St. Joseph Alexandria

Pro-Life Ministry

Prolife“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you.*
~Jeremiah 1:5~

Knights of Peter Claver Council and Court 398 Pro-Life Committee and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Alexandria, VA, is dedicated to nurture and support the dignity of all human life through prayer, education and action from the beginning of conception to natural death and to protect the planet.

For more information Contact Mrs. Phyllis L. Johnson, F2x2freedom@aol.com.

Join us for the St. Joseph Catholic Church Pro-Life Ministry
Crochet and Knitting Circle Meeting
Meets last Sunday of each month
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Drexel Room
All are welcome
Click here for more information
Click here for photos from the Jan. 28 meeting

Pro-Life Meetings:
Meets third Sunday of each month
Time: 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church, 711 N. Columbus St. Alexandria, VA

Major events during the year:
-March for Life (Photos from the 2018 March for Life, click here>>)
-The Cross Will Flower
-40 Days For Life (Spring and Fall Campaign, photos from Fall 2019, click here>>)
-Respect Life Mass
-Life Chain

Major Concerns:
Abortion
• Abuse – all forms of violence
• Death Penalty
• End of Life
• Environment – Sustainability/Climate Change
• HIV
• Hunger
• Senior Wellness

Quote:
“We can address racism and all the other ‘isms’ of our society – but the dignity of the human person begins with that child in the womb. It has to begin there.” ~Bishop Martin Holley~

Pro-Life Websites

40 Days for Life
Website: https://40daysforlife.com
Description: 40 Days for Life is the largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilization in history, helping people in local communities end the injustice of abortion through: PRAYER & FASTING, COMMUNITY OUTREACH, PEACEFUL VIGIL.

Black Americans for Life | National Right to Life
Website: http://www.nrlc.org/outreach/bal/
Phone: (202) 626-8800
Description: Black Americans for Life (BAL) works with a variety of groups to provide outreach to the Black community and to help save Black babies. Our goal is to educate, identify and activate Black pro-life’s who will work within their local communities to build effective pro-life grass roots groups. BAL has several educational brochures to help educate and organize Black Americans.

BOND
Website: http://rebuildingtheman.com
Phone: 323-782-1980
Description: BOND is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1990 by Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, dedicated to “Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man.”
Going on 27 years, we offer counseling for people dealing with all issues, helping them to overcome anger through forgiveness. We hold a weekly Sunday Service, monthly Men’s Forum, and annual Conference on Fatherhood and Men. Over the years, we’ve offered Women’s Forums, Town Hall Meetings, a Home for Young Men, After School Character Building, BOND Leadership Academy (a private school, grades 1-12), Mentorship and Entrepreneur Programs. BOND Studios produces Jesse Lee Peterson’s radio show and The Fallen State TV talk show.
We never accept government funding. Our services and events build men, families, and our society. Contributions to BOND are tax-deductible to the amount allowable by law.

Care Net/Urban Outreach
Website: https://www.care-net.org
Phone: 703.554.8734
Description: Care Net envisions a culture where women and men faced with pregnancy decisions are transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ and empowered to choose life for their unborn children and abundant life for their families.
Acknowledging that every human life begins at conception and is worthy of protection, Care Net offers compassion, hope, and help to anyone considering abortion by presenting them with realistic alternatives and Christ-centered support through our life-affirming network of pregnancy centers, organizations, and individuals.

Children of God for Life
Website: https://cogforlife.org
Description: Offers information about various vaccines that are derived from tissues of aborted babies and ethically acceptable alternatives. Various educational pamphlets are available, including Vaccines from Abortion: The Hidden Truth. Links to finding Pro-Life doctors in your local area and how to file a Catholic Religious Exemption. Stem-cell & fetal tissue research, human cloning, and bioethics news and articles.

