Respect Life Month

 

IMG_20181019_131654792During Respect Life month, we pray that we may show by our words and actions that every human life is cherished and chosen – even those on death row.  As Pope Francis has recently written “the dignity of the person is not lost even after the commission of very serious crimes.”

To help keep the death penalty part of the conversation during Respect Life month, Pax Christi Alabama has made available these USCCB pamphlets on the Church’s teaching on death penalty at many of the Birmingham-area parishes.  

If you would like to know more about anti-death penalty advocacy in Alabama, please visit Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty in Alabama whose mission is to educate the public and to bring about the abolition of the death penalty in Alabama.

Advent

 

It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope.     

– Pope Benedict XVI

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This Advent, our Pax Christi group gathered together to share a meal and hopefully undertake the beautiful Advent task of which Pope Benedict XVI speaks, to open doors of hope.  We wrote and sent cards to some of the men on Alabama’s death row.  They await an uncertain fate in cramped cells and harsh conditions, but hopefully we can be a reminder of God’s Love, that Jesus came for us all.

Thank Goodness I’m Fed

This week we have been participating in a program coordinated by Greater Birmingham Ministries,  TGIF – Thank Goodness I’m Fed!  GBM provides the funds and we shop, pack, and deliver lunches for low-income children in the Birmingham area who might be missing meals on account of being out of school for the summer.

It has been a great opportunity for us to come together to serve our community!

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