Objectives of the Respect Life Parish Committee:

To develop an active Respect Life Ministry within Saint Brigid Parish
To provide assistance to our Pastor with regard to Life Issues
To work with other parish and ministry organizations such as Religious Education, Women’s Guild, Knights of Columbus, Youth and Young Adult Ministries
To promote a consistent ethic of life

Saint Brigid Respect Life Ministry offers services in these areas:
Public Education and Awareness (i.e. bulletin spots, Life Chain, educational brochures)
Pastoral Care ( i.e. Volunteers for A Beacon of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center, “baby shower” for crisis pregnancy centers, promote Post Abortion Treatment and Healing, aka PATH)
Public Policy (i.e. voter registration drive, email alerts, Catholic Day at the Capital)
Prayer and Liturgy ( i.e. Archdiocesan Mass for the Unborn, sidewalk prayer at abortion clinics, “ 40 Days for Life”)

Saint Brigid Respect Life Ministry is interested in addressing the following Life Issues:
Abortion
Artificial birth control/abortifacients
Assisted Suicide
Bioethics Issues ( i.e. cloning, embryonic stem cell research, in-vitro fertilization and fertility treatments)
Chastity ( Understanding and living the Theology of the Body, God’s plan for our sexuality)
Death Penalty/Capital Punishment
Euthanasia
Human Trafficking/ sexual exploitation due to the possible forced abortions
Infanticide

Church Teaching on Life Issues Resources:
Catechism of the Catholic Church (2258-2330)
The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae - Pope John Paul II)
Respect for Human Life (Donum Vitae) and The Dignity of a Person (Dignitas Personae) - Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
On the Regulation of Birth (Humane Vitae - Pope Paul VI)
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services - USCCB
Overview of Pope John Paul II Theology of the Body (Humane Vitae) - USCCB

Respect Life Web sites for Catholics:
Archdiocese of Atlanta - Respect Life Ministry
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Pro-Life Secretariat
USCCB Public Policy Effort - National Committee for a Human Life Amendment
National Catholic Bioethics Center
Post Abortion Treatment and Healing (PATH) - Local
Project Rachel (Nationwide)
The Pregnancy Centers of Johns Creek & Decatur (A Beacon of Hope)
A Beacon of Hope Volunteers

Pregnancy Aid Clinic (two locations)
411 King Arnold St., Hapeville, GA 30354, 404-763-4432 and
281 S. Atlanta St. , Roswell, GA  30075, 404-282-1211
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Archdiocesan Contact Information
Brendan Dudley, Respect Life Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2401 Lake Park Dr., SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
http://www.archatl.com/ministries/prolife/
404.920.7360 – Office
404.920.7362 – Direct Line
404.920.7365 – Project Rachel

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Respect Life Ministry Coordinators


Cathy Schneider

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