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Respect life! Challenge the culture of death! Print
Making a Difference

St. Pope John Paul II, in his powerful encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae ("The Gospel of Life"), challengingly said, "How can we fail to consider the violence against life done to millions of human beings, especially children, who are forced into poverty, malnutrition, and hunger because of an unjust distribution of resources between peoples and between social classes?

"And what of violence inherent not only in wars as such, but in the scandalous arms trade, which spawns the many armed conflicts which stain our world with blood?

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Spiritual hiking boots — don’t leave home without them Print
Everyday Faith
Thursday, Oct. 03, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Everyday Faith column by Julianne Nornberg

"Go on without me!" I cried dramatically, my mud-soaked tennis shoes sliding helplessly along the slippery forest trail. "I'll catch up!"

My family was on a backpacking trip heading toward a rustic cabin in the Porcupine Mountains in northern Michigan. The six of us each carried a backpack full of equipment we needed to survive the wilderness for a few days.

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Pope Francis urges us to respect life in all stages Print
Seeing with Jesus' Eyes
Thursday, Oct. 03, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Respect Life Month was begun in 1972 by the American Catholic bishops. It is observed in Catholic dioceses throughout the United States during October.

During October we are challenged to renew our dedication to respecting the inherent, God-given dignity of all human life. It is dedicated to increasing respect for life through public information and education, pastoral care, public policy, and prayer.

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