The Christian Action Commission acts upon the gospel mandate to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, find shelter for the homeless, visit the lonely and care for all those in need. Through the many parish service projects, which originate from and are organized by this commission, the parish actively participates in Christian service and outreach to those in need within our local community. The Christian Action Commission also seeks to educate the parish community on issues pertaining to life, peace, health and justice. Parishioners are always welcome to become Christian Action Members or to participate in any of the following ministries. If you are interested in learning more about the Christian Action Commission, please contact Linda Fitzpatrick.
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The work for justice asks that we first and foremost respect life, all of life, the seamless garment “from conception until natural death;” “from womb to tomb.” While we work to feed the hungry and clothe the naked, we must not forget those who are suffering injustice at the beginning and end of life. These issues include abortion, euthanasia, and the death penalty. Some may ask why, with so many other issues weighing on the Christian today, we should concern ourselves these life issues, especially abortion? We understand that abortion is the life issue that concerns the very moment when life begins. It is the primary, literally first, life issue. This is why the U.S. Bishops explain, “the failure to protect and defend life in its most vulnerable stages renders suspect any claims to the ‘rightness’ of positions in other matters affecting the poorest and least powerful of the human community.” (In Support of Life, the U.S. Bishops’ New Pro-Life Plan, 2002)
We cannot forget to pray and advocate for the dignity of all life, from natural conception to natural death. It is important to remember that truly being pro-life includes care for the mother as much as the child. There are always two victims in an abortion. One of the greatest myths and tragedies of the abortion debate is that pro-life supports don’t care about the woman. We must lovingly remind others that this is not true. Women need to feel supported in their unexpected pregnancy, not chastised. Christians must help them rejoice at the gift of life by offering the aid they need to find peace with the new responsibility God has given them. Let us always have an attitude of joy and thanksgiving to support all life.
Specific Pro-Life related parish activities are listed on our Respect Life Ministry page: https://christthekingonline.com/ministriesrespect-life-ministries/