The Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities is a document from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities. Originally written in 1975, the Plan was revised in 1985, and again updated in 2001.
Based on the principles set forth in The Gospel of Life, the Pastoral Plan provides a framework for dioceses throughout the country in which to carry out the message and mission of the Church in matters relating to the dignity of the human person.
It outlines four major areas in which to undertake the Church’s mission to build a Culture of Life:
This pastoral plan calls upon all the resources of the Church—its PEOPLE, SERVICES, and INSTITUTIONS— 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), and to pursue this effort with renewed energy and commitment.
Want to learn more about how to implement the Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities in your parish or Catholic school The Diocesan Respect Life Office offers training workshops to assist those who work in pro-life ministry. Contact us to schedule a presentation at 508-929-4311, or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.