BUFFALO PRAYS FOR LIFE
While we might not be able to attend a prayer gathering outside an abortion clinic right now, we can still join the vigil! Buffalo Prays for Life has made it easy for EVERYONE to join in the fight to save the babies! Click the link above to find out how you can lend your prayers.
JOIN US TO SAVE THE BABIES!
Become a member of Nativity’s Pro-life Committee and help save the babies!
Email Melissa at email@example.com or call 662-9339 ext 145 today!
(from EWTN; to read the full article, click here)
In its earliest teachings and down through the centuries to modern times, the Church has consistently and unequivocally condemned abortion as a grave moral and social wrong. The Church argues its position on clear philosophical grounds, rather than any special revelation private to Catholics.
From a high view of the human person – shared by people from many philosophical, religious and humanistic traditions – comes the basic principle that every human being must be respected as a person, and accorded rights and dignity equal to all other persons. A long list of basic human rights has thus been enunciated and codified in United Nations conventions and other places – of which the most basic right, upon which the others depend, is the right to life. The direct taking of innocent human life is therefore almost universally deplored. Thus Catholics join others in resisting disrespect for and threats to human life in many situations: violent crime, murder, child abuse, embryo experimentation, abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, genocide, killing of non- combatants in war, starvation etc..
Abortion is a case of direct killing of an innocent human being – a violation of the rights of the youngest members of our society and the human family. It is, thus not just a matter of personal choice, religious opinion or women’s rights, but a basic human rights and social justice issue. All human beings are called to respect (and, if they are in a position to do so, protect and nurture) human life at all stages, and to ensure a society where crimes of violence are as far as possible prevented. Thus the Vatican (1983, #4) declares:
Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. Abortion is a direct violation of the fundamental right to life of the human being.
NATIVITY’S PRO-LIFE COMMITTEE
Nativity church began its current Pro-life Committee in 2018. It is a vibrant and passionate group that always welcomes new members. We work collaboratively with neighboring parishes and churches of other faiths to spread the word that life begins at conception.
We currently hold semi-regular prayer vigils in front of the Planned Parenthood Clinic on Center Road in West Seneca.
We host a Living Rosary in October at Nativity Church in collaboration with Nativity’s Faith Formation program. October also sees our Cemetery of the Innocents display commemorating the lives lost to abortion.
We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a table at this year’s Erie County Fair to help educate and inform others about the sanctity of all life.
OUR PAST ACTIVITIES
Nativity’s Pro-life Committee is always looking for new ways to promote the sanctity of life. We don’t just spread the word that abortion is wrong. We also strive to help mothers who choose life.
To that end, Nativity is proud to collect new and gently used baby items for the Gianna Molla and Mother Theresa House.
Nativity has also hosted a baby shower for a young mother living at the Mother Theresa House.