Marcela Vaquera Fr. Augustino Torres, CFR Joseph and Elizabeth Yanez

We are also excited to welcome Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas, Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso and Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix.