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Mission: The Respect Life Committee of St. Pascal Parish is resolved to serve the people of God by working to promote a respect for all human life from conception to a natural death. We are dedicated to speaking the truth in love through both education and action. We support and welcome the work of the Respect Life Office and bring its initiatives of prayer, education, legislative action, and ministerial outreach to St. Pascal.
Saint Pascal Respect Life Ministry meets the first Wednesday of each month in Room 100 at 7:00 PM.
Call to Prayer
The Catholic Bishops of the United States have called for a nationwide effort to advance a movement for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty through prayer, penance, and sacrifice.
Pray for our nation. Pray for life, marriage and religious liberty. We are in need of spiritual stamina during this time of unprecedented challenges." Join the movement -- www.usccb.org/life-marriage-liberty
The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing critical life, marriage and religious liberty concerns.
The overall focus is to invite Catholics to prayfor rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protection of religious liberty. The five-part strategy of the call to prayer includes monthly Eucharistic Holy Hours, a daily family rosary, special prayers of the faithful at all Masses, fasting and abstinence on Fridays, and the second observance of a Fortnight for Freedom. Resources can be found at: www.usccb.org/life-marriage-liberty
Let us love our faith, defend our faith, and live our faith!
A primary task for the pro-life movement is to draw society into deeper reflection about the mystery, wonder and value of human life. We need to promote an alternative to the technological outlook which seeks to control and manipulate birth and death, to reduce nature to "matter", to elevate having over being, to depersonalize the body and sexuality, and to replace the criterion of personal dignity with the criterion of efficiency, functionality and usefulness. Our task is to call our brothers and sisters' hearts and minds to wonder and awe. - Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, "Mystery of Life Grand Prix Award Address,” January 17, 2008 U.S. Conference
Abortion: “The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.” - Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Post-abortion aftermath: “I would now like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion…do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope…The Father of mercies is ready to give you his forgiveness and his peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.” – Pope John Paul II
Chastity: “Chastity presupposes respect for the rights of the person, in particular the right to receive information and an education that respect the moral and spiritual dimensions of human life.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church
Capital Punishment: “The new evangelization calls for followers of Christ who are unconditionally pro-life… A sign of hope is the increasing recognition that the dignity of human life must never be taken away, even in the case of someone who has done great evil.” – Pope John Paul II
Artificial contraception: “Marriage and conjugal love are by their nature ordained toward the begetting and educating of children. Children are really the supreme gift of marriage and contribute very substantially to the welfare of their parents." – Second Vatican Council
Euthanasia: “…suffering, especially suffering in the last moments of life, has a special place in God’s saving plan; it is in fact a sharing in Christ’s passion and a union with the redeeming sacrifice which He offered in obedience to the Father’s will.” – Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Embryonic stem cell research and Human cloning: “No objective, even though noble in itself, such as a foreseeable advantage to science, to other human beings, or to society, can in any way justify experimentation on living human embryos or fetuses, whether viable or not, either inside or outside the mother’s body.” - Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Vaccines developed from the tissue of aborted babies: “By his reason, man recognizes the voice of God, which urges him to do what is right and avoid what is evil.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church “The upright conscience calls good and evil by their proper names.” - Second Vatican Council