Pro-Life Ministry Contacts
Moderator of Pro-Life Ministry
Fr. Anthony J. Viviano
573-635-9127, ext. 222
March for Life Coordinator
573-635-9127, ext. 228
Alphonse J. Schwartze Catholic Center
2207 West Main St
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0914
A Consistent Ethic of Life
A wide spectrum of issues touches on the protection of human life and the promotion of human dignity. As Pope John Paul II has reminded us: "Where life is involved, the service of charity must be profoundly consistent. It cannot tolerate bias and discrimination, for human life is sacred and inviolable at every stage and in every situation; it is an indivisible good" (The Gospel of Life, no. 87).
Among important issues involving the dignity of human life with which the Church is concerned, abortion necessarily plays a central role. Abortion, the direct killing of an innocent human being, is always gravely immoral (The Gospel of Life, no. 57); its victims are the most vulnerable and defenseless members of the human family. It is imperative that those who are called to serve the least among us give urgent attention and priority to this issue of justice.
READ MORE FROM THE USCCB'S PASTORAL PLAN FOR PRO-LIFE ACTIVITIES
Suggestions for Pro-Life Activities in Schools and Parishes
We are blessed with parents and parishes who want to provide their children with a strong pro-life ethic. These resources can be used in our schools, parishes and families.
- MO Catholic Conference
- Right to Life
- Downloadable Directory of Missouri Pregnancy Resource Centers (Updated 2020)
- Midwest March for Life