Life Justice Ministry

Welcome to the Life Justice Ministry

Director: Christopher Root
Phone: 517-342-2465


“Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia…There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia.”
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Letter to Cardinal McCarrick 2004


Hope After Abortion


(video produced by Diocesan Family Life Ministry)


National Prayer Vigil for Life, January 23, 2011
(video part one)

(video part two)


USCCB Life Issues Forum


HHS Mandate: “An unprecedented attack on religious liberty.”

Conscience Rights Violated by
Sweeping HHS Contraceptive Mandate


Luz y sombras en la causa de la vida - 05/27/11


Bishop Celebrates Funeral Mass for Victims of Abortion

On Saturday, November 20, 2010 Bishop Boyea celebrated a funeral Mass at St. Mary Cathedral for 17 victims of abortion - children who had been discovered in a trash dumpster behind an abortion clinic in Lansing. Thanks to the efforts of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Right to Life of Michgan and many others, over a thousand people attended the Mass as well as the burial rites at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lansing.

Bishop Boyea's Homily at the Funeral Liturgy for the seventeen children who were victims of abortion may be viewed here

-The text of Bishop Boyea's homily may be read here



Guidelines for Parish Charitable Activities
and Social Justice Committees

(from Diocese of Lansing Parish Council and Commission Guidelines - July, 2010)


Bishop Earl Boyea and the Department of Catholic Charities recently hosted the 4th annual Catholic Charities Day at Bethany House in DeWitt.  The guest speaker was Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo of the Vatican Dicastery Cor Unum, the dicastery responsible for both the Church's catechesis of charity and its concrete works of charity.  

Msgr. Anthony spoke on the often misunderstood relationship between charity and justice in light of Deus Caritas Est and Caritas in Veritate.  His talk highlighted the need for those involved in Catholic Charities to have well-formed hearts so they can offer God's love - true charity.

His talk can be acessed here:

Msgr. Figueiredo - Part One

Msgr. Figueiredo - Part Two


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