Pro-Life Ministries

“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

Pastoral Plan

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:

  • Euthanasia
  • Faithful Citizenship
  • Human Trafficking
  • IVF/Reproductive Technology
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Abortion
  • Assisted Suicide
  • Contraception
  • Conscience Protection
  • Death Penalty
  • Disabilities
  • Domestic Violence

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

Gift of Joy

Archdiocesan Pro-Life Coordinator

Ed Harpring
(502) 471-2154
Maloney Center
1200 South Shelby Street
Louisville, KY 40203

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


Archdiocese of Louisville

Project Rachel
A post-abortion ministry of the Archdiocese of Louisville. To learn more, speak to someone confidentially at:
Phone: (502)-471-2155

Catholic Conference of Kentucky

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

Providing Hope. Creating Change.
Provides pregnancy and adoption service for people in need, advocates for justice in social structures and human trafficking, and calls the entire Church and other people of good will to do the same.
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Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning, NFP
NFP, in keeping with the Church’s teaching, views fertility as a sacred reality to live rather than a problem to be solved.
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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Opportunities for Life

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

Fortnight for Freedom
A special time for prayer, education, and action hosted by The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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