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Catholic pro-life doctor to speak

PALM BEACH GARDENS  |  A dinner program on natural family planning, “Called to the Joy of Love: God’s design for love and life in marriage,” is set for Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola’s Family Life Center, 9999 N. Military Trail. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m., catered by Joseph’s Classic Market.

The evening’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Christina Peña, an obstetrician and gynecologist from Miami who is trained in functional medicine and NaProTechnology (natural procreative technology). She serves on the board of trustees and is medical adviser for Heartbeat of Miami Pregnancy Crisis Centers and is a provider for the Abortion Pill Reversal Network. Peña will share her experiences as a pro-life Catholic doctor.

Following her 7 p.m. talk, there will be a “meet and greet” with local NFP advocates and consultants. The program is sponsored by the diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life. There is no cost for the dinner, but an RSVP is required by Aug. 25. Send your name, contact information and number of people attending to Erika Azzi at or Cindy Fulmer at 561-629-3889. To learn more about the Office of Family Life, visit

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