Current Life Issues

Looking to make a difference? Let your voice be heard!

Join us as we work together to promote the values that are important to our faith at both the state and national levels. Together, we can speak out in support of human life and dignity, religious freedom, the family, economic justice, social services and social justice.

Through the advocacy networks listed below, you can stay informed by receiving public policy updates and communicate easily with your elected officials about legislation that matters to you. When a critical issue arises that requires your voice, you will receive an email with helpful background information asking you to contact those officials. It’s free and easy, so sign up today!

National Issues

Human Life Action believes in the inherent dignity of every life and the power of every American to raise his or her voice in defense of the vulnerable. When thousands upon thousands of people of good will raise their voices as one we are heard on Capitol Hill. Sign up to receive Action Alerts.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – Action Center

State of Illinois

Illinois Catholic Advocacy Network (I-CAN) – The Catholic Conference of Illinois is here to serve you and our Church. Stay informed on issues affecting the Church and her mission by signing up to receive updates. You can choose to receive regular email updates on a variety of topics that interset you, pr-written messages on urgent issues you can email to your elected representatives, and alerts to update you on the status of advocacy items. Sign up to receive Action Alerts.


Ethically Speaking – A regular column by by Fr. Ken Wasilewski, Diocesan Ethicist, that appears in The Observer.

Ethics & Medics – A monthly newsletter on current events and fascinating topics published by the National Catholic Bioethics Center. Check back each month to read the most current issue!

Bioethics & Public Policy Report – A bimonthly report prepared by the National Catholic Bioethics Center on current  trends and developments at the legislative and judicial level impacting the dignity of the human person. Check back on the 1st and 15th of each month to read the most current report!