Joe Kral has been involved in the pro-life movement since college. His M.A. in Theology was completed at the University of St. Thomas where he specialized in bioethics. From 1996-2003, he was the Legislative Director for Texas Right to Life. During that time, he was also a lobbyist for the Department of Medical Ethics at National Right to Life. From 2004-2007, he consulted the Texas Catholic Conference on pro-life legislative initiatives. In 2006 he was awarded the “Bishop’s Pro-Life Award for Civic Action” from the Respect Life Ministry in the Diocese of Dallas. He currently is a regular contributor for the Truth and Charity Forum, an online academic publication for Human Life International, serves as a voluntary legislative advisor to Texas Alliance for Life, is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, teaches as an adjunct professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas, teaches as a Forward Toward Christian Ministry instructor for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, is a member of the Knights of Columbus and is doing doctoral studies at Harrison Middleton University where he is specializing in the ethical and legal theory of St. Thomas Aquinas. He has been married to his wife, Melissa, since 2004 and they have two children together. They attend St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Sugar Land.
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