About The Shield of Roses – Catholic Pro Life
SHIELD OF ROSES is a Catholic pro life charitable organization promoting the Catholic Church’s teachings concerning the sanctity of the pre-born child by instructing, counseling, comforting, and financially supporting women in crisis pregnancies.
Shield of Roses practices the Spiritual Works of Mercy and the Corporal Works of Mercy.
Spiritual Works of Mercy
- To instruct the ignorant;
- To counsel the doubtful;
- To admonish the sinner;
- To bear wrongs patiently;
- To forgive offenses willingly;
- To comfort the afflicted;
- To pray for the living and the dead.
Corporal Works of Mercy
- To feed the hungry;
- To give drink to the thirsty;
- To clothe the naked;
- To harbor the homeless;
- To visit the sick;
- To ransom the captive;
- To bury the dead.
No woman should ever feel her only option is an abortion. Even at that last moment, when she already has made her appointment and is going in for the abortion, we reach out and offer that last gesture of Christian charity and kindness. She and her baby can survive, and we are there to help in whatever she needs to continue with her pregnancy.
Section 1. Purposes. Shield of Roses is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and religious purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Code. To this end, the primary purpose of this Chapter is to spread and promote Catholic pro life beliefs and the Catholic Church’s teachings concerning the sanctity of unborn children using such means as, but not limited to (a) performing the Spiritual Works of Mercy, (b) performing the Corporal Works of Mercy, and (c) making acts of reparation for the evil of abortion. In furtherance of its purposes, this Chapter intends to instruct, counsel, comfort, and to provide financial assistance to women in crisis with unplanned pregnancies, and will assist women in finding an alternative solution to abortion.
Section 3. Political Restrictions. The chapter shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for public office. Further, no substantial part of the activities of this Chapter shall consist of lobbying or carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, except as provided in Section 501 (h) of the Code.