Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage Success 


Thousands participated in the Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage by praying in solidarity with the bishops for an end to abortion in our nation and world and all those affected by abortion. Thank you, our People of Life subscribers, for your commitment and prayers for the Gospel of life!


We have faith that the fruits of our prayer have undoubtedly brought the love and healing of Christ to our nation and those men and women in need. One post-abortive woman blogged about the effects of the prayer campaign on her personally. Her words and experience along with a reflection on the Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage can be found below:


Called To Action: Your Most Powerful Contribution

By: Anne McGuire


On January 19, 2013, a blogger (I'll call her "Rachel") wrote that she'd awakened that day with the memory of her abortion fresh in her mind. But that morning the experience was different:
[I]nstead of feeling hopelessly lost in that old dark abyss something different came over me. ... It was a comforting feeling. Like a hundred people praying for me right at that exact moment. Then I checked my email and I realized that they were.

Like many people, I've often been struck by injustices in our society and have felt the desire to do something to make a difference. I've also felt helpless, as though there was nothing I could do to make any significant difference. I believe in the power of prayer, but I sometimes find myself almost brushing it into the background, wanting to do something else that will "really" have an impact.READ ON HERE



Respect Life Program    

Featured Article: "Marriage, The Sanctuary of Life"  


Professor Helen Alvaré, Esq. contrasts the Catholic vision of marriage, where children are welcomed and spouses grow in selfless love, with the view prevailing today, that marriage exists for one's personal happiness alone. READ HERE! 


The 2012 to 2013 Respect Life Program continues throughout the year with the theme "Faith opens our eyes to human life in all its grandeur and beauty."


Kim Baker
Kim Baker

Life Issues Forum  

"Life Giving Love in a Violent World"

By Kimberly Baker



Mother Teresa often said that abortion was the greatest threat to peace in the world. Wherever there is violence against life, whether it be physical, psychological, or emotional violence, there can never be true peace.


Loss of respect for life increases the cycle of violence in society. Every time an abortion happens, there are two victims of violence: the baby and the mother. The promotion of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide supports the idea that the lives of the elderly and sick are "not worth living." This idea, along with a culture that places a priority on personal gratification over helping those in need, encourages those who are younger to view elderly people as burdens, placing them at greater risk for abuse and neglect. READ MORE



 February 2013

In This Issue
9 Days of Prayer, Penance, & Pilgrimage
Respect Life Program
Life Issues Forum
Mark Your Calendar


  • March 19 - Solemnity of St. Joseph
  • March 24- March 30 - Holy Week
  • March 31 - Easter Sunday
  • April 7 - Divine Mercy Sunday
  • May 12 - Mother's Day

Did You Know? 

Pope Benedict XVI tweeted a message to the March for Life participants in Washington, D.C.!


"I join all those marching for life from afar, and pray that political leaders will protect the unborn and promote a culture of life."
Pope Benedict

We thank Pope Benedict XVI for his tireless witness in defending all human life! Our prayers and love are with him. 
It's normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one's heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness.

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