Respect Life Newsletter
February 26, 2021
Dear Pro-Life Friend,
A blessed Lent to you and your family! This season presents a wonderful opportunity for us to offer up our lenten practices for LIFE. Here's three easy ways to enter into Lent more intentionally so as to rejoice with Him more fully this Easter:

  • FAST for LIFE: offer up your lenten penances, Friday abstinence from meat and Good Friday fasting for the conversion of all those who promote abortion, healing for those wounded by abortion, and a greater respect for the sanctity of all human life.

May the Holy Spirit fill our hearts and inspire us with a magnanimity that helps us give of ourselves more fully this Lent, in imitation of Christ, as we grow together in faith, hope, and love.
For Life,

Rebecca Brady
Director, Respect Life Ministry
Secretariat for Parish Life, Archdiocese of Miami
PS- Make sure you save the date for the National Congreso Pro Vida in Miami October 29-31, 2021!

PPS- Please check out the RESOURCES below and share with your family, friends, church and school communities.
Virtual Catholic Days at the Capitol
While the Virtual Catholic Days at the Capitol events took place earlier this month, the opportunity to take part and take action is ongoing. For those who did not have a chance to attend, please use the buttons below to:

  1. View the video invite;
  2. Check out the resources including information on key legislative issues;
  3. Add your voice by sending your elected officials a message.
Advocating for Moms Webinar
As a follow-up to the February 2-3 Virtual Catholic Days at the Capitol 2021, and as part of Respect Life Ministry's ongoing Walking with Moms Monthly webinar series, Rebecca Brady and Angela Curatalo offered a presentation on Advocating for Moms. Click on the video above to watch the recording.

A PDF of the presentation is available at under "Parish Resources."
40 Days for Life Lenten Campaign
Help save lives by praying for an end to abortion in your community February 17- March 28. For more information about the Miami, Hollywood, and Fort Lauderdale campaigns, visit the 40 Days for Life website.
On-going Prayer Vigils
Check out for a list of ongoing prayer vigils in the Archdiocese of Miami.
Walking with Moms Initiative
March Webinar: Phases 5 & 6
As part of our ongoing monthly Walking with Moms Webinar Series, we will roll-out Phases 5 & 6 of Walking with Moms at our March webinar.

This webinar will be especially geared towards Respect Life Parish Representatives, Walking with Moms Parish Leaders, members of Walking with Moms parish teams, and anyone looking to get involved with this exciting initiative!

Save the Date for the next Walking with Moms webinar: Thursday, March 11th. LIVE sessions will be offered at 11:00am and 7:30pm-- registration and link to follow.
In the News
Archbishop Speaks out on Abortion

"The annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., which usually attracts more than 100,000 each year, will take place only virtually because of pandemic. The Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling imposed an extreme abortion regime that has contributed to the polarization that has divided us as a nation and further wounded our society by ending over 61 million lives. Disregard for the unborn has poisoned political discourse and coarsened our mutual respect. Abortion is far from being “settled law”; it will still unsettle the conscience of America until all life is respected from conception till natural death."

Click HERE for more.
Local March for Life Events
Click HERE to read the FloridaCatholic coverage of last month's March for Life events in the Archdiocese of Miami.
Pregnancy Help Centers
Job Opportunity
Respect Life Ministry has an open Program Coordinator position at our Central Broward Pregnancy Help Center location. This is a leadership role in building a culture of life and love by facilitating and overseeing pastoral care to abortion-vulnerable families. Please visit our website for more information and to apply.
Volunteers Needed
Faithful Pregnancy Help Center Volunteers Annie Ruggiero (L) and Ana Perez-Nodarse (R) with Respect Life Ministry staff member, Angelica Duarte (Middle), Program Coordinator at the South Dade Pregnancy Help Center.
Our five Pregnancy Help Center locations are currently seeing over 500 abortion-vulnerable families per month. The needs of our brothers and sisters facing crisis pregnancies are great. You can help minister to moms and serve LIFE by volunteering at a Pregnancy Help Center near you-- apply to be a Pregnancy Help Center volunteer today!

Archdiocese of Miami | Secretariat for Parish Life
(954) 981-2922 |