Tom Grenchik, the Executive Director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities at the
Pro Life.JPGUnited States Catholic Conference, and his staff, have a resourceful website.  His office ably assists those who want to be informed and involved.

 

October is Respect Life Month (as well as Breast Cancer Awareness month) and there are 3 weeks until the Presidential election. I therefore, think it’s important to review some fundamental teachings about the human person, the right to life, and our Catholic faith.

 

Justin Cardinal Rigali’s October letter for Respect Life Month

 

The consistent, clear teaching of the Church on life

 

On the Fundamental Right to Life

 

The Gospel of Life, Pope John Paul IIs 1995 encyclical offering us what the Church has consistently taught with regard to life issues.

 

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s 1974 Declaration on Procured Abortion

 

Read the Life Insight newsletter

 

Get involved

 

The Knights of Columbus have a number pro life activities through the year so make a connection with them to see how you can be of service.

 

Also, The National Catholic Bioethics Center 

 

The Catholic Information Service has XX booklets that explore some of these pertinent life issues. The text of the booklets are given here in pdf format but you can also get a hardcopy of the booklet by emailing Michele at cis@kofc.org.

 

Catholic Sexual Ethics

 

Understanding Stem Cell Research

 

The Child: Begotten not Manmade

 

 

Sisters Of Life2.JPGThere is an order of Catholic sisters whose vocation is work on life issues. The Sisters of Life founded by Cardinal John O’Connor in 1991 in NYC is a vibrant community dedicated to “the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. Like all religious communities, [they] take the three traditional vows of poverty, chastity and obedience … [and] also are consecrated under a special, fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life.