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Members of Virginia-based A Mom’s Peace explain their ministry to families who have experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth. They help the families grieve their loss with funerals and burials among other forms of support.

Respect Life Video Series: Grieving Miscarriages or Stillbirths

November 4, 2021

Members of Virginia-based A Mom’s Peace explain their ministry to families who have experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth. They help the families grieve their loss with funerals and burials among other forms of support.

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Respect Life: Grieving Miscarriages or Stillbirths

October 26, 2021

We will meet mothers who have lost a child through a miscarriage or a stillbirth. They will tell us about the grieving process and how to find ongoing support. Guest Speakers: Kara Palladino, Colleen Sullivan, and Deacon Gerard-Marie Anthony from A Mom’s Peace, in Virginia.

Respect Life Video Series: Reducing Gun Violence

Respect Life Video Series: Reducing Gun Violence

October 25, 2021

Drawing on their experiences in parish ministry, Fathers Joe Uecker and Mike Goode lead a lively discussion on how to reduce gun violence. If you couldn’t join the presentation, you can now watch the video.

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Respect Life: Strategies for Reducing Gun Violence

October 20, 2021

This Saturday, Oct. 23, Fr. Joe Uecker, CPPS, and Fr. Mike Goode, CPPS, will talk about how they confronted gun violence when they worked in parish ministry. They will help us brainstorm about what each of us can do about gun violence.

Respect Life Video Series: Abolish the Death Penalty

Respect Life Video Series: Abolish the Death Penalty

“Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?” is the question Jean Swymeler asked to begin her presentation on abolishing the death penalty during the third session of the Renewal Centers’ October discussion series on respect life issues. Then Connie Swymeler described her personal conversion to opposing the death penalty.

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Respect Life: Time to Abolish the Death Penalty

October 12, 2021

The Catechism of the Catholic Church says the death penalty is “inadmissible” in all cases. Pope Francis has challenged all Catholics to work for its abolishment. On Oct. 16, Jean Swymeler, Connie Swymeler, and Margaret D’Huyvetter will propose ways that we can join this campaign.

Respect Life Video Series: Mothers Who Lost Children to Violence

Respect Life Video Series: Mothers Who Lost Children to Violence

In the second of our five-week study session on deepening our awareness of the meaning of “respect for life,” Precious Blood Sr. Donna from the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation introduces us to two women who lost their sons to violence of Chicago streets.

Respect Life: When violence claims a child

Respect Life: When violence claims a child

October 6, 2021

In the second of our five-week study session on respect life issues, we meet mothers who have lost children to gun violence or incarceration and how they come together for support and healing. Guest speakers: Sr. Donna Liette, C.PP.S. and members of the Mothers Circle at Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago.

Respect Life: Elder Abuse Awareness

Respect Life Video Series: Elder Abuse Awareness

In the first of our five-week study session on deepening our awareness of the meaning of “respect for life,” we meet Julie Kuzera and Nanna Cross of the Jane Addams Senior Caucus in Chicago, who are activists in the cause of exposing and preventing elder abuse.

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Respect Life: Elder Abuse Awareness

September 28, 2021

By Fr. Ron Will
In the first of our five-week study session on deepening our awareness of the meaning of “respect for life,” we meet two activists in the cause of exposing and preventing elder abuse. Register to join us in person or online.

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