See brief video of "The Memorial for Unborn Children" sculptures with message of Hope, Healing and Forgiveness:
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Family Life Council, Inc. is a pro-life/pro-family organization dedicated to the belief that all human life is precious and worthy of protection and that the family, the basic unit of society, must flourish in order for individuals to reach their full potential and for civilization to progress.
in the Year of Mercy
Pope Francis has called for the Church to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy beginning Dec. 8, 2015.
One way you can participate in the Year of Mercy is to promote the Merciful Love of God toward all those who are suffering the consequences of their decision to abort their child.
Post-abortion suffering can be very debilitating; it frequently afflicts women and men for years until they are able to confess their sin and get the help they need to begin the healing process.
By your prayers and actions, you can help that person feel the Love and Mercy of God, and understand that forgiveness and reconciliation are possible. Project Rachel ministries and Rachel’s Vineyard, among others, can help the person along the healing process.
Here are some specific ways you can help:
- Ask your pastor to display in the back of church the mini-poster of the post-abortion sculpture - at left and available for free download: www.4life4family.org/sculpture This message can reach people very effectively and let them know there is hope, and that Mercy and Forgiveness are possible, and refer them to those who can help. It takes just a few minutes to place the mini-poster in church; then let the Holy Spirit do the rest. Pope Francis described the sculpture as “Very beautiful!” when he was given a replica, October 21, 2015. He also said earlier in the year, January 28, in reference to post-abortion suffering, “This is very grave. I carry this concern in my heart.” And he encouraged those working in post-abortion ministry, “Keep going…Keep working!”
- Distribute prayer cards with the photo of the sculpture, available from Family Life Council.
- Promote healing ministries such as Project Rachel in your parish.
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Pope Francis Receives Post-Abortion Sculpture - says it is "Very beautiful!"
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Family Life Council Initiates World-Wide Post-Abortion Awareness Campaign
Using the image of a powerful post-abortion sculpture, Family Life Council has initiated a world-wide campaign to help facilitate more post-abortion awareness and healing. The sculpture is the work of a young Slovakian, Martin Hudáček (born: 1984; home: Banská Bystrica, Slovakia).
This sculpture can have a tremendous impact upon those who view it. As part of pro-life educational efforts, it can help the general public better understand the pain abortion inflicts upon women, and that through the Love and Mercy of God, forgiveness and healing are possible.
Through a mini-poster which includes the photo of the sculpture, as well as a brief description, people are made aware of post-abortion suffering, and that there are organizations and programs such as Project Rachel and Rachel’s Vineyard which exist to offer hope to those suffering after abortion.
Individuals and organizations are encouraged to download the mini-poster from Family Life Council’s website, www.4life4family.org/sculpture, and to extensively distribute the mini-poster through ordinary print means and electronically. Churches, high schools, and universities are great places to display the mini-poster. Emailing the mini-poster to friends and relatives is also highly recommended. A news article suitable for reprinting in organizational and church publications is also useful.