Toward a Culture of Life
“When you send forth your spirit they are created, and you renew the face of the earth” (Ps. 104:30).
“There are two Ways: a Way of life and a Way of death, and the difference between these two Ways is great” (Didache).
“Their feet are swift to shed blood, in their paths are ruin and misery, and the way of peace they do not know” (Rm. 3:15-17)
“I came so that they may have life and have it to the full” (Jn. 10:10)
“The Church family believes that human life, even if weak and suffering, is always a wonderful gift of God’s goodness. Against the pessimism and selfishness which casts a shadow over the world, the Church stands for life: in each human life she sees the splendor of that “Yes”, that “Amen”, which is Christ himself (cf. 2 Cor. 1:19; Rv. 3:14). To the “No” which assails and afflicts the world, she replies with this living “Yes”, this defending of the human person and the world from all who plot against life” (Pope John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio, n. 30).
|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