ProLife Committee

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St. Francis Affirms Life!
The Pro-Life Committee is a group of members concerned about the abortion issue as our priority.   We post our current news items on St. Francis Parish Pro-Life Committee Blog.

We recognize the heroes on January 22.  The courage and grace shown by all women who choose life—in the face of fear, uncertainty, parental or partner intimidation, seemingly insurmountable odds, especially in cases of rape—make them today’s heroes, whose self-giving love is transforming our culture. And, these heroes are not alone, but are joined by the many who counsel, support, and nurture them both before and after the birth of their child. Such self-giving love is heroic.  Become a hero.   Consider joining some of these activities:
  • Light a Candle for Life!  On January 21st, place a lit candle on your porch around dusk and let it burn into the night as a silent witness to commemorate over 55 million babies lives lost to and the millions of lives changed by abortion.  (By placing a candle in a jar or into a paper bag, you can make your own porch luminary display.) 
  • Life Candles will be made available at all the weekend masses for $1 by our St. Francis Parish Pro-Life Committee.    If you can help distribute candles the weekend of January please contact Don and Anne Courtois at 734-997-6561.   Family participation is welcomed. 
  • Pray For The Legal Protection of Unborn Children at 9:15am Mass Jan 22 in St Francis Church, Ann Arbor.
  • Catholics are called to promote the common good, participate in the democratic process and become informed about how our elected officials are representing our state. An easy way to stay informed is to join the Catholic Advocacy Network, where the Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) provides updates on issues important to the common good, which are represented by the principles of Catholic social teaching. The Catholic Advocacy Network also allows participants to email their elected officials in a simple way about bills moving through the Michigan Legislature. To make your voice heard, and to join with Catholics across the state promoting justice and dignity for all, I would encourage you to sign-up for the Catholic Advocacy Network at

Our Bishops'  said in the 1998 statement, Living the Gospel of Life,

"Abortion and euthanasia have become preeminent threats to human life and dignity because they directly attack life itself, the most fundamental good and the condition for all others,"
                    - United States Catholic Conference, Living the Gospel of Life #5

In other words we must first guarantee a persons right to live. Then we can also help that person get the necessary food, clothes and education.

Pray for an End of Abortion
In abortion One Heart Stops and Another Heart Breaks. Please pray for healing for the living victims of abortion especially the moms, dads, siblings and grandparents.  For more information contact Scott Wright, Director of Parish Service + Justice Ministry Office, at swright [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or734-821-2121.

The Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) - Catholic Legislative Advocacy Network  -- Michigan Catholic Conference -- youtube video.


Links and Resources
St. Francis Parish Pro-Life Committee Blog

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The Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) - Catholic Legislative Advocacy Network  -- Michigan Catholic Conference -- youtube video. Additionally, bulletin inserts and homily notes.