Respect For Life
WHAT IS WALK FOR LIFE?
First, it is not only a “political” rally but a “witness” rally. We are ALL called to be disciples of Christ Jesus, living witnesses of faith. We must take a stand to protect and respect the dignity of all human life, and to support men and women to make the right choice.
Second, it is also called a “prayer” rally. Remember, we pray for all men and women who are struggling with the responsibility given to us from God; that we must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence. We pray for people suffering from the loss of a child through abortion, we pray for persons with disabilities, for persons that are sick or dying, for the vulnerable, and for all children and all families with unborn children. We pray that they find hope, healing, and peace.
Lastly, through this experience, may we see and live the truth that every life is a good and a perfect gift from God and that our own lives – all our lives – are worth living.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS EVENT?
First, you will witness many “Pro-lifers” from surrounding cities and states. You may be surprised that they come from different religion, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, but unite to support one cause, to lend a hand to all human life at every stage of its existence.
Second, you will see that not only adults come to this. Why bring children? Children need to experience and to understand, with the help of their parents and their faith formation teachers, that life begins at conception and ends naturally. We think the kids are all too young but many are not. And when the time comes we hope and pray, that they will make the informed choices for their loved ones. In addition, bringing children is a great testimony, a way of evangelization, showing the world that we care and love them for they are precious gifts from God to be treasured forever.
Lastly, of course, there will be some pro-choice protesters from the other side. However, we pray that they too may see the light of Christ Jesus through our actions. Let us continue to pray for their heart’s conversion.
WHAT WE DO
HOW WE HELP
The Respect For Life Committee Addresses:
- The Culture of Life
- End of Life
- The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
- Pro-Life Activities
- Stem Cell Research
- Assisted Reproductive Technologies
- Capital Punishment
- Physician-Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia
- Safeguarding Peace
MORE WAYS TO VOLUNTEER
- St. Juan Diego Women’s Center
- Guadelupe Hope Society
- Gabriel Project
- Rachel’s Vineyard
- Real Options
PERSUASIVE PRO-LIFE WORKSHOP
Vimeo link to Trent’s workshop: https://vimeo.com/148556807
Audio podcast via SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-383598000/trent-horn-persuasive-pro-live-workshop