The primary purpose of the St. Michael Respect Life Committee is to promote the Church’s teachings on the dignity of human life, as outlined in The Gospel of Life.  We are ready to work together with our pastor to pray, educate, shape public policy, and provide concrete assistance to women in crisis pregnancies.

To “Rise Up Now!” and be a part of our Respect Life efforts, please contact Kate Friess at [email protected]

 

Post-Abortion Healing Ministry

Bethesda Healing Ministry is a Catholic Christian Ministry of hospitality and healing. Through a community of love and acceptance, all men and women suffering the effects of an abortion are invited and supported.

For more information on Post-Abortion Healing Ministry, click on the above image.

 

Numbers to Know

  • Pregnancy Helpline: 1-800-712-4357 or text “helpline” to 313131
  • Suicide Line: 1-800-273-8255
  • Human Trafficking: 1-800-373-7888
  • Abortion Pill Reversal: 1-877-558-0333

 

 

 

Resources for Further Reading & Reflection

We will be updating this page periodically with selected articles on topics related to Respect Life.  We hope these selections will help your understanding of the depth and scope of Respect Life concerns.


CONTRACEPTION

Married Love and the Gift of Life

Contraception and Women’s Well Being

Greater Access to Contraception Does Not Reduce Abortions

Humanae VitaeFrom the Vatican: Humanae Vitae

Evangelium VitaeFrom the Vatican: Evangelium Vitae


HEALING AFTER ABORTION

“With the friendly and expert help and advice of other people, and as a result of your own painful experience, you can be among the most eloquent defenders of everyone’s right to life. Through your commitment to life, whether by accepting the birth of other children or by welcoming and caring for those most in need of someone to be close to them, you will become promoters of a new way of looking at human life.
-Pope St. John Paul II

Forgiveness and Healing After Abortion

Post Abortion Healing is Possible


ABORTION

Pope Benedict on Human Life and Dignity

Is Abortion Ever Permissible?

Is A Baby Human From The Beginning?

Speech to Congress by St. Teresa of Calcutta


FAMILY

“If you desire peace in your hearts,
in your homes, and in your country,
assemble each evening to recite the Rosary.
Let not even one day pass without saying it,
no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.”
-Pope Pius IX

Deacon Bickerstaff : In The Defense of Catholic Marriage

Theology of The Body Part 1 and 2

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2015/january/documents/papa-francesco_20150116_srilanka-filippine-incontro-famiglie.html


ASSISTED SUICIDE AND EUTHANASIA

Assisted Suicide – Voluntary to Involuntary

Every Suicide is Tragic

To Live Each Day with Dignity

Killing the Pain

End of Life Euthanasia


HUMAN DIGNITY

Choose Life: Toward a Culture of Life in the New Millenium” by Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap. (http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/abortion/choose-life.cfm)

40th World Day of Peace 2007, The Human Person, the Heart of Peace” by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (http://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/messages/peace/documents/hf_ben-xvi_mes_20061208_xl-world-day-peace.html)

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