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Respect Life Committee

 

 

 

Respect Life Committee 

Crisis Pregnancy Help
1-800-550-4900

 


Post Abortive Healing
732-388-8211


Teen Chastity and Other Life Issues Call Chris at Lifenet
973-509-8123

The Right to Life group meets on the third Saturday of each month to pray at the Abortion Clinic in Montclair. Please contact the Rectory for details. The St. Philomena Respect Life Committee is quite active. Our mission is to educate and inform the Parishioners of St. Philomena’s about issues relating to and promoting a Respect for Life from conception to natural death and the importance of family – for the glory of God.

 

 

Stem Cell Research

Stem cell research is very much in the news today and there is needless confusion surrounding it. There are two kinds of stem cell research that concerns our morality – Embryonic and Adult. Embryonic stem cells are taken from human embryos in the very first days of their lives and the taking causes their death. The church opposes this embryonic stem cell research and so must we.

Adult stem cells are cells that are not taken from embryos. The church supports this research.

Adult stem cells, for example, are taken from fat- tissue, brain tissue, bone marrow, muscle tissue, as well as umbilical cords and placentas. Indeed, these cells are now being used to treat 56 human diseases, cancer and impairments in about 300 human clinical trials and have shown great potential and effectiveness.

As of March 9, 2005 it is reported that Adult stem cells from bone marrow have been injected into scar tissue of people who have had a heart attack. Evidence of tissue being regenerated in the heart has been documented. In contrast, there has not been one successful medical therapy produced using embryonic stem cells! In fact, in experiments, embryonic stem cells are difficult to control and often cause tumors and tissue rejection problems in the recipient.To learn more about the latest Adult stem cell medical successes see … www.stemcellresearch.org 

N.J. Acting Governor Codey has proposed spending nearly five hundred million dollars to build and equip a research facility for stem cell research. We must inform him we vigorously oppose the use of public funds for any “embryonic” stem cell research. 

Limit Fillbusters - Confirm Pro-Life Nominee

Support changing U.S. Senate Rules to Limit Filibusters that are being unconstitutionally used to block the confirmation of Pro-Lif Judges. America needs these pro-life judges - extremely qualified men and woman with impeccable credentials who will interpret laws, not create and twist them. Judges who will honor God and do what is right, not what is popular

Caring Numbers 

Crisis Pregnancy Help
1-800-550-4900


Post Abortive Healing
732-388-8211

Teen Chastity and Other Life Issues Call Chris at Lifenes 973 509-8123

The St. Philomena Respect Life misistry extends an invitation to all parishioners to join us. Help us educate the parish on the sacredness and value of all human life through prayer, social activities, and education. We meet one a month, in the upper room of the Church at 7:30 pm. Please contact Chris Christopher 973 994-2523 or Jo Dolan 973 992-4578 for more information. 

The Right to Life group meets on the third Saturday of each month to pray at the Abortion Clinic in Montclair. Please contact the Rectory for details.

Rachel's Vineyard

Rachel's Vineyard is a retreat program that helps those suffering after abortion in a group setting, usually over a weekend. Retreats often are sponsored by local Project Rachel offices, as well as counseling centers and retreat houses. For information or retreat schedules call us at…1-877- HOPE-4-ME

Pregnancy Prayer Box 

The Respect Life Ministry would like to pray for you and your baby. Expecting Mothers, family or friends, may fill out the form provided and place it in the baby’s prayer box. You will find forms and box in the vestibule of the church on the table.

Project Rachel

An Outreach of the Catholic Church open to anyone struggling after an abortion loss. Project Rachel knows what you are going through and wants to help you move towards healing and reconciliation. All calls are kept strictly confidential.

Call Our National Hot Line at.......1-800 -5 -We -Care

"The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life". Job 33:4