When they heard news of Catholic Charities Fort Worth’s efforts to help and house unaccompanied minors crossing into the U.S. to escape violence and poverty in their home nations, the principals of the 20 Catholic schools in the diocese and Lisa Griffith, development associate for the Catholic Schools Office, decided to do something to aid in the effort.
It’s a call for help Betsy Kopor never tires of answering. At least 400 times a year, women suffering from post-abortion trauma phone her Rachel Ministries office hoping to find forgiveness and peace. “I hear the pain they have been living with for years,” says Kopor, who founded the ministry in 2001. “Most of the people who call had an abortion five to seven years ago. They tried to live with it, and get past it, but couldn’t.”
We need the help of God in our lives — especially his Holy Spirit — to make decision that are ultimately good, noble, and just.”