Diocese of Arlington – Office of Family Life
Website: http://www.arlingtondiocese.org/familylife/family_life.php
Phone: 703-841-2550
Description: “Offers resources…dealing with marriage preparation [including NFP] and enrichment [including Retrouvaille – for hurting marriages], family life, local abortion statistics, church documents on life issues, and a fact sheet on the Supreme Court Roe vs Wade ruling. Advanced Medical Directives (Living Wills) are also available. Encompasses respect life activities, including Respect Life Masses throughout the Diocese and a newsletter. [Encourages] education and advocacy [about]…legislation that supports…families and human life…” Gabriel Project and Project Rachel are part of the Office of Family Life.

Family Research Council – Defending Family, Faith, and Freedom
Website: http://www.frc.org
Phone: 202-393-2100 (Washington, D.C.)
Description: “The Family Research Council (FRC) champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. FRC shapes public debate and formulates public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family. Believing that God is the author of life, liberty, and the family, FRC promotes the Judeo-Christian worldview as the basis for a just, free, and stable society. FRC also offers a “Vote Scorecard”for…Congress. The…Scorecard demonstrates how Members of Congress voted on pro-life and pro-family issues…”

ISSUES4LIFE
Website: http://www.issues4life.org
Phone: 510.225.4055
Description: The Issues4life Foundation targets and works directly with Black American leaders nationwide to strengthen their stand against abortion on demand and resolve the questions surrounding the bioethical issues that impact our humanity. We are committed to protecting both the civil and human rights of the child in the womb by recognizing the inherent dignity and unalienable rights of all members of the human family, so that in law and in practice every life is valued. If this is your first visit with us, welcome!

Life Decisions International
Website: http://fightpp.org
Phone: 1-540-631-0380
Description: “A charitable, nonprofit organization that concentrates on challenging the deadly agenda of Planned Parenthood. Its chief project includes a boycott of Planned Parenthood’s corporate supporters.” LDI offers subscriptions to The Boycott List, The Caleb Report, and Special Reports, as well as email updates.

March for Life
Website: http://marchforlife.org
Description: January 22, 1973 is ingrained in the minds of pro-lifers because on that infamous historic day the Supreme Court invalidated 50 state laws and made abortion legal and available on demand throughout the United States in the now-infamous decisions in Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton.
The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.

National Black Pro-Life Coalition
Website: http://blackprolifecoalition.life
Phone: 888-341-2944
Description: We will promote traditional family values, from a Biblical worldview, to produce strong and healthy families where babies are safe and able to reach their full potential in life. Through education and awareness media campaigns, community events, political action, lobbying and coalition building of Pro-Life and Pro-Family advocacy groups, we will restore Life, Family and Hope in the Black community.

National Catholics Bioethics Center
Website: www.ncbcenter.org
Phone: 1-215-877-2660
Description: “The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) has long history of addressing ethical issues in the life sciences and medicine. Established in 1972, the Center is engaged in education, research, consultation, and publishing to promote and safeguard the dignity of the human person in health care and the life sciences. The Center is unique among bioethics organizations in that its message derives from the official teaching of the Catholic Church.” “The Center publishes two journals,Ethics & Medics and The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly.”

National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) Congressional Scorecards
Website: www.ncbcenter.org
Description: Offers “…scorecard[s] for the important pro-life roll call votes in the U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives for any Congress beginning with the 105th Congress (1997-98), up through the current 110th Congress (2007-08).”

Priests For Life
Website: www.priestsforlife.org
Phone: 1-888-PFL-3448
Description: “Priests for Life was started in 1991 to do one of the most important tasks in the Church today…to help priests around the world spread the Gospel of Life to their people.” Priests For Life offers information on various topics, such as “prayer resources, news and commentary, Church teachings, contraception, capital punishment, euthanasia, educational resources, personal testimonies, alternatives to abortion, Q & A on abortion, and what you can do to end abortion…” This website also offers voting guides.

Protecting Black Life
Website: http://www.protectingblacklife.org
Phone: 513.729.3600
Description: Protecting Black Life is an outreach of Life Issues Institute, Inc., with the primary objective of taking the pro-life conversation into the Black community. We provide education, resources and assistance in the development and implementation of strategies to fight and eventually eliminate the dilemma of abortion in America, and specifically dealing with the disproportionate number of abortions occurring amongst the Black race. Protecting Black Life was established in 2007.

