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   National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life
     
WITNESSING THE GOSPEL OF LOVE AND THE GOSPEL OF LIFE IN OUR COMMUNITY
  440 wEST 36TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10018-6326

 

 


We  need to
 
bring the
 
Gospel of the
 
heart of
 
every man

and woman 

and make it 

penetrate 

every part of

society......


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  Take a Loved one to the Doctor ------- Respect Life Sunday ------------------ NBCAL Affiliates


REVERENCE FOR LIFE

Publication of the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life

Pray Proclaim and Promote the Gospel of Life Fall 2002

Jesus fill us with reverence for all human life.
Jesus fill us with reverence for one another.
Jesus fill us with reverence for all that is holy.
Jesus fill us with reverence for you our God.

The National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life is a National Partner with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the ‘TAKE A LOVED ONE TO THE DOCTOR DAY’ September 24, 2002. Recognizing that a serious health gap exists between racial and ethnic populations and the general public, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with ABC Radio Urban Advantage Network, have launched a national campaign aimed at encouraging individuals to take a loved one to the doctor, and to get a check-up themselves. Why? Because it is much easier and less costly to prevent an illness than treat it. It is also much easier to stay healthy than to be sick. "It’s All About Life". We encourage your parishes and institutions to be involved on this national African American health day.

(TO THE DOCTOR DAY announcement on page 2)

Black Catholic Vigil for Life
Saturday evening October 5, 2002
A time to pray, proclaim, and promote the dignity of life.

(Black Catholic Vigil announcement on page 3)

Respect Life Sunday
October 6, 2002
"Let us read, and pray, and study and live the Gospel of Life that we
may grow rich in grace and abundant in God’s holy life."
(Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities: USCCB)

"Abortion Awareness Month in the Black Community" was a big success. Our gratitude to our co-sponsors: the National Right to Life Committee’s Black Americans for Life. We also wish to thank all those who supported and promoted this June awareness project.
Over 40 thousand brochures were ordered throughout the U.S.
"God fill us always with a reverence for life".

NBCAL Board of Consultants

Bishop J. Terry Steib, SVD, D.D., Episcopal Advisor, Fr. Jim Goode, OFM, Ph.D, President

Dr. Beverly A. Carroll, USCCB: SAAC - Sr. Donna Banfield, SBS, NBSC

Fr. Anthony Bozeman, NBCCC Supreme Lady Mary Briers, KPCLA

Ms. Charolette Davis, NABCA Br. Tyrone Davis, CFC, - NBCCC

Deacon Jerry Lett, NAAACD - Ms. Sandra Moore-Mann, NABCA

Supreme Knight Arthur McFarland, KPC - Sr. Claire Napoleon, FMM, NBSC

Msgr. Patrick R. Wells, NBCCC - Mr. Michael Youngblood, NAACYMN

Sr. Anita Baird, DHM, Pres. NBSC – Fr. Chester P. Smith, SVD, Pres. NBCCC

Partnership

National Black Catholic Congress - Xavier University
Institute for Black Catholic Studies
www.blackcatholicsforlife.org


Reverence for Life: A PUBLICATION OF NBCAL CAN BE REPRODUCED
TO PROMOTE THE RESPECT LIFE MESSAGE. KINDLY ACKNOWLEDGE
THE NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC APOSTOLATE FOR LIFE.


The National Black Catholic Apostolate Board of Consultants

Bishop J. Terry Steib, SVD, D.D., Episcopal Advisor, Fr. Jim Goode, OFM, Ph.D, President
Dr. Beverly A. Carroll, USCCB: SAAC - Sr. Donna Banfield, SBS, NBSC
Fr. Anthony Bozeman, NBCCC Supreme Lady Mary Briers, KPCLA
Ms. Charolette Davis, NABCA Br. Tyrone Davis, CFC, - NBCCC
Deacon Jerry Lett, NAAACD - Ms. Sandra Moore-Mann, NABCA
Supreme Knight Arthur McFarland, KPC - Sr. Claire Napoleon, FMM, NBSC
Msgr. Patrick R. Wells, NBCCC - Mr. Michael Youngblood, NAACYMN
Sr. Anita Baird, DHM, Pres. NBSC – Fr. Chester P. Smith, SVD, Pres. NBCCC

Announces

TAKE A LOVED ONE TO THE
 DOCTOR DAY
SEPTEMBER 24, 2002

"IT’S ALL ABOUT LIFE"

Did you know that African Americans live on average almost 5 ˝ years fewer than Whites? Or that Blacks are 10 times more likely to be infected with HIV? How about the fact that African Americans are 40 percent more likely to die of a stroke than Whites, or that Black women are 25 percent more likely to die of heart disease than White women? These are scary statistics, but ones, which can be changed if people are educated about the importance of regular health care and healthy lifestyles.

Recently, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and ABC Radio Networks launched "Closing the Health Gap" campaign which is aimed at educating African Americans and others about the health gap. It offers tips on how to make lifestyle changes, including seeing a doctor on a regular basis. Part of that campaign is TAKE A LOVED ONE TO THE DOCTOR DAY, scheduled for September 24, 2002.

The National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life is proud to be a national partner for TAKE A LOVED ONE TO THE DOCTOR DAY. NBCAL is encouraging our Black Catholic Administrators, parishes and other institutions in the Black community to invite our people to TAKE A LOVED ONE TO THE DOCTOR. We are also promoting regular health fairs and health awareness events in the community. ‘It’s All About Life".

"I can’t overstate how important it is for individuals to get regular check-ups", said Bishop T. Terry Steib, S.V.D., Bishop of Memphis and Episcopal Advisor to the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life. We know, that regular health care, good eating, and exercise can keep a person healthy and happy. We know that many of our people don’t go to the doctor, don’t always eat healthily, and don’t exercise. We must change that. TAKE A LOVED ONE TO THE DOCTOR DAY will help us focus our efforts to change community attitudes about health."

TAKE A LOVED ONE TO THE DOCTOR DAY is September 24,2002.

But according to Father Jim Goode, O.F.M., President of NBCAL, "Individuals are urged to consider any day as a good day to take a loved one to the doctor. If you can’t get an appointment on September 24, then individuals should make an appointment for that week or near that week." The point is to go see a health professional, and begin taking charge of your health. "IT’S ALL ABOUT LIFE".

For more information: www.blackcatholicsforlife.org or www.healthgap.omhrc.gov


                                                             Vigil for Life 2002



AFFILIATES OF THE NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC APOSTOLATE FOR LIFE
(The NBCAL Affiliates as of August 15, 2002)

Office of Black Ministry
Archdiocese of New York
Br. Tyrone A. Davis, CFC, JD ,Executive Director

Office of Black Catholics
Archdiocese of Washington
Ms. Jacqueline E. Wilson, Executive Director

African American Catholic Ministry
Archdiocese of Baltimore
Ms. Theresa Wilson Favors, Director

Institute for Black Catholic Studies
Xavier University Graduate School
Sister Eva Regina Martin, SSF, Ph.D, Director

Office of Black, African, Caribbean & Haitian Ministries
Diocese of St. Augustine
Ms. Ella M. Simmons, Director

National Black Catholic Theological Society
Sister Jamie Phelps, O.P., PhD, Convenor
Put website here

Office of Black Catholic Ministries
Archdiocese of Detroit
Fr. Clarence Williams, CPPS, PhD, Director

Office of Black Catholic Ministries
Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
Deacon Bradley Seabrook, Director

Office of Black Catholic Ministries
Archdiocese of Omaha

Office of Black Ministry
Diocese of Birmingham
Ms. Linda Duhon, Director

Office of Black Catholics
Diocese of Albany

Office of Black Ministry
Diocese of Brooklyn
Mr. John Baynes, Director

Office of Black Catholics
Diocese of Buffalo
Ms. Brenda Easley Webb, Director

Office of Black Catholic Affairs
Archdiocese of Newark
Mr. Tracy G. Battles, Director

Commission of African American
Catholic Ministry – Diocese of Metuchen
Mr. Joseph L. Powell, Chairman

Ministry to Catholics of African Ancestry
Diocese of Rockville Center
Ms. Vanessa Baird Streeter, Director

Office for Black Catholics
Diocese of Richmond
Sr. Cora Marie Billings, Director

Office of Black Catholic Ministry
Diocese of Providence
Ms. Lois A. Tabela, Director

Office of Black Ministry
Diocese of Lake Charles
Deacon Ed Lavine, Director

Office of Black Catholic Ministry
Diocese of Palm Beach
Ms. Lorraine Lyles, Director

Office of Ministry to African American
Catholics - Diocese of Cleveland
Ms. Vanessa Griffin Campbell, Director

Office of Black Catholic Ministries
Diocese of Toledo
Mr. Michael Youngblood, Director

Office of African American Ministries
Diocese of Galveston-Houston
Ms. Charolette T. Davis, Director

Liaison for the African American Catholic
Community – Archdiocese of Denver
Ms. Sandra Moore-Mann, Director

National Black Catholic Evangelization Forum
www.nbcef.org

Fr. Warren J. Savage, President

B.U.S.T.
Fr. Albert J. McKnight, CSSP, LHD
Founder/Director

Ambassadors of the Words
Fr. Chester P. Smith, SVD & Fr. Charles Smith, SVD
Founders/Spiritual Leaders

Priest for Life
www.priestsforlife.org

Fr. Frank Pavone, Founder/Director

International Filipino Catholic
Apostolate for Life – Rome, Italy
Fr. Rey V. Culaba, CSsR, Director

Black Americans for Life
National Right to Life Committee
Washington, DC

Office for Black Catholics
Archdiocese of Boston
Mr. Meyer J. Chambers, Director

Office of African American Catholic
Ministries – Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Mr. George T. Findley, Director

African American Affairs Ministry
Diocese of Charlotte
Deacon Curtiss P. Todd, Director

 


Join the National Black Catholic Apostolate for life in proclaiming Life by becoming an Affiliate of NBCAL. We would welcome your organization or group as an Affiliate of the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life as we witness the dignity and sacred of life as Black Catholics. Our affiliates will be posted on the website: www.blackcatholicsforlife.org.

An Affiliate of the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life will:

Pray for Life in the Black community and throughout the world.

Proclaim the dignity of human life from the moment of conception to its natural end in the Black community and throughout the world.

Promote Pro-Life Issues with the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life in the Black community and throughout the world.

Provide a donation to the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life whenever possible to help with: mailings, printing of Pro-Life educational/advocacy materials and outreach programs for the Black Community.

For more information contact us at: tnbcalife@aol.com or Fax 212 563-0787.


TO OUR SISTERS AND BROTHERS OF SUDAN

You are not struggling for PEACE and the DIGNITY OF LIFE alone.
God is with you and we are with you in prayer.


The National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life was inaguarated in the Fall of 1997, with the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus and the Franciscan Solid Ground Ministry as sponsors with the support of John Cardinal O' Connor, Archbishop of New York and the Archdiocese's Off ice of Black Ministry.


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