Office of Faith Formation • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT

Respect Life Registration

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Who should attend? Everyone! Pro-life advocates, post abortive people, clergy, young adults, therapists. Why? Because abortion has impacted each and every-one of us and our world is wounded.

A Time of Divine Mercy
A Post Abortion Symposium

When: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Where: Notre Dame High School,
220 Jefferson St
Fairfield, CT 06825
8:00am to 4:00pm

Sponsored by:
Respect Life Ministry for the
Diocese of Bridgeport &
Lumina/Hope & Healing after Abortion

Offering for the day: $45
Students: $20
Clergy & Religious: Free
(lunch included)


Dave Reardon, Ph.D. Director of the Elliot Institute, is widely recognized as one of the leading experts on the aftereffects of abortion, in which he has specialized since 1983. He is the author of numerous books and popular and scholarly articles on this topic.
Rev. Dermot Roache, SMA is a member of the Society of Africa of Brooklyn, NY. He is founder of the apostolate Divine Mercy Family, which is growing throughout the world, enthroning the Divine Mercy image in families. He is also the spiritual director for the cause of the beatification of Little Audrey Santo. He will be speaking on “The Role of Divine Mercy in Healing Families from Abortion”.

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Faith Formation - Respect Life Registration

    Overview of Post Abortion Trauma
    Rosalie Taney is the Recovery Care Coordinator at Hopeline PRC, in Danbury, Shelton, Bridgeport and Norwalk areas. She organizes the Abortion Recovery Seminars, Memorial Services and Retreats for Hopeline PRC. Rosalie is the author of “A Season for Inner Healing” and a Bible study teacher, group leader and speaker. She has been on staff at Hopeline for 10 years.

    Clergy Training
    Rev. Mariusz Koch, CFR, Theresa Bonopartis
    Fr. Koch, has a Master’s in Divinity and an M.A. in Spiritual Theology; he has worked extensively in post-abortion ministry. Fr. Sean Kulacz is the Spiritual Director for the Project Rachel Ministry of the Bridgeport Diocese and has worked in post abortion ministry for a number of years.

    Reaching Out With Compassion
    Maureen Ciardiello is the Director of Respect Life ministry for the Diocese of Bridgeport. She also facilitates “Entering Canaan”post abortion retreats held within the diocese.
    Men & Abortion
    Greg Bottari, PsyD. is a clinical psychologist and Executive Director of The CatholicPsych Institute.. He received his Psy.D. from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, a graduate school in Arlington, VA that integrates Catholic philosophy and theology with sound, empirically validated psychology. Dr. Bottaro practices in Greenwich, CT.

    Impact of Abortion on Siblings
    Theresa Bonopartis is the Director of Lumina, a post-abortion ministry under the arm of Good Counsel Homes, and co-developer of the Entering Canaan Ministry. She has been widely published and spoken extensively on the impact of abortion.

    Reaching Out With Compassion
    Maureen Ciardiello is the Director of Respect Life ministry for the Diocese of Bridgeport. She also facilitates “Entering Canaan” post abortion retreats held within the diocese.
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