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Respect Life

St Irene is pleased to announce the formation of our Respect Life Ministry! In his encyclical Evangelium Vitae, St. Pope John Paul II writes that in our present culture, where the very meaning and value of human life is under grave threat, there is "a pressing appeal addressed to each and every person, in the name of God: respect, protect, love, and serve life, every human life!“. Keeping in mind the need to foster a “culture of life,” and using a format created by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the St. Irene Respect Life Ministry mission is to promote the sanctity of human life from conception until natural death through prayer, education, petition to lawmakers, and supportive care.

Some of the short term goals of the Ministry in each of these topics include:

Do any of these activities appeal to you? Do you have suggestions on how we can promote life at St. Irene? Will you join us in our efforts? Please contact us via respectlife@stirenes.org.

“Caring for life from the beginning to the end: what a simple thing, what a beautiful thing! So go forth and don’t be discouraged. Care for life! “  
~Pope Francis


St Irene's pages:

Unexpected Pregnancy and Abortion Healing: https://stirenes.org/quicklinks/urgentneed/pregnancy.html

Depression or Thoughts of Suicide: https://stirenes.org/quicklinks/urgentneed/depression.html

Other pages:

Pregnancy help:   https://www.bostoncatholic.org/PregnancyHelp.aspx

Project Rachel post abortion healing:  https://www.bostoncatholic.org/ProjectRachel.aspx

Palliative care and advance care planning:  https://www.bostoncatholic.org/PalliativeCare/

Pro-Life activities:  http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/index.cfm

Human life and dignity:  http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/index.cfm

Priests for life:  http://www.priestsforlife.org

Take Action Now to have your voice heard in US, state and local policy debate:

USCCB:  https://www.votervoice.net/USCCB/home

Massachusetts Catholic Conference:   https://www.macatholic.org

Massachusetts Citizens for Life:  https://www.masscitizensforlife.org

Respect Life Education http://www.respectlifeeducation.com/

Sample script for phone call to legislator

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