January 10, 2002
National Right-to-Life Advocate to Speak at PHL Breakfast
SCRANTON -- A nationally recognized advocate of pro-life causes will keynote
the annual Respect for Life Prayer Breakfast of the Scranton Chapter,
Pennsylvanians for Human Life, on Saturday, Jan. 26, beginning at 9 a.m., in
Genetti Manor, Dickson City. Reservations will close Jan. 21.
Janet A. Morana, personal assistant to Father Frank Pavone of Priests for
Life, will tell about her extensive travels throughout the U.S., giving pro-life
training seminars for the laity and her experiences as a representative of
Priests for Life at various local and national pro-life conferences. She also
serves the organization as staff administrator.
Involved in pro-life activities the past 12 years, the Brooklyn, N.Y., native
attended Catholic schools in that borough and received her bachelor's degree in
foreign languages from St. Francis College. In 1990, she was awarded a master's
degree in education from the College of Staten Island. In 2000, she earned a
professional diploma in reading from St. John's University, graduating with
several awards for academic excellence.
Married since 1975 and the mother of three daughters, Mrs. Morana served as a
full-time public school teacher in Staten Island, N.Y., for 11 years. During
that time, she spearheaded numerous literary, science, cultural and educational
programs, winning many awards and financial grants for her school district.
A certified CCD teacher, she is a Eucharistic Minister at St. Charles Parish
and a former member of the executive board of the Staten Island Right-to-Life
Committee. In 1990, she ran for New York City Council on the Right-to-Life Line
and received the largest percentage of votes of any Right-to-Life candidate in
the Party's history. Reservations for the breakfast are priced at $12 for adults
and $6 for children.