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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 Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, under the guidance and direction of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, works to teach respect for all human life from conception to natural death, and organize for its protection.
To serve this goal we:
The current Committee serves from November 2012 to November 2015 and is chaired by Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston.
Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, Chairman
Most Reverend William E. Lori
Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann
Most Reverend Paul P. Chomnycky, OSBM
Most Reverend Felipe J. Estévez
Most Reverend Robert J. McManus
Most Reverend Martin D. Holley
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo
Cardinal Francis E. George, OMI
Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput
Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt
Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades
Most Reverend David L. Ricken
Helen Alvaré, Esq.
John F. Brehany, Ph.D., S.T.L.
John M. Haas, Ph.D., S.T.L.
Fr. J. Daniel Mindling
Tom Grenchik, Executive Director
Richard Doerflinger, Associate Director
Deirdre McQuade, Assistant Director for Policy and Communications
Mary McClusky, Assistant Director for Project Rachel Ministry Development
Anne McGuire, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach
Kimberly Baker, Programs and Projects Coordinator
Teresa Mutchler, Executive Assistant
Aaron Weldon, Staff Assistant
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