Educate and inspire your parish community with the message of the sacredness of each human person by inviting a pro-life speaker to give a presentation. The speakers listed on this page offer a wide-range of expertise from post-abortion healing to end of life ethics and more.
Sisters of Life
For speakers related to post-abortion healing, please contact the Hope & Healing Mission or fill out a speaker request form.
For speakers on serving vulnerable pregnant women, the dignity of the human person, vocations and evangelization, fill out a speaker request form online.
Theresa Bonapartis – Entering Canaan/Lumina
For speakers related to post-abortion healing, please contact Theresa Bonapartis at
Chris Bell – Good Counsel Homes
For speakers related to crisis pregnancy ministry and maternity homes, stories of grace.
Parish Speaking & Events: Tara Ingebritsen 609-387-2928
Students for Life of America
Great resource for speakers to students and youth groups on life issues.
View speakers: https://studentsforlife.org/sfla-speakers/
Sidewalk Advocates for Life
Offers training for sidewalk counseling outside of abortion clinics
Dr. Anne Nolte, MD – The Gianna Center
For speakers related to Catholic women’s healthcare, infertility/IVF, natural family planning/contraception.
Dr. Nolte’s Biography
Dr. Elvira Parravicini, MD
Director of Neonatal Comfort Care Program at Columbia U. Medical Center
Dr. Parravicini’s Biography:
Anna Halpine – World Youth Alliance/FEMM
For speakers related to Catholic women’s healthcare, infertility/IVF,
natural family planning.
Headquarters : 212-585-0757
For more information on a pro-life education curriculum:
Human Dignity Curriculum
A program designed for grades K-12, HDC forms youth in the knowledge and understanding of their dignity as human persons, and how to integrate this understanding of our dignity into decision-making and life’s many relationships.
For speakers associated with Fertility Education & Medical Management (FEMM)
For speakers related to end of life care.
Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York
For speakers related to end of life care and Catholic ethics.
Lynda Crone – Board Certified Chaplain
Provides education and guidance on Catholic teachings for end of life care. Faced with complex medical decisions, with pressure from society to relieve suffering through forms of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, Lynda addresses how Catholics can navigate end of life issues while upholding the dignity of the human person, remaining faithful to Catholic moral theology.
Little Sisters of the Poor
For speakers related to end of life care.
Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village, NY
Jeanne Jugan Residence, Bronx NY
Carmelites of the Aged and Infirm
For speakers on end-of-life care.
Avila Institute of Gerontology
Offers a one-day parish training for its Mother Angeline Ministries of Care program, a service of love and reverence to homebound and sick elderly in the parish community. Volunteers will be formed in the spirit and mission of the Carmelites of the Aged and Infirm, so that they can respect human life in its vulnerable stages.
Patients Rights Action Fund
For speakers related to legislation and the political climate surrounding
physician assisted suicide.
Protects the rights of patients and people with disabilities by opposing assisted suicide legislation
Ed Mechmann – Public Policy Director, Archdiocese of New York
For speakers related to life issues in the public discourse of politics, law, and culture.
Ed’s blog: https://archny.org/category/stepping-out-of-the-boat/
Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
For speakers related to life issues, service to the poor, catechesis, Catholic social teaching, vocations and more. Great for men’s groups.
Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal
For speakers related to life issues, service to the poor, catechesis, Catholic social teaching, vocations and more. Great for women’s groups.
The Goretti Group
For a suggestion of speakers on a variety of life issues.
Staten Island Chapter: https://www.thegorettigroup.org/new-york.html
Jean Marie Prince – Inspirational Speaker
Abandoned at 2 days old, God saved her both physically and spiritually. She shares her inspiring testimony and original music. Learn more by visiting her website: https://jeanmarieprince.com/
Henry Artis – Catholic Artist
Painter, sculptor, installation artist, former director and curator of the Visual Arts Museum
Member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation
Presents A 90 min presentation exploring the “history of art clarified by the lens of faith.” As a cultural fingerprint, art tells a story; a story of where we have been and where we are going. But what’s the key to deciphering the plot? Through guided reflection, participants look at works of art from Prehistoric Art to Contemporary Art to determine if Faith provides the key to answering these questions in a holistic way.