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Advocacy

Our Human Concerns activities engage not only in direct service, but also in advocacy on behalf of the voiceless, the under-served, the poor and vulnerable.

Together, we lift our voices as one.

Respect Life

St. Anthony on the Lake continually strives to build a culture that cherishes and protects every human life.  Throughout the year we provide a variety of ways for parishioners to Respect Lifeactively support life at all stages:

  • Baby Bottle Campaign – supports Life Connection of Waukesha County

  • Spring Layette Collection – supporting mothers and newborns through St. Hyacinth Food Pantry

  • Annual Pro-Life Advertisement in the Waukesha Freeman – in collaboration with WI Right to Life

  • St. Anthony on the Lake Earth Ministry

  • Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowls – supporting CRS international Relief Efforts

As Catholics we are called to Faithful Citizenship

Racism Attacks Human Life

 “My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life” (Pope Francis, Special Greetings following General Audience, Wednesday, June 3, 2020).

In their November 2018 Pastoral Letter Against Racism, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, the U.S. Catholic bishops wrote, “racism occurs because a person ignores the fundamental truth that … all [humans are] equally made in the image of God.” As we have seen acutely over this past year, racism fails to acknowledge the dignity with which God creates each person. Racism contributes to a culture of death. The Church in the United States has spoken out consistently against abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia, the death penalty, and other threats to human life; it is not a secret that these attacks severely affect people of color. Following the death of George Floyd, the bishops and Catholic organizations again raised their voices against this attack on human life through public Masses, statements, and calls to prayer.

-Word of Life, September 2020

Read more of Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love