“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
Pro-Life Ministry promotes the Church’s teaching regarding the dignity of life from conception to natural death:
Natural Family Planning
Stem Cell Research
For information and resources visit usccb.org/issues-and-action.
“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 www.osv.com or www.amazon.com.
Archdiocesan Pro-Life Coordinator
502.471.2132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1200 South Shelby Street
Louisville, KY 40203
For a free subscription to the “Dignity of Life” e-newsletter, contact Ed.