A Publication of the National Black
Catholic Apostolate for Life
Pray Proclaim and Promote the Gospel of Life
Over 50 Affiliates in the U.S.
- National Headquarters St. Clare Friary
440 West 36th Street New York City
Its All About Life
NO MATTER WHEN
BLACK CATHOLICS RESPECT LIFE
Thanks for the tremendous support in making the National Day of
Prayer for the African American Family 2004 JESUS WE SEEK YOUR FACE a
powerful prayerful day in the African American Community. From the feedback
across the nation the day was truly a Respect Life/Celebrate the Family Day.
If your community did something special on that day, please share it with us.
You can forward your news to
email@example.com or NBCAL 440 West 36th Street, New York, NY
THE NAME OF LIFE OUR FAMILIES NEED US:
This week the Senate
Budget Committee put forward a budget resolution that if enacted would likely
result in cutbacks to Medicaid and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) while at the
same time provide large tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans.
The Senate resolution
could result in $11 billion reduction in Medicaid spending over five years,
which would force the denial of benefits to thousands of working families and
other vulnerable Americans. States would be forced to further reduce benefits
and cut payments to hospitals and providers.
The resolution also could
result in a $3 billion cut to the EITC over 5 years.
Low-income working families and individuals could have their EITC benefits
delayed. Individuals not raising children could loose EITC altogether.
Please contact your
Senators immediately and urge them to vote against the Senate Budget Committee
Resolution. Dont let Congress continue taking from the poor and give to the
rich. IN THE NAME OF LIFE: Let us make our
UP COMING EVENTS IN MARCH
Black Church Week of
Prayer for the Healing of AIDS Contact: the Secretariat for African
American Catholics National African American Catholic HIV-AIDS Tasks Force
www.usccb:saac.org or your local OBM Office.
Solemnity of the
Annunciation of the Lord: NBCAL is requesting Black Catholics to join other
Pro-Life Groups, as we pray for the end of abortion and the sacredness of all
human life on this day.
National Black Catholic Apostolate for life
is not silent on the issue of abortion.
The killing of innocent lives
is never justified, and will never be acceptable behavior in our community.
Every abortion ends life.
All life is sacred and must be protected.
As defenders of life we stand
firmly on the side of life.
We are by word and example, praying, proclaiming, and promoting the
Gospel of Life.
NBCAL Statement October 2004
NBCAL Board of Consultants
Bishop J. Terry Steib, SVD, DD, Episcopal Advisor,
Fr. Jim Goode, OFM, Ph.D.,
President, Dr. Beverly A. Carroll (USCCB: SAAC),
Fr. Anthony Bozeman, (NBCCC), Supreme Lady Mary L. Briers, (KPCLA), Br.
Tyrone A. Davis, CFC, (NBCCC),
Ms. Therese Wilson-Favors, NABCA, Sr. Roberta Fulton,SSMN,(NBSC),
Jerry Lett, (NAAACD),
Supreme Knight Arthur McFarland, (KPC), Sr. Claire
Napoleon, FMM, (NBSC),
Mrs. M. Annette Turner, (Pres. NABCA),
Wells, (NBCCC), Mr. Michael Youngblood, (NAACYMN),
Sr. Donna Banfield, SBS, (Pres. NBSC) Ex-officio, Fr. Chester P. Smith,
SVD, (Pres. NBCCC) Ex-officio
Black Catholic Congress & Xavier University,
Institute for Black
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Affiliate of the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life as we witness the
dignity and sacred of life as Black Catholics. Our affiliates will be posted on the
An Affiliate of the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life will:
for Life in the Black community and throughout the world.
the dignity of human life from the moment of conception to its natural
the Black community and throughout the world.
Pro-Life Issues with the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life in the
Black community and throughout the world.
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to help with: mailings, printing of Pro-Life educational/advocacy materials and
outreach programs for the Black Community.
For more information contact us
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