Pillars Prayer and WorshipPublic Information and EducationPastoral CarePublic Policy About Catholic Charities of Central Florida works to protect all human life from conception to natural death through every ministry. The Culture of Life Office seeks to transform and build a society where every human being is valued and protected. Human life is a precious gift from God; each person who receives this gift has responsibilities to God, self, and others; and society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence. This is accomplished through the practice of the four pillars set forth by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): prayer, education, pastoral care, and public policy efforts. We educate and inspire people throughout the Diocese of Orlando to understand the truth about why and how we are created in God’s image of love as prescribed in Saint John Paul II’s encyclical Evangelium Vitae. In consultation with your parish pastor, the COL chairperson organizes and implements the efforts as called for by the Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities through the following four major pillars. Sign up here to receive monthly Culture of Life Office communications! Contact (407) 658-1818 (x1085)firstname.lastname@example.org Upcoming Event The Annual Florida Culture of Life Conference, formerly known as the State Respect Life Conference, keeps with the Church’s teaching that all human life has dignity and is to be protected. This informative and uplifting event includes speakers on a variety of topics, including abortion, the death penalty, and human trafficking. The location of the conference rotates between the seven dioceses of Florida and is jointly sponsored by the State Pro-Life Coordinating Committee and the Florida Catholic Conference. Next year, it will take place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Queen of the Universe in Orlando on October 18-19th, 2024.