October is Respect Life month

Again this year, in an effort to reduce costs, we will not be providing you with the traditional packet, but have provided you with the links below for the materials contained in the packets, including the brochures and Resource Guide which contains Preaching for Life ideas and Intercessions. If you choose to purchase a packet or parts of the packet, click here.

I have highlighted direct links to many items below. Some resources will continue to be added, so you may want to look at the main page for other resources that will be helpful to you.

2018-2019 articles

Each article is available in a variety of formats!

Abortion

Another Look at Abortion (en español)

Respect Life Program 2018 - Bulletin Abortion  ORDER TODAY! ENGLISHEN ESPAÑOL  

Shortened and revised from the 2011 brochure
“Life Matters: Abortion,” this “back to basics”
approach for addressing abortion summarizes
key points.

Bulletin Insert (color): English / en español

Bulletin Insert (grayscale): English / en español

Word document (text-only): English / en español 

Persons with Disabilities

A Perfect Gift (en español)

Respect Life Program 2018 - Bulletin Perfect Gift  ORDER TODAY! ENGLISH EN ESPAÑOL  
One parent of a child with Down syndrome
gives an inside glimpse into their love-illuminated
life, sharing a fundamental insight about what it
means to be human. Reprinted (with minor edits)
from the 2015-2016 Respect Life Program brochure
by the same name. 

Bulletin Insert (color): English / en español

Bulletin Insert (grayscale): English / en español

Word document (text-only): English / en español

Assisted Suicide

Killing the Pain, Not the Patient: Palliative Care vs. Assisted Suicide(en español)

Respect Life Program 2018 - Bulletin Assisted Suicide   ORDER TODAY! ENGLISH / EN ESPAÑOL

 More states are attempting to legalize doctor-assisted
suicide, inaccurately claiming it’s just another option
for end-of-life care. Foundational differences between
the two are discussed, including how the legalization
of assisted suicide undermines quality care. Updated
and shortened from a 1998 Respect Life Program
article by the same name.

Bulletin Insert (color): English / en español

Bulletin Insert (grayscale): English / en español

Word document (text-only): English / en español

Life’s End

Caring for Loved Ones at Life’s End (en español)

Respect Life Program 2018 - Bulleting Lifes End   ORDER TODAY! ENGLISH EN ESPAÑOL

   When loved ones approach life’s end, we may not
know how to support them. Ten suggestions
anchored in unconditional respect for human life
help readers know how to provide authentically
compassionate care. Reprinted (with minor edits)
from the 2016-2017 Respect Life Program brochure
by the same name.

Bulletin Insert (color): English / en español

Bulletin Insert (grayscale): English / en español

Word document (text-only): English / en español

Contraception

Another Look at Contraception (en español)

Respect Life Program 2018 - Bulletin Contraception   ORDER TODAY! ENGLISH EN ESPAÑOL

 Shortened and revised from the 2011 brochure
“Life Matters: Contraception,” this “back to basics”
approach for addressing contraception summarizes
key points ranging from the Church’s teaching to
contraception’s negative effect on women’s health.

 Bulletin Insert (color): English / en español

 Bulletin Insert (grayscale): English / en español

Word document (text-only): English / en español

Abortion Healing

Bridges of Mercy for Healing After Abortion (en español)

Respect Life Program 2018 - Bulletin Bridges of Mercy Spanish   ORDER TODAY! ENGLISH EN ESPAÑOL

Real-life stories* illustrate how an abortion might
later affect someone’s life. How can we be bridges
of God’s mercy for people suffering after abortion?
Suggestions are directed to groups of people from
all walks of life. *Names changed for privacy.
Reprinted (with minor edits) from the 2016-2017
Respect Life Program brochure entitled “Bridges of
Mercy for Post-Abortion Healing.”

Bulletin Insert (color): English / en español

Bulletin Insert (grayscale): English / en español

Word document (text-only): English / en español

 

 

 

2017-2018 brochures

What to do when a Friend is Considering an Abortion

  • What to Do When a Friend is Considering Abortion – If a friend told you that she was pregnant and considering abortion, would you know what to do?  Learn concrete tips for loving her is a way that is life-affirming for both her and her child.

How to Build a Culture of Life

  • How to Build a Culture of Life – In these challenging times, when respect for life is so often disregarded, how do we build a culture that cherishes all human life?  The answer goes back to our identity and call as Christians.

Top Reasons to Oppose Assisted Suicide

  • Top Reasons to Oppose Assisted Suicide – Polls indicate the public is receptive to the general concept of assisted suicide.  However, when people understand the associated dangers, they are less likely to support the practice.  Learn compelling reasons you can share for opposing assisted suicide.

Catholic Considerations for Our Earthly Passing

  • Catholic Considerations for Our Earthly Passing – As Catholics, we know that death is the door through which we must pass to gain eternal life. Several considerations are provided as starting points for understanding and preparing for our earthly passing in a way that respects God’s gift of human life.

Death Penalty: Catholic Q & A

  • Death Penalty: Catholic Q & A – What does the Church say about the death penalty?  It is a pro-life topic?  This brochure explores the issue of the death penalty within the context of respect for God’s gift of human life.

Understanding Conscience

  • Understanding Conscience – This brief introduction to conscience addresses what it is, why it is important, and how to form our consciences so they lead us into deeper relationship with God and one another.

2016-2017 brochures.