Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Matt C. Abbott: "The ministry of sidewalk counseling"

Matt C. Abbott column
The ministry of sidewalk counseling

Matt C. Abbott
Matt C. Abbott
November 17, 2009

This past weekend, I attended a short seminar on the ministry of sidewalk counseling. The seminar was organized by the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League (a former employer of mine, incidentally).

The following is a slightly edited portion of the information given to the seminar's attendees; it describes much of what is involved in this very important ministry. Keep in mind that the League is in no way denigrating other types of peaceful pro-life activism and education. Not everyone is called or has the skill (including yours truly) to participate in sidewalk counseling; and other types of activism and educational endeavors are, of course, needed.

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Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic columnist with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Media and Theatre from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management from Triton College in River Grove, Ill. He has worked in the right-to-life movement and is a published writer focused on Catholic and social issues. He can be reached at mattcabbott@gmail.com