Fight Hatred, Death, and Sin with Love, Life, and Charity

– April 20, 2020 – Volume 30
BISHOPS ASK FOR ETHICAL COVID-19 VACCINE
Four USCCB Committee Chairmen, along with 20 healthcare, bioethics, and pro-life organizations, have urged Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to ensure that vaccines for COVID-19 are developed ethically and are free from any connection to the exploitation of abortion. To view all signers and to read the letter, click here.
PROTECTING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES DURING COVID-19
The National Catholic Partnership on Disability has prepared a statement, infographic, and video to assist anyone faced with lifesaving medical care being rationed in ways that discriminate against persons with disabilities. These and additional resources related to COVID-19 can be found at https://ncpd.org/covid-19-resources.
PRAY FOR LIFE: APRIL
In this month’s Pray for Life we’re praying that our merciful Lord will calm the fears of all expectant mothers, fill them with His peace, and provide for every need. (Prayer guide: English / Spanish)
PRAY FOR LIFE: MAY
In the May edition of Pray for Life, we’re praying that our Blessed Mother will draw women facing unexpected or challenging pregnancies close to her heart. (Prayer guide: English / Spanish)
WORD OF LIFE: MAY 2020
The May edition of Word of Life is available in both English and Spanish. Suggestions are provided for adapting the resources for digital use.
RESOURCES FOR MOTHER’S DAY (MAY 10)
Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the vocation of motherhood and the gift of life entrusted to mothers by God in a very special way. At the same time, it can be a difficult holiday for many people. One of several adaptable resources in the Mother’s Day action guide, the homily helps (English / Spanish) provide insightful background and considerations for observing the occasion with sensitivity and compassion.
LAUDATO SI’ WEEK (MAY 16-24)
On the fifth anniversary of the encyclical, Pope Francis invites Catholics to participate in Laudato Si’ Week. Drawing from the encyclical, article Serene Attentiveness to God’s Creation explores how healthy relationships with God, one another, and all creation are key to a culture in which we value human life and care for God’s creation at every level. Graphics & pre-written lead text are perfect for sharing in parish newsletters.
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