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Life Issues

"The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus' message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as 'good news' to the people of every age and culture." - Pope St. John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae

"The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus' message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as 'good news' to the people of every age and culture."
- Pope St. John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae

Help for Pregnant Women

Mulier Care "provides assistance to women who have a minimal support network and are facing crisis or unplanned pregnancies. We assist these women in their initial decision and provide them with a continuum of care. We recognize the dignity of women and aim to empower them to be champions for the lives of their children."

If you or someone you know if pregnant and in need of support and assistance, please contact Mulier Care:

1-866-PHC-NASH

info@muliercare.com

If you would like to support Mulier Care with your donations or volunteer please click here.

If you have taken the first pill for a chemical abortion, there may still be a chance to save your baby. Call the 24/7 helpline: 1-877-558-0333
Learn more here.

An initiative of Students for Life of America, Standing with You seeks to help women find the resources they need to successfully parent or find adoption resources.

Education and Action

40 days for Life organizes 40-day peaceful and prayerful vigils in front of abortion locations throughout our nation and internationally. Though surgical abortions are thankfully no longer conducted in the State of Tennessee, volunteers still offer help to women seeking abortion referrals or chemical abortions in the Nashville area. Click here to find information on local campaigns.

Walking with Moms in Need is an initiative of the USCCB Pro-Life Committee which seeks to empower parishes in providing assistance to pregnant and parenting mothers. Click here to learn how your local parish can be an answer to prayer for women in your community.

A free eBook from Catholic author Emily Stimpson Chapman answering your questions about abortion. Click here to download.

Live Action is the largest online educational resource on abortion and its effects.

Healing After an Abortion

The Sisters of Life "are here to walk with you on your journey of healing, We offer a safe, non-judgmental welcoming environment to encounter the mercy of the Lord Jesus."

Begin your healing journey here:

866-575-0075

hopeandhealing@sistersoflife.org

"Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild, and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential, and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal, and healing,"

"Project Rachel is a ministry of the Catholic Church in the U.S. to those who have been involved in abortion. It is a diocesan-based network of specially trained priests, religious, counselors, and laypersons who provide a team response of care for those suffering in the aftermath of abortion."

Miscarriage and Child Loss Support

"Red Bird Ministries is a non-profit, pro-life, and pro-family, Catholic grief support ministry serving individuals and couples who have experienced the loss of a child from pregnancy through adulthood. We help ordinary families who have been given an extraordinary cross to carry."

Catholic Miscarriage Support is a website began by Catholic couples who have themselves experienced child loss. This resource seeks to provide, "immediate, practical support for others who have lost a child to miscarriage."

A Mom's Peace is an apostolate of volunteers, many of whom have also experienced child loss, that provides "immediate assistance from the moment this difficult news is received."

Grieving Together: A Couple's Journey Through Miscarriage (Book)

Nursery of Heaven: Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss in the Lives of the Saints and Today's Parents (Book)

Honor your child by enrolling his or her name in the list of unborn children and prayer intentions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Honor your child by enrolling his or her name in the "Book of Life" for children who have died before or at birth at the Church of the Holy Innocents

Infant and child caskets are lovingly and prayerfully made by Trappist monks and provided to grieving parents free of charge.

Heaven's Gain provides caskets and other supportive needs particularly for miscarried children of various gestational stages.

Catholic families that have lost an infant less than one year of age, including miscarriages, can take advantage of a no cost burial at Calvary Cemetery.

Infertility

"Springs in the Desert accompanies those struggling with infertility by offering a place of respite and solidarity where they can know God's love for them and discover His unique call to fruitfulness."

"Springs in the Desert accompanies those struggling with infertility by offering a place of respite and solidarity where they can know God's love for them and discover His unique call to fruitfulness."

"Springs in the Desert accompanies those struggling with infertility by offering a place of respite and solidarity where they can know God's love for them and discover His unique call to fruitfulness."

The Fruitful Hollow is a Catholic resource and community for those who struggle with infertility providing weekly blog posts, monthly resources, and a mentorship ministry.

When Expecting Doesn't Happen: Turning Infertility into a Journey of Hope (Book)

When Expecting Doesn't Happen: Turning Infertility into a Journey of Hope (Book)

When Expecting Doesn't Happen: Turning Infertility into a Journey of Hope (Book)

The Infertility Companion for Catholics: Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples (Book)

The Infertility Companion for Catholics: Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples (Book)

The Infertility Companion for Catholics: Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples (Book)

Adoption

"Springs of Love encourages, educates and equips Catholics to discern and live out the call to foster and adopt, while creating communities of support to help cultivate a culture of foster care and adoption in our parishes."

Cradled in Grace specializes in adoption consultations for clients "by providing all the education and support needed to ethically build their families through domestic infant adoption."

Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Nashville provides "the information , support, and services you need to build your family through adoption." Offering domestic and international adoption services, Catholic Charities "offers individualized, one-on-one support for waiting families as well as those who already received a placement.

End of Life Care

The mission of Heart of Mary House, a ministry of Catholic Comfort Care Homes, "is to embrace those who need a safe, comfortable, and peaceful home-like setting to spend their final days and to ensure all their needs are met, both physically and spiritually. Most importantly, we want our residents to know they are loved in their final days."

Eternal Rest: The Art of Dying Well is a video series produced by the Augustine Institute discussing the Church's teaching on death and dying. The website also provides videos of experts answering questions on grief, legal, spiritual, medical, and funeral concerns.

Now and at the Hour of Our Death is a website from the New York Catholic Conference which provides guidance for end-of-life decision making.

Bioethics

"The National Catholic Bioethics Center provides education, guidance, and resources to the Church and society to uphold the dignity of the human person in healthcare and biomedical research."

"The John Paul II Medical Research Institute advocates for medical research that recognizes the dignity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death. Also, the Institute advocates a new paradigm in research to address deficiencies in medical research and unmet medical needs."

"The Christ Medicus Foundation shares Jesus Christ's healing love in healthcare. We champion religious freedom for medical professionals and patients. We promote Christ-centered pro-life medical care, and we offer our CURO Catholic healthcare community for medical needs and whole-person wellness."

Contact Us

General Inquiries

Diocese of Nashville
Office of Marriage and Family Life
615-540-1235
Email

Kristen Rainey

Assistant Director of Faith Formation for Marriage and Family Life
615-540-1235
Email

Living and Proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, Welcoming All!

Diocese of Nashville

Office of Marriage and Family Life

615-540-1235

marriageandfamily@dioceseofnashville.com

Catholic Pastoral Center

2800 McGavock Pike

Nashville, TN 37214

615-383-6393

© 2023 Diocese of Nashville TERMS

Living and Proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, Welcoming All!

Diocese of Nashville

Office of Marriage and Family Life

615-540-1235

marriageandfamily@dioceseofnashville.com

Catholic Pastoral Center

2800 McGavock Pike

Nashville, TN 37214

615-383-6393

© 2023 Diocese of Nashville TERMS

Living and Proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ,

Welcoming All!

Diocese of Nashville

Office of Marriage and Family Life

615-540-1235

marriageandfamily@dioceseofnashville.com

© 2023 Diocese of Nashville TERMS

Living and Proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, Welcoming All!

Diocese of Nashville

Office of Marriage and Family Life

615-540-1235

marriageandfamily@dioceseofnashville.com

© 2023 Diocese of Nashville TERMS