“Building A Culture of Life” is dedicated to the ideas, principles, and philosophy of Pope John Paul II, especially those he proclaimed in his 1995 encyclical, Evangelium vitae, The Gospel of life.  My hope in writing this blog is to help those in the Pro-Life movement see the “big picture” of what they are working toward, which is a culture that protects and respects life at all stages of being; to assist those people who may be unsure of their opinion or belief on abortion, embryonic stem cells, and  euthanasia, to see that all life has value and cannot be discarded because of its size or “lack of value” to our society; and to help those people who are opposed to the Pro-Life movement to see what we are really about, and that is showing, promoting, and witnessing God’s love for all humanity.

I am a lay Catholic, and everything on this blog is from a Catholic worldview.  I would encourage comments and dialogue to articles posted, although I do reserve the right not to post comments that are offensive and/or not presented in “loving” way.  

I feel that it is my duty as a Catholic to do something about the horrendous evil that persists in our society today; that evil being all that envelops the Death culture.  As Pope John Paul II stated in Evangelium vitae, “In a special way, believers in Christ must defend and promote this right…”; the “right” being “the sacred value of human life from its very beginning until its end, and can affirm the right of every human being to have this primary good respected to the highest degree.”  

This is my humble attempt to help defend and promote the right of all life.

In Christ and His Blessed Mother,

Stephen P. Naratil


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  1. This is a wonderful post and may be one that is followed up to see what happens

    A close friend emailed this link the other day and I will be desperately looking your next piece of writing. Carry on on the incredible work.

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