Bishop James Conley
Diocese of Lincoln

conley-squareSince his priestly ordination in 1985, Bishop James D. Conley has served the Catholic Church in a wide variety of ways—as pastor, college campus chaplain, director of Respect Life ministries, theology instructor, Vatican official and bishop. In all of these tasks, he has seen his life as a priest as a call to service and complete surrender to “God’s providential hand.” For his episcopal motto, Bishop Conley, a convert to the Catholic faith, chose the same motto as the great 19th-century English convert, John Henry Cardinal Newman, “cor ad cor loquitur,” which means “heart speaks to heart.”


Gloria Purvis Scott
EWTN and Black Catholics United for Life

gloria-purvisAt the age of twelve Gloria had what she calls ‘a mystical experience with the Eucharist’ from which she came to know that it was real and alive. “I was consumed with a fire all over my body, but it didn’t burn.” This experience compelled her to go home from school that day and tell her parents that she was going to enroll in the school’s preparation for Confirmation class, and she did. Among many other things, today Gloria is a frequent face on the Eternal Word Television Network, and the Chairperson for Black Catholics United for Life.


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