People of Life E-Newsletter

September 2011






Dear James,

I have a packed September edition of the newsletter for you! An urgent action alert, a new video released today, and preparation for this Sunday's kickoff of the Respect Life Program.  Please pass to family and friends using the blue "forward this e-mail to my friend" link at the bottom.




New Threat to Conscience    

Take ACTION Now!

health care 2  

On August 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an "interim final rule" that will require virtually all private health plans to include coverage for all FDA-approved prescription contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and related "patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity." These are listed among "preventive services for women" that all health plans will have to include without co-pays or other cost-sharing -- regardless of whether the insurer, the employer or other plan sponsor, or even the woman herself objects to such coverage.


Concerned Americans have until September 30 (just two days left!) to send their comments to HHS.


Take Action #1:

-Write to HHS opposing their recent preventive services mandate.


Take Action #2

 - Write to Congress supporting the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (HR-1179).

 For more information click here.



 NEW Pro-Live Video

Released Today!

       The Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities has produced two new video resources. The first video is being released today here! and

National Prayer Vigil for Life

Video features processional of National Prayer Vigil for Life

combines images from the procession of the Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life in January with powerful and engaging quotes from Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the Principal Celebrant, and Blessed Pope John Paul II. The second video will be released in this newsletter in October and features Archbishop Joseph Naumann and other bishops opening the March for Life Rally in prayer.   Both videos evidence the unwavering commitment of Catholic bishops to the pro-life cause and the great diversity within the Catholic pro-life movement.

     It is hoped that these videos will inspire others to pray and work for renewed respect for every human life.

     Please help spread the videos through e-mail, blogs, newsletters and social media.  



Respect  Life  Program
Featured Article


2011 RLP Poster

This month's featured article is the Program flyer


     October 2 is Respect Life Sunday! To get ready, please read up on this year's theme. I'll highlight a different 2011-2012 Respect Life Program article here each month. This month's article is the program flyer, which introduces this year's theme that God created us to love and to find true satisfaction in Him and not in earthly things.   

      The USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities publishes a program packet each year to call attention to numerous human life issues.This year's Respect Life Program takes you back to the basics. Eight pamphlets discuss the main attacks on human life and dignity. The packets also include a liturgy guide, clip art, bulletin inserts and more information for your parish or organization. Spread the Gospel of Life by ordering packets or packet items separately.  


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In This Issue

Urgent Action Alerts: New Threat to Conscience


Respect Life Program Featured Article

New Statement on Life

Prayer Corner


NEW Statement on Life 

     Cardinal DiNardoWASHINGTON-In a statement to mark Respect Life Month, October 2011, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston addressed multiple direct threats to human life as well as threats to religious liberty and conscience rights. Echoing Pope Benedict XVI, he invited Catholics to "pray and reflect on how each of us might renew our commitment and witness to 'respecting, promoting and teaching the transcendent nature of the human person.'" Full Statement 



 Prayer Corner

Prayer for Protection
of Conscience Rights
in Health Care 

     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. . . . More



Mark Your Calendar


January 22-23, 2012 

National Prayer Vigil for Life  




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