It will take time for the Pro-Life Strategy to be implemented fully. It depends totally on the grace of God and the faith and good will of His people.
In a way the entire plan represents the prayer of the shepherd whom God has appointed to lead us, our Archbishop. His prayer and hope is that the people will respond generously and enable the Strategy with all its elements to become an integral part of their lives both individually and collectively.
The Strategy’s long-range aim, then, is for pro-life prayer and activity to permeate and enliven the mainstream of parish and institutional life throughout the Archdiocese. This steam of spiritual and moral life, moreover, is increasingly to flow outward—into the pro-life movement as a whole and into our neighbourhoods, communities and society.
The Strategy thus ultimately has a missionary orientation, and seeks to create a culture of life in contrast to the climate of death that now afflicts the human family.
|Archdiocesan Pro-Life Strategy|
|1.||Introduction: Some Shaping Principles|
|1.1 The Grace of Conversion|
|1.2 Impetus for a New Pro-Life Strategy|
|1.3 Primary Emphasis of Strategy: Prayer|
|1.4 The Strategy: More Than Prayer|
|1.5 Long-Range View|
|1.6 “Toward a Culture of Life“|
|2.||Elements of Strategy|
|2.2 Crisis Response|
|2.4 Civic Action|
|2.5 Ecumenical Relations|
|2.6 Liaison with Pro-Life Groups|
The Pro-Life Strategy was developed in 1993
Revised: May 1995, November 1995, February 2000