Pro-Life Ministries

Adobe Photoshop PDF “We proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God; that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence.”

U.S. Catholic Bishops, Pastoral Plan
for Pro-Life Activities, November 2001


The Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life activities contains four major pillars that the Bishops have set forth as elements necessary for authentic Catholic pro-life efforts in America:

  • Public Education
  • Public Policy
  • Pastoral Care
  • Prayer


Pro-Life Ministry promotes the Church’s teaching regarding the dignity of life from conception to natural death:

Assisted Suicide
Conscience Protection
Death Penalty
Domestic Violence

Faithful Citizenship
Human Trafficking
IVF/Reproductive Technology
Natural Family Planning
Stem Cell Research


For information and resources visit



“Blessing of the Child in the Womb.”
A wonderful way to reach out to parents and to the child in the womb of the mother and extend the gracious greeting of Christ, the “Blessing” is explained and extended in a booklet that Archbishop Kurtz co-authored called Gift of Joy. Please consider sharing this booklet with any expectant parents you may know.  To order, go to or


Archdiocesan Pro-Life Coordinator

Ed Harpring
502.471.2132 or
Maloney Center
1200 South Shelby Street
Louisville, KY  40203

For a free subscription to the “Dignity of Life” e-newsletter, contact Ed. 




Project Rachel
A post-abortion ministry
of the Archdiocese
of Louisville


To speak to someone confidentially,
call: 502-471-2155 or email:


Represents the Church and the state’s four Roman Catholic dioceses in public policy matters on both the state and federal levels


Pregnancy and
Adoption Services
Human Trafficking


Natural Family
Planning, NFP

Archdiocese of Louisville


Opportunities For Life
Personal and confidential
help to those experiencing
an untimely pregnancy