Sunday, September 16, 2012


Reality TV Star and Cultural Commentator To Speak on October 11 Rachel Campos-Duffy, a television personality who gained fame in 1994 as a castmate on the MTV reality series The Real World: San Francisco, will speak at Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Faribault on Thursday, October 11 at 7 p.m. She is now a television host, most notably as a recurring guest host on the ABC talk show The View, an author, cultural commentator and mother. Campos-Duffy will be speaking on “Winning Pro-Life Victories in a Raunchy Culture.” She is a mother to six children and the author of Stay Home, Stay Happy: Ten Secrets to Loving At-Home Motherhood. A frequent guest on both radio and television, her recent appearances include Sean Hannity’s Great American Panel, CNN’s Campbell Brown Show, Headline News Primetime Live and EWTN’s The World Over Live. National media outlets like CNN, MSNBC and FOX News seek her out for lively, thought-provoking discussions from her perspective as an at-home mom, Latina and conservative. She co-hosted a women’s health show with Florence Henderson on the Lifetime Network’s “Speaking of Women’s Health.” She is AOL’s parenting expert and writes a weekly column for In addition, she is a contributing writer for Anderson Cooper’s CNN 360 blog,, and several Catholic websites and publications, including the Catholic News Agency, Headline Bistro, and the Catholic Herald. Rachel Campos-Duffy graduated from Arizona State University in 1993 with a degree in economics. She was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Graduate Fellowship, with which she earned a Master’s in Pacific Studies and International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego. She is married to Congressman Sean Duffy, and the family lives in Wisconsin. Campos-Duffy’s presentation is part a series of talks sponsored by the Respect Life Groups of South Central Minnesota, a collaboration of more than 30 Catholic parishes in south-central Minnesota. Their goal is to attract top-of-the-line speakers and homilists in a multi-part educational project to motivate, inspire and inform Catholics and other Christians to address critical life issues facing our country. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has identified a long list of “Life Issues” dealing with threats to innocent life that are always morally unjustifiable and intrinsically evil. These issues include abortion, human cloning, fetal research, fetal stem cell research, euthanasia, partial birth abortion and the culture of death in general. The immediacy of these threats to the innocent from state and federal governments makes “getting up to speed” an urgent matter. The presentation is free and all are welcome. Free-will offerings are accepted and appreciated. A digital image of the speaker is available upon request. For more information, contact Dr. Richard Weiland at 507-645-2633 or Anne Fredrickson at 507-645-2348.

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