The Mission of the Pro-Life Office is to build a culture of life in northeast Kansas that:

  • affirms life is a gift from God and that every human is created in His image and likeness
  • values and respects the inherent dignity of the human person, and
  • protects all life from conception until natural death, especially the most vulnerable.

We do this through prayer & worship, public education, pastoral care and public policy — to draw us closer to the fullness of life in communion with God the Creator.

O Mary,
bright dawn of the new world,
Mother of the living,
to you do we entrust the cause of life
Look down, O Mother,
upon the vast numbers
of babies not allowed to be born,
of the poor whose lives are made difficult,
of men and women
who are victims of brutal violence,
of the elderly and the sick killed
by indifference or out of misguided mercy.

Grant that all who believe in your Son
may proclaim the Gospel of life
with honesty and love
to the people of our time.

Obtain for them the grace
to accept that Gospel
as a gift ever new,
the joy of celebrating it with gratitude
throughout their lives
and the courage to bear witness to it
resolutely, in order to build,
together with all people of good will,
the civilization of truth and love,
to the praise and glory of God,
the Creator and lover of life.

Given in Rome, at Saint Peter’s, on 25 March, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, in the year 1995