Respect Life/Natural Family Planning

Spring Lenten 40 Days for Life 2 March-10 April 2022!

 
HELP SAVE LIVES IN CHARLESTON

During Lent as we prepare for the holiest time of the year you can help protect mothers & children by joining the worldwide mobilization to pray & fast for an end to abortion. Your sacrifice of time with your peaceful prayerful “witness” at the local Planned Parenthood at 1312 St. Andrews Blvd.(Hwy. 61) changes hearts & minds. With God’s help in over “30 coordinated campaigns” around the world since 2007….20,000 babies have been saved, 200 abortion workers converted, and 100 abortion centers closed. The Cathedral Vigil will be on Saturday April 2nd from 7am til 7pm.
 
Questions or to sign up please call Respect Life Coordinators: Cheryle (843-696-0604) or John (925-219-5019).
 

Lowcountry Pregnancy Center Banquet 2022

 Operation Storm Heaven led by his Eminence Cardinal Raymond Burke seeks to unite faithful Catholics throughout America and the World in the largest “Rosary Crusade in History” to implore God and Our Blessed Mother to open the floodgates of His mercy. “As you know, Our Church, our country, and the world are in need of so much mercy from God! And, now more than ever, we need to unite our prayers to storm Heaven and obtain a cascade of Mercy to change the world.” On the “first of each month” as you join the rosary and Holy Mass celebrated by Cardinal Burke from his private chapel in Rome, you will be uniting your prayers and your intentions to every Rosary Warrior in the world along with special graces and intentions you can review online. Sponsored by “Catholic Action for Faith and Family” you can sign up and join submitting your personal intentions (in writing) that will be placed on the altar in Rome joining an army of over 145,656 strong faithful Catholics that is growing rapidly. For information/special prayers/novenas/sign-up go to https://www.catholicaction.org/take_heaven_by_storm

 “On Our Knees”, an ongoing nationwide prayer initiative for life, joins Catholics & Protestants to pray for the Dobbs Supreme Court case that could overturn Roe v Wade. Together we pray for a just outcome..to be announced around June…that will protect millions of unborn babies & their mothers. Join different national leaders each Monday for updates & a short “15 minute weekly prayer call” asking for God’s mercy & favor…by simply dialing 833-380-0736 at 8:30 pm Eastern Time.

For more information and resources regarding the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the weekly prayer meetings visit dobbscase.com.

Please join us in prayer!

baby_respect_life“Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being.” – Donum Vitae (The Gift of Life), introduction #5

The Catholic Church defends human life from conception to natural death because it is God’s law. This is not a novel teaching of the Church. The giving and taking of life is the domain of God alone, and no one may take upon himself or herself the decision of terminating another’s life, most especially the life of those who cannot speak for themselves, or who may be impeded by age, illness, or circumstance.

For more information on how you can help the cause of Respect Life, contact Cheryle at 843-696-0604.

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Resources for Life:

-Birthright:
Are you pregnant and in need of help?  Birthright is here to help you: www.birthright.org

-Birthright of Charleston – 1365 Ashley River Rd.; 843-556-4403

-Lowcountry Pregnancy Center – 843-553-3505

-Project Rachel: Post-abortion Healing – www.hopeafterabortion.com
Wonderful website to help women find healing after an abortion.  Includes prayers for healing and more.

-Rachael’s Vineyard: www.rachelsvineyard.org
Weekend retreats for women who are seeking post-abortion healing.  You may also call toll free – 877 HOPE 4 ME (877 467 3463).

-Silent No More:  www.silentnomoreawareness.org
Women helping women after an abortion. Also has a link for men who suffer the effects of this tragedy.  “The Silent No More campaign gives a voice to women who have too long been ignored. . . . women deserve better choices.”


Natural Family Planning

You and I were designed to give life. God, Who created all things and Who first gave us life, made us in His own image and likeness. The use of contraception goes against the very reason God made us the way we are, and devalues the sexual act, which is meant to renew marriage vows and one’s com-mitment of total love. Not only that, but especially in our age of “organic” and “all-natural” food and products, there is nothing more unnatural that filling a woman’s body with hormones or using devices to construct a barrier. By our natural design, we give life.

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Natural Family Planning is NOT the “rhythm method,” or some other questionable method for spacing the birth of children. When used correctly, it is 99% effective (See this link for more information on the Effectiveness of NFP).

The Society of Joyful Hope is an apostolate designed to bring families together in prayer and support in order to spread the beauty and truth expressed in the teachings of the Catholic Church on family life.

“Children are the supreme gift of marriage and contribute greatly to the good of the parents themselves.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1652) We must pray for openness to life and evangelize by truly living life by God’s loving plan, thereby creating a Culture of Life.

The Society aims to provide a bridge between all methods of natural forms of family planning and to reach everyone about the simple truth that chastity and openness to life are necessary for married people to live in God’s grace.

elizabeth_rose_baptism_wilsonsLiving open to life can be challenging, too. Another aim of the Society is to provide a consolidated support network. Members will be refreshed by building friendships with those who live a culture of life. They will find and share good local resources. They can, in turn, gain momentum and support others beginning their voyage.

To learn more about natural family planning online, visit the Society’s website; or the Couple to Couple League

Also, for more information, please contact: Ben & Patti Daniel at 843.884.4635.

Click to download the Society of Joyful Hope pamplet