Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator:
As our community begins to reopen, I want to thank you for your ongoing prayers and assure you that pro-life efforts have not waned throughout this crisis. In fact, the crisis has only magnified urgency to serve our most vulnerable. Thanks to all of you who have generously supported these critical needs. I am eager to see all of you again at our next quarterly meeting scheduled for August. 8. Watch for more details coming soon.
Until then, we have some summer updates for you:
PRO-LIFE BOOT CAMP with COVID PRECAUTIONS
VIRTUAL SUMMER ROSARY FOR LIFE
, we invite you and your parish family to join in solidarity and prayer with our front line ministers who have been serving the abortion-vulnerable throughout this health crisis. Visit us at online at
at 9:45 a.m. for a live feed from the front lines, followed by virtual Rosary for Life beginning at 10 a.m. (en español:
LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT GIFT?
If you missed the Jewelry Pull normally presented at the Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner, you can still take home a beautiful piece of jewelry, handcrafted by Soul Sisters Creations, for you or someone special in your life.
Click here to see the selection
"FOR THE GOOD OF ALL" RELIGIOUS FREEDOM WEEK
All people can flourish when they pursue the truth about God and respond to that truth. Religious freedom means that all people have the space to flourish. Beginning June 22, the Feast of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, the U.S. Bishops invite us to celebrate Religious Freedom Week. Join us in promoting religious freedom "For the Good of All."
Learn more here!
ST. THOMAS MORE
His belief that no lay ruler has jurisdiction over the Church of Christ cost Thomas More his life.
Beheaded in London, on July 6, 1535, St. Thomas More steadfastly refused to approve King Henry VIII's divorce and remarriage and the establishment of the Church of England to allow it.
Described as "a man for all seasons," he was a literary scholar, eminent lawyer, gentleman, father of four, and chancellor of England.
Upon conviction, More declared he had all the councils of Christendom and not just the council of one realm to support him in the decision of his conscience.
Four hundred years later in 1935, he was canonized a saint of God, and in 2000, Pope John Paul II named him patron of political leaders. A supreme diplomat and counselor, he did not compromise his own faith and moral values to further his worldly accomplishments. Rather he remained steadfast in his devotion to the the true and eternal King.
Blessings for your steadfast dedication to Life and our Lord!