"Only the love of God can renew the heart of man, and only if cured at heart
can paralyzed humanity once again arise and walk."
~ Pope Benedict XVI
Project Rachel is the Catholic Church’s ministry of healing and reconciliation to those who have been wounded by abortion. For safe and confidential assistance, call (508) 791-HOPE(4673) More detailed information is available by clicking here.
Helping women facing crisis pregnancies to CHOOSE LIFE is an important part of the call to build a culture of life. The following area agencies can provide information about assistance and services available for pregnant women and those who care for them, as well as information on how to donate baby items and volunteer opportunities:
Problem Pregnancy of Worcester
495 Pleasant St.
Worcester, MA 01602
119 Endicott St.
Worcester, MA 01610
How we approach end of life issues says much about how we view the meaning and ultimate destiny of life. When preparing for the future or facing critical decisions, the teachings of the Church are a great source of help and comfort.
To download a copy of the Health Care Proxy form, click
For assistance when someone is hospitalized, contact the hospital’s Catholic chaplain in the Department of Pastoral Care, or your parish priest.
To learn more about what the Church teaches about issues such as assisted nutrition and hydration, euthanasia, assisted suicide, etc., please see the
section of our education page for additional information and links.
SPECIAL QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
For questions about special issues in the areas of life issues, bioethics, and the moral teachings of the Church, please contact the
Respect Life Office.