Culture of Life

“The Gospel of Life needs to be proclaimed through word and action, and you are the very instruments Christ has chosen to be advocates for those who are forgotten or abandoned in this world. All people, from the womb to the tomb, are to be treasured and upheld as blessings from God.”

Most Rev. John P. Dolan
Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego

Our Mission

To build a Culture of Life in the Diocese of San Diego in order to defend and promote human life and dignity from conception to natural death. As missionary disciples, we live and spread the gospel of life through prayer, education, advocacy, and pastoral care.


Maria de Lourdes Valencia
Associate Director, Culture of Life
Phone: (858) 490-8323
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Christina Slentz, PhD
Associate Director, Creation Care
Phone: (858) 490-8327
cslentzEmail at
Mark Smith
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (858) 490-8324
msmithEmail at
Rev. Emmet Farrell
Spiritual Advisor, Creation Care
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