"And Now... Euthanasia. An examination of euthanasia and assisted suicide and their implications" is a valuable resource for all those who wish to be up-to-date on this issue. The book includes New Zealand related content, international statistics and quotes from Catholic documents. A must have book! Purchase your copy today at catholicgifts.co.nz
Abortion impacts not only the mother and her unborn child, but also her family and wider community. At FLI we are there for women in their greatest hour of need. We also provide paths to healing after abortion. Visit pregnantandworried.org.nz or phone our Option Line: 0800 367 5433. View latest New Zealand abortion statistics and the 2015 Abortion Supervisory Committee Report here. 2015 abortion figures 13,155.
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Family Life International NZ is a Catholic pro-life, pro-family organisation which has John Paul II Centres for Life in Auckland and Wellington and a dedicated team in Dunedin. We provide practical help to women and girls facing an unplanned pregnancy, free pregnancy tests and pregnancy counseling. Family Life International also offers post-abortion healing. We educate on all the life issues from conception through to natural death including topics such as contraception, abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, sex education, eugenics, prenatal testing, IVF, marriage and gender ideology.
A Culture of Life Blog
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla: A Saint for our Times
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla was a wife, mother and physician. She lived her life believing wholeheartedly in Divine Providence and with a fervent desire to carry out God's will even when that required great sacrifice. As the family comes under attack in so many different ways, as the importance of self is elevated and the maternal instinct is squashed, Saint Gianna's virtuous life is a reminder of the truth about the dignity of the human person and of marriage and family life. Read more...
Parents as Primary Educators and the Dangers of Sexuality Education
Masquerading as science, health and puberty education is training that desensitizes our children to a world-view that contradicts the Church's beautiful teaching about the human person, love, chastity, self-giving and sacrifice. This kind of education threatens the good of our children leading them only down a path of destruction. We need not think that the discussion of these topics is only restricted to these classes either. Any teacher, of any subject, with an agenda to push, will find a way to do it. Read more...
Candlelight Vigil Marks Half Way Point of 40 Days for Life
Despite the wet weather, more than 150 people gathered on the street outside Auckland's AMAC abortion facility to pray and bear witness on Sunday evening (28 February). "Be My Light", a special vigil hour for the unborn, was organised by Family Life International NZ to mark the halfway point for the annual 40 Days for Life prayer vigils being held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch throughout Lent and up to Palm Sunday. Read more...
Help Save Lives: Praying for an End to Abortion
This week is historic for New Zealand. For the first time, there will be simultaneous prayer vigils outside abortion facilities in three major cities in New Zealand for a full 40 days! Not only that, various other cities are holding vigils in solidarity, and thousands more will pray in their homes and in their places of worship to bring about the end of abortion in our land! Our dream is that all believers will sense the urgency to petition God in all humility, to bring about the end of abortion in New Zealand. Read more...
Mercy and Defending Life
The inauguration of the Year of Mercy should be for all apostles and defenders of human life an impetus to live more faithfully and fully the message of the Gospel of Life in which Christ our Saviour calls us to be as merciful as our heavenly Father is merciful. Read more...
Our Events page has more detailed information about the following:
Vigil for the Unborn - Wellington
10:00am to Noon
St Anne's Catholic Church, Emmett Street, Newtown
For more information please phone Clare 04 237 8343.
23 September to
Conference: Voice of the Family, the Future of Humanity Bruce Mason Centre • Takapuna • Auckland
An excellent line up of pro-life and pro-family speakers are coming to address the most important issues impacting the family today. Including Gabriele Kuby, author of The Global Sexual Revolution; Sisters of Life, Jason Jones, producer of life affirming films such as Bella and Crescendo; John-Henry Westen, editor-in-chief of LifeSiteNews and more! This is a conference not to be missed! More information at fli.org.nz/voiceofthefamilyconference
26 September and Tuesday
LifeFest 2016 Youth Conference
Youth aged 13 to 30 prepare yourself for an epic 2 days of fun, fellowship, formation and prayer! Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to be courageous and fearless witnesses to God's awesome gift of life and love! More information at fli.org.nz/LifeFest2016