Pregnancy Resource Centers in our Diocese
Positive Alternatives Locations in MN
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) March for Life
40 Days For Life 2023 Spring Calendar (PDF)
When a friend is considering an abortion
Resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) can be found at these locations:
Leader’s Toolkits https://www.respectlife.org/leaders-toolkits
Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities https://www.usccb.org/prolife/pastoral-plan-pro-life-activities
Respect Life Month Resources https://www.respectlife.org/respect-life-month
Learn more about the USCCB’s Call to Prayer, penance, and sacrifice for the sake of renewing a culture of life, marriage, and religious liberty in our country.
Bishop Robert Barron, Jonathan Reyes, and Helen Alvaré discuss respect for the life and dignity of the human person. (3 min 27 sec)
Third Party Reproduction and its effect on children – from Convocation for Catholic Leadership 2017 (4 min)
Listen to Fr Greg Paffel’s Homily at the Mass of Hope and Healing, held October 27th at St Paul’s Church in Sauk Centre
National Committee for a Human Life Amendment
The National Committee for a Human Life Amendment (NCHLA) is dedicated to pursuing the great civil rights struggle to secure the right to life for all. The organization’s objectives include educating citizens, developing pro-life legislative networks, and offering programs in support of pro-life legislation. Among its various activities, 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. The “Action Alerts” on their web-page keeps track of the latest pending legislation and provides important links to make your voice heard to your representatives in Washington.
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL)
Founded by a small group of Minnesotans in 1968, MCCL has worked ever since to secure protection for innocent human life from conception until natural death through education, legislation, and political action.
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities
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.
40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion.
The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion.
Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC) is the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota. MCC supports the ministry of our state’s Catholic bishops by:
● Working with political and community leaders to shape legislation that serves human dignity and the common good
● Educating Catholics and the public about the ethical and moral framework that should be applied to public policy choices
● Mobilizing the Catholic community to make its voice heard in the public arena
Project Rachel is the Catholic Church’s healing ministry to those who have been involved in abortion.
Safe Place for Newborns
In Minnesota, a mother, or someone acting with her permission, can safely surrender her unharmed infant born within the past seven days to a designated safe place. A safe place includes a hospital, an urgent care facility during its hours of operation, or an ambulance that is dispatched in response to a 911 call. Personnel at the safe place must not try to determine the identity of the mother or the person leaving the baby, or call the police.
Safe Place for Newborns is a safe and anonymous choice.