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Today's Pro-Life Reflection
(From Fr. Frank Pavone's Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day) 
July 15
"There is a time for everything ... a time to be born and a time to die" (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2).
Reflection: Advocates of euthanasia use terms like "help in dying." But this blurs the distinction between giving assistance to a dying person and causing their death. Mother Teresa "helped" many people "in dying." She was present to them, assuring them that they were not alone, helping them find courage to face death, reminding them of their dignity, preparing them to meet the Lord. This is the legitimate meaning of death with dignity and of helping people to die.
Prayer: Lord, may we show the dying their dignity and your compassion. Amen.
    

Deacons For Life
PO Box 236695
Cocoa, FL 32923
Phone: 321-500-1000



About Deacons for Life

Deacons for Life seeks to

  1. unite, encourage, and provide ongoing training to deacons to be as effective as possible in ending abortion, the pre-eminent moral tragedy of our day;

  2. instill a sense of urgency in all clergy to teach, preach, and mobilize their people to help stop abortion;

  3. assist clergy and laity to work together productively to protect the unborn.

Deacons for Life will create resources specifically for deacons, and will also utilize the resources and information of prayer, preaching, and action items that are prepared by Priests for Life.

Through mailings, emails, conference calls, webinars, and events, Deacons for Life will keep its members on the cutting edge of developments in the pro-life movement and how these interrelate with pastoral ministry.
  1. We can provide consultation to deacons, their pastors and their bishops regarding suggested respect life activities. This can include organizing prayer initiatives on behalf of life, assistance in strengthening local efforts to provide alternatives to abortion, sponsoring educational seminars, and assisting the laity to take an active and responsible role in building up community respect life efforts. The existence of a "Deacons for Life" network across the nation will make it easier for deacons to communicate with each other to share ideas and encouragement specifically on this theme.