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Respect Life

Every Life is Worth Living

In a January 13, 1984 Proclamation, President Regan designated January 22nd, as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. The date was chosen to coincide with the eleventh anniversary of Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case in the United States which made abortion legal on demand.  
The U.S. Bishops have declared January 22nd as an annual Day of Prayer and Penance for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.

January 22, Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children 
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), no. 373, designates January 22 as a particular day of prayer and penance, called the "Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children": "In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion."

Spiritual Adoption of Unborn Children and Their Parents: Each year, our parishioners are asked to choose a name for an unborn baby whom they will pray for during the next nine months.

October is Respect Life Month: We have a baby shower, and bring gifts, which are then given to the Choices Pregnancy Centers. They offer many services including free pregnancy tests and free ultrasounds and they have several locations in and around Phoenix to serve those in need of support. The mission is to promote life for the unborn and the dignity of the mother in need.

Coordinator: Women's Guild
Also Supported by programs in the Knights of Columbus

Diocese of Phoenix Medical Ethics  Read more

John Paul II Resource Center of the Diocese of Phoenix
Learn more about the JP2 Center and the Theology of the Body which is one of the great gifts to the Church and world from Pope Saint John Paul II.

40 Days for Life is a movement that has spread throughout Arizona, the USA and to many countries. It is an action campaign to defend the sanctity of unborn life and to give public witness in a respectful and prayerful way. Local prayer vigils are help in front of several abortion clinics in the Phoenix area. You can find out much more by going to the national website and choosing the feature to find local events. 40 Days for Life is also on social media in English and Spanish.

Human Life and Dignity page of the U.S. Bishops (USCCB)
  
 http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/index.cfm

Pro-Life Activities pages of the U.S. Bishops 
    http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/index.cfm

Silent No More    Read more...

Abortion Forgiveness  Read more... 

Men and Abortion Network    Read more....

Healing After an Abortion    Read more....

Hope After Abortion      Read more... 

Esperanza Posaborto    Leer más

Every Life is Precious in God's Eyes.

    5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; 
    I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 

The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version; Second Catholic Edition. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2006), Je 1:5.
 

    15 “Can a woman forget her sucking child, 
    that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? 
    Even these may forget, 
    yet I will not forget you."
 

The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version; Second Catholic Edition. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2006), Is 49:15.

Prayer for Unborn Babies
Lord of Life, we thank You for creating us, giving us life, and providing us opportunities to serve our neighbors. You command us to defend those who cannot defend themsleves. Look with mercy on our unborn brothers and sisters and spare them from abortion. Direct us to speak and act in their defense within our vocations. Turn the hearts of people from selfishness and fear to love and joyful service. Bring those responsible for the deaths of others to repentance and eternal freedom in Christ's full forgiveness. Lord, in Your Mercy, hear our prayer.  AMEN.


The Sound of Abortion. 

The following video shows no graphic violent or sexual images.
It begins in silence and then you will hear the sound of BBs (small metal balls) hitting a tin can compares historical conflicts, wars and the war on the unborn child since 1973.

Susan B. Anthony List 

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. Wikipedia  She grew up in a politically active family. They worked to end slavery in what was called the abolitionist movement.  Along with activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anthony founded the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1869.

Their website says:
SBA List’s mission is to end abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.

SBA List is a nationwide network of more than 700,000 Americans. We combine politics with policy, investing heavily in voter education to ensure that pro-life Americans know where their lawmakers stand on protecting the unborn, and in issue advocacy, advancing pro-life laws through direct lobbying and grassroots campaigns.

SBA List is a family of organizations, an arsenal designed not to hurt but to heal; not to shame but to shield. We invite you to stand tall with us in that arena, to encircle the vulnerable ones who need us, and to fight until they are safe and free.

                   Find out more here.

Life Issues Institute
The pro-life partner of the Susan B. Anthony List Education Fund.  Find out more here.
 

CatholicVote

We won't tell you what candidates to choose or how to vote in any election, but we will try to help you make an educated and informed decision when you do vote. Our Catholic faith and doctrine should lead us to make the best prudential decisions. We want you to remember that the first human right is the right to life without which all other rights are denied.  Go to their website.

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