"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!! – Life with Dignity: This blog is going to stand as a defense of life against the pains of physician assisted suicide and as a reminder of the vital fact that we are all made in the image and likeness of God. Since we are in the image and likeness of God we all have a special place in this world and everyone deserves to be loved and treated with the dignity they deserve. View blog here

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

Powerful Prayers and Intercessions

In the Catholic Church, St. Dymphna and Saint Benedict Joseph Labre are two saints who lived with suffering from both mental illnesses and feelings that they did not belong. (Blog 4 of 5)
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The Need for Care and Welcome

As St. Pope John Paul II states, it is important for us to feel the authentic needs of others and to be able to feel empathy for those suffering. (Blog 3 of 5)
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The Frontlines of the Fight Against Physician Assisted Suicide

No matter what the situation a person might find themselves in, no human being is ever separated from their dignity from the moment of their conception to the moment of their death. (Blog 2 of 5)
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Why Do We Fight Physician Assisted Suicide?

(Blog 1 of 5) In society today there are many times we may feel that we are walking through the valley of the shadow of death. Death and suffering have become topics that are shameful, fearful and should be avoided at all costs.
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We need you to be an Advocate for Life with Dignity

Blog 5 of the series. Today we are on the frontlines in the fight for human dignity and we need all of the support we can get.
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Project Rachel: In the Heart of the Church

Project Rachel, the Catholic Church's ministry to those who have been involved in abortion, is a diocesan-based network of specially trained priests, religious, counselors, and laypersons.
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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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