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RESPECT LIFE
Jan 2022 Newsletter
Mass for the Unborn and Youth Rally
Archbishop Hartmayer will celebrate a Mass for the Unborn at 10 a.m. Friday, January 21, at the Cathedral of Christ the King. Prior to the Mass, the rosary will be led by Monsignor Frank McNamee. After the Mass, 8-12 graders and their chaperones, previously pre-registered by emailing Joey Martineck at jmartineck@archatl.com, will have a Youth Rally for Life in Kenny Hall. The Youth Rally is not open to the public.
Papal Nuncio Salutes Walking with Moms Effort

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ effort to equip parishes and communities to support pregnant and parenting moms in need exemplifies a "synodal approach," according to Pope Francis’ representative to the United States.
 
"The Church must be unapologetically pro-life," Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, said to the general assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on Tuesday. 'We cannot abandon our defense of the innocent human life or the vulnerable person."
 
Read the full article here.

ECHO Theology of the Body Retreat
The Archdiocese of Atlanta is bringing in Dumb Ox Ministries for an ECHO Theology of the Body Retreat at Covecrest Retreat center this Spring. Young Adults can stay for just the weekend (April 1-3) or the whole week (April 1-7). Teens arrive April 4-7. Find out more information and register at generationatl.org.
The Political Landscape
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Dec 1 for Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. The general public will likely not know the results of the court's decision until June.
 
Please continue to offer prayer and fasting. This is the biggest challenge to Roe v. Wade in a generation.
Sisters for Life in the ATL
The Sisters of Life will be in town Thursday, February 3. All young adults are invited to join at Christ the King in the Hyland Center multipurpose room at 7 p.m. for a talk and discussion on their charism of life. If any single young women would like to have a little extra time with the sisters to discuss vocation, discernment and religious life, please contact Kathleen to save a space for dinner on Feb 3 prior to the event with the sisters. Space is limited: kathleenloesel@gmail.com.
USCCB President Addresses New Religions
Archbishop Gomez, president of the USCCB, recently gave an enlightening address concerning reflections on the church and America's new religions: see here.
GENERAL INFORMATION
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