"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

Respect Life Blogs are created by Respect Life staff members on Respect Life issues. We currently have several blogs:

NEW BLOG!! Blog: Become A Shepherd & Help Stop Human Trafficking: Many Americans hold the belief that slavery was abolished in the United States with the passing of the 13th Amendment back in 1865. However, countless Americans remain unaware that modern day slavery is still present throughout the country – in the form of human trafficking. View blog here

Lenten Blog, Inspired by the Words of Pope Francis:  Sister Elizabeth Geraghty, CSJ, contemplates “Opening Eyes, Ears and Hearts in Lent” inspired by Pope Francis’ writings and homilies on Lent. View blog here.

Jubilee of Mercy, Excerpts from Pope Francis: Sister Elizabeth Geraghty, CSJ, shares her thoughts with excerpts from Pope Francis on the Jubilee of Mercy, which begins on December 8, 2015, and ends November 20, 2016. For information on the Jubilee of Mercy. View blog here

Excerpts from Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si/ On Care for Our Common Home: Sister Elizabeth Geraghty, CSJ, shares her thoughts on Pope Francis’ encyclical and environmental issues. View blog here.

Chyva’s Corner – Words to the Youth: Youth today are weighed down with more and more issues and less positive outlets to express their growing fears. Bullying, suicide and low self esteem, etc. are all serious issues plaguing our youth and young adults. While we may not know everyone’s individual pain, we can identify with Christ’s love for us all and be there for one another in times of need. Discussing our truths and learning and leaning on one another, can be the first step in helping one another heal. View blog here

My Thoughts – On Aging: Sister Elizabeth Geraghty, CSJ, shares her thoughts on our culture’s sociological views and church teachings on aging, with references and inspired by the books: Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, by Richard Rohr and The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully, by Joan Chittister. View blog here

Theology of the Body: Sister Elizabeth Geraghty, CSJ, coordinator of Project Rachel for the diocesan Respect Life Office, shares reflections on the Theology of the Body. The Theology of the Body is a series of addresses given by Pope John Paul II at his Wednesday papal audiences in Rome from September 1979 to November 1984. The Theology of the Body is made up of 129 individual addresses, divided into six different cycles.  These addresses present an in-depth biblical explanation of the mystery of marriage and human sexuality. View blog here

My Thoughts – Project Rachel: Sister Elizabeth Geraghty, CSJ, coordinator of Project Rachel for the diocesan Respect Life Office, shares her thoughts on the Project Rachel hope and healing after abortion program and how it coincides with church teaching, and how Project Rachel helps those whom suffer from abortion loss. View blog here

Newest Blog Posts

Care and Services for Those Affected by Human Trafficking

Covenant House is one organization that provides safe housing for victims of human trafficking and modern day slavery, focusing primarily on the needs of children.
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Advocates for the Fight Against Human Trafficking

As both human beings and as Catholics, it is our duty to stand up as advocates against human trafficking.
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Stay Educated on the Horrors of Human Trafficking

In 2014, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) offered some reputable and shocking facts concerning the exercise of human trafficking worldwide.
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Pray to End Human Trafficking

Just like Saint Josephine Bakhita, it is vital for all victims of human trafficking to understand God’s love for them and His desire forthe protection of their lives.
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Human Trafficking – What is it?

Many Americans hold the belief that slavery was abolished in the United States with the passing of the 13th Amendment back in 1865.
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Easter and beyond: Faith in the Risen Lord

Faith is a walk with Jesus, walking with Jesus is a walk that lasts a lifetime.
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Lenten Blog: Holy Thursday

In the Eucharist the Lord makes us walk on his road, that of service, of sharing, of giving.
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Ask ‘Who Am I?’ during Holy Week

Lenten blog: Reflections based on the writings of Pope Francis
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