Aparecida 469fg: Pro-Life Pastoral Considerations

Two of the Aparecida bishops nine pro-life proposals involve pastoral ministry. First, an outreach to married couples:

f) Offer to married couples programs of formation in responsible parenthood and on the use of natural birth regulation methods, as a demanding pedagogy of life and love.(Cf. Evangelium Vitae 97, Humanae Vitae 10)

Second, an outreach to those who have considered abortions and have either procured them or not:

g) Support and pastorally accompany with special kindness and solidarity women who have decided not to have an abortion and welcome mercifully those who have had abortions, to help them to heal the grave wounds and invite them to become advocates of life. Abortion leaves two victims: certainly the child, but also the mother.

For deeper examination, an English translation of the 2007 document from the Aparecida Conference.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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