Pro-life Awareness

“We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a ‘Gospel of Life.’ It invites all persons and societies to a new life lived abundantly in respect for human dignity.

…Adopting a consistent ethic of life, the Catholic Church promotes a broad spectrum of issues ‘seeking to protect human life and promote human dignity from the inception of life to its final moment.’ Opposition to abortion and euthanasia does not excuse indifference to those who suffer from poverty, violence and injustice. Any politics of human life must work to resist the violence of war and the scandal of capital punishment. Any politics of human dignity must seriously address issues of racism, poverty, hunger, employment, education, housing and health care. Therefore, Catholics should eagerly involve themselves as advocates for the weak and marginalized in all these areas.”

Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics. A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of the United States (nos. 20, 23)

John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life)”

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics

Respect Life Materials from the USCCB

OCTOBER 2013 RESPECT LIFE PACKET from the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (WILL UPDATE TO 2014 when available!)

This packet is available at Respect Life It includes topical pamphlets and bulletin inserts, a liturgy guide, posters, and a flyer. It is available in both English and Spanish.

Among the topical pamphlets and bulletin inserts, the following are recommended for use:

  • Explaining the Reality of Marriage to Family and Friends
  • Domestic Violence
  • Pregnancy from Rape
  • Forgiveness and Healing after Abortion
  • A Catholic Response to the Death Penalty

If you would like more information, please contact Colleen Pasnik:

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