Educational efforts are directed at deepening our understanding of the Church's teaching on the sanctity of human life and of the evil of intentionally taking a human life, whether in the beginning stages of development in the womb, later in life at times of sickness or disability, or as we reach the end of our natural life.
The Respect Life Office offers educational and informational materials designed to increase understanding of not only the sanctity of human life but also knowledge in the areas of abortion, embryonic stem cell research and human cloning, the death penalty, and euthanasia and assisted-suicide, as well as the actions that can be taken to defend human life in each of these areas.
Everyone must have the opportunity to share the unique gifts with which they have been blessed. We are fortunate in our diocese to have so many of our pastoral leaders and our faithful sharing the message on the sidewalks in front of abortion facilities, in post-abortive healing retreats, and at the bedside. However, these opportunities are limited and each requires a specific set of skills, knowledge, and time.
Furthermore, the Respect Life Office is limited in its own ability to serve as a direct source of education for all of our faithful. Therefore, there is a tremendous opportunity for individuals and groups interested in a specific topic or in a particular type of training to share their gifts of faith and knowledge with fellow parishioners or members of other parishes and local faith-based organizations.
To learn more about how you can represent the Church and the Respect Life Office as a source of pro-life information, please contact the Respect Life Office.
“Catholics must be committed to the defense of life in all its stages and in every condition” St. Pope John Paul II, 1995