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Respect Life Ministry


Current Legislative Challenges
Internet Resources for Respect Life Ministry and Related Issues
Respect Life Ministry in the Albany Diocese


Unprecedented Attack on Conscience and Religious Freedom

The US Senate may vote as early as this week (July 14-18) on a bill sponsored by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act (S. 2578). This measure would not only reverse the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision, but go far beyond. S.2578 would negate any right that employers, insurers or employees may have, under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) or any other federal law to opt out of federally mandated coverage.

This misnamed measure could potentially empower federal officials to mandate abortion or any other item in all health plans, forcing Americans to violate their deeply held religious and moral beliefs on respect for all human life. Click here for more details.


Events

Holy Hours for Life

Broadalbin – Every Tuesday evening from 7-8pm at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in St. Joseph’s Rectory.

Rotterdam – Every Third Tuesday from 7-8pm at St. Gabriel’s Church, 3040 Hamburg Street.


Retreats

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats are offered throughout the United States and internationally. They have been a source of reconciliation and healing for thousands of women and men who have suffered from the pain of an abortion. Information about local retreats sponsored by Rachel’s Vineyard of Albany.


Contests

None at this time.


General Intercessions

Respect Life Resources – Monthly General Intercessions & Bulletin Quotes (distributed via the diocese’s monthly emailing to parishes and available to parish staffs from the diocesan intranet)

August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February, 2014
January, 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013



Other Information

Pastors, parish administrators, parish life directors, deacons and parish pro-life/respect life committee chairs can request to be added to the OECFL’s Respect Life email list to receive updates and resources electronically by contacting Stephen Mawn at 518-453-6630.