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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 2018 to November 2021 and is chaired by Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann, Archbishop of Kansas City, KS.
Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann, Chairman
Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley
Most Reverend William E. Lori
Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample
Most Reverend Jacob Angadiath
Most Reverend James D. Conley
Most Reverend Felipe J. Estévez
Most Reverend Shelton J. Fabre
Most Reverend James V. Johnston, Jr.
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan
Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap
Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz
Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Most Reverend Brendan J. Cahill
Most Reverend Martin D. Holley
Most Reverend David A. Konderla
Most Reverend Steven J. Lopes
Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted
Most Reverend David L. Ricken
Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz
Most Reverend Joseph L. Coffey
Most Reverend William J. Waltersheid
Helen Alvaré, Esq.
Colleen Carroll Campbell
Luisa de Poo
Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, S.V.
Ronald Johnson, Jr.
Patrick E. Kelly
Joseph Meaney, Ph.D.
Fr. J. Daniel Mindling
Kathleen Raviele, MD
Natasha Wilson, Ph.D.
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
Denisha Brinkley, Program Associate for Internal Communications
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