Reggie Littlejohn, a former high powered, Bay Area litigator who graduated from Yale and overcame severe and life-threatening illness to Catholic reconversion, was called to a completely new life—personally and professionally. While recovering, through prayer and discernment, she felt drawn to give up her litigation career, and, instead, focus on the abuse of women in China specific to forced abortion and the protection of the unborn—challenging head-on China’s 40 year old “One Child” policy in a very public way. Ms. Littlejohn’s exposure to China’s forced abortions and gendercide policy grew out of her pro-bono work for Chinese women seeking asylum in the US, leading her to found Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, an international coalition that opposes and spotlights the forced abortion and sexual slavery horrors in China. This is story that promises to hold you spellbound.
Ms. Littlejohn’s efforts have gained international attention and momentum. She is featured in “It’s a Girl,” an authoritative documentary film about gendercide in China and India. She screened the film three times at the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women in March, 2013. Her address to the European Parliament became a chapter in the book, Human Rights in China After the Olympic Games. In addition, she wrote a screenplay that takes on China’s One Child policy in a direct, engaging and surprising way, that-- despite its moralistic and Christian values—the script won recognition at secular screen writer contests.
In February of this year, Legatus presented its prestigious Cardinal John J. O’Connor Pro-Life Award to four pro-life leaders at its annual summit. For her work, Ms. Littlejohn was the first of those four recipients. Last year, she was named by Inside the Vatican Magazine as one of its “Top 10 People of 2013” for her work and “witness that can instruct and inspire.” Her call to her faith and vocation will truly inspire the rest of us: that through our own faith we can respond in ways, large and small, to make a profound difference in the world. Don’t miss this compelling presentation!
Registration-11:30; Program and Lunch-Noon
Walk-ins at the door: $40
On line registration is preferable by Tuesday, September 16, to ensure that the hotel can prepare for the proper number of meals and seating.
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About Us: The Sacramento Catholic Forum is a 501(c)3 non-profit Catholic apostolate that aims to bring men and women together for luncheon events to listen to quality speakers who encourage and equip us to live lives of holiness, as disciples of the Lord Jesus. Our luncheons take place once a month at the Red Lion Woodlake & Conference Center in Sacramento - formerly known as the Radisson (View this location and get directions on Google Maps).
Christine Watkins will compare the Book of Exodus with America’s current economic climate, secular influences, and trials of daily life, drawing striking parallels. Before God shows the Israelites the Promised Land, He takes them from a land of plenty and leads them into the desert. They are severely tempted and undergo severe trials. The Israelites grumble and complain. They fear that God isn’t with them. They turn to idols. They fear that the manna that God sends isn’t enough. But God provides and is faithful to them. This presentation injects hope and understanding into any present difficult circumstance and promises to leave you with grateful hearts, spiritually renewed, and with a deeper understanding that present hardships are but a path allowed or ordained by God, guiding us always forward--toward the Promised Land.
Christine Watkins, holds a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from the Jesuit School of Theology at the Graduate Theological Union and a Master’s degree in Social Welfare from U.C. Berkeley. She was formally a professional ballerina with the San Francisco Ballet, was an anti-Christian atheist who converted to Catholicism after receiving a miraculous, life-saving healing. She works now as a post-abortion healing director, is an inspirational speaker across the country, and is the author of the Catholic best-seller: Full of Grace: Miraculous Stories of Healing and Conversion through Mary’s Intercession. Mrs. Watkins has her own radio program: What Next God? Discerning His Will in Your Life on Radio Maria, and her own television program on Shalom World Television-- Ties of Faith.
Red Lion Hotel at the Woodlake Conference Center; 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento CA
Register on-line at www.saccatholicforum.org --$30; Walk-ins--$40
11:30--Registration; Noon--Lunch and Program
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