Church Documents on the Sanctity of Life (Click on the links to access)

1) Evangelium Vitae - the "Gospel of Life", Saint Pope John Paul II, 1995 - Click Here

If there is one single Church teaching document that best describes what it means to be “pro-life”, the Gospel of Life is it. The Gospel of Life sets forth a compelling Catholic vision of life based on the dignity of the human person, made in the image and likeness of God. It also speaks frankly about the very real threats to human dignity in our modern world and concludes with a stirring call to become “people of life.”

 

2) Humanae Vitae - Click Here

The papal encyclical, Humanae vitae (HV) written by Pope St. Paul VI in 1968, provides beautiful and clear teaching about God's plan for married love and the transmission of life.

 

3) USCCB

  • Living the Gospel of Life - A Challenge to American Catholics - Click Here
  • Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities - Click Here

4) Catholic Guide for End of Life and Establishing of Advance Directives - Click Here

 

5) Catechism of the Catholic Church

 

6) Bible Quotes

  • Genesis 1:28 – “And God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fertile and multiply” (The very first commandment!)
  • Psalm 127:3 – “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.  Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.”
  • Matthew 19:18 – “He said to him, “Which?” And Jesus said, “You shall not kill, you shall not commit adultery…” (The sin of murder is the first among the commandments mentioned by Christ to resist.  Life is valued)
  • John 10:10 – “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”
  • Psalm 139:13,15 – “For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother’s womb." (God forms the child before birth, before the human mind even knows or senses a change)
  • Jeremiah 1:5 – "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you." (God’s words to Jeremiah apply to all mankind.  He knew us, formed us and consecrates us as his own.  He values LIFE!)

 

 

8th Grade Forum - "Life Matters!" Day

 

We are so excited to host 575 8th Graders for this educational LIFE MATTERS event!  Below is a description of what you can expect to learn.  Click Here for a printable version.

 

Purpose of this Event
“I have come that you may have life, and have it to the fullest…” John 10:10


To educate and inspire our 8th grade students on the dignity and sanctity of all life, from conception to natural death. To help them know and believe that God made them in His image and likeness and that their life matters! We want our 8th graders to leave this day knowing that:

  • Life is a precious gift from God
  • God loves each of them and desires a real personal relationship with them
  • As Catholics we are called to defend and protect the most vulnerable lives

General Assembly Presentation
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6


Terry Beatley – author of “What If We’ve Been Wrong?” and President of the Hosea Initiative (hosea4you.org).