People of Life E-NewsletterJuly 2011
Dear James,
Greetings in Christ! I'm excited to share the July edition of the People of Life e-newsletter with you. Read for information on pro-life issues, news, people, events and the bishops' ongoing efforts to work toward increased respect for human life. Pass along by using the blue "forward this e-mail to my friend" link at the bottom.

Bishops Urged Congress to Support

Conscience Act 

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Bishops urged Congress to support the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act in response to a proposal from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that private health plans be required to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Cardinal DiNardo 

In a July 22 letter, Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the USCCB, said the legislation, introduced by Reps. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Dan Boren (D-OK), would prevent any new mandates under health care reform from being used to disregard Americans' freedom of conscience.  . . . more.


New  Assisted Suicide Resources


We just released new fact sheets on assisted suicide. Check out these and other resources on "To Live Each Day with Dignity," the bishops new statement on assisted suicide.

To Live Each Day With Dignity   

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In This Issue
Letter on Conscience
NEW! Fact Sheets on Assisted Suicide
Prayer Corner

Meet the Intern

Angela Solis
Angela Solis

Angela Solis arrived at the Bishop's Pro-Life Secretariat in early June, working on special projects and tracking news. Angela views her time with us as a teaching and encouraging experience. "I am grateful to be part of the work done here. We bring God's message of unconditional love for the dignity of every human life to those hurt and confused by threats to life in society." She returns this fall as a senior to Davidson College. As a Political Science major, she plans to combine her faith and passion for the family with her interest in law and politics.

 Prayer Corner
Prayer for Protection of Conscience Rights

Father, in Jesus our Lord, we praise and thank you for your most precious gift of human life and for forming us in your divine image. Keep us, the dwelling place of your most Holy Spirit, ever healthy in body and soul.

Jesus, Divine Healer, pour your grace upon all . . .  more. 



Upcoming Events

  • August 15: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • September 8: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

 Save the Date!


Oct. 2, Respect Life Sunday 


Jan. 22-23, 2012, National Prayer Vigil for Life 

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