Valuing the Vulnerable: Respect Life Month Day 11

Today has been set aside by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops as Respect Life Sunday. This year's theme is "Valuing the Vulnerable". There is no one more vulnerable than the unborn child, for these little ones cannot speak for themselves…

Abortion, the greatest destroyer of peace: Respect Life Month Day 10

In 1979, Mother Teresa was granted the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poorest of the poor. In her acceptance speech she boldly proclaimed that "the greatest destroyer of peace is abortion". The saint's wise words acknowledge the…

Euthanasia, a crime against life: Respect Life Month Day 8

Euthanasia is a crime against life. The direct killing of another human being, or assisting someone to take their own life can never be a compassionate response to human suffering. Those who approve of euthanasia and assisted suicide, often argue…

Fearlessly proclaim the truth: Respect Life Month Day 6

There are many opportunities to fearlessly proclaim the truth in love every day. Life and family issues come up daily In the workplace, in our families, on social media, in the news. Each situation that comes our way is an…

Day of Prayer to Respect Life: Respect Life Month Day 5

The New Zealand Conference of Catholic Bishops have set aside Sunday 11th October as a Day of Prayer to Respect Life. This year the theme is Valuing the Vulnerable. It is important to set aside time to specifically pray for…

Pray outside an abortion centre: Respect Life Month Day 3

Praying outside places where abortion take place is a powerful witness and act of love. When we cast aside all fear, and stand as witnesses to the atrocity that takes place in the building, begging God for mercy, and being…

Caring for the Disabled: Respect Life Month Day 2

Caring for the disabled is truly living a culture of life and a civilisation of love. Being pro-life means protecting unborn children from death when their parents are faced with a pre-natal diagnosis of a disability or a life-limiting condition.…