NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC
APOSTOLATE FOR LIFE
St. Clare Friary
June, 2008 is the sixth annual “June is Abortion and All Acts of Violence Month” in the African American community. There has been no benefit socially or economically from this inhumanity that is aggressively promoted by individuals who entice the Black community to self-genocide through abortion. We must continue to address this issue in order to avoid further negative impact on our community
There are those in our society who identify a developmental stage where they can justify the fetus being only a collection of organs, not really a person. Each person is valuable because God created us this way. It doesn’t matter whether he/she is still in the mother’s womb, a newborn, a toddler, an adolescent, or a senior citizen. Our worth as a human being does not depend on how far along on life’s journey we have come.
Traditionally Black Americans have come to the aid of family and non-family members who find themselves in desperate situations including women in crisis pregnancies. The role of the Black Catholic Apostolate for Life is to edify human life from conception to natural death and to educate others in the consequences of an alternative decision.
“Black cultural tradition has always valued life and the mystery of its transmission and growth. Children have always been a sign of hope, the loss of this perspective is a cultural and spiritual impoverishment for us as a people.”*
*What we have seen and heard, a pastoral letter on Evangelization for the Black Catholic Bishops of the United States – September 9, 1984.
Author: Clorice G. Walker
NBCAL Program Assistant
For more information visit us at www.blackcatholicsforlife.org
NBCAL Board of Consultants
Most Rev. J. Terry Steib,
S.V.D., DD Episcopal Advisor,
Institute for Black Catholic Studies