Respect for Life
You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Revelation 4:11 (NIV)
Catholic Social Teaching is central to our faith. It is rooted in our commitment to the poor and vulnerable and is founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ. Catholic Social Teaching is about building a society based on justice and living lives of holiness a midst the challenges of society. St. Benedict’s Respect for Life Ministry is committed to supporting Catholic Social Teaching.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
~The Diocese of Colorado Springs Respect Life Office
Note: We are currently looking for a coordinator for our Respect for Life Ministry. If you are interested in serving as the coordinator, please contact Fr. Ponce.
Colorado Springs Respect for Life Events, Activities, and Resources
Bishop’s Radio Two-Part Program Regarding Proposition 106 on Physician Assisted Suicide
Pro-Life Movie: Voiceless
Voiceless is about a young, reserved, war veteran, who moves to Philadelphia to take a new ministry job and puts his life on the line to stand against an abortion clinic that moved across the street from the church.
Pregnancy Counseling and Support Services by Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities has over 40 years of experience in helping families of all faiths, races, nationalities, and circumstances with their pregnancy decisions. Their services are based upon the value and dignity of human life. Catholic Charities' services are offered to all regardless of religious affiliation, and are conducted in a non-judgmental, non-directive and confidential manner. Click here for a link to Pregnancy Counseling & Support Services.
Life Runners is the world’s largest pro-life running/walking team. St. Mary’s High School Students for Life has started their own Life Runners Team, St Mary’s Life Runners Team. There are no sign up fees and the group is open to runners/walkers of all ages. St. Mary's Life Runners meet every 3rd Sunday of every month at 1pm on the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail down by Costco, which is located on Nevada Ave. Click here to join St. Mary’s team.
Roman Catholic Church's Stances
U.S. Congressional bills concerning abortion
State-by-state guide to legal/illegal physician-assisted suicide
Current Colorado laws regarding assisted suicide
CO Catholic Conference on current legislature
Divine Mercy Hospice Materials
Advance Medical Directive in English and Spanish
End of Life Ethical Religious Directives
Our Catholic Standards of Care
Testimonies from 2015 hearing on Physician Assisted Suicide Bill from three Catholic doctors on the Board of Directors for Divine Mercy Supportive Care-Robert Jotte, Alan Rostrelli, and John Volk.
Informative and Encouraging Pro-Life Websites