The new evangelization calls for followers of Christ who are unconditionally pro-life: who will proclaim, celebrate and serve the Gospel of life in every situation. - John Paul II, St. Louis, 1999
The Life & Family Office falls under the umbrella of the Human Life Guild, an organization that Bishop Thomas J. Tobin established in the fall of 2005. The purpose of the organization is to encourage membership of those who are willing to accept the invitation to be “People of Life,” to have an unconditional commitment to human life and to be willing to promote and defend human life at every stage, in every condition, through thought, word, deed and prayer.
The Diocese of Providence will maintain a mailing list of those who have joined the Human Life Guild and will, from time to time, share information with them and invite their participation in various pro-life activities, programs and liturgies. The Guild has an open membership with a steering committee and spiritual director appointed by the Bishop. No dues or membership fees will be collected. Please click here to download a membership for for the Human Life Guild.
There are four major areas of the Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, under which the Human Life Guild is implemented, as instituted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: