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Bob Wurzelbacher
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Bob Wurzelbacher  
100 East Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513)263-6674 voice
(513)421-1582 fax



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Kara Ross

1520 South Main Street
Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 281-4128 voice

Being Pro Life: August 2019



Part 1: Welcoming the Deaf in Our Parish Communities


This is the 12th episode in our series from the Office for Respect Life Ministries called Being Pro Life. The topic is Welcoming the Deaf in our Parish Communities. We speak with Adam Frazier, teacher and campus minister at St. Rita’s School for the Deaf, and Mary Ann Barth, who is deaf, and has done a lot of ministry with the deaf community both locally and internationally.


Part 2: Welcoming the Blind in Our Parish Communities


This is the 13th episode in our series from the Office for Respect Life Ministries called Being Pro Life. The topic is Welcoming the Blind in our Parish Communities. We speak with Chris Sabine, who is blind, about his experience as an active member of a local parish, and how parishes can be more accommodating and welcoming to the blind and visually impaired at their parishes today.


Our Being Pro Life Podcast will now be airing a NEW EPISODE EVERY WEEK!

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Catholic Telegraph Article


Resources mentioned in these interviews have their very own pages!

In an effort to provide more resources for our community, we are revamping our website!
CLICK HERE to access our Inclusion Ministry Page.



What does it mean to be Pro-Life?


In today’s turbulently political world, the word “Pro-Life” seems to go hand and hand with those who work hard to fight against abortion; however, Being Pro-Life means so much more. It means cherishing every life, every person from the moment of their conception until their natural death. It means showing compassion to the marginalized in our society, and working diligently to help our culture recognize that EVERY PERSON is created in the image and likeness of God. Being Pro-Life means that we stand against the Culture of Death that is slowly seeping its way into our society and remain resolute in our Catholic Values that tell us that there is a loving God who has made each of us for a definite purpose. We are called to stand for one another, to support one another, and especially to defend those who are unable to defend themselves.

In this series, we will be addressing various “Pro-Life” issues in a variety of ways. Please join us as we begin a dialogue on how we can grow as a church towards BEING PROLIFE.  In October, we debuted a new monthly column in the Catholic Telegraph called Being Pro-Life.  Each month features an interview with someone personally affected by a different Respect Life Issue, with a call to action on how to get involved.  Please follow us on Social Media, read our article in the Catholic Telegraph, watch the video interviews, and listen to the podcast so that we can all come to a better understanding of what BEING PROLIFE really means.  To check out a previous topic in our series, click on the links on the left.