Apologetics expert to speak at life event


des moines — Tim Staples, director of Apologetics and Evangelization at Catholic Answers, an apostolate dedicated to bringing the truth and fullness of Catholicism to the world through print, broadcast and online education, will speak at Iowans for Life (IFL) dinner on Oct. 13 in Des Moines.
Staples is a well-known broadcaster, author and defender of Catholic doctrine. He will talk about “Black and White in a World of Grey” and explain Catholic doctrine regarding abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research and human cloning.
IFL’s Executive Director Maggie DeWitte, notes that, “Tim Staples has influenced thousands of people to trust their faith or find their way home to the Catholic Church through his understanding, enthusiasm and humor. We are fortunate that Tim will speak on the fundamental truths of our faith, including IFL’s own belief in respect for the full spectrum of pro-life values, from conception through natural death.”
IFL also will present its annual LIFE Award to Marian Bourek, a long-time defender of life and executive director of Dubuque County Right to Life, an affiliate of IFL. Master of Ceremonies will be Jack Williams, an Open Line co-host on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network, and former Iowa Catholic Radio program director.
The sixth annual fundraising dinner, scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Oct. 13, will be held at the Holiday-Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines. Bishop Richard Pates of the Diocese of Des Moines will extend a greeting and open the event in prayer.
Tickets are $50 oper person or $500 for a table of 10. Register on IFL’s website (www.iowansforlife.org) or download registration and mail to IFL at 130 East Third St., Des Moines, Iowa, 50309. Contact: Maggie DeWitte at (515) 255-4113 or mdewitte@iowansforlife.org.

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