The Diocese of Charlotte’s Respect Life program aims to promote and protect human life through the sharing of relevant resources – working alongside the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Secretariat, parish groups and other pro-life organizations.
Catholics are called to political involvement guided by moral principles – above all, the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death. The Church does not serve the interests of a particular political party or interest group, but calls all people of good will to see the inherent value of human life, because we are all made in the image and likeness of God. In protecting and nurturing human life, we work to meet the needs of the marginalized and give voice to the voiceless to ensure the human rights and well-being of all.
Catholics are encouraged to participate in political life. The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us: “It is necessary that all participate, according to his position and role, in promoting the common good. This is inherent in the dignity of the human person … As far as possible citizens should take an active part in public life” (1913-1915).
A Prayer for Life
Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation with splendor and
beauty, and fashion human lives in your image and likeness.
Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands, and
renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain your
precious gift of life.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, you Son, who lives and
reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and
Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Learn & Advocate
Expectant mothers and fathers need support and encouragement from all of us. Get involved with a parish near you, or help start a Walking With Moms in Need group at your parish. For details, email or click on the headline above.
Lift up your voice with thousands of others in giving public witness to the value and dignity of all human life. Take part in the annual March for Life every January – local marches in Charlotte and Raleigh, and the national march in Washington, D.C. Click on the headline above to learn more about the national march, and see our Events page for details about local marches.
Are you interested in a peaceful, prayerful method of reaching out to women and men entering the local abortion facility and helping them to choose life? If so, Sidewalk Advocates for Life might be for you. This “sidewalk counseling” program uses a compassionate method to save lives and help women in unplanned pregnancies by offering them life-affirming options. For details, email or click on the headline above.