Giving Tuesday

Most people think of 501C3 organizations for #Giving Tuesday We would appreciate it if you would think of contributing to one of our efforts for #Giving Tuesday.  Here are a number of ways you can support St. Laurence Parish and School on this Giving Tuesday! Think about our: Save our School Fund St. Vincent DePaul Society Diocesan Stewardship Account Fuel Fund Building Improvement Fund Catholic…

Another Look at Contraception

Some contraception preventatives can cause an early abortion. Advocates of contraception claim it doesn’t cause abortions. However, that claim rests on an inaccurate redefinition of “pregnancy” as beginning only after an embryo successfully implants in the mother’s uterus. This, then, excludes from the meaning of abortion all pills and devices that cause the death of an embryo before implantation. Yet it’s scientifically indisputable that a new human life begins…

Help for Healing after an Abortion

Bridges of Mercy for Healing after Abortion When Darryl* started attending a parish men’s prayer group, he began to feel more connected than ever to his faith. But with his increasing engagement, he began to wonder whether God would really forgive him for encouraging and paying for the abortion of his only child. Mercy is a “bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts…

Respect Life Month – at Life’s End

Caring for Loved Ones at Life’s End is (fill in the blank) Our articles from Respect for Life Month continues with Life’s end care and compassion. Below is a synopsis of the article. Read the full article here English – Lee el artículo completo en espanol An old Irish proverb says, “It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.” Indeed, we are created to…

Respect Life Month – A Perfect Gift

Each child is the perfect gift for you! During Respect life month, we will be sharing references from articles originally published by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops. This article speaks to how perfect your child is, whether they are 100% perfect or not. Soon after the birth of my son Charlie*, who has Down syndrome, a visitor asked whether he was “mild, moderate,…

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