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The mission of the Respect Life Office is to enunciate and promote the principle that human life, at all stages from conception to natural death, is a gift from God, worthy of respect and protection.

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“I would now like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion… do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope…the Father of mercies is ready to give you His forgiveness and His peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.” (Evangelium Vitae no. 99, John Paul II) Click here for more information

Respect Life Contest

2015-16 Respect Life Program

The Diocesan Respect Life Office is excited to announce the 14th Annual Youth Respect Life Contest. The contest begins September 7th 2015 and all entries must be attached to the registration form, postmarked by December 15, 2015.
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The Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October. (Español)
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Latest News

Reflections on Laudato Si’ – Part 9

Today, in view of the common good, there is an urgent need for politics and economics to enter into a frank dialogue in the service of life, especially human life.
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Urgent Need for Action on the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (ANDA)

For years we have asked Congress to reform current federal laws on conscience rights, especially to protect individual and institutional health care providers who object to abortion.
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Reflections on Laudato Si’ – Part 8

For poor countries, the priorities must be to eliminate extreme poverty and to promote the social development of their people.
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Prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee of Mercy / Oración

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved.
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Upcoming Events

Help Women in Maternity Homes through 2015 Act of Kindness Program

29 Nov 2015 - 23 Dec 2015 | 09:00 am - 09:00 am
Please lend your support to the Respect Life Office’s annual Advent program that helps support young mothers in maternity homes on Long Island who have chosen life.
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The Biology of the Theology of the Body 2015

30 Nov 2015 | 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm
Speaker Vicky Thorn, Director of the National Office on Post -Abortion Healing and Ministry, will be presenting a fascinating workshop on the Biology of the Theology of the Body. This compelling presentation is designed to further the understanding on the bio-chemistry and science of attraction.
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14th Annual Youth Respect Life Contest

15 Dec 2015 | 08:26 am - 12:00 am
The contest is designed to educate and provide a platform for youth to express and share their ideas and feelings on Respect Life issues.
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March for Life 2016

22 Jan 2016 | 11:15 am - 04:00 pm
Come to Washington, D.C. for the 43nd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Join us to witness to life."The birth of every child changes the world; let every child be born for a better world".
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Marriage & Natural Family Planning

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Reproductive Technologies

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Conscience Protection

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Death Penalty

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End of Life Issues

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New Natural and Personal Approach to Fertility and Health

For women who have had difficulty becoming pregnant, The National Gianna Center for Women's Health and Fertility, with offices in New York, New Jersey and around the country, is dedicated to providing a more natural alternative to assisted reproductive technologies
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