We are a network of Catholic pro-life workers and ministry leaders in the greater Charlotte area collaborating to engage, inform, and educate each other and our local society on topics related to life, marriage, and the family. We hope to increase awareness and participation in all initiatives related to the respect of human life from conception to natural death, including education, ministry, public policy, and prayer according to the four-fold goal of the U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Prolife Activities.
This pastoral plan calls upon all the resources of the Church—its people, services, and institutions—to pursue this effort with renewed energy and commitment in four major areas:
1. Public Information and Education to deepen understanding of the sanctity of human life and the humanity of unborn children, the moral evil of intentionally killing innocent human beings—whether at the beginning of life or at its end—and the mission of the Church to witness to and serve all human life.
2. Pastoral Care for women with problems related to pregnancy; for all who have been involved in abortion; for those who are disabled, sick, and dying, and their families and caregivers; for those who have lost loved ones to violent crime; and for those in prison sentenced to death.
3. Public Policy efforts directed to restoring legal protection to the lives of unborn children and those vulnerable to pressures to end their lives by assisted suicide, and to providing morally acceptable alternatives to abortion and assisted suicide.
4. Prayer and Worship directed to participation in the sacramental life of the Church and in programs of communal and individual prayer, that the culture of death that surrounds us today will be replaced by a culture of life and love.
We are doing all of these things, and more! We are passionate about our Catholic faith and faithful to the Church’s teaching magisterium. Please join us in this mission!
Parishes represented in C-PLAN:
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Thomas Aquinas
St. John Neumann
St. Mark (Huntersville)
St. James (Concord)
St. Dorothy (Lincolnton)
St. Michael (Gastonia)
St. Therese (Mooresville)
St. Eugene (Asheville)
St. Joseph (Kannapolis)
St. Bernadette (Linville)
St. Barnabas (Arden)
Holy Spirit (Denver)
Sacred Heart (Salisbury)
Our Lady of the Americas (Biscoe)
Do you want your parish on the list? Contact us to get involved!