Department of Life Issues

Embracing the Gospel of Life

“And so America: If you want peace, work for justice. If you want justice, defend life. If you want life, embrace the truth – the truth revealed by God.” – Pope John Paul II, 1999 visit to St. Louis

Education Efforts

  • Development of educational pieces, presentations and spiritual activities concerning chastity, sexuality, contraception, abortion, assisted suicide, the care of the sick and dying, stem cell research, cloning, the death penalty and more.
  • Coordination and promotion of chastity and youth-related pro-life efforts.
  • Coordination of grassroots response to various issues and events via a network of parish coordinators, contacts and collaboration with the Archdiocesan Legislative Network.
  • Promotion of the Catechism, Evangelium Vitae-The Gospel of Life, Humanae Vitae and many other church documents and teachings.

The Pro-Life Office was established in 1990 to promote a greater respect for human life and to be a catalyst for advocacy, education, evangelization, direct assistance and spiritual efforts on behalf of God’s great gift of human life and human love. For more information, please contact us.

Mary Forr
Department of Life Issues
[email protected]

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