The Archdiocese of Philadelphia: A People of Life! A People for Life!
We proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God and must be held in high esteem. We stand in solidarity with babies in their mothers’ wombs, with the poor, with the disabled, with men, women and children who are victims of abuse and violence, with the elderly and sick who are in danger of being killed by inattentiveness or misguided mercy.
Through prayer, education, political action and the witness of our lives we work to build a culture of life in our time and to bring healing to those who have been victimized by the violence of abortion and other violations of human dignity.
Prayer for a Culture of Life
“Lord, you created man and women in your image and endowed them with your dignity. You call each of us to be agents of your justice and mercy in the world. Help us to build a culture of life – a culture that holds all human life in reverence, from the unborn child and the immigrant, to the poor, the homeless, the infirm and the elderly. Give us the character to live the Gospel not just with our words, but with our hearts and our actions. Make us quick to forgive each other, quick to listen to each other and eager to serve those who are suffering and in need. And finally Lord, in all things, fill us with the courage to follow St. Paul when he urges us to ‘speak the truth in love.’ We ask this trusting in your goodness and in the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen”
Archbishop Charles Chaput