Be Not Afraid: Living Faith in Challenging Times


Bishop Jaime Soto invites all Catholics in the Diocese of Sacramento to join him and attend the third of a three-conference series on "Preserving Our Religious Freedoms with a Civil Voice."

The purpose of this Interfaith 3-Conference Series is to empower disciples in engaging in civil dialogue on religious freedom.

Presented by William Jessup University, Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Keynote Speaker: Mary Rice Hasson
Mary Rice Hasson is the Kate O’Beirne Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., where she also directs the Catholic Women’s Forum, a network of Catholic professional women and scholars seeking to amplify the voice of women in support of Catholic teachings. An attorney and policy expert, Mary speaks at national conferences and universities, advises legislators and faith-based groups on policy matters, and is a frequent media commentator. For the past three years, Mary has been a keynote speaker for the Holy See at the United Nations during the annual U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, speaking on women and work, education, the value of caregiving, and gender ideology. She is the co-author of two books on education, and the editor of Promise and Challenge: Catholic Women Reflect on Feminism, Complementarity, and the Church. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Law School, Mary and her husband Kevin Seamus Hasson have seven adult children and one grandchild.

Watch Bishop Soto and Gary McFadyen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints discuss religious liberty: