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Sanctity of Life

“Among the vulnerable for whom the Church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenseless and innocent among us. … [The] defense of unborn life is closely linked to the defense of each and every other human right. It involves the conviction that a human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development.” (The Joy of the Gospel, 213).
Our educational programs and our legislative advocacy are based on the principle of the life and dignity of the human person, from those in the margins of society to those dealing with life issues in all its stages.
  • PREPARES - Pregnancy & Parenting Support
    PREPARES is a nurturing response of the Catholic community of Washington State to assist pregnant women, fathers, and their families by walking the journey from pregnancy through their child's fifth birthday. For more information, please contact:

    Donna Cheesebrough
  • Project Rachel
    Showing compassion and forgiveness to women who have had abortions. For more information, please contact:

    Aleah Patulot
  • Catholic Life Network
    Working legislatively to ban abortions and to offer alternatives. To join the Catholic Life Network, visit the Washington State Catholic Conference and follow the link to "Join the Network."

Educational Resources & Events
  • Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities
    The Pastoral Plan contains four major "pillars" that the U.S. Bishops have set forth as elements necessary for authentic Catholic pro-life efforts in America: Public Information & Education; Public Policy; Pastoral Care; and Prayer. How is God calling you to serve the Culture of Life?
  • St. Charles Borromeo Spiritual Adoption Ministry
    This parish has developed all the documents needed to establish or enhance a Spiritual Adoption ministry at your parish, school or other location. Spiritual Adoption is a powerful intercessory prayer ministry based on our belief that God will spare a child from abortion when we intercede for that child and her or his family and the circumstances that are leading them to consider abortion. Additional information available at

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