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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.

Diocesan Resources

The Culture of Life office has created a digital guide based on this pastoral plan to assist parish leaders in emphasizing Church teachings, fostering dialogue, and motivating action for the transformation of our culture. The guide aims to ensure that all life, from conception to natural death, is protected by law and embraced with love. Whether initiating a Culture of Life (COL) ministry in a parish, taking on the role of a chairperson, or having served in the role for years, this guide offers information and resources to unite and empower COL committees, enabling them to be more effective advocates for human life and dignity.

Click here to access the Parish Culture of Life Guide.


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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. 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.

This year theme for the 37th Florida Culture of Life Conference inspired by Luke 1:38, where Mary declares, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.

The angel’s message troubled Mary, leading her into uncharted waters and a life of unimaginable risk. Yet, she was willing to embrace the risk and trust in God’s invitation.

We pray this conference be a source of inspiration for us to emulate Mary’s example, allowing her Son to speak to our hearts, and serve as a transformative experience for families seeking guidance on essential topics amidst a world filled with conflicting messages.

This event will take place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Queen of the Universe in Orlando on October 18-19th.

For a downloadable save the date flyer, click here.