Culture of Life Director

Boyce Williams
Culture of Life Director
As Catholics we believe that abortion kills children and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death.  Culture of Life Programs are here to oppose abortion, support pregnant women so they can deliver a healthy baby, and promote proper end of life care, in accordance with the teachings of the Church.

Right to Life Marches
Charlotte March for Life January 12, 2018

Raleigh March for Life & Youth Rally January 13, 2018

National March for Life January 19, 2018

Jacksonville March for Life January 27, 2018 (for info Kay & Gerald Brandon )

Useful Info

Greg Kent
Culture of Life – Charlotte
Joe Werrell
Culture of Life – Coastal
Albert Hodges
Culture of Life – Mountain
Robert Klien
Culture of Life – Raleigh

The Cuture of Life Director’s Blog

Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Act


There is a Bill in the State Senate that needs our help to pass: Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Act – Senate Bill 425.

Below is a link to a letter that explains this well and includes a sample letter to the Senators needed. I ask that you also send it to your State Senator.

It is important that all Catholics stand against this barbaric procedure.


Boyce Williams
CofL Director

Respect Life Committees can assist with Diaper Drive Service Project

The Love My Life Youth Rally will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral this year. Chris Padgett is this year’s keynote speaker.

After the Diocesan Mass for Life at noon inside Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, the youth and chaperones will have a light lunch and then board their cars and buses to head over to the March for Life on Halifax Mall. The March has been moved to 2:30 to accommodate us.

Youth are asked to bring an unopened box of diapers to donate to Catholic Parish Outreach and Catholic Charities. You can assist youth by having a parish diaper drive. Contact our office for more details. Visit for more details about the events on January 13.

Be Not Afraid has new Spanish resources on Prenatal Diagnosis
Three brochures can be found on the Be Not Afraid website on prenatal screening, prenatal diagnosis and sidewalk counseling for those with a prenatal diagnosis.

Buses to the March for Life
Please contact our office if you know of buses in your parish or neighboring parish to the March for Life in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2018.

Bishop Zarama will be the main celebrant and homilist at the Mass at the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 11:30 am, followed by the March for Life on the national mall. I hope to see many of you there!

Mary Beth Phillips, Respect Life and Social Concerns Coordinator
Secretariat for Lay Formation, Marriage and Family Life
Catholic Diocese of Raleigh / 919-719-8267


New Date for Advance Directive Train the Trainer Event

Advance Directive training will be held Friday, December 1, at:

Diocese of Raleigh Catholic Center
7200 Stonehenge Drive
Raleigh, NC

The event begins at 10:00 am. It is suggested that those who attend take the materials back to their parishes and share what you have learned.

Your pastor has received a letter asking him to appoint someone from his parish to take the training, if he has not already done so for previous trainings. Space is limited, so if you are interested in taking this training, contact your pastor for the registration link.

We hope you will attend and share this important information on navigating the complicated legal and medical issues at the end of life in light of Catholic teaching.

Note that you will receive a new Advance Directive booklet, which has been updated with a new letter from Bishop Zarama and some other formatting changes.

The War on Our Children

Several years ago, a brother Knight was upset over an incident in his sons 5th grade class. His son related how the teacher announced that a girl in the class had “come out” as gay. The class was told how brave this girl was and how they should be proud of her. Really? In the 5th Grade?

We can wonder what sort of manipulation was used to bring about that so called revelation. Keep in mind though, there are even more powerful efforts to indoctrinate our children in ways contrary to our values and faith. As early as Kindergarten! Sadly, abortions now do not require that parents even be informed; these forces will not stop their assault through our school boards until children can undergo sex change surgery with out parents having any say at all.

There is a war going on for the minds of our children. Several groups want everyone to think that being whatever gender you decide is OK. They want everyone to accept abortion. They think they are better qualified than you are to teach sex education to your children. They do not represent anything that a Catholic can accept.

These links can help you understand what’s going on:

  • The War on Children – Exposing the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) Agenda
  • SHIFT NC Data – This is the group pushing to put CSE in our schools.  One of their major donors is Planned Parenthood.