This year’s Pro-Life Essay Scholarship for $1,000 was awarded to Mary Grace Browne, a member of our parish youth group. Congratulations Mary and thanks to all who submitted essays. Click here to read the essay.
In less than 40 years, Gianna Beretta Molla became a pediatric physician, a wife, a mother and a saint!
She was born in Magenta near Milano, the 10th of Alberto and Maria Beretta’s 13 children. An active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a leader in the Catholic Action movement, Gianna also enjoyed skiing and mountain climbing. She earned degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Pavia, eventually specializing in pediatrics. In 1952, Gianna opened a clinic in the small town of Mesero, where she met engineer Pietro Molla.
Shortly before their 1955 marriage, Gianna wrote to Pietro: “Love is the most beautiful sentiment that the Lord has put into the soul of men and women.”… Read More “Featured: Saint Gianna Beretta Molla’s Story October 4, 1922 – April 28, 1962”
Here is some information coming from the Archdiocese office of Life, Dignity, and Justice.
- Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary (July 26)
Saints Anne and Joachim, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, are powerful intercessors for all married couples, expectant mothers, and married couples who are having difficulty conceiving, as well as those who are aging. Click here to download a copy of the “Faith and Perseverance” Novena to Saints Anne and Joachim.
- Summer College Night:
Do you have college students home for the summer? Let them know about this event. Note: this event is only open to college students/young adults.
We Need Your Help – The Respect for Life Ministry is planning many new initiatives for this coming year. Come join us and help lead us as we expand our Ministry.
- Planning committee members
- Coordinators of future events
- Writers and editors of committee publications
- Website, Blog, & Graphic support
- Liaison with area pro-life organizations
- Prayer Warriors
- Youth Representatives
Members of the Transfiguration Respect Life Ministry recently were given a tour and briefing at the Pregnancy Aid Clinic (PAC) in Roswell. The Clinic empowers families in the Greater Atlanta area to make healthy life choices related to human sexuality by providing pregnancy confirmation and fertility awareness programs along with pregnancy and parenting educational support. Their Baby Boutique features new and gently used heavily discounted baby clothes, toys and other supplies. More information can be found at www.pregnancyaidclinic.com
ACLU Files Suit to Overturn Georgia Heartbeat Law:
WSB-TV Reports Georgia’s heartbeat abortion law is headed to federal court after the ACLU and other groups filed a lawsuit June 28 claiming the law is unconstitutional. (Read More)
Born-Alive Legislation Deserves a Vote in the People’s House:
Abortion advocates are blocking a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in the US House of Representatives.
Michelle Gress, lobbyist for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, has recently met with your U.S. Representative to urge him/her to join the 201 other Members of Congress who have signed the Discharge Petition to allow a vote on Born- Alive to go forward.… Read More “July 09 Legislation News”
Men and women of all ages, on the pro-life side of the abortion conversation, marched through the streets of downtown Ottawa and funneled to the steps of Parliament Hill for The 22nd National March for Life. Many held signs with written messages that said ‘love life choose life’ and ‘remember the unborn. (Read More)
Click to see a helpful article on how to respond to the arguments of “My body; my choice”?