Here in the Archdiocese of New Orleans we’re Jazzed for Life —
...all life, from conception until natural death…come join us!
Every human is created in God’s image & likeness, and therefore every human life is sacred. Here in the Archdiocese of New Orleans we are working to build a Culture of Life and a Civilization of Love that fosters the dignity & respect of all human life from conception until natural death. We rely on the teachings of the Holy Roman Catholic Church & the USCCB’s Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities in order to foster the dignity & respect for every human life through the means of prayer & worship, public information & education, promoting public policy, and pastoral care.
Building a Culture of Life...
First, we recognize our own call to holiness…we are called to be saints, each & every one of us, and so out of this calling, building a culture of life starts with each of us. We must cultivate our own relationship with God in a sacramental life & a life of prayer — we must know Him before we can love Him & serve Him. Then, we recall that every single human being is made from Love, by Love, out of Love — every single human being is wanted & loved by God, & He desires to spend eternity with each one — all of us! And we are called to imitate Christ. A genuine life in Christ leads others to Him & to their own holiness. Living that love fulfills the greatest commandment — "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Mt. 22:37-39).
Where do we start?
From Evangelium Vitae (96):
"The first and fundamental step towards this cultural transformation consists in forming consciences with regard to the incomparable and inviolable worth of every human life. It is of the greatest importance to re-establish the essential connection between life and freedom. These are inseparable goods: where one is violated, the other also ends up being violated. There is no true freedom where life is not welcomed and loved; and there is no fullness of life except in freedom."
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