Respect Life Ministry
Respect Life Ministry
Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involved the creative action of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with theCreator, who is its sole end. God alone is the lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being.
CCC #2258 Gospel of Life (Donum Vitae)
To build a greater awareness and respect for the sacredness of life by defending the rights of the unborn, abused, elderly, disabled, sick and promote legislative matters on bio-ethic issues according to Catholic teaching.
Plan activities and events regarding issues of abortion, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research.
Support local pro- life organizations such as Angels Way Maternity Home in Canoga Park and Pregnancy Counseling Center in Mission Hills.
Engage in sidewalk counseling at abortion facilities by praying and encouraging mothers and fathers to choose life.
Plan activities for October Respect Life and Memorial for the Unborn in January.
Collect backpacks and school supplies for foster children.
Issue a baby bottle drive to raise money for the Pregnancy Counseling Center.
Participate in rallies for legislation pertaining to end of life issues; also, prayer chairs and pro-life walks and rosary vigils.
American Family Association www.afa.net/ A family defense organization that provides education and up-to-date action alerts on pro-family issues.
www.fsjc.org Caring for your aging parent.
Feminists For Life www.ffl.org Women deserve better- refuse to choose.
Natural Family Planning www.ccli.org/ and www.naprotechnology.com
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops www.usccb.org/prolife
Priests for Life www.priestsforlife.org/ A pro-life association of Catholic priests.
www.hopeafterabortion.org Information about abortion’s aftermath and Project Rachel, the Church’s post-abortion ministry; includes local contact number.
Silent No More Awareness www.silentnomoreawareness.org/ The nation’s largest network of men and women harmed by the devastation of abortion.
www.stemcellresearch.org Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics.
www.euthanasia.com Information on euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, living wills and mercy killing.
www.nchla.org Site of the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment.