Special Contents and resources to promote the Respect and Defense of life

RESPECT LIFE MONTH / SPECIAL
by Monica Elisa Perez Lopez | Source: Catholic.net
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Since 1972 the Respect Life Month is observed in the 195 Catholic dioceses in the US, becoming the central time of the year for the Catholics in this country to renew their personal commitment to respect and defend life in accordance to God’s will.

   This year, this observance will be held in the middle of a new threat for respect and defense of life because the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced back in 2011 that virtually all employers will be required to include sterilization, abortifacient drugs and contraceptives in the health care plans offered to employees. Only the narrowest and most inadequate provision was made to accommodate employers or employees who object in conscience to that coverage.

   In this context, as Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston has said, this must be a time for prayer, reflection and action to advance the right to life and to resist efforts to “silence” moral truth and violate religious liberty.

   We are urged by the Catholic Bishops to live this month intensifying our prayers and fasting for Religious Freedom in our country, as well during this month we should also take part by participating in prayer services and educational conferences, engaging in public witness and advocacy, and helping to offer church and community services to those in need.

   You can also make a pilgrimage to one of the shrines and devotional sites throughout the United States dedicated to our Blessed Mother and many remarkable saints. You can also participate in this Respect Life observance by joining the Holy Hour for Life and Liberty.

To help you join to this observance we prepare the following sections for you:

Articles

Events

Prayers

Websites

Media

Resources


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