Diocese of Lafayette
1408 Carmel Drive
Lafayette, LA 70501
Office of Pro-Life Apostolate

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Pro-Life Apostolate is to respect, protect, and serve life from conception to natural death through public education, pastoral care, state & national legislation,  prayer, and worship.” 


View the 2014 Calendar of Events from the Office of Pro-Life Apostolate.

The annual
 Respect Life workshop will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 9:00 AM-12:00 NOON at the Immaculata Center (Marian Hall) in Lafayette.  Pre-registration is required; please click here to register by email.  For further details, please contact the office of Pro-Life Apostolate at (337) 261-5607.

The Office of Pro-Life Apostolate has recently adopted a "Policy for Use of Graphic Abortion Images" which states that the office does not promote or endorse activities with indiscriminate public use of graphic images.  Please read the policy in its entirety for further rationale and details.  

Select one of the following to view related information from the Office of the Pro-Life Apostolate:   
Programs and Ministries
More Information
Pro-Life Issues  Respect Life Program Materials
(from the USCCB)
Pro-Life Volunteer Form Additional Pro-Life Resources

Sign up for the "People of Life" E-Newsletter from the USCCB's Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities

Organization Structure

The Diocesan Office of Pro-Life Apostolate consists of a director appointed by the Bishop and a full time secretary. Each of the 121 parishes has a Pro-Life Coordinator who works with the pastor and is the liaison to the Pro-Life Director. The parish based Pro-Life Coordinator is the "backbone" of the diocesan ministry. The role of the pro-life coordinator is to bring the pro life activites to the forefront in the local church parish community.

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Pro-Life Issues

  • God's Plan for Building the Culture of Life
  • Chastity/Abstinence
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Contraception and Abortion Connection
  • Crisis Pregnancy/Adoption
  • Abortion/Infanticide/Partial Birth Abortion
  • Post Abortion Healing & Reconciliation
  • Infertility & Artificial Conception
  • Bioethics/Ethical Stem Cell Research
  • Death Penalty/Capital Punishment
  • Euthanasia--End of Life Issues
  • Bereavement
  • State & National Legislation that Affect Christian Principles

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