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"Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live for ever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect." Pope Francis
This ministry promotes the dignity and sanctity of human life from conception to natural death through education, fundraising and advocacy.
Working together with the Diocese of San Diego's Office of Social Ministry, it is the responsibility of this Ministry to foster the education of the parish and to encourage, promote and coordinate their activities regarding life issues.
Polite Persecution. California Democrat Senators pass bill to silence Daleiden, pro-life investigative journalists AB 1671 prohibits publishing confidential conversations with healthcare providers — even if those conversations reveal illegal practices. Read more here.
Your Right to Religious Freedom.United States Conference of Catholic BishopsWatch video here.
Comfort Catholicism Has to Go; It is Time to Prepare for Persecution. FLASHBACK The days of comfortable Catholicism are over It is no longer easy to be a faithful Christian, a good Catholic, an authentic witness to the truths of the Gospel. A price is demanded and must be paid. There are costs of discipleship—heavy costs, costs that are burdensome and painful to bear… Read more here.
How You Can Recognize the 5 Stages of Religious Persecution. Persecutions do not come out of nowhere. They build in a culture over time until they boil over into often-horrific acts wherein those who inflict them actually feel justified in what they do… it is hard to argue that we are not well into the 4th stage here in America and edging into the final stage. Unlikely you say? Alarmist? Well, stages 1 through 4 are pretty well in place. One may wish to “whistle past the graveyard,” but it looks like we’re pretty well set for stage five. You decide. A MUST read ALL. Read more here.
Religious Freedom Issues Loom Large in 2016 Election. As recent years have brought a wave of religious liberty court battles and the federal contraceptive mandate infringing on an array of operations by church entities - along with a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy to be filled - 2016 might be a seminal (very important and influential)electoral year… “Whatever is decided (this year), those two issues - religious liberty and abortion - hang in the balance, and if the Supreme Court would tilt to the left, we could see an entire generation pass before we get back to a place where the courts protect life and religious liberty.” Read More here.
Interfaith Leaders Call on President and Congress to Reject Biased Religious Liberty Report. The letter calls upon these political leaders "to renounce publicly the [report's] claim that 'religious freedom' and 'religious liberty' are 'code words' or a 'pretext' for various forms of discrimination." Read More here.
USCCB Archbishop Lori Responds to Statement of Chairman of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Upon the issuance of its report on "Peaceful Coexistence." We do not seek to impose our morality on anyone, but neither can we sacrifice it in our own lives and work. Read more here.
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