The executive director of Vermont Right to Life will be the speaker at the next meeting of Vermont Catholic Professionals.

Mary Hahn Beerworth will discuss the issues surrounding passage of Article 22, the recently passed, pro-abortion amendment to the Vermont Constitution. She will address the forward movement of the pro-life cause in Vermont and the signs she is witnessing that pro-life Vermonters remain involved and energized. “I will also share some excellent news about the unity among pro-lifers and the most recent statistics on abortion,” she said.

The next Vermont Catholic Professionals meeting will take place on Jan. 17 with the group gathering at 8:30 a.m. at the diocesan headquarters at 55 Joy Drive in South Burlington; the speaker will begin her presentation at 9 a.m.

The purpose of Vermont Catholic Professionals is to join Catholic men and women and others with shared values from the business and professional communities to encourage intellectual discussions, to foster professional and faith-based relationships, and to inspire service and charity to the community in Vermont. The group hosts quarterly events that offer networking and professional development.

“I hope to inspire Vermont Catholic professionals to employ ‘holy boldness’ when it comes to issues of life — the truth and science are on our side,” Beerworth said.

The Vermont Right to Life Committee will remain focused on educational outreach and continue to advocate for life in the Vermont Legislature, she noted. In her talk, Beerworth also plans to touch on recently introduced and recently enacted legislation concerning life.

There will be no Zoom option for this meeting, but a recording of it will be available after at

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—Printed in the Jan.13-19, 2024, edition of The Inland See.