The Radiance Foundation
Website: http://www.theradiancefoundation.org
Phone: 1-877-517-4463
Description: The Radiance Foundation is an educational, Faith-based, Life-Affirming organization. Through creative Ad Campaigns, Powerful Multi-Media Presentations, Fearless Journalism, and Compassionate Community Outreaches, We Illuminate the intrinsic value each person possesses. We educate audiences about pressing societal issues and how they impact the understanding of God-Given purpose. We motivate people to peacefully and positively affect the world around them.

Sisters for Life
Website: https://www.sisforlife.org
Phone: 502.408.2950
Description: Sisters For Life is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization inspired by God and dedicated to defending the sanctity of life at every stage from conception to mature adulthood.
We believe in and are committed to:
• Supporting Women of all ethnicities,
• Advocate for Families and Family Values and
• Stand for truth according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Tepeyac Family’s Network Real Estate Referral Program
Contact: Tepeyac Title & Settlement, LLC, 35 Fourth St., Suite A, Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone: 1-540-222-8398
Description: “When you use Tepeyac Family’s Network Real Estate Referral Program for your real estate needs, you can financially support the Tepeyac Family Center. We are a network of totally pro-life real estate professionals, including agents, loan officers, and settlement officers. When you use the services of a network professional, we will make a donation of up to $1,150 to Tepeyac Family Center.”

The Culture of Life Foundtion
Website: www.culture-of-life.org
Description: “A social policy research institute dedicated to [educating the public with] the facts and science related to the culture of life [such as]…bioethics, the family, marriage, popular culture, and the dignity of the human person.”

The Family Foundation of Virginia
Website: www.familyfoundation.org
Description: Offers “Voter Guides” and “Report Cards” on the Virginia General Assembly representatives, so you can see how your representatives have voted on current and past pro-life/pro-family issues. “The Family Foundation is Virginia’s oldest and largest pro-family public policy organization.”

The National Black Pro-Life Union
Website: http://www.nationalblackprolifeunion.com
The NATIONAL BLACK PRO-LIFE UNION is an organization founded to serve as a clearing house to coordinate the flow of communications among all African American pro-life organizations and individuals in order to better network and combine resources.

The Second Look Project
Website: www.secondlook.org
Description: A new campaign called the “Second Look Project” is attempting to challenge Americans to take another look at the way of thinking that made Roe vs. Wade a law. The campaign is from the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and has been aired on the radio and appeared on Metro trains and buses. They have a wonderful and informative website that is worth a look.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Website: www.usccb.org
Phone: 202-541-3000 or 1-866-582-0943
Description: Latest news and publications. Link to topics: “Abortion, Bioethics & Reproductive Technologies, Captial Punishment, Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide, National Prayer Vigil for Life, and Respect Life Programs.” Various educational pamphlets are available, including, “Roe Reality Check,” which provides the facts about the Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion nationwide and what can be expected to happen to legal abortion if Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton are overturned.

The Virginia Catholic Conference
Website: www.vacatholic.org
Description: The Conference represents the mutual public-policy interests of the Commonwealth’s Catholic bishops and their dioceses, offers members of the Arlington and Richmond dioceses their bishops’ perspective on critical state and federal policy issues, timely action alerts, and valuable materials to foster advocacy within parishes, schools, and other Church organizations. The VCC has created a new e-mail advocacy network for anyone who wishes to contact their state legislators about respect-life, social-justice, family, and education issues and who would like to receive regular alerts on measures considered during the 2006 Virginia General Assembly session (from mid-January until mid-March) and throughout the year.

Virginia Society for Human Life, Inc.
Website: www.vshl.org
Description: Political information and updates about pro-life legislation, including ways to contact your representatives. Archives of past and present pro-life legislation decisions. Educational articles about related topics (i.e. human cloning, stem-cell and fetal tissue research, euthanasia, etc.).