Respect Life Ministry
e-newsletter | March 12, 2022
Dear Pro-Life Friend,
I have amazing news: the 15 week bill passed! This is huge for Florida. Out of the 43 states that have legal gestational limits in effect, none currently protect unborn life earlier than 20 weeks. Now Florida is poised to join half the country in restricting abortion prior to viability once Roe is overturned this summer, God willing.

We have such a beautiful opportunity to help save lives and souls, supporting families in difficult circumstances, and continuing to create a culture of life and love where abortion becomes unthinkable here in South Florida.

But what does this require of us? We need to become holy, in order to be better ambassadors of the Gospel of Life, spreading the good news by the witness of our lives. We need to repent and discern how the Lord is calling us to imitate Him and follow him more closely.

Here are some ideas to help you this Lenten season:

Giving, praying, and volunteering are beautiful, hands-on ways to become more Christ-like so we can truly be His hands and feet to those in need. I hope these ideas inspire you to action for a fruitful, transformative, and blessed Lent.
For Life,

Rebecca Brady
Director, Respect Life Ministry
Secretariat for Parish Life, Archdiocese of Miami

"We too are called to give our lives for our brothers and sisters, and thus to realize in the fullness of truth the meaning and destiny of our existence. We shall be able to do this because you, O Lord, have given us the example and have bestowed on us the power of your Spirit. We shall be able to do this if every day, with you and like you, we are obedient to the Father and do his will. Grant, therefore, that we may listen with open and generous hearts to every word which proceeds from the mouth of God. Thus we shall learn not only to obey the commandment not to kill human life, but also to revere life, to love it and to foster it."

PS- Check out the resources and upcoming events below, and share them with your family, friends, parish, and school groups!
Upcoming Trainings
Sidewalk Advocacy
All parish representatives and anyone who participates in prayer outside any of the 25 abortion clinics within the Archdiocese of Miami should attend a Sidewalk Advocate training. Anyone involved in Respect Life Ministry or interested in learning more will benefit from this training and is most welcome.
Post-Abortion Ministry
We're rolling out a new model of hope and healing after abortion and this training is required of anyone involved in post-abortion ministry in the Archdiocese of Miami. All parish representatives and anyone involved in Respect Life Ministry wanting to learn more are welcome to attend. Please register for the April 9th Day of Training in English or the April 30th Day of Training in Spanish below.
Local Holy Hour for Life
Join Deacon Jim Dugard, Deacon assigned to Respect Life, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Friday, March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, @ 8:00 pm for the next Holy Hour for Life.
St. Joseph Resources
Check out the St. Joseph resources from the USCCB.
In the News
State Level
On March 3, the FL Legislature passed a monumental pro-life bill, read more from:

Archdiocese of Miami | Secretariat for Parish Life
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