The Pro-Life Office advocates Church teaching that human life is to be respected from conception to natural death. Our Byzantine Catholic Church cannot be silent when there are many inaccurate messages as to when human life begins and ends.
Respect for and protection of human life includes these principles:
– Surgical and chemical abortion of a human person after conception is sinful; including birth control methods which prevent the implantation into the mother’s uterus of the developing human being
– Intentionally withholding or withdrawing medical care which provides ordinary life support is sinful.
– Extraordinary life support for extended periods of time are not obligatory; however a person should NEVER be denied hydration and nutrition.
– Correcting and, if necessary, opposing civil or medical proponents which deny respect for human life. Teaching respect-life through parishes and media.
Download the Office of Pro-Life’s “Respect for Life” Brochure
40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion. The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion.
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The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration and quickly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. Since 1973, this peaceful demonstration has taken place on January 22 – the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to make abortion legal and available on demand in all 50 states.
The Office of Pro-Life, clergy, religious and faithful of the Archeparchy and the Metropolitan Church have worked to ensure a Byzantine Catholic presence at this event, and participate annually.
Sensitive questions concerning pro-life issues should be directed to the Pro-Life Office Coordinator:
Deacon Paul Boboige