Read Statement from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Regarding the Hyde Amendment and the Sanctity of Life (July 6, 2021)
Respect Life Ministry Ann Yamakaitis, Peggy Bardes, Tom Dutkiewicz
Our Heavenly Father is the Author of all life and teaches us, “I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19). The Respect Life Ministry promotes what Blessed John Paul II refers to as a “Culture of Life” in his encyclical “Evangelium Vitae – The Gospel of Life”. Through teachings, retreats, study sessions, on line resources, bulletin inserts, Monthly Holy Hours for Life on the 3rd Monday of each month following the 7pm Mass, the use of Social Media, and other methods of communication, this committee teaches, equips and encourages parishioners and non parishioners alike to be promoters and proclaimers of the Gospel of Life in word and deed. Topics include the respect of all human life from conception to natural death, the truth about the sacrament of marriage, contraception, natural family planning, the dignity of the sick and dying, living wills, euthanasia, violence, war, embryonic stem cell research and abortion.