ProLife Rosary Prayers. After the morning Mass on Thursdays, please join us in the Koinonia Room to pray the Rosary together for promoting the Sanctity of All Human Life. Please gather in the narthex after Mass, and then continue together to the Koinonia Room. All are welcome!
Help Save Lives in Aurora
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.”
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.
How to Respond to People Who are Pro-Choice
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.
Today, we are being urged to follow the science! Well, human life begins at conception! Follow the science!