Mary Ann Kuharski

Website: http://www.prolifeacrossamerica.org/

Mary Ann Kuharski is a wife and mother of thirteen children, six of whom are adopted. She and her husband, John, now also grandparents, are parishioners at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Minneapolis and active members of the Knights of Columbus.

Kuharski is a founding member and president of PROLIFE Across AMERICA, known as “The Billboard People.” This non-profit, non-political organization is recognized for its positive, educational, pro-life messages. In 2012, PROLIFE Across AMERICA sponsored more than 1,000 radio ads and 6,500 billboards nationwide, which feature an 800 hotline for those seeking help.

Kuharski has served in various aspects of the pro-life movement and as a volunteer counselor, offering support to women facing unplanned pregnancies. She has served as an advisory board member of the National Council for Adoption and on the Minnesota governor's task force for children with disabilities. She has testified twice before congress on issues of adoption and has appeared on local and national radio and television, including EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa and Johnnette Benkovic's Abundant Life.

In 2005, Kuharski received the Catholic Unity Award from Catholic Music and Media Association. In 2006, she received the Catholic Woman of the Year Award from the National Catholic Daughters of the Americas. In 2008, she received the Leading with Faith Catholic Business Leader Award from the Catholic Spirit. In 2011, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from St. Paul Seminary at the University of St. Thomas. Kuharski is a monthly columnist for Catholic Servant and the author of four books, including Raising Catholic Children and Parenting with Prayer.

Books by Mary Ann Kuharski