President John J. DeGioia offered opening and welcoming remarks. John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, moderated the conversation. The panel included George Mason Law professor Helen Alvaré, Fordham professor Charles Camosy, and executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley Sr. Norma Pimentel, M.J.
Helen Alvaré is a professor of law at George Mason University School of Law, former leader of USCCB pro-life efforts, and founder of WomenSpeakforThemselves.com.
Charles Camosy is an associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University, author of Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation, and columnist for Religion News Service.
Sr. Norma Pimentel, M.J., is the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley and organizer of the Sacred Heart Immigrant Welcome Center on the U.S.-Mexican border.