The St. Anthony Pro-Life Committee provides information and events to the entire parish in support of the Culture of Life.  Ideas, plus parishioners of any age who want to serve on this planning committee, are always welcome!  Contact:  Paula and Greg Westwood - [email protected]

The Roman Catholic Bishops of Kentucky have issued the following statement in response to the rejection of Amendment 2 by Kentucky voters - click here


O God of all creation,
Nurture and protect tiny children and keep them safe in the sanctuary of their mother’s womb.
As You so wondrously form their hearts and minds and lungs and souls, so strengthen our will to lovingly nurture and protect them.
Give us the eyes to see them as our brothers and sisters, the minds to welcome them as our own, and the faith to defend them as Your children.
We ask this through the intercession of Mary, our Blessed Mother, and the mother of all the little ones, through Christ, Our Son, Our Lord. Amen.

“Having received the gift of the Gospel of Life, we are the people of life and a people for life. It is our duty to proclaim the Gospel of Life to the world. To proclaim Jesus is to proclaim life itself. Gratitude and joy at the incomparable dignity of the human person impel us to bring the Gospel of life to the hearts of all people and make it penetrate every part of society.”
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities; “The Gospel of Life: A Brief Summary” respectlife.org/gospel-of-life-summary

Dear St. Anthony Parish 40 Days for Life Leaders and Participants:
We are so very grateful to all who took part in the recently completed spring/Lenten 40 Days for Life campaign either by sacrificing your time and convenience to stand in public prayer witness in front of Planned Parenthood or by being united with them through your prayers at home. Through the cold, wind and rain, those who came to the vigil site helped keep the truth of the sanctity of human life before the public’s eyes and we pray it will lead to a change of heart for mothers, families and abortion industry workers. We are especially in the debt of your parish leadership for organizing this effort. Without their cooperation and yours, there would be no campaign. We know of one baby that was saved due to our presence on the sidewalk, but I am confident there were others who we may never know on this side of eternity.
Please continue to pray and sacrifice as we await the opinion of the Supreme Court in the Dobbs vs. Jackson case. Pray that a majority of the Justices have the courage and boldness to go even beyond overturning Roe vs. Wade to declare what we already know, that the unborn are persons and must be given the full rights and protections as any other human being under the law.

New Kentucky protective law again abortion - click here to read the article!

Cincinnati football team helps pregnancy center build a culture of life - click here to read the article!

New Safe Haven Baby Boxes Installed at Local Firehouses
Two new safe haven boxes for mothers in crisis to leave newborn babies for protection and care have been installed at Fr. Mitchell fire department and Delhi Cincinnati fire department; there is also one in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Rosary and Rose for Nancy
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco is calling for Rosary prayer and fasting for conversion of heart of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 3755, to promote abortion at every stage of pregnancy (the bill is now in the U.S. Senate for consideration). Archbishop Cordileone has invited Catholics and everyone of good will to sign up for the “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign at the website of the Benedict XVI Institute. A rose will be sent to the Speaker “as a symbol of your prayer and fasting for her,” he said. (To sign up and/or read the Archbishop’s full statement, see https://benedictinstitute.org/rose-and-a-rosary/).

The Pro-life Baptized Baby Gift Bag Ministry is back in action. If you have a sewing machine and would be interested in helping to make blankets, please contact Mary Carol Heidrich at 859-891-9030 (call or text) or [email protected], for more details. Fabric and decal are provided. Thank you for considering to share your talent.

The fifth Saturday Masses and Prayer Vigils for Life are sponsored by LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER. The goal is to tap into the enthusiasm that our youth demonstrate each January at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. ,and to teach our youth the power of the best spiritual weapon available to us, outside the Eucharist, – THE ROSARY
LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER is challenging our YOUTH to take ownership of these 5th Saturdays along with adult support to give JUST TWO HOURS once each Quarter of the year to pray for the end to abortion and to return our nation to a Culture of Life! 
Jesus Christ tells us to take up our cross and follow Him. It only requires JUST TWO HOURS of your time. Please join us and bring friends and family. Visit www.facebook.com/lifes5thquarter for information or write [email protected].

Pro-Life Essay By Sofie Rodriguez
St. Anthony Student – Winner, 2019 – Third Place 

At three-years-old, my younger sister was diagnosed with something that would not only change her life, but, change many of the lives around her. Gabby was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome. Rett Syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects almost every aspect of the body such as speech, sensory, mood, movement, breathing, cardiac function, digestion, and many more. Gabby cannot communicate nor control what she does. Gabby, my now eleven-year-old sister, has still not been cured and lives with the many challenges Rett Syndrome brings. She relies on my family to take care of every aspect of her daily living. Although she has a disability, she is chosen, cherished and sent. Gabby is a precious gift from God. She has taught our family life lessons that cannot be learned from a book or classroom. She has taught us empathy, compassion and respect for life no matter what challenges it may bring. My mom has spoken on several occasions to people, teaching them about Gabby's disability and what it has taught us as a family. We have been able to share what we have learned and help spread compassion to others. 

Gabby is chosen, cherished and sent in many ways. Gabby goes to school, just like me. She is in fifth grade and her teachers really help her by teaching her and working to understand her even though she cannot speak or use sign language. Everyone in my family treats her the same way they would want to be treated. Gabby cannot do many things herself so she relies on us to feed, bath, and dress her along with many other things. Our family includes her in many activities. She gets to do a lot of things every other child would want to do at her age. She plays outside, swims, and loves to watch movies. Even though she cannot always do everything others do because of her disability, she is given attention and made to feel special. She is a child of God just like all of us. 

I am grateful Gabby is cherished, chosen and sent. I hope and pray everyone, including unborn babies, are also cherished, chosen and sent just like Gabby. All people, including the unborn, should have a right to life. Weren't you given that right? You were chosen and respected. Everyone wants to feel loved, they want to feel like they are treasured. With that, we should all cherish each other and even if you dislike a person, treat others how you would want to be treated. Luke 6:31, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Human life should never be disregarded, it should be respected, always. 

As the Catechism states, “The family should live in such a way that it's members learn to take care and take responsibility for the young, the old, the sick, the handicapped and the poor." If everyone would take the time to remember this, we would live in a happier place where every life is respected. Show compassion, spread kindness, and respect life.

Come back to God, who is LOVE and MERCY
Life is a gift from God, and so is His mercy. Tens of millions of Americans have been directly touched by abortion and have feelings of regret, guilt and grief. God’s healing love and mercy are always possible. Many Catholics want to help women and men who have experienced abortion, but some don’t know how to begin. The Diocese of Covington, in accordance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, offer the Project Rachel Ministry, a confidential, compassionate journey to healing. Project Rachel help line (859) 392- 1547 or www.covdio.org/projectrachel or [email protected].  

Paula Westwood
, executive director of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati and coordinator of the St. Anthony Pro-Life Committee with her husband Greg, wrote a wonderful article in the January 19, 2018 issue of the Messenger entitled "Witness for life: Lamp of light in a shadowed world".  Click here to read it!

On Saturdays all year, there is an 8:00 a.m. Mass at Holy Name Church a few blocks down from PP, followed by a Rosary walk to and prayer in front of PP, then return to the church for closing (organized through Helpers of God’s Precious Infants or Mary’s Mantle for Life).


ORLANDO, July 27 – Never-before-released undercover video shows Dr. Suzie Prabhakaran, the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, graphically discussing Planned Parenthood’s late-term "dismemberment" and partial-birth abortion protocols in the context of fetal body part harvesting.
The new video comes as the U.S. Senate is debating provisions to terminate taxpayer subsidies to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business. ...”
“Why is it so difficult for the U.S. Senate to end our tax funds from going to abortionists?” asked Paula Westwood,* Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. “No entity that includes killing human beings as part of its mission should receive any government money for any reason.”

A girl facing a difficult decision regarding the life of her unborn baby needs YOU. A baby whose mom is thinking about abortion needs YOU. You can help her and her baby. Opportunities for Life is a ministry of the Kentucky Catholic Bishops serving abortion vulnerable women and men. Volunteers offer hope, compassion, options counseling and resources to callers who find the courage to seek help. Volunteers are needed to staff the 24-hour helpline from their homes. If you have a heart for life affirming ministry, please call (888)496-3638 to learn more about this ministry and a training workshop in your diocese.

Learn NFP at home and at your own pace with the Home Study Course from NFP International, www.nfpandmore.org. Includes Ecological Breastfeeding (it really can space babies), a double-check system of fertility awareness, and Catholic teaching that’s easy to understand. Work with a live instructor by email. Completion certificate. Only $70.00.

Would you like to stay up-to-date of Pro-Life events and issues in our diocese and local community? Email Peggy Piccola at [email protected] to receive our monthly newsletter. You can also “like” The Many Faces of Pro-Life page on Facebook. Both the newsletter and the Facebook page are excellent ways to stay up-to-date with what’s going on in our community to promote LIFE!

                 -by Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

“Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of [baby's name], the unborn baby I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion".

Say this prayer every day for nine months for a particular but unknown baby in danger of abortion

Pro-Life Rosary Prayer Intentions

Diocese of Covington Pro-Life Office - News and Events

USCCB Pro-Life Activities

Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities: Subscriptions

Walking WIth Moms In Need