To bring God’s light and hope to a broken world through the integration of values-based educational programs, character-formation endeavors, inspired cultural engagement, and principled readiness and protection initiatives that affirm the truths of our Catholic faith, recognize a person’s inherent dignity and right to life, and support the sacramental nature of marriage and family.

Through our pro-life, pro-family programs, Light and Shield Ministries is changing the culture we live in by equipping parents and teachers, empowering and inspiring young people, and preparing families - all while defending God's truths about life, marriage, and family.      


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The Culture of Life Studies Program provides Catholic, pro-life home and classroom materials, resources, and trainings to educators, schools, and dioceses equipping them to help younger generations bring an end to abortion and other threats against human beings, preserve the sanctity of marriage, and restore the kingdom of heaven on earth.  Our educational materials stand apart from other pro-life educational initiatives, and the program is designed to instill the values of the gospel of life in students from preschool through high school. Throughout our lessons, students are educated, motivated, and inspired to live as St. John Paul II calls us to, bearing witness to the beauty and dignity of each and every human being from creation until death.


The Life Defenders mission is to show young people how the pressures of abortion, contraception, euthanasia, discrimination against people with disabilities, human embryonic stem cell research, in vitro fertilization, and more negatively impact our society.  We connect with and empower young adults through a strong online and social media presence, hosting & attending inspiring youth outreach events, and equipping them with innovative educational resources.


The American Rangers is a Catholic, virtue-based character formation and life skill development program dedicated to preparing boys for virtuous, rugged manhood.  The focus of the American Rangers is on the development and enhancement of leadership principles, key character traits, decision-making processes, self-reliance, woodcraft, wilderness survival, manual tradecraft and teamwork.  All activities are infused with moral, spiritual and character formation.  The intent is "challenging fun" – enjoying camaraderie while being tested and prepared mentally, physically and spiritually (“in Mind, Body and Soul”) for life's journey.


The goal of National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day (NPLTD) is to empower anyone and everyone to speak up and defend the preborn, the elderly, the disabled, and the most vulnerable among us.  People are encouraged to wear pro-life shirts to school, to work, out with friends.  The idea is to start conversations, open people’s hearts and challenge their minds with solid, positive, and life-affirming messages.

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