America you are beautiful . . . and blessed . . .
The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being,
but especially the weakest and most defenseless.
If you want equal justice for all and true freedom and lasting peace,
then America, defend life.


Pope Saint John Paul II

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40 Days for Life is a beautiful opportunity to join others in peaceful prayer, fasting and vigil in support of the unborn. Through God, lives are changed during 40 Days for Life.  When communities rally in this effort, God works miracles.  Please join us!

Questions? Please contact us at ProLife@StDaniel.org.

Divided Hearts of America

A million-dollar budget isn’t much for Hollywood, but Benjamin Watson is hoping that it’s enough to tell a story and bring empathy to a hot-button topic. 

Venturing onto a new field, the New England Patriot’s tight end has executive-produced and partially self-financed Divided Hearts of America, a look at the debate around abortion in America. 

The film is structured around a series of more than 30 interviews with Americans holding opinions from all over the political and social spectrum. Most notably, the film includes interviews with Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and former presidential candidate and neurosurgeon Ben Carson. 

When questioned about his motivation for the film, Watson describes his goal as “… to unveil the truth about abortion, the laws, the history and where our country is headed. I believe in the sanctity of life, be it in the womb or on your deathbed. That’s my conviction. 

But with the film, I’ll engage those who disagree and hear their reasoning. The number one thing I’m looking for is empathy on both sides.”


Pro-Life Literature

Free copies of these books are available in the parish center. Please stop by after Mass to pick up a copy!

Persuasive Pro-Life by Trent Horn. Are you afraid to talk about abortion? Don’t worry–almost everyone is. Either we think the subject is too impolite, or we don t want to be branded an intolerant fanatic, or we’re afraid we won’t represent the pro-life side well enough. Whatever the reason for this fear, it causes many of us pass up opportunities to speak out on behalf of the unborn. You can overcome this fear, says Trent Horn in his new book Persuasive Pro-Life. With a little knowledge and a few proven techniques, you can become a bold and effective apologist for life. Drawing on over a decade as a pro-life organizer, Horn helps you cut through the diversions and obfuscations of the “pro-choice” side in order to accurately frame the legal, historical, and medical issue surrounding abortion. Then he demonstrates with vivid personal examples from his years of campus activism the importance of being charitable in all abortion debates, no matter how strident the other side might be. We must be not just warriors for the pro-life cause, he says, but ambassadors for it. Then Horn leads you a guided tour of the many types of pro-abortion opponent or inquirer (“the pragmatist,” “the skeptic,” “the conflicted”) along with more real-life examples. In each case he teaches you specific approaches what to say, what not to say, and how to bear yourself that are custom-tailored to every situation. The struggle over abortion has never been hotter, and the stakes could not be higher. Read Persuasive Pro-Life today and never again be afraid to speak up for the precious and fundamental right to life.

What If We’ve Been Wrong? by Terry Beatley. Experience this compelling, true story of one doctor who deceived American judges, legislators, clergy and the public . . . and one woman determined to fulfill the promise she made him: to teach America the truth and deliver the doctor’s personal parting message until hearts change and Roe v Wade is overturned. You won’t be able to put this book down. In a small apartment in Manhattan, New York, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the terminally-ill cofounder of America’s abortion industry who had trained Planned Parenthood doctors, revealed to Beatley:

  • a pathway to healing for those exploited by the lies of abortion,
  • confirmation of a racist population-control plan,
  • a deadly political maneuver called the “Catholic Strategy”, and
  • the profound loss of parental rights due to the fabrication of minors’ reproductive rights.

The book includes:

  • The text from Norma McCorvey’s (aka Jane Roe) 2003 affidavit petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the 1973 Roe v Wade decision
  • An easy-to-read legal analysis of the SIX erroneous assumptions the U.S. Supreme Court justices made in the 1973 Roe v Wade decision written by McCorvey’s attorneys
  • Many resource references to organizations.

20 Answers: Abortion by Trent Horn. The Human-Rights Issue of Our Age- Is it possible to know when life begins? Shouldn’t women be able to control their own bodies? What if a pregnant woman’s life is in danger? Why don’t pro-lifers spend their energy making life better for people who are already born?

In this booklet you’ll find smart, solid answers to these questions and many more. 20 Answers: Abortion will deepen your understanding of this critical moral issue, and give you the knowledge you need to explain it to others.

The 20 Answers Series from Catholic Answers offers hard facts, powerful arguments, and clear explanations of the most important topics facing the Church and the world—all in a compact, easy-to-read package. Check out dozens of other topics in the 20 Answers Series of booklets published by Catholic Answers Press.

For information about our parish prolife initiatives, please contact us at ProLife@StDaniel.org.

For information about our Joliet diocesan prolife activities, please go to DioceseofJoliet.org/life.

For information about national pro-life initiatives from the American Bishops, please click here.

We lovingly believe that all lives matter, including the precious lives of our beautiful pre-born children!