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Ministries - Reverence for Life


The St. Mary of Gostyn
Reverence for Life Committee
has 3 goals:


  • To promote the Catholic Church's teaching on respect for life from conception to natural death.
  • To support Pregnancy Resource Centers
  • To pray for an end to abortion

 

 Upcoming Events:

Diocese of Joliet
Office for Human Dignity
Respect Life Ministry

White Mass

All Health Care Professionalsare cordially invited to celebrate
the White Mass and receive a special blessing from
Bishop Joseph Siegel
on
Sunday, October 19, 2014
11:00 AM Mass
Cathedral of St. Raymond
604 N. Raynor Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435

Click here for full details

 

  Resources:


Natural Family Planning & Infertility Resources
NameDescriptionContact
Couple to Couple LeagueOffers classes in Natural Family Planninghttp://ccli.org/
Pope Paul Vi Institute for the Study of Human ReproductionInfertility resources that are in line with Catholic teaching.http://www.popepaulvi.com/education.htm

Pregnancy Resources

Project Gabriel

Provides support during an unplanned pregnancy

(630) 655-3290

 

Women’s Choice Services

Provides:

  • Free pregnancy tests
  • Free ultrasounds
  • Unplanned pregnancy counseling
  • Mothering program & parenting classes
  • Pregnancy support

http://womanschoiceservices.com/

(630) 663-0590

Post Abortive Healing

Rachel’s Vineyard

 

Healing the pain of abortion one weekend at a time.

 

http://rachelsvineyard.org/weekend/sites.aspx?ct=5&c=3&s=-1

The next retreat will be held on Friday Sep 14 - Sep 16, 2012. Call 309-364-3084 for more details.

End of life issues

THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC BIOETHICS CENTER

 

Offers support in end of life decisions.

 

If you are facing emergent medical situations regarding end of life decisions, the National Catholic Bioethics Center (www.ncbcenter.org/emergency_consultation.asp) will respond ASAP with help from an ethicist, doctor, etc. The number to call is (215) 877-2660. Even though the site states "Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM" for emergency consultation questions, calls are returned even after hours.

   

Did you know?


Did you know abortion raises the risk of Breast cancer by 40%? For more details:

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive/ldn/2010/jan/10010706

Did you know Susan G. Komen foundation (pink ribbon campaign) donated $569,000 to Planned Parenthood in 2010? (Planned Parenthood is the #1 abortion provider.)

http://ifrl-blog.blogspot.com/2011/08/komen-2010-donation-to-planned.html

Did you know the Susan G. Komen foundation endorses embronic Komen endorses embryonic stem cell research?

http://www.rockforddiocese.org/respectlife/susan-g-komen

Did you know that the provision of food and water for patients in the persistent vegetative state is morally obligatory?

http://www.nrlc.org/news/2007/NRL10/VaticanPage12.html

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended Sites:


Lifesite News

http://www.lifesitenews.com/

Priests for Life

http://priestsforlife.org/

Catholic Radio

Listen locally to 950 am or 930 am or online at:

http://relevantradio.com/index.php

Inforum Blog

http://www.inforumblog.com/

Jill Stanek blog

http://www.jillstanek.com/



 

 

 

 

 

 

For Reference:


Pope John Paul II”s Evangelium vitae (Gospel of Life)

Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church's position on Euthanasia

Reproductive Technology

Stem Cell Research



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