The Office of Pro-Life Activities follows the United States Bishop’s Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities – A Campaign in Support of Life. A consistent ethic of life reflects the Church's firm conviction of the dignity of each and every human life.
Varied Respect Life Groups may focus their energy on one particular aspect of life, however, all do so in the context of the Church's mission to uphold the dignity of life at all stages of life. The USCCB’s Pro-Life Theme for this 2012-13 is, “Faith opens our eyes to human life in all its grandeur and beauty.” This year’s Respect Life Program takes us back to the basics, with eight pamphlets discussing the main attacks on human life and the inherent dignity of each person. You can find the program material here: http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/respect-life-program/.
USCCB Respect Life Program Resources
The Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October. The program is highlighted in liturgies and marked by special events. The USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities publishes a program packet each year to call attention to numerous human life issues.
USCCB Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities (2001)
In this Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities: A Campaign in Support of Life we renew our call for individual Catholics and the many institutions and organizations of the Church to unite in an unprecedented effort to restore respect and legal protection for every human life—to be what the Holy Father asks us to be: a people of life and a people for life (The Gospel of Life, no. 78).
USCCB Church Documents & Statements
This site has a variety of resources on abortion.
USCCB Justice, Peace, and Human Development
See this site for regular updates and more information on international and domestic issues affecting human development.
Justice for Immigrants
As Catholics, we wholeheartedly support efforts to further develop our nation’s laws concerning the migration of people to our country. We know that current policies are inadequate to protect rights and dignity of immigrants and their families. We invite you to continue forming yourselves and others on this vital issue for our country.
National Catholic Bioethics Center
The National Catholic Bioethics Center is engaged in research, education, consultation, and publishing to promote the dignity of the human person in health care and life sciences.
National Committee for a Human Life Amendment
NCHLA produces educational and program resources, communicates with leaders about legislative priorities, and presents legislative seminars throughout the year. In a special way, NCHLA assists dioceses, state Catholic conferences, and Catholic lay groups. The Committee also works closely with the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
People of Faith Against the Death Penalty
Feminists for Life
Dignitas Personae (The Dignity of Person) – An instruction from the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith on ethical issues and biomedical research. It provides guidance on how to respect human life and human procreation in this scientific age.
Stem Cell Information and Education
See other topical links and resources here.