Respect Life

Three and a half minute video on Catholic Social Teaching: Life and Dignity of the Human Person. This is part 2 of 7 on the series in Catholic Social Teaching.

Respect Life Prayer

Prayer for Peace

Materials for Respect Life Prayers during Eucharistic Adoration and Eucharistic Exposition Benediction

Social Concerns

Contacting Legislators about Important Topics

Archdiocesan Respect Life Page

United State Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Respect Life Page

“You are called to stand up for life! To respect and defend the mystery of life always and everywhere, including the lives of unborn babies, giving real help and encouragement to mothers in difficult situations. You are called to work and pray against abortion.” — Pope John Paul II

“The fundamental human right, the presupposition of every other right, is the right to life itself. This is true of life from the moment of conception until its natural end. Abortion, consequently, cannot be a human right — it is the very opposite. It is a deep wound in society.” — Pope Benedict XVI

“All life has inestimable value even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.” –Pope Francis

“Coming down to practical and particularly urgent consequences, this council lays stress on reverence for man; everyone must consider his every neighbor without exception as another self, taking into account first of all His life and the means necessary to living it with dignity, so as not to imitate the rich man who had no concern for the poor man Lazarus. Vatican II – Gaudium et Spes (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World) 

Intercessory Prayers

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For those deprived of their human needs, and their human rights: that they ma\y be given the dignity which God confers on all his people;

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For all who are forgotten or thrown away, and especially for the poor, the sick and the aged: that God might change our hearts and move us to love them as the image of Christ;

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For all who are lonely or afraid, for teenagers on the street, old people in nursing homes, prisoners with no one to visit them, and all whom the world has forgotten: that Christ might lead us to them;

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For all who are forgotten or cast off: that we might value each human life, as a priceless gift from God;

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For those who are mentally disabled that we might cherish the gifts God has given them, and in their lives hear the voice of our loving God;

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