Culture of lifE

Conception to Heaven - Respect All Life

Culture of Life, Co-Chairmen 
James Wernicke   (505) 688-0781
Norman "Skip" Schmidt    (941) 625-7023

Stop the Spread Right Now!

They closed your church.
They closed your school.
They closed your business.

Then why are abortion mills still open for business?

Please call Governor Ron DeSantis TODAY !   
850.488.1234    or email

Expecting Miracles

Event Information:
Come and Celebrate Life at Our Annual Fundraising Dinner!
supporting the Pregnancy Careline Center of Port Charlotte
Meeting the unique needs of Charlotte County for 35 years.
Cocktails begin at 5:30 pm  - Dinner and Program from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

An opportunity to make a financial gift will be extended. Dinner is complimentary. "Sunday Best" attire.

RSVP by February 21, 2020  - Questions? Call 941-625-5576 or email:

We provide loving no-cost pregnancy help to women wherever they are on the pregnancy journey. From seeing the flutter of the heartbeat on her first ultrasound, to teaching parenting classes or making an adoption plan, and providing material aid throughout the pregnancy and beyond, we offer compassionate support so that young Charlotte County parents never have to feel that abortion is their only option.
This year's speaker is Amy Ford

Click HERE to register and for more information.

Solemnity of the Annunciation 

Coming up March 25th we will celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation which also coincides with the 25th anniversary of the papal encyclical Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life). This Church teaching on the value and inviolability of every human life remains an indispensable source of truth for all people. Written by Pope St. John Paul II, Evangelium vitae was appropriately given in Rome on March 25, 1995. At St. Max we will be celebrating this event with a special mass intention for the Unborn Child that day as well as other events the preceding weekend.

The celebration of the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord commemorates the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to inform her that she was to be the mother of our Savior.

After giving her consent to God’s word, Mary conceives Jesus in her womb and becomes the mother of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. God becomes incarnate in the womb of a woman, and “the Word became flesh” (John 1:14). In modern times, this feast day has taken on special meaning in Respect Life ministry. Scientific advances have allowed us to confirm that life begins at conception. This solemnity helps us to recognize the gift of new life from its very beginning. It calls us to reflect on how we are to care for, protect, and welcome new life, as the Blessed Mother did for the Christ child.

The encyclical highlights the importance of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Annunciation of the Lord in the Church’s efforts to promote and defend human life: The angel’s Annunciation to Mary is framed by these reassuring words: “Do not be afraid, Mary” and “with God nothing will be impossible” (Lk 1:30, 37). The whole of the Virgin Mother’s life is in fact pervaded by the certainty that God is near to her and that he accompanies her with his providential care.… Mary is a living word of comfort for the Church in her struggle against death. Showing us the Son, the Church assures us that in him the forces of death have already been defeated.

Learn more about how to celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation at Action Guide: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord | Respect Life Cleck HERE for link.

The Faith Movie Event of the Year!  Regal Town Center, Port Charlotte 

It’s been two years since I Can Only Imagine shocked the movie industry with a huge opening weekend. And it was all thanks to YOU going to see it on opening weekend and telling your friends all about it. Are you ready to do it again? Make your plans now to see I STILL BELIEVE opens Thursday, March 12th at Regal Town Center, Port Chalotte.  And let everyone know: YOU still believe in the power of movies to impact culture with the Gospel!

I Still Believe

He’s a beloved actor known for his compelling roles in Forest Gump, Apollo 13, and CSI: NY, among others. Now, Gary Sinise is playing Tom, the father of Jeremy Camp in I STILL BELIEVE, the new movie from the creators of I Can Only Imagine. Trust us: the only thing better than Gary’s acting in this movie is his heart for being a husband and a dad.

Get Your Tickets - Starts Thursday, March 12th, Regal Cinemas, Port Charlotte 

Click HERE to get to the link to purchase your tickets!

Pro-life Catholics, Pro-life Men, Pro-life Knights

Knights of Columbus pro-life activities are a vital way Knights roll up their sleeves and make a lasting impact. From placing ultrasound machines to helping people facing the end of life, our pro-life stance inspires what we do and helps us heal broken communities.
This Knightline highlights just a few of the thousands of Knights that sustain the pro-life cause. Their stories are the perfect inspiration during October, which marks Respect Life Month, or anytime throughout the year.

In This Issue

Once Silent About Being Pro-Life (Read more HERE)
How These Maryland Knights Support Life (Read more HERE)
Oklahoma Knights Help Hospice (Read more HERE)
K of C: A Boulder in the Rapids (Read more HERE)

Click to see Life Progams of the Knights of Columbus
Click Here!

Have you ever wondered just what the creation of life looks like at just 10 weeks?  The still images to the left are at 10 weeks but see the real life of a 10 week old baby.  Click on Watch Now button below and see Baby Cobb's life in the womb of his mother and listen to the love and joy of the parents and his rapid little heartbeat!!  Respect all Life!!