Annual Respect Life Convention (Under Construction - Check Back After July 23, 2018)

During October, which is Respect Life Month, the RLA hosts its annual Respect Life Convention. The purpose of the Convention is to provide a forum for Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Louis to gather and listen to informative and motivational speakers discuss the dignity and sanctity of human life and the latest efforts to build a Culture of Life.

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42nd Annual Respect Life Convention

Sunday, October 28, 2018

St. Charles Convention Center

"Life Has Purpose"


Keynote Speaker - Ryan Bomberger (Under Construction)


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The Respect Life Apostolate of the Archdiocese of St. Louis is excited to announce that Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation will be the keynote speaker for the 41st Annual Respect Life Convention.        

Workshops (Under Construction)

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: How to Create Conversations that Change Hearts and Minds, presented by Rebecca Haschke (Justice for All)

Ever want to talk with family, friends, or co-workers about why abortion is wrong but unsure how to do so charitably? This workshop will equip you with the tools to open up meaningful pro-life conversations that will help change minds and hearts. An introductory workshop will be presented during Session I followed by a more advanced skills workshop during Session II.


9 a.m.: Exhibits Open 

9:30 a.m.: Mass

11:30 a.m.: Luncheon Programming & Keynote

2 p.m.: Workshop Session I

3:15 p.m.: Workshop Session II

Registration for Keynote Luncheon (Under Construction)

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All seating registrations for the keynote luncheon must be made in advance of the event online or via the phone by speaking directly with an RLA staff member. No mail-in, emailed, or voice message registrations will be accepted. Registration opens Monday, August 13 and closes Friday, Oct. 12.  

Online Registrations

  • Click here to register online.
  • Payment must be by debit card, credit card or check.

Phone Registrations or Online Registration Help

  • Call 314.792.7555 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for help with online registration or additional questions.

 Advertisements, Exhibit Booths, & Sponsors (Under Construction)

Opportunities to advertise, exhibit, or sponsor the convention will be detailed online after July 23, 2018. Please check back here or contact the office on or after that date. 


The Annual Respect Life Convention will again be held at the beautiful and spacious St. Charles Convention Center (1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, MO). Free surface lot parking is available. For more information about the Convention Center, please click here.


St. Joseph Radio will record the keynote address and all workshops. Recordings will available for purchase following the 2018 Convention by contacting St. Joseph Radio. Recordings from past events may also be available.

Promotional Materials (Under Construction)

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