There are 22 pro-life pregnancy centers throughout the Diocese that provide resources and support to women in crisis and their unborn children. The Knights of Columbus, a global Catholic fraternal organization with state and local councils, has played a large role in equipping these pregnancy centers with ultrasound machines that enable women to view their unborn children. To date, they have donated 15 machines to multiple pro-life agencies throughout South Georgia.
The Diocese is also committed to supporting women who have chosen abortion through various programs such as “Rachel’s Vineyard,” a retreat offered two times a year for anyone affected by an abortion, including any woman, man, family member or friend. Project Rachel is another post-abortion healing ministry that provides an integrated network of services, including pastoral counseling, retreats and referrals to licensed mental health professionals for anyone involved in an abortion.
This past year, the Diocese launched a Spiritual Adoption program, which encourages parishes, schools and other communities to “spiritually adopt” a baby in danger of abortion. Participants pledge to pray the Prayer of Archbishop Fulton Sheen every day for nine months and receive information about their baby’s development in the womb, allowing them to follow the baby along the path to being born.
The Diocese demonstrates its commitment to the sanctity of life each year by honoring the Church’s “Respect Life Sunday” and participating in ‘Life Chain Sunday,” a national movement that brings people together to pray for the sanctity and preservation of life. The Diocese also participates in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. and the Rosary Coast to Coast initiative.
To learn more about the Diocese’s efforts in protecting and preserving the life of every human, please visit https://diosav.org/life-is-sacred or click on the image above.
ABOUT THE DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah, formed in 1850, serves 80,000 Catholics across 37,000 square miles in South Georgia. It is made up of 57 parishes and 29 missions, organized into seven deaneries. Most Reverend Stephen D. Parkes currently serves as the fifteenth Bishop of Savannah. To learn more, please visit www.diosav.org.