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uOttawa Students For Life: Acknowledging Reproductive Loss

This post was written for uOttawa Students For Life by uOttawa Students For Life. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.

Saturday’s workshop by Kathleen Gray of Montreal’s Centre for Reproductive Loss was full of practical insight and wisdom. So many families are affected by losses such as miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, adoption, SIDS, infertility and sterility, and yet we have so few opportunities to express sympathy for the parents who experience very real grief. We shouldn’t be afraid to acknowledge reproductive loss; in fact, it is critically important for healing. Those interested in learning more about the Healing Process Model © should request a copy of Grieving Reproductive Loss: The Healing Process.

This work of art gracefully represents the sorrow felt by so many. Sculptor Martin Hudáčeka was commissioned by a group of mothers in Slovakia to create The Child Who Was Never Born.


Read the comments at the uOttawa Students For Life website.

Saint Paul Students for Life: Pope Benedict XVI addresses the Pontifical Academy for Life on infertility

This post was written for Saint Paul Students for Life by fradriansharp. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.

The Church pays great attention to the distress of infertile couples, she cares for them and for this very reason encourages medical research. Science, however, is not always able to respond positively to the desires of numerous couples. I would therefore like to remind spouses in a condition of infertility, that this does not thwart their matrimonial vocation. Spouses are always called by their baptismal and matrimonial vocation itself to cooperate with God in the creation of a new human life. The vocation to love is in fact a vocation to the gift of self, and this is a possibility that no physical condition can prevent. Therefore, whenever science finds no answer, the answer that gives light comes from Christ.  – Benedict XVI, 25 February 2012.

Source: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/speeches/2012/february/documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_20120225_acdlife_en.html

News report with video on this here: http://www.romereports.com/palio/benedict-xvi-meets-with-the-pontifical-academy-for-life-in-the-vatican-english-6160.html

Read the comments at the Saint Paul Students for Life website.

Saint Paul Students for Life: Pope Benedict XVI addresses the Pontifical Academy for Life on infertility

This post was written for Saint Paul Students for Life by fradriansharp. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.

The Church pays great attention to the distress of infertile couples, she cares for them and for this very reason encourages medical research. Science, however, is not always able to respond positively to the desires of numerous couples. I would therefore like to remind spouses in a condition of infertility, that this does not thwart their matrimonial vocation. Spouses are always called by their baptismal and matrimonial vocation itself to cooperate with God in the creation of a new human life. The vocation to love is in fact a vocation to the gift of self, and this is a possibility that no physical condition can prevent. Therefore, whenever science finds no answer, the answer that gives light comes from Christ.  – Benedict XVI, 25 February 2012.

Source: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/speeches/2012/february/documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_20120225_acdlife_en.html

News report with video on this here: http://www.romereports.com/palio/benedict-xvi-meets-with-the-pontifical-academy-for-life-in-the-vatican-english-6160.html

Read the comments at the Saint Paul Students for Life website.