• 2021 Respect for Life Month Statement
    2021 Respect for Life Month Statement Statement of Respect for Life Month from Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann, Chairman U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities The month of October brings with it our annual observance of Respect Life Month. As part of the Year of St. Joseph declared by Pope Francis, this year’s celebration highlights ...
  • NOURISH NY Action Needed
    The New York State Legislature voted to make NOURISH NEW YORK (NYS Senate Bill S4892A), the state’s farm to food bank/pantry initiative, a permanent state program.  This pandemic-initiative provides funding to New York’s food banks and emergency food providers (such as Catholic parish food pantries and other community food pantries) for the direct purchase of ...
  • Act Now to Stop Most Extreme Abortion Bill Ever
    Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities September 20, 2021 Congress is about to vote on the most radical abortion bill of all time. The so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” (H.R. 3755/S. 1975) would impose abortion on demand, at any stage of pregnancy. It would apply nationwide—even in states that don’t want it. Even modest and popular pro-life laws at every level ...
  • U.S. Bishop Chairmen Statement on Abortion Funding in Build Back Better Act
    SEPTEMBER 17, 2021  Full Statement:  https://www.usccb.org/news/2021/us-bishop-chairmen-statement-abortion-funding-build-back-better-act WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce advanced portions of the reconciliation bill without removing abortion funding provisions or including the Hyde Amendment to prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman ...
  • U.S. Bishops’ Chairmen Respond to House Vote to Force Taxpayers to Fund Elective Abortions
    Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities News Release:  July 30, 2021 U.S. Bishops’ Chairmen Respond to House Vote to Force Taxpayers to Fund Elective Abortions WASHINGTON – Today, the House voted 219 to 208 in favor of H.R. 4502, a package of appropriations bills that currently excludes the 46-year-old Hyde Amendment and other longstanding, bipartisan provisions like the Weldon Amendment. ...
  • Statement Regarding Proposed Construction of Planned Parenthood Office in Brighton
    Brighton Statement
  • NYS Catholic Conference 2021 End of Session Round Up
    NYS Catholic Conference 2021 End of Session Round Up The New York Sate Catholic Conference and the Office of Life Issues thanks you for your support of the NYS Catholic Action Network. The 2021 Legislative Session in Albany has adjourned, although lawmakers may return at some point this summer if agreement is reached on certain legislation. Follow ...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Constitutional Challenge to Mississippi’s 15-Week Abortion Ban
    U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Constitutional Challenge to Mississippi’s 15-Week Abortion Ban https://myemail.constantcontact.com/U-S–Supreme-Court-Agrees-to-Hear-Constitutional-Challenge–to-Mississippi-s-15-Week-Abortion-Ban.html?soid=1100920568270&aid=J3iv06_ddc4
  • U.S. Bishops’ Pro Life Committee Chairman Denounces Reversal of Limits on Human Fetal Tissue Research
    WASHINGTON – The National Institutes of Health announced last Friday that it is reversing limits on human fetal tissue research that were put in place by the Trump Administration. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities issued the following statement in ...
  • Statement of the U.S. Bishops’ Pro Life Committee Chairman on Biden Administration’s proposed rule on the Title X program
    WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a proposed rule to reverse “The Protect Life Rule,” a regulation issued by the Trump Administration in 2019 to clearly separate abortion from family planning in the federal Title X family planning program. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, ...