Respect Life

01-21-2018Diocese of Phoenix Respect Life Office


Abortion has been one of the most divisive issues in America since states were forbidden to outlaw abortion after the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision. Since that time, over 50 million abortions have been performed in the United States with an average of 3400 abortions being performed each day. On one side of this contentious issue, those who call themselves “pro-choice” believe that abortion is a private medical decision that should take place between a woman and her doctor, without interference from the government or anyone else. On the other side, those who describe themselves as “pro-life” believe abortion is the killing of children before they are born and therefore should never be tolerated in a free society. So where does the Catholic Church stand in the debate between “pro-life” and “pro-choice?”


Events & Announcements

Children's Liturgy of the Word and Family Mass Dates

Corpus Christi Catholic Church offers a Family Mass and Children's Liturgy of the Word once a month at the 8:30am Sunday mass. Families, please join us as we celebrate God's word.


St. Gerard Circle: Weekly Playdate

Every Friday* from 9:00-11:00am in the Parish Nursery. All moms and their children are welcome to join us.

*Please note that the first Friday of the month we will hold our monthly meeting with an invited speaker.

Help Wanted: Special Event Drivers Needed

Event Chairman Paul Kolpek has released tentative dates for moving cars leading up to the Phoenix Open: Jan 19-20 and 22-27. After the Open, drivers will be needed Feb 5-10.


Americare presents: “Current Catholic Considerations in Healthcare and Hospice”
Jan 25 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Practical help for Catholics when facing healthcare needs and medical choices.


Texas Hold 'Em
Jan 27 6:00pm

The money raised will support the education of our seminarians.


Grief Recovery Method Support Group
Jan 29 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Intro talk on Mon, Jan 22 at 6:00pm.

Mondays 6:00-8:00pm, Jan 29 - Mar 19


St. Gerard Circle: Monthly Meeting
Feb 2 9:00am - 11:30am

Special presentation by Ruth & Geoffrey Stricklin of New Jerusalem Studios


Phoenix Catholic Men's Conference
Feb 3 8:00am - 4:00pm

Speakers include: Bishop Thomas Olmsted, Bishop Eduardo Nevares, Archbishop Charles Chaput, Fr. Sean Kilcawley, and Hector Molina

More information and tickets available at

Magnificat Luncheon
Feb 3 11:15am - 2:30pm

Hear Dorothy Westfall, founder of Radio Family Rosary, share her life story.


Men of St. Joseph Men's Group: Wednesday Evening Speaker Series
Feb 7 6:30pm

Tom Perna presents “What Every Catholic Man Needs to Know about Mary”