"Utah's Abortion Bill: The Public Discussion That Didn't Happen," will be the theme of a public forum to be conducted Tuesday, April 16, at The Cathedral of St. Mark, 231 E. 100 South.

The forum, beginning at 7 p.m. in Spalding Hall, will be the first in an ongoing series at St. Mark's on "Religion, Ethics and Public Life." It is free and open to the public.The forum will begin with a panel discussion and will then be open for questions and comments from the public. Panel moderator will be KSL Television religion specialist Duane Cardall.

Panelists include Dean Potter; Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine and medical director of Planned Parenthood of Utah; State Sen. Karen Shepherd, D-Salt Lake, former editor of Network magazine; James E. Shelledy, editor of the Salt Lake Tribune; and Wayne McCormack, professor of constitutional law, U. College of Law.

The Salt Lake premiere of "Ritual Ways," a short film by the Rev. Ken Gumbert, will be held at St. Catherine's Newman Center, 170 S. University, on Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m.

The film illustrates the similarities between Indian ritual and the Catholic ritual of the Mass.