The 'New Life Project' for the Single Mother Families and the Prevention of Abortion
The Pro-Life Activities under the CBCK Committe for Bioethics (President: Most Rev. Gabriel Chang Bong-hun) celebrated he 'Mass for the life' and held an inaurguration ceremony for the 'New Life Project' at Myeongdong Cathedral of Seoul on February 7, 2011.
This project was proposed in the course of the preparation for the '2010 National Congress for Life' (July 9-10, 2010, Kkotdongnae in Umseong, Chungcheongbukdo), and has been promoted under the joint auspices of the Pro-Life Activities and Committee for Life of Seoul, as one of the preferential options of the Catholic Church in Korea. For this project, the ‘'New Life Project Conference’ and working-level committee were organized with the approval of the Permanent Council of the CBCK.
The 'New Life Project' is promoted at the level of prayer, education, publicity and participation. Detailed plans are as follows: prayer for single mother families, education for personal development of single mothers and formation of mentors for single mothers, publicity of the facilities available to single mother families, pro-life education at the level of Sunday school in all parishes as well as all Catholic schools, development and distribution of pro-life educational materials for youth.
The Most Rev. Gabriel Chang Bong-hun took the responsibility as the president of the New Life Project Conference, and appointed the representatives of the pro-life movements and the organizations for the apostolate, such as diocesan committees for life and pro-life movements, the Catholic facilities for single mother families, the 'Korean Teen STAR' (in charge of the sex education for youth), the Catholic counsel centers, Catholic Lay Apostolate Council of Korea; Catholic Women's Organization of Korea, as members of that conference in order to meet the needs of the Catholics and those who commit themselves in the field of pro-life movements and to make the network of them much closer.