"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

Pregnant? Need Help? You're not alone.

One-call outreach program and 24-hour confidential hotline: Catholic Health Services Pregnancy Support Services 1-855- 301-4CHS or Optionline 1-800-712-HELP (4357). Click on photo for more options.

Hope After Abortion 1-888-456-HOPE

The 2016-17 Respect Life Program is Here
The 15th Annual Youth Respect Life Contest has begun for materials or more information click here.

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.

Project Rachel Hope After Abortion

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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


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Retreat date on December 10, 2016 on Long Island, more information here

Latest Posts

Faithful Citizenship and Political Responsibility Information

Catholic Health Services Pregnancy Support Services

Gianna of Long Island - Center for Women's Health & Fertility

Here you will find: Forming Consciences for Faithful, Pastors and Parishes Political Responsibility Prayers for Elections
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Services and support help expectant mothers and their families.
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Providing preventive and specialized obstetrical and gynecologic care to women.
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Respect Life Parish Ministry Educational Overview Training

Educación Formación General Del Ministerio Parroquial De Respeto a la Vida

Opposition to Assisted Suicide Legislation

For all parish members who would like to know more about Respect Life or become involved in Respect Life Ministry.
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Para todos los miembros de parroquias que deseen saber más sobre el Respeto a la Vida o deseen ser ministros parroquiales del Respeto a la Vida.
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Catholics in the State of New York, should be very alarmed by movements promoting assisted suicide legislation.
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Latest News

Urgent Action Needed on Contraceptive Mandate

On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Zubik v. Burwell and related cases challenging the Health and Human Services (“HHS”) mandate.
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Prayers for Peace and Upcoming Elections

Bearing in mind our nation’s challenges and the particularly urgent need for wise, moral, civic leadership in addressing them, the Call to Prayer will be adapted