Respect Life

Since 1972 the Catholic Church in the United States has dedicated October as “Respect Life Month”.  In a rapidly changing world where the dignity of human life and the holiness of creation is not necessarily a common priority, how important for us to stand up and witness to the holiness of all life.  Is it easy?  No.  Are there political and social complications to many of the issues? Absolutely.  But, as we wade through the issues, how important is for us to witness to our belief in the sacred nature of all life. Click HERE to read more.

Desde 1972, la Iglesia Católica en los Estados Unidos ha dedicado octubre como “el Mes del Respeto a la Vida”. En un mundo que está cambiando rápidamente, donde la dignidad de la vida humana y la santidad de la creación no son necesariamente una prioridad común, es tan importante para nosotros defender y dar testimonio de la santidad de toda vida. ¿Es fácil? No. ¿Existen complicaciones políticas y sociales  para muchos de estos temas? Definitivamente. Pero a medida que abordamos estos, es muy importante que demos fe de nuestra creencia en la naturaleza sagrada de toda vida. Haga click AQUI para leer mas.


RACISM: Statement from U.S. Bishop  Chairmen

"Racism is not a thing of the past or simply a throwaway political issue to be bandied about when convenient. It is a real and present danger that must be met head on. As members of the Church, we must stand for the more difficult right and just actions instead of the easy wrongs of indifference. We cannot turn a blind eye to these atrocities and yet still try to profess to respect every human life. We serve a God of love, mercy, and justice...

...we call upon all Catholics to pray and work toward a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Let us pray for a supernatural desire to rid ourselves of the harm that bias and prejudice cause. We call upon Catholics to pray to the Holy Spirit for the Spirit of Truth to touch the hearts of all in the United States and to come down upon our criminal justice and law enforcement systems. Finally, let each and every Catholic, regardless of their ethnicity, beg God to heal our deeply broken view of each other, as well as our deeply broken society."

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For resources about working toward Racial Justice, click HERE.