An Opportunity of Love and Faith – The Lejeune Fellowship

Bishop Robert Barron

February 1, 2023


Word on Fire is delighted to announce that Mark Bradford has been named the Word on Fire Institute’s Venerable Jerome Lejeune Fellow. The fellowship is named in honor of Jerome Lejeune, the French geneticist who discovered the genetic cause of Down syndrome. Lejeune committed his research to finding what he hoped would be a cure because he knew that his discovery opened a pathway to prenatal diagnosis and abortion.

As the Lejeune Fellow, Bradford’s mission will be raising awareness about the indispensability of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Church and in the culture. Bradford will advocate and model the pro-life teachings of the Church, especially as they concern people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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