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"The deepest element of God's commandment to protect human life is the requirement to show reverence and love for every person and the life of every person.” ~ Pope John Paul II, Gospel of Life, No. 41

The Pro Life Office promotes a culture of life through:


V  Parish prayers for inspiration and renewal

V  Parish leadership training and network development

V  Community education projects

V  Support for community service programs

V  Legislative advocacy efforts

Some resource information on each of the following topics is available through the Pro Life and Social Ministry Office. This information is not exhaustive, nor is the list intended to be all inclusive. The list includes examples of several advocacy issues addressed by Catholic Advocacy groups. For more information, contact us. 

ü  Abortion

ü  Adoption

ü  Capital punishment: PA bishops statment

ü  Child abuse

ü  Child support

ü  Crime prevention advocacy

ü  Crisis pregnancy

ü  End of life issues

ü  Education and formation issues

ü  Environmental stewardship

ü  Genetic testing

ü  Health care funding

ü  Human embryonic experimentation/ fetal experimentation

ü  Immigration

ü  Imprisonment

ü  Labor rights

ü  Living wills/medical directives/health care powers of attorney

ü  Marriage: USCCB resources & PCC resources

ü  Mental health issues

ü  Natural Family Planning/CM-BBT

ü  Physical challenges/rights of persons with disabilities

ü  Poverty/ food and shelter issues

ü  Prenatal health care

ü  Project Rachel

ü  Race/ethnicity issues

ü  Reproductive technologies

ü  Senior enrichment/elder care

ü  Sexuality

ü  Stem cell research

ü  Surrogate pregnancy

ü  Warfare

ü  Welcoming the community newcomer

v  For more information on promoting a culture of life, please contact the director of Pro Life and Social Ministry.









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