|Post Abortion healing
Project Rachel is the post-abortion healing ministry of the Catholic Church. It was founded in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Vicki Thorn in 1984. Project Rachel is in more than 110 diocese in the United States and more continue to come together.
Although Project Rachel is an outreach of the Catholic Church, it is open to anyone who is struggling after an abortion loss whether they are Catholic or not.
Project Rachel is named for the Old Testament figure who wept inconsolably over the loss of her child.
"In Ramah is heard the sound of mourning, of bitter weeping! Rachel mourns her children, she refuses to be consoled, because her children are no more. Thus says the LORD: Cease your cries of mourning, wipe the tears from your eyes. The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward... there is hope for your future..." (Jeremiah 31: 15 - 17)
http://www.rachelsvineyard.org/ - Rachel's Vineyard weekend retreats for healing after abortion
http://www.rcdiocese-calgary.ab.ca/rachel.htm - Project Rachel - Alberta Confidential Phone Line
http://www.stignatiussf.org/rachel.htm - For I will turn their mourning into joy. (Jeremiah 31:13)
http://www.chooselifepa.org/projectrachel.htm - Come to me all who are weary and find life burdensome and I will refresh you. (Matthew 11:28-30)
http://cgi.sacbee.com/news/beetoday/newsroom/scene/101400/scene01.html - "Nothing that anyone can do is so big that God cannot forgive"
www.operationoutcry.org - Operation Outcry seeks to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade by mobilizing those who have been silent about the harmful effects of abortion.
http://www.nffllp.org/ - The National Foundation For Life Litigation Project:
A call to all who cherish justice, who believe in the protection of the individual rights of every human being, to stand up and join the battle to end the worst human rights violation of our times.
http://www.afterabortion.org/ - This is the web's most complete source of information on the aftereffects of abortion and post-abortion healing.
http://www.afterabortion.org/catholic.html - In his encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life, paragraph 99), Pope John Paul II has a special message for women who have had an abortion.
"...The Father of mercies is ready to give you his forgiveness and his peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. You will come to understand that nothing is definitively lost and you will also be able to ask forgiveness from your child, who is now living in the Lord..."
Crisis Pregnancy Support
http://www.priestsforlife.org/crisis.html - Priests for Life wants to do what we can to help connect you with the people and resources which can make the choice for life a practical one, as well as a loving one for you and your baby, regardless of your financial or social situation.
http://www.archdiocese-hartford.org/acph.htm - Crisis Pregnancy Helpline (ACPH) is a national hotline that empowers women and families with unplanned – and often crisis – pregnancies by providing counseling, education, and referrals to resources within their geographical area.
ACPH maintains a national database of pregnancy centers, maternity homes, Catholic Charities, pro-life OB/Gyns, adoption professionals, post-abortion specialists including Project Rachel ministries, and other appropriate life-affirming organizations.
http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/programs/#pregnancy - Pregnancy, Parenting, and Adoption Services Catholic Charities USA works to support local Catholic Charities agencies that offer pregnancy, parenting, and adoption services. In 1997 (most recent), local agencies assisted more than 90,255 people with prenatal and postnatal care, housing and material assistance, counseling, and/or pregnancy hot line services.
Crisis pregnancy hotline Catholic Charities agencies across the country team up to offer a hot line for people troubled by crisis pregnancies. A call to 1-800-CARE-002 links the caller with a nearby Catholic Charities agency which offers supportive services ranging from counseling and parenting information to adoption and help with living expenses during and after pregnancy.
http://www.cathchar.org/ - Catholic Charities serves people of all ages, from all walks of life - a single mom needing child care, families adopting children, refugees seeking peace in our country, an elderly couple needing special medical attention or a troubled teenager crying out for help. No problem is too large or too insignificant for Catholic Charities.
http://catholiccharitiesinfo.org/ - Find Catholic Charities in your region.
http://www.project-rachel.org.uk/ - This Project Rachel organization isn't one of the post abortion healing groups, but a different one I came across and, according to the site itself, is "a Christian based charitable trust, set up to provide support in the areas of education and welfare in Romania. Our desire is to work alongside Romanian agencies in order to provide the best possible care for children with special needs or who are socially deprived."
Greetings to all in Romania!
http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/programs/#hiv - Many local Catholic Charities agencies help people affected by HIV/AIDS. In 1997 (most recent), 22,695 people received services such as counseling, food, financial help, and housing.
A resource directory, developed with the National Catholic AIDS Network and Catholic Health Association, will help persons living with HIV/AIDS and care providers find needed services.
http://users.churchserve.com/ca/chaplaincy/addictc.htm - A COMMUNITY OF HELP: Recovery Resources
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