Our society today has many vulnerable persons --- including women in crisis pregnancies
as well as unborn children whose lives may be legally ended at any time during pregnancy
and for any reason. In the tradition of Jesus Christ, Catholics have a responsibility
to speak and act in defense of these persons. This is part of our "preferential
option" for the poor and powerless.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Catholic Church is a Pro-Life Church
The St. James Respect Life Ministry sponsors and conducts a variety of pro-life
activities such as educational programs, support and aid to pregnancy counseling
groups, and grassroots legislative actions. Our committee works hand-in-hand with
the Pro-Life Offices of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Our recent activities included coordinating St. James’ participation in the Mass
for the Unborn and Silent Memorial Walk held each year at the Georgia State Capitol
on January 22nd, the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions that legalized
abortion in the United States. We also organized a letter writing campaign to our
Georgia U.S. senators and congressmen in opposition to the Freedom of Choice Act.
Pro-life policies are threatened more than ever and we need your time and talent
for our ministry. Please call Shannon and Blair Thompson at 770-354-8112 for more information
and to volunteer.