Respect Life Ministry
eNewsletter | June 9, 2022
Dear Pro-Life Friend,
Respect Life Ministry has a new leadership team! I am stepping down as Director, but the ministry is in good hands.

While I am sad to to leave this community we've come to love, I am excited for the new adventure that awaits my family in California, where my husband will teach at Thomas Aquinas College.

The good news is that our Assistant Director, Angela Curatalo has accepted the Director position, and Belkys Rodriguez Prado, Program Coordinator, has accepted the Assistant Director position.
Angela and Belkys have both run Pregnancy Help Centers, have been with the ministry for many years in various capacities, and will make an amazing, faith-filled, driven and dedicated, bilingual leadership team to continue serving Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties.

There is so much momentum and hope on the horizon for the pro-life movement, so much progress made, babies saved, lives changed, and hearts healed. We're in a great position here in South Florida, though there's more work to be done.

I am so grateful to you and all our dear friends and supporters of the Archdiocese of Miami Respect Life Ministry. As faithful sons and daughters of the Church, you continue running the race as missionaries of the Gospel of Life.

We especially want to thank the volunteers who were instrumental in moving our North Broward and Central Broward Pregnancy Help Center locations to the new Fort Lauderdale location-- where our partnership with Sidewalk Advocates is bearing so much fruit with men and women turning away from the abortion clinic and coming to us instead!

And I want to encourage all our prayer vigil participants and sidewalk advocates to stay the course. Let's not let attempts to try to intimidate us be successful. We are courageous defenders of LIFE, in season and out. If Christ is for us, who can be against us?

In this month of June, let us take time to refocus, recharge, and renew our ministry through devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Pope Saint John Paul II tells us that:

"The entire devotion to the Heart of Jesus in its every manifestation is profoundly Eucharistic: it is expressed in religious practices which stir the faithful to live in harmony with Christ, "meek and humble of heart" (Mt 11: 29), and it is intensified in adoration. It is rooted and finds its summit in participation in Holy Mass, especially Sunday Mass, where the hearts of the faithful, fraternally assembled in joy, listen to the word of God and learn to offer with Christ themselves and the whole of their lives. There they are nourished at the paschal banquet of the Redeemer's Body and Blood and, sharing fully the love which beats in his Heart, they strive to be ever more effective evangelizers and witnesses of solidarity and hope."

Giving thanks to God the Father, who has revealed his love in the Heart of Christ, may we allow the Holy Spirit to enlighten and guide us in humble and brave obedience to his Holy Will.

Please join me in congratulating our new leadership team: Angela Curatalo as the new Director, and Belkys Rodriguez Prado as the new Assistant Director, for the Archdiocese of Miami Respect Life Ministry!
- Rebecca Brady & Your Archdiocesan Respect Life Team
PS- Please share this email with your parish and school communities & check out the opportunities to get involved and learn more below.
Job Openings
We're Hiring!
There's never been a more exciting time to put your gifts and talents at the service of life by working in the pro-life movement at this historic moment! We're looking for courageous, mission-oriented, dedicated individuals to be part of our Respect Life Ministry team as full-time Program Coordinator or part-time Ultrasound Technician. We have two Program Coordinator positions open-- with work locations in Broward and Miami-Dade.

  • To apply: please submit resume with cover letter to and

Pray for Dobbs
Please continue to pray and fast for our US Supreme Court Justices as we await their decision in the Dobbs case this summer, and visit for more information and resources.

In the News
Praying, Planning for Dobbs
As the nation awaits a Supreme Court decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade, Archbishop Thomas Wenski is urging archdiocesan priests to be prepared, and let women know that the Catholic Church is ready to help them deal with a crisis pregnancy.

Read the Florida Catholic story HERE.
Respect Life Office Vandalized
Graffitied threat won't deter efforts to serve women in crisis pregnancies, director says.

Post-Abortion Healing Story
The Archdiocese of Miami's Project Rachel Ministry was featured on the front page of the Miami Herald May 17 print edition. Read the full story.
We are Ready
Respect Life Ministry was featured in the May 5th Miami Herald story "FROM PRAYER TO DISGUST, LEAKED ROE V. WADE DRAFT STIRS UP EMOTION AMONG SOUTH FLORIDA WOMEN."

Click here to read more.
Our Post-Roe Plan
When Roe v. Wade is overturned, God willing, we will rejoice with prayers of thanksgiving. At the same time, we will roll up our sleeves, and double down our efforts to support families with love and real assistance.
Everyone has a role to play: What will be yours?

Read more on the Archdiocese of Miami's Let's Talk blog.

Archdiocese of Miami | Secretariat for Parish Life
(954) 981-2922 |