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Human Life and Dignity

I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live…”  (Deuteronomy 30:19)

For the Catholic Church, there is no distinction between defending human life and promoting the dignity of the human person. Pope Benedict XVI writes in Caritas in Veritate, “The Church forcefully maintains this link between life ethics and social ethics, fully aware that ‘a society lacks solid foundations when, on the one hand, it asserts values such as the dignity of the person, justice and peace, but then, on the other hand, radically acts to the contrary by allowing or tolerating a variety of ways in which human life is devalued and violated, especially where it is weak or marginalized.'” (no. 15).

As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death. The Archbishop Carroll community thus affirms that the life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition. The right to life is the first and most fundamental principle of human rights that leads Catholics to actively work for a world of greater respect for human life and greater commitment to justice and peace.

  • Prayer Service for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children (January 27, 2017): The Archbishop John Carroll community gathers each year on or near the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion on demand in the United States, to pray for an end to abortion and for a greater respect for human life from conception to natural death.
  • March for Life (January 27, 2017): In addition to our annual prayer service, students and faculty from Archbishop John Carroll join thousands of other American citizens in Washington, DC to prayerfully protest the decision of Roe v. Wade. We believe that peaceful witness, education, and, most especially, prayer will help overturn this decision that has killed millions of innocent children and caused psychological, physical, and spiritual harm to countless mothers, fathers, and families.
  • Respect Life Club: meets every Friday at 2:30 PM. Every other week communal recitation of the Rosary in chapel takes the place of a meeting. All are welcome. For more information, please contact the moderator, Mr. Barry Kirsch.

Calendar

December 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2
3
4
  • RCIA Meeting - Intro @ Chapel
5
6
  • Advent Penance Service
7
  • Advent Penance Service
8
  • School Closed - Immaculate Conception
  • Swimming @ Upper Darby
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Scholastic PBP v. Malvern Prep (home)
9
  • Boys & Girls Varsity Indoor Track Ursinus College Invite
  • Boys JV Basketball v Imhotep (Away)
10
  • Second Sunday of Advent
  • Cheerleading: Philadelphia Catholic League/District 12
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Westchester U. Showcase v. Coatesville (at WCU)
11
  • 8th p RCIA Meeting
12
  • Boys Freshmen Basketball v. Haverford School (Home)
  • Boys JV Basketball v. Haverford School (Home)
13
  • Boys Freshmen Basketball v. Radnor (Home)
  • Boys Varsity Basketball v. Cheltenham (Home)
  • Boys JV Basketball. Cheltenham (Home)
  • Boys JV Basketball v. Cheltenham (home)
14
  • No School - Teacher Professional Development Day
  • CSC Meeting
15
  • Boys Indoor Track T&FCA of GP @ Lehigh University
  • CSC collection ends
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass
  • Boys Varsity Basketball All-City Classic v. Shipley @ McDevitt
  • Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ DVGTCA Lehigh University
16
  • Christmas Caroling at Nursing Homes (tentative)
  • Boys Freshmen Basketball v. Cristo Rey (Away)
  • Boys JV Basketball @ Cristo Rey
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Coaches v. Cancer v. Plymouth-Whitemarsh @Wood
17
  • Third Sunday of Advent
  • Christmas Concert
18
  • Christmas Break
  • Boys JV Basketball @ Episcopal Academy
19
  • Progress Report Data Available Online
  • Christmas Break
  • CSC Christmas Toy Delivery
  • Boys Freshman Basketball @ Episcopal Academy
20
  • Christmas Break
  • Boys Varsity Basketball v. Constitution (home)
  • Boys JV Basketball v. Constitution (home)
21
  • Christmas Break
  • Advent Liturgy
  • Archbishop’s Christmas Party (CSC)
22
  • Christmas Break
  • The following school districts will NOT be bussing HOME: Great Valley, Methacton, Radnor, Springford
  • Dismissal
  • Boys Freshman Basketball @ Salesianum
  • Boys JV Basketball @ Salesianum
  • Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ DVGTCA Lehigh University
23
  • Christmas Break
  • Boys Indoor Track T&FCA of GP @ Leigh University
  • Boys Varsity Basketball WC Prep Holiday Showcase v. Our Savior Lutheran (NY) @Drexel Univ
24
25
  • School Closed - Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Break
26
  • School Closed - Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Break
27
  • School Closed - Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Break
  • Boys JV Basketball v. Shipley (home)
28
  • School Closed - Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Break
29
  • School Closed - Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Break
  • Boys Freshman Basketball Devon Holiday Prep Tourney (TBA)
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Scholastic PBP v. Abington @ Philly U
30
  • Boys Freshman Basketball Devon Holiday Prep Tourney (TBA)
  • Christmas Break
  • Girls, Boys Indoor Track Ocean Breeze Holiday Festival @ Staten Island
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Big Game Hoops v. Salesianum (DE) @ Interior
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