2022-
2023

RESPECT LIFE
MATERIALS

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October is
Respect Life Month! 
Learn more and find resources specifically for celebrating Respect Life Month!
POSTER

This Respect Life poster focuses on our call as Catholics to serve mothers in need, featuring images of women in different stages of early parenthood.

(Available in English and Spanish.)

If you need a different file format or have any issues, please contact prolife@usccb.org.

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A PRAYER FOR
PREGNANT MOTHERS

Inspired by Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life), this prayer invokes our Blessed Mother's intercession. It is available as a prayer card featuring an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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(Available in English and Spanish.)

CHAIRMAN STATEMENT

Building a Culture of Life
in a Post-Roe World

 

Archbishop William E. Lori, of Baltimore and Chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, released the statement, "Building a Culture of Life in a Post-Roe World," in advance of Respect Life Month.

His statement celebrates the overturning of Roe as an answer to prayer and invites Catholics to practice "radical solidarity" toward pregnant and parenting mothers.

(View the press release.)

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(Spanish available soon!)

REFLECTION

Called to Serve Moms in Need

This short reflection connects our personal call as Christians to live out the corporal and spiritual works of mercy with care for moms and respect for life.

 

The reflection can be used as the basis for a homily or talk, shared in parish bulletins, printed in your diocesan paper, and included in newsletters. It could also be used as the basis for small group discussions at parish pro-life meetings, in a high school religion class, or simply among friends. 

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(Available in English and Spanish.)

BULLETIN INSERTS
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Serving Moms in Need:
Living the Gospel of Life

This two-page bulletin insert explains the inspiration behind Walking with Moms in Need, which is a way for Catholic parishes and communities to "walk in the shoes" of and serve local pregnant and parenting women in need.​

This resource can be used as a bulletin insert or included in emails and newsletters. It can also be used to facilitate discussion as part of a core team meeting or for private prayer and reflection.

(Available in English and Spanish.)

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Living the Joy of the Gospel

A two-page summary of Pope Francis' encyclical Evangelii gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) explores our Christian call to evangelization and missionary discipleship, highlighting care for those who are vulnerable, like mothers and children on the peripheries.

This resource can be used as a bulletin insert or included in emails and newsletters. It can also be used to facilitate discussion as part of a core team meeting or for private prayer and reflection.

(Available in English and Spanish.)

PRAYER GUIDES

Twelve prayer guides are available to help you regularly pray for mothers in need in your parish community. Each guide features a different prayer intention, short reflection, suggested actions, and more.

These prayer guides can be featured in Sunday bulletins, included in parish newsletters and emails, and more!

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(Available in English and Spanish.)

GRAPHICS

Each image is provided in English and Spanish and can be downloaded directly for use on parish/diocesan websites, in bulletins and newsletters, or in any other way that may be helpful to you in sharing the Gospel of life. 

(Available in English and Spanish.)

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HOMILY CONSIDERATIONS

These homily considerations are designed to help priests and deacons address the important, sensitive topic of abortion with clarity and authentic compassion that affirms the dignity both of women and of their children.

 

Informed by the research, “Building Catholic Faith and Support for Life” by Heart and Mind Strategies, short bullet points help homilists to weave the Gospel of Life into their message in a compelling way.​

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(Available in English & Spanish.)

FLYER

Introduction to

Walking with Moms in Need

 

This double-sided flyer succinctly explains Walking with Moms in Need, the opportunities it provides, and the resources available to implement it.

It can be used to promote Walking with Moms in parishes and dioceses.

(Available in English and Spanish.)

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ONE-PAGER

The Truth About Abortion

and Women's Health

 

This one-page resource dispels the many myths which claim restrictions on abortion will limit women's access to life-saving care. 

This resource can be printed in parish bulletins, included in newsletters, shared on social media, and more in order to help educate Catholics about these false claims.

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