by Brian S. Brown, IOF President
On Friday, October 25, the International Organization for the Family (IOF) had the great pleasure of co-sponsoring a major event with His Eminence, Most Rev. Gerhard Cardinal Müller, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Washington, DC. Cardinal Müller participated in an interview session with Fr. Gerald Murray of EWTN Television, and afterwards greeted guests and signed copies of his recent book.
Cardinal Müller spoke passionately about the family at the event, held at the Willard International hotel. All of us at IOF felt inspired and encouraged for our important work to promote and defend the family and to advance family values. We were also honored to have Princess Gloria von Thurn and Taxis join us at this special event, which unfolded before a packed audience.
We will have a full report on the evening with Cardinal Müller very soon.
I originally met Cardinal Müller back in 2014 when he played a principal role in organizing the Humanum Conference at the Vatican, an international gathering of religious and cultural leaders from around the world, hosted by Pope Francis, that celebrated the complementarity of men and women. It was my privilege to play a behind-the-scenes role in supporting conference organizers plan the event, and my wife and I both attended the conference.
This past week, I had the distinct honor of accompanying Cardinal Müller and Princess Gloria at a number of important meetings in Washington. Certainly a major highlight of our meetings was the opportunity to spend time with Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh.
We also had several meetings with high-level officials in the White House, and met with a number of influential members of Congress, including Senator Steve Daines (R-Mon.), and Representative Greg Pence, (R- Ind.).
Our hosting of Cardinal Müller in Washington, DC is an example of the influential work that IOF is doing around the globe on behalf of the family. We look forward to future pro-family events with additional dignitaries.