The Diocese of Des Moines

      Christ Our Life Catholic Regional Conference    

       September 20-21, 2014


Speakers include:

  • Timothy Cardinal Dolan
  • Bishop Richard E. Pates
  • Father Larry Richards
  • Mario St. Francis Hererra
  • Angela Perez Baraquio Grey
  • Mark Hart
  • Immaculée Ilibagiza
  • Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow
  • Tony Meléndez
  • Tom Peterson
  • Musician and storyteller Steve Angrisano and local praise band return

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Christ Our Life Catholic Regional Conference

Sept. 22-23, 2012

Wells Fargo Arena, 730 Third St., Des Moines

Speakers include:     Cardinal Donald Wuerl

                                    Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller

                                    Bishop Richard Pates

                                    Father Michael Gaitley, MIC

                                    Allen Hunt

                                    Imaculee Ilibagiza

                                    Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

                                    Roy Schoeman

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Christ Our Life Catholic Conference

Oct. 16-17, 2010

Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines


Press Release

10-13-10 Cardinal Arinze on Bishop Pates's radio show



10-16-10 Cardinal Francis Arinze: The importance of bringing up our families in the faith and treasure

                  of  the catechism of the Catholic Church

10-16-10 Cardinal Francis Arinze: The crucial importance of the Holy Eucharist on our way to eternal life

10-17-10 Cardinal Francis Arinze: Jesus Christ sends us on a mission (homily)

10-16-10 Bishop Pates's Homily

10-16-10 Bishop Pates's presentation