Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Faithful to LIFE

Perhaps nothing is more fundamental to Church doctrine than its teachings on life. The Vatican is celebrating life June 15-16 with Faithful to Life, a celebration of Blessed John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae (“Gospel of Life”). For those who’ve never read the 1995 encyclical — and for those who have read it many times — now is the perfect time to embrace the teaching “at the heart of Jesus’ message.”
The celebration in Rome segues neatly into the U.S. bishops’ second Fortnight for Freedom, June 21-July 4. During this time, we encourage you to embrace the “Gospel of Life," and we have some online resources to help.

Visit the Faithful to Life web page and join Pope Francis and Our Sunday Visitor as we celebrate the Gospel of Life:
  • Read the OSV editorial, 'The world in prayer.'
  • Read Bl. Pope John Paul's encyclical, Evangelium Vitae, and Abp. Michael Miller's commentary on it. (You can download the commentary, too!)
  • Write your elected officials and let them know you support the culture of life. 
  • Use the hashtag #FaithfultoLife to tweet your support for life! Follow Our Sunday Visitor ( for updates.
  • Talk to your pastor, friends, family, and fellow parishioners about what your parish can do to join in the Faithful to Life initiative.

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