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Faithful Citizenship (Civic Action)

The following information has been approved for use by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.

 

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"The point we must never forget is this: We need to keep fighting for the human person, starting with the unborn child and extending throughout life. We abandon our vocation as Catholics if we give up; if we drop out of political issues altogether or knuckle under to America’s growing callousness toward human dignity. We need to keep fighting. Otherwise we become what the Word of God has such disgust for: salt that has lost its flavor." - Archbishop Charles Chaput, Render Unto Caesar

 

Forming Conscience

 

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

USCCB: A Call to Political Responsibility

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
Formando la conciencia para ser ciudadanos fieles

 

Respect for Unborn Human Life

The Church's Constant Teaching:
USCCB, Committee on Pro-Life Activites

Church's Constant Teaching
Enseñanza perenne de la Iglesia

 

USCCB Respect Life Program: Life Matters

The 2012-2013 Respect Life Program features eight pamphlets in a series called Life Matters. Each presents convincing support for the teachings of the Catholic Church on major pro-life issues, with facts and reasoning drawn from science, history, law, sociology, and other secular sources.

All 8 pamphlets are available in English y Español.

 

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Abortion

 

Abortion and Catholic Social Teaching

USCCB, Respect Life Program Packet (2007-2008)
Rev. Thomas D. Williams, L.C.

Abortion and Catholic Social Teaching, Pamphlet Version
El aborto y la Doctrina Social Católica – La Versión Panfleto

Abortion and Catholic Social Teaching
El Aborto y la Doctrina Social Católica

The Infant in My Womb Leaped for Joy
El Niño Saltó de Alegría en Mis Entrañas

 

Respect for Unborn Human Life

The Church's Constant Teaching:
USCCB, Committee on Pro-Life Activites

Church's Constant Teaching
Enseñanza perenne de la Iglesia

 

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Euthanasia

Caring for Each Other, Even Unto Death
Cuidar al Prójimo, Incluso Hasta la Muerte

Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Beyond Terminal Illness
To Live Each Day with Dignity: A Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide

 

Stem Cell Research

What is the Church's teaching on stem cell research and embryonic stem cell research? What is the difference between the two? Click the links below to find out more.

The Catholic Church’s Teaching Regarding Stem Cell Research, Lucas Pollice

 

Homosexual "Marriage"

 

Why can’t marriage be "redefined" to include two men or two women?

The word "marriage" isn’t simply a label that can be attached to different types of relationships. Instead, "marriage" reflects a deep reality – the reality of the unique, fruitful, lifelong union that is only possible between a man and a woman. Just as oxygen and hydrogen are essential to water, sexual difference is essential to marriage. The attempt to “redefine” marriage to include two persons of the same sex denies the reality of what marriage is. It is as impossible as trying to "redefine" water to include oxygen and nitrogen. (USCCB Website: Frequently Asked Questions About The Defense Of Marriage)

Sexual Difference and the Defense of Marriage
La diferencia sexual y la defensa del matrimonio

 

 


Contact:

Michael A. Demma
Director of Respect Life
817-945-9359

Lucia Romo Sanchez
Administrative Assistant
817-945-9358