Respect Life

The Respect Life Committee

The Respect Life Committee promotes the Catholic Church position that God's commandment "Thou shalt not kill" is saying "Human life is sacred because from the beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains forever a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end.  God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right to directly destroy an innocent human being." (1)

"The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the value of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society.  This belief is the foundation of all the principles of our social teaching.  In our society, human life is under direct attack from abortion and euthanasia.  The value of human life is being threatened by cloning, embryonic stem cell research and the use of the death penalty.  The intentional targeting of civilians in a war or terrorist attacks is always wrong."  "We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person."  (2)

The Respect Life Committee encourages our parishioners to educate themselves on the above issues and to take advantage of the Respect Life programs listed below to help them.

  1. The brochure rack items
  2. The bulletin announcements
  3. Attending speaker programs
  4. To pray for the protection of human life
  5. Financially support, volunteer or donate to organizations which support the value of human life.

The Committee represents all the South Shore parishes and meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the St. Veronica Parish Office at 6:30 pm.  Also, the group meets periodically to work on presentations as needed.  Please consider joining this worthwhile active committee.

(1) Catechism of the Catholic Church, (http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM)

(2) Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching, (http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/seven-themes-of-catholic-social-teaching.cfm) 4/5/17