Culture of Life
Saint Michael the Archangel High School is firmly committed to the teachings of the Catholic Church and promoting a Culture of Life. In partnership with America’s foremost Catholic Pro-life organization, the American Life League (www.all.org), Saint Michael provides course material, lectures, activities and internships that espouse a Culture of Life and aid our young people to go out into the world and make a difference for the better. Some of the issues our young men and women will face include personhood, abortion, artificial human reproduction (in vitro fertilization, surrogacy, cloning), stem cell research, contraception, genetic manipulation, fertility care, embryo adoption, abnormal pregnancies, the death penalty, pain management, redemptive suffering, end-of-life medical care, euthanasia, assisted suicide, organ donation, and brain death. By the careful integration of faith and reason, Saint Michael students learn the true teachings of the Catholic Church on these matters and how they can live out these teachings in order to promote a Culture of Life.
The vision for the Culture of Life curriculum that Saint Michael developed is to make it available for use by other Catholic school systems and home school families across America. By educating young people to the truth, we hope to raise up generations of Catholic Warriors who live our faith and whose witness to Christ helps to reclaim the Culture of Life in American society.
In that spirit, word already is spreading about this curriculum, as Catholic leaders from across the country respond positively. Most Reverend John J. Myers, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark (NJ), recently commended SMHS on its curriculum in a letter to Headmaster Lippe.
Each year, Saint Michael hosts a speaker series to support our Culture of Life curriculum. Check back to this page often for current information on these monthly speaking events.
Wednesday, September 29 – Randy James, CEO of the Paul Stefan Foundation
Friday, October 15 – Shaun Kenney, Executive Director of the American Life League (VIDEO)
Thursday, November 18 – David Bereit, National Director of 40 Days for Life (VIDEO)
January – Speaking engagement canceled due to inclement weather
Thursday, February 24 – Burke Balch, Director of the Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics
Thursday, March 10 – Immaculee Ilibagiza, Rwandan genocide survivor, presents, “Immaculee’s Story of Faith, Hope, and Forgiveness”
Friday, April 8 – Off-site Lenten retreat in King George County
Thursday, May 19 – Johanna Dasteel, Senior Legislative Liaison for American Life League