Archbishop Kurtz Keynote Speech at Prolife Leadership Conference July 2014

The first is my involvement with the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. I came to know Helpers in 1997. I became a pastor of a parish back in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It is a parish that was near an abortion clinic, and we began this public action with the advice of two lay people who came to me and said, “Father, would you be willing to have your parish be the center for the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants?” I said, “Tell me more about it.” I immediately became a believer. In fact, Msgr. Reily, the founder of Helpers, came to Bethlehem in early 1997. Archbishop KurtzSoon, we were off and running. The Helpers were already in Louisville when I arrived, but we decided to move the monthly Mass to the Cathedral. Twice a year, I join the Helpers and have that opportunity of being part of this public and prayerful pro-life gesture. For those who may not be familiar, the approach of the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants is to begin with Mass and then to process, as we pray the Rosary publicly, to the abortion clinic. (We have Eucharistic Adoration at the church for those who cannot take part in the procession.) The process ends with Benediction. – See more at: