SF Archdiocese-Human Life & Dignity

The Office of Human Life & Dignity of the Archdiocese of San Francisco collaborates with parishes, ministries, and social justice organizations to nurture human dignity by respecting all human life and striving to obtain justice for all.


The fraught future of recycling - Axios

Thoughts? Plastics reduction is one way to help. #laudatosi

axios.com The economics have fallen apart, and some cities are giving up.

EWTN PRO LIFE WEEKLY. This issue: Democratic abortion views, Senate hearing on Abortion Survival Bill, Song writer chooses life for his son, Call to Action on Born Alive Bill: https://players.brightcove.net/1675170007001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6132413017001&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8gS3hXmgN_I2CBXkHDu7NrJQpUwIF0oVWsAxFBvcsN_DONfcQYu6bm7t3sDPC8ZL91ZxuOHU2_dih7dFLpgadPUxdwnw&_hsmi=83380466


China coronavirus deaths and cases spike - BBC News

Vatican has sent face masks to China for the coronavirus as the numbers of those infected continue to spike.

Some 242 deaths from the new coronavirus were recorded in the Chinese province of Hubei on Wednesday - the deadliest day of the outbreak. There was also a hu...

Pope Francis today released "Querida Amazonia" his apostolic exhortation on the October synod of bishops for the Amazon. The wide-ranging document was praised by
USCCB President Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez who issued a statement in response to the document today, saying, in part: "Today our Holy Father Pope Francis offers us a hopeful and challenging vision of the future of the Amazon region, one of the earth’s most sensitive and crucial ecosystems, and home to a rich diversity of cultures and peoples. The Pope reminds us that the Church serves humanity by proclaiming Jesus Christ and his Gospel of love, and he calls for an evangelization that respects the identities and histories of the Amazonian peoples and that is open to the ‘novelty of the Spirit, who is always able to create something new with the inexhaustible riches of Jesus Christ.’"
#Amazonsynod #popefrancis #laudatosi

Today, Pope Francis released "Querida Amazonia" (Beloved Amazonia), his apostolic exhortation on the October Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, in which he shares his dreams for the Amazon region and its peoples. Cardinal Michael Czerny, special secretary of that synod, said the exhortation has the teaching authority of the pope, while the synod's final document has "a certain moral authority" and should be read and reflected on by all.

It's a wide-ranging document, and we will do many stories, but here is an overview for you: http://bit.ly/38lj6J5 (CNS photos/Paul Jeffrey)


Klobuchar says pro-life Democrats 'are a part of our party'

Adamantly pro-abortion, including wanting codification of Roe v. Wade, nevertheless Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar broke ranks with many of those running for the presidential nomination in her party, saying pro-life Democrats belong in the party. Klobuchar surprised pollsters and pundits by rolling to a third-place finish in New Hampshire on Tuesday, after Sen. Bernie Sanders and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. In making her comments Tuesday, Klobuchar cited her work with a coalition promoting adoption. Fordham professor and prominent pro-life Dem Charles Camosey made headlines earlier this month by announcing he was leaving the Democratic party because there was no room for pro-life Dems.
#chooselife #Democraticprimary #Klobuchar #DemocratsforLife

catholicnewsagency.com Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar said on Tuesday that she would not shut pro-life Democrats out of the party.


Tell Congress the ERA hurts women + the unborn

The Bishops are urging members to oppose the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
ERA poses very serious consequences, including likely requiring federal funding for abortions, and overturning pro-life and conscience protection laws.
Please encourage others to vote “no” on H.J.Res.79.
Join the bishops and contact your member today!

votervoice.net The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was passed by Congress in 1972, with the stated purpose of enshrining equality between the sexes in our Constitution. However, it failed to be ratified by three-fourths of the states (38) within the 7-year time limit...


Annual Archdiocesan Respect Life Essay Contest

Congratulations to all the winners and to all who participated in the 2019-2020 Archdiocesan Respect Life Essay Contest! Special Thank You to United for Life of Northern California which donated the awards and to the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women for helping with the reception. Here are some photos from Sunday's Mass and ceremony with Archbishop Cordileone. (Photos by Debra Greenblat/Office of Human Life & Dignity)
#chooselife #respectlifeessaycontest Archdiocese of San Francisco Catholic San Francisco



Prominent pro-life Democrat quits party

One of the strongest pro-life Catholic voices in the Democratic Party, a leading intellectual, has quit over the Democratic Party's unapologetic endorsement of abortion. He will be joining the American Solidarity Party.
American Solidarity Party - unofficial discussion #chooselife #faithfulcitizenship #throwawayculture

catholicnewsagency.com Catholic theologian Charles Camosy has resigned from the board of Democrats for Life of America (DFLA), writing in an op-ed on Thursday that the Democratic Party’s extreme support of abortion left him “no choice” but to leave his party.


Saving Bangladeshi children from drug addiction - UCA News

In Bangladesh, a story of hope amid a terrible tragedy of child drug addicts.

ucanews.com Church charities offer treatment, rehabilitation and the chance of an education to young addicts


U.S. bishops release 'Faithful Citizenship' videos ahead of elections

More background and information from CruxNow on the US bishops' guide for Catholics to participate in public life, "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility." The introductory letter, approved in November by the US bishops, emphasizes that abortion--respect for unborn life--is the "preeminent priority" of the US bishops.

cruxnow.com The U.S. bishops have released videos to supplement their official voting guidelines.

go to sfarch.org/faithful-citizenship for more

Please take a moment to read this analysis by Feminists for Life of America--opposing the Equal Rights Amendment as it was proposed in the 1970s and as some are attempting to resurrect it again.

Constitutionally, the general belief is that the ERA would have to be passed by Congress again and then go the states again for ratification. The version from the 1970's had a deadline by which three-fourths of the states would have had to ratify it. Here is what it takes to add a new amendment to the US Constitution:

#chooselife #womensrights #FFLA

ACTION NEEDED: Please use this letter or forward to your U.S. representative. This action is urgent. Please copy us or let us know that you have sent a letter to stop the ERA as rewritten by abortion advocates in 1972. They are trying to resurrect this, and it is NOT what Alice Paul, you, or I would want for the next generation of feminists!

Because women deserve better,

Feminists for Life of America Opposes the Equal Rights Amendment: The ERA would enshrine abortion through nine months, even birth.

The co-founders of Feminists for Life of America, founded in 1972, did not know at the time that we were not the original feminists for life. The suffrage organizer Alice Paul...

Read the rest here https://www.feministsforlife.org/ffl-opposes-the-era-as-rewritten/ and contact your representative today!

Find your house representative here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

Find your senators here: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state&Sort=ASC

The California Primary is March 3--how should a Catholic vote? The US bishops offer guidance with "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship" which has a new introductory letter crafted by the bishops at their November meeting. Most of all--new videos, short and to the point in English, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.
See it all -- and more -- at the Archdiocese of San Francisco's Office of Human Life & Dignity web-page


Pope speaks to U.S. bishops about pro-life issues, transgender ideology

Protecting human life is the “preeminent” social and political issue, Pope Francis said. More here: https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2020/01/pope-speaks-to-u-s-bishops-about-pro-life-issues-transgender-ideology/

cruxnow.com Protecting human life is the "preeminent" social and political issue, Pope Francis said, and he asked the head of the U.S. bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities to convey his support to the pro-life community.


California university reaches settlement with Students for Life in discrimination suit

A California state university decides it's not worth the court fight--after a district court ruled Cal-State San Marcos discriminated against Students for Life in campus life and events--and settled! Does this bode well for other pro-life groups facing open and quiet discrimination on California state college campuses? #studentsforlife #chooselife #civilrights

catholicnewsagency.com A California state university has this week agreed to revise its policies and pay more than $240,000 in fees after a federal court last summer found that the university had discriminated against a student pro-life group and had used mandatory student fees to fund only university-favored views.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Happy Black History Month! In celebration, we'll be exploring the lives of heroes that helped shape the Church, beginning with Sr. Thea Bowman, whose cause for canonization is proceeding to Rome!

Let us join with Pope Francis in praying for his February prayer intention: Listen to the Migrants' Cries.


Citing staggering backlog, attorneys ask for independent immigration court

Backlog of 1 million immigrants seeking asylum in the US is creating untenable situation, many say. Outcome of a case can vary widely depending on where the immigrant's case is heard, according to a recent news report.

cruxnow.com Lawmakers heard about the lack of resources, including lack of working audio and video equipment, lack of access to language interpretation and overall the staggering backlog of 1 million cases and countless lives tied up in the nation's immigration courts.


In major change, Knights of Columbus drop secret initiation ceremony

Knights of Columbus drop secrecy in initiation ceremonies.

catholicnewsagency.com The Knights of Columbus has announced a major revision to its longtime initiation ceremonies and for the first time will open them to the public, saying the changes are needed to become more appealing to prospective members and to respond to a “crisis” in church membership.


New sacramental formation program for the deaf and hard of hearing -- cool.



Ewtn Pro Life Weekly | EWTN

THS WEEK'S PRO LIFE NEWS WEEKLY: ( Pro Life News from a Catholic Perspective). In this issue: * Upcoming Pro life legislation, *Presidential Candidate Pete B. tells pro life democrats there is no room for their views, *Abortion Survivor shares more *President Trump's first president to attend March for Life.


Hope and Healing after Abortion Retreat

Countless women carry shame for years after having an abortion. Hope and healing are available. Join a women's retreat to experience this healing. March 7-8, 2020 in the San Francisco Bay Area. http://www.sfarch.org/rachel to learn more. All inquiries are confidential.

Registration is now open! Catholic Women's Healing After Abortion retreat--led by Contemplative of St. Joseph Father Vito Perrone March 7-8. All inquiries confidential. 415-614-5567 or [email protected].


Catholic agencies disappointed by court's order limiting immigrant aid

The US Supreme Court's decision disappointed many Catholics who fear it will discourage immigrants from seeking needed aid--including pregnant and nursing mothers and those with young children. #immigration #chooselife

catholicnews.com Catholic agencies disappointed by court's order limiting immigrant aid

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The Walk for Life West Coast day begins each year with 9:30 a.m. Mass celebrated at St. Mary's Cathedral. This year Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample celebrated the Mass, packed to standing and kneeling room, at the invitation of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone who is in Rome with the California bishops for the ad limina visit. Photos by Jose Aguirre/Office of Human Life & Dignity/Archdiocese of San Francisco
#chooselife #wflwc #prolife
Saint Mary's Cathedral Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption Archdiocese of San Francisco

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Walk for Life 2020

Watch the Walk for Life West Coast -- the video!

RIGHT NOW ON EWTN: The 16th Annual Walk for Life, LIVE from San Francisco, CA Tell us where you’re watching from, and include why YOU march for life! #WhyWeM...


Walk for Life Mass 2020

Beautiful Walk for Life Mass celebrated by Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample.Thank You!!!
Archdiocese of Portland
#wflwc #chooselife

16th Annual WALK FOR LIFE West Coast, Saturday, January 25 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral Mass with Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon

Walk for Life speaker predicts end to legal abortion:
“You are the generation that is going to do it!”
More photos from the Walk for Life West Coast. Thanks to Jose Aguirre/Walk for Life West Coast.
Here is the Walk press release:

San Francisco, January 25, 2020- Four babies who were introduced prenatally in 2019 made an appearance in their mothers’ arms at this year’s 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast, as tens of thousands of pro-lifers rallied and then walked for nearly two miles across downtown San Francisco.

The crowd was buoyed by the first appearance by a sitting president at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. the day before. In a rousing speech, Priests for Life director Father Frank Pavone told the crowd: “Prolife is a winning issue. Register to vote.”

“You are the generation that is going to do it,” said Rev. Clenard Childress Jr., an African American Baptist minister, who first spoke at the Walk in 2005. “Abortion and Roe v. Wade’s days are numbered.”

Walk organizer Eva Muntean presented four of the seven Moms who appeared at the 2019 Walk, where the crowd heard their babies’ hearts beat in the womb. This year, those Moms appeared with the babies who were born last spring. Muntean note that last January it would have been “perfectly legal” to kill those babies.

“Life is life—life is a gift,” said one of the most moving speakers, businessman Nathan Sullivan, whose birth mother was raped by an acquaintance in 1990 while she was a college student in San Francisco. “How I was conceived does not define me,” said Sullivan. “Adoption is a beautiful option—but it is more than an option, it is a blessing.” Nathan’s birth mother Kathy Folan told the crowd, “Why should he be put to death for someone else’s crime?”

Folan recounted how as a junior she was raped by an acquaintance, and that while her “all American near perfect life” was forever changed, the open adoption of Nathan to a loving family in Maryland, and their connection in his adulthood has been a gift to their entire family, her husband, two sons and daughter. “I had no idea all our lives would turn out so beautifully.”

Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample gave the invocation at the start of the rally, saying: “We pray the day would come soon that we would not have to gather together like this.”
Founded in 2005 by a group of San Francisco Bay Area residents, the Walk for Life West Coast’s mission is to change the perceptions of a society that thinks abortion is an answer by establishing a West Coast tradition of celebrating life from conception to natural death.
#chooselife #walkforlifewc #babiessavingbabies

Photo credit: Jose Aguirre/Walk for Life West Coast

Walk for Life West Coast—another successful outpouring for life! (Thanks to Jose Aguirre/Walk for Life West Coast)
#walkforlifewc #chooselife Archdiocese of San Francisco

Nuestros amigos pro-vida nos visitaron. Pro-lifers stop at our booth to learn how it feels to hold the babies we are the voice for #respectlife #walkforlife #prolifegeneration

Staffers Maria and Melissa from the Office of Human Life & Dignity at the @archdiocesesf are at the Walk for Life Info Faire with info about all our pro-life programs. Stop by and say hello!

#chooselife #walkforlife #wflwc

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