JANET A. MORANA serves as the Executive Director of Priests for Life and is the Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest mobilization of mothers, fathers, grandparents and other family who have lost children to abortion.
Mrs. Morana was born in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a degree in foreign languages and a Master’s degree in Education, as well as a Professional Diploma in Reading from St. John's University, graduating with several awards for academic excellence. For eleven years, Mrs. Morana served as a full-time public school teacher in Staten Island, New York. During that time, she spearheaded numerous literacy, science, cultural and educational programs and won many awards and financial grants for her school district.
Since 1989, Mrs. Morana has held various local and national leadership roles in the pro-life movement. She served on the board of the Staten Island Right to Life Committee. She ran for the New York City Council on the Right-to-Life line and received the largest percentage of votes of any Right to Life candidate in the party's history. She served on advisory committees for three presidential campaigns - Catholics for Bush in 2004 and Catholics for Trump in 2016 and 2020.
She has traveled extensively throughout the country and the world, giving pro-life training seminars for clergy and laity, including at Pontifical universities in Rome, and representing Priests for Life at national and international pro-life conferences. She has helped coordinate relationships between pro-life organizations and the Vatican as well as the White House.
Mrs. Morana was for many years the co-host of two series on EWTN: Defending Life and The Catholic View for Women. She has appeared on numerous other media outlets, like Fox News, TBN, The War Room and many others. Her opinion pieces have appeared in the Washington Times, Daily Caller, The Hill, National Catholic Register and many other print outlets. In 2003 she addressed the Pro-Life Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives on life issues. In 2009 the international Legatus organization honored her with the Cardinal John O’Connor Pro-life Hall of Fame Award. She is a member of the National Advisory Board of Stanton Healthcare and a board member and secretary of IHACA (International Hope Alive Counselors Association). She is the author of the best-selling book, Recall Abortion, published by Saint Benedict Press in 2013 and Shockwaves: Abortion’s Wider Circle of Victims, Catholic Book Publishing Corp., January 2018. Her newest book, Everything You Need to Know About Abortion - For Teens, was published by Tan Books in 2022.
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