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Pro-Life Quarterly Newsletter 

 Intercessions and Bulletin Briefs 2019

 

PRAY FOR LIFE -  June 2019

(featuring the Call to Prayer!)

 

Intercession

We pray for the freedom to live out our faith through respect for human life.

Prayers

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection

In recent years, religious freedom has been increasingly threatened, endangering our ability to live out our Faith in ways such as protecting and defending human life. Health care legislation has repeatedly tried to mandate abortion and contraceptive coverage in insurance plans and force Catholic hospitals to provide abortion. Health care professionals have been the victims of discrimination for refusing to participate in or refer for abortion. Most disturbing, nurses have reported being forced to participate in abortion procedures, directly violating their deeply held religious beliefs. As Catholics, we know that every human life is created in the image and likeness of God. Let us pray for the protection of religious freedom in our nation, that we may continue our pro-life efforts in accord with the Gospel of Life.

Acts of Reparation (Choose one.)

  • Join in prayer and sacrifice with other Catholics during Religious Freedom Week, June 22 - June 29. Consider making a small sacrifice each day for the intention of preserving religious freedom
  • Offer some other sacrifice, prayer, or act of penance that you feel called to do for this month’s intention.

One Step Further

Health care professionals should never be forced to violate their deeply held religious beliefs. Learn how the Conscience Protection Act, if enacted in law, would protect the religious freedom of doctors and nurses in two brief videos.

Did You Know? 

The Second Vatican Council declared that religious liberty is a human right for all people. See the multiple papal encyclicals that teach why this first freedom must be protected under law. 

 

Maggie was diagnosed with brain cancer and strongly opposed assisted suicide until her peaceful passing in September 2015. Watch her powerful story of hope and courage. View video https://youtu.be/XJwWKDGBS5o 

 
 

Acts of Reparation: 

  • Pray for the protection of religious freedom in our country and around the world. (Prayer card available to order.) 
  • Readthis short flyer on Saints Thomas More and John Fisher. How do their witnesses apply to our lives today? 
  • Reflect upon what Pope Francis has said regarding religious freedom and "polite persecution."

One Step Further 

Photo Gallery

We travel throughout the diocese to promote the cause of pro-life. Come see where we've been.