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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 2015 to November 2018 and is chaired by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chairman
Most Reverend William E. Lori
Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann
Most Reverend Felipe J. Estévez
Most Reverend Martin D. Holley
Most Reverend Robert J. McManus
Most Reverend David L. Ricken
Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo
Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput
Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron
Most Reverend Brendan J. Cahill
Helen Alvaré, Esq.
John M. Haas, Ph.D., S.T.L.
Patrick E. Kelly
Fr. J. Daniel Mindling
Kathleen Raviele, MD
Ronald Johnson, Jr.
Tom Grenchik, Executive Director
Greg Schleppenbach, Associate Director
Mary McClusky, Assistant Director for Project Rachel Ministry Development
Anne McGuire, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach
Katherine Talalas, Assistant Director for Pro-Life Communications
Kimberly Baker, Programs and Projects Coordinator
Teresa Mutchler, Executive Assistant
Christopher McCaffery, Program Associate for External Communications
Anna Rose Riccard, Program Associate for Internal Communications
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