Human Life International
HLI is an international Pro-Life, Pro-Family Organisation with branches in more than 60 countries worldwide. Human Life International South Africa's mission is to promote and defend the sanctity of life in Southern Africa according to the teachings of the Catholic Church, through prayer, service and education.
Mater Domini Home
Mater Domini Home is a branch of the Right to Live Campaign. It offers practical help and support to women in crisis pregnancy and real alternatives to abortion, as well as refuge for women suffering abuse. For more information click here >
Helpers of God's Precious Infants
The Helper's of God's Precious Infants are a group of people committed to maintaining a loving and prayerful presence outside, of the abortion mills where God's children are put to death. We unite ourselves with these victims in solidarity with their pain, as they are put to death at this modern day Calvary. We pray in reparation for the injustice being performed on their tiny bodies. Just as Mary and John lovingly stood and prayed beneath Jesus' cross as he died, we wish to remain with these children in the hour that they were crucified.
What Can You Do?
- Join us every last Saturday of the month at our Large Prayer Vigil, starting with Mass at 9.30am at the Salesian institute Chapel,Green Point.
- For more information, visit www.icon.co.za/~host/helpers/ or call 082 255 0473
Humanae Vitae (Latin "Of Human Life") is an encyclical written by Pope Paul VI and promulgated on July 25, 1968 (read the full text of the encyclical here).Subtitled "On the Regulation of Birth", it re-affirms the traditional teaching of the Catholic Church regarding abortion, contraception, and other issues pertaining to human life. Mainly because of its prohibition of all forms of artificial contraception, the encyclical has been controversial.
In 2008, 40 years after the encyclical, Pope Benedict XVI called this topic "so controversial, yet so crucial for humanity's future." Humanae Vitae became "a sign of contradiction but also of continuity of the Church's doctrine and tradition... What was true yesterday is true also today." The Church continues to reflect "in an ever new and deeper way on the fundamental principles that concern marriage and procreation." The key message of Humanae Vitae is love. Benedict states, that the fullness of a person is achieved by a unity of soul and body, but neither spirit nor body alone can love, only the two together. If this unity is broken, if only the body is satisfied, love becomes a commodity.
"Humanae Vitae gives a beautiful vision of what God's design for married love is. It's to be both life giving and love giving," Bill Boomer (Dept of Marriage and Family, Cleveland Diocese, USA).
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Next Prayer Vigil
When: Generally the Last Saturday of the Month
The Helpers of God's Precious Infants Large Prayer Vigil Why not resolve to join us one month of the year, to pray and sacrifice for the unborn, and those involved in abortion? Join us for the Large Prayer Vigil "A great prayer for life is urgently needed.prayer and fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil." Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life We will process prayerfully to the Marie Stopes Abortion Centre at 91 Bree Street, Cape Town, with full permission from the City Council. Please join us - you really do make all the difference - and try to bring someone with you!
For further information contact:
Helpers of God's Precious Infants
P.O.Box 1601, Cape Town, 8000
Tel.: 021 852-0473 or 082 255-0473
Useful and Related Links
Links to Pages On This Site
Links to Pages On External Sites
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- Human Life International (South Africa)
- Human Life International (International site)
- Priests for Life
- Rachels' Vineyard (Healing the pain of abortion)
- Life Dynamics
- American Life League (ALL)
- The Helpers of God's Precious Infants (South Africa)
- The Helpers of God's Precious Infants (International)
- Pam Stenzel: Pam tackles today’s tough issues of sex and the importance of abstinence. With her direct candour, insight, and humour, she has a very special way that reaches young people.
- Facts about abortion
- Some fast facts on abortion in the USA