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October is Respect Life Month

Posted on October 02, 2018 in: News

As Catholics, we believe that every life is cherished and chosen, from the moment of conception until natural death. Every person is made in the image and likeness of God — the pre-born, those struggling with illness or a disability, those who are reaching the twilight of their life — and so each and every person has inherent dignity. We also believe that our baptism calls us to be the Light of Christ to others. 

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Soon after the birth of my son Charlie*, who has Down syndrome, a visitor asked whether he was “mild, moderate, or severe”—referring to his level of cognitive impairment. I knew the terminology, but the question shocked me. In my arms I held my beautiful baby boy, who defied easy categorization. 

One parent of a child with Down syndrome gives an inside glimpse into their love-illuminated life, sharing a fundamental insight about what it means to be human. To read more click here- A Perfect Gift

 


More states are attempting to legalize doctor-assisted suicide, inaccurately claiming it's just another option for end-of-life care. Foundational differences between the two are discussed, including how the legalization of assisted suicide undermines quality care.

 To read more click here- Killing the Pain, Not the Patient

 

 

 

 


When loved ones approach life's end, we may not know how to support them. Ten suggestions anchored in unconditional respect for human life help readers know how to provide authentically compassionate care. 

To read more click here-Caring for Loved One's at Life's End

 

 

 

 

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