Pro-Life Activities

Mike Moloughney

Pro-Life Director

Mike took both his first and major degrees early in 2005 and advanced to the Fourth Degree on Sept. 27, 2014.  His list of council and Holy Spirit activities includes serving as our council’s Pro-Life Director and doubling that up under the parish’s outreach ministry, being both a Eucharistic Minister and lector for Masses (usually the 5:30 Sunday Mass), a youth catechist, involved in RCIA and Holy Spirit’s ACTS retreats. And he’s the organizer for the annual Hike for Life, which is held every October at Armstrong Park in Duncanville. He is member of the Awareness committee where he serves as a Contributing Writer about our Pro-Life activities. Mike has been deeply involved in the Catholic faith since his youngest days in Jersey City, N.J. His parents were Catholic missionaries and would take Mike and his five siblings across into New York City to help at homeless shelters, hold block parties and participate in other outreach activities. “It’s all I’ve ever known,” he said. He and wife Karen moved to Dallas in 1997 in connection with his job as a distribution manager. They celebrated their 23rd anniversary on Sept. 14. They have four children – Meghan (21), Jennifer (19), Kaitlyn (15) and Sean (7).

Building a Culture of Life

Watch a 3D sonogram of a child moving in the womb. Hold a newborn baby in your arms. Feel the first stirrings of life and you will know that no one has the right to declare another human being unworthy. Yet millions of lives have been lost to abortion and other destructive methods. In the face of this fact, we must continue to be a people of life and for life, following the highest aspirations of the human heart and laying the groundwork for a truly just society.

As Knights of Columbus, we are called to do something to reverse the trend toward a culture of death. All of us have a duty to defend life at all stages and build a culture of life—and we have. By advocating a consistent pro-life message, by supporting pregnancy centers and alternatives to abortion, and by educating our fellow citizens on the necessity of protecting vulnerable human life, our impact is being felt throughout the world.

It has been said that “women deserve better than abortion.” We strongly agree. In fact, as leaders in the pro-life movement for the past three decades, Knights of Columbus have led with the utmost care and compassion. We seek to support women who are driven to abortion as much as we seek to defend the defenseless in our society. We are pro-life and pro-woman.



Principle 1:

The Principle of Complete Explanation (Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle)

The best opinion or theory is the one that explains the most data.

Principle 2:

The Principle of Noncontradiction (Plato, and Aristotle)

Valid opinions or theories have no internal contradictions.

Classical formulation: A real being cannot both be and not be the same thing, in the same respect, at the same place and time.

Principle 3:

The Principle of Objective Evidence (Plato, and Aristotle)

Nonarbitrary opinions or theories are based upon publicly verifiable evidence.


Principle 4:

The Principle of Nonmaleficence (Jesus, Moses, and worldwide religious traditions)

Avoid unnecessary harms, if a harm is unavoidable, minimize it.

Silver Rule: Do not do unto others what you would not have them do unto you.

Principle 5:

The Principle of Consistent Ends and Means (Augustine)

The end does not justify the means.

Principle 6:

The Principle of Full Human Potential (Las Casas)

Every human being (or group of human beings) deserves to be valued according to the full level of human development, not according to the level of development currently achieved.

Principle 7:

The Principle of Natural Rights (Suarez, Locke, Jefferson, and Paine)

All human beings possess in themselves (by virtue of their existence alone) the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and property ownership; no government gives these rights, and no government can take them away.

Principle 8:

The Principle of the Fundamentality of Rights (Suarez, Locke, and Jefferson)

The more fundamental right is the one which is necessary for the possibility of the other; where there is a conflict, we should resolve in favor of the more fundamental right.

Principle 9:

The Principle of Limits to Freedom (Locke and Montesquieu)

One person’s (or group’s) freedom cannot impose undue burdens upon other persons (or groups).

Principle 10:

The Principle of Beneficence (Jesus)

Aim at optimal contribution to others and society.

The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

VIDEO: People of Life: Life Education

People of Life: Life Education

Educating ourselves and society with the pro-life message.
Running Time: 5:33 mins.


Recent Articles


Pro-Life Updates

2014 Duncanville Hike for Life Our second annual Hike for Life in Duncanville will take place on Saturday October 11th at Armstrong Park in Duncanville, TX. We will start promptly at 8:00 am with registration and give out H4L shirts for everyone who raised $20.00 or more. After registration, Fr. Joe Lee will give a…

Pro-Life Ace Wings Award

Pro-Life Ace Wings Award s Catholics, Knights of Columbus have the responsibility to work for the common good of society. Our Holy Father has called us to be Pro Life, from conception to natural death. The Pro Life movement needs witnesses to act through personal involvement and daily actions. We might call this “Pro Life…

Mark your calendar for Movie showing

On Thursday April 3, 2014 at 7PM the Pro Life committee will present the film “BloodMoney” in Holy Spirit’s dining room. This informative and powerful documentary was created to help women in crisis make a better choice and to expose the truth behind the abortion industry. Watching this movie will satisfy the requirements for the…

Hike for Life in Duncanville

ifty Four hikers and volunteers turned out for the first annual Hike for Life in Duncanville, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 8157 and Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Saturday October 12 in Armstrong Park, Duncanville, TX. Registration started promptly at 8:00 am under the registration tents where the hikers signed in and turned…


FORTNIGHT for FREEDOM June 21 to July 4th The second annual Fortnight for Freedom will take place from June 21 to July 4, and will consist of national and local efforts to educate Americans on challenges to religious liberty both at home and abroad. As with last year’s Fortnight, the event will begin and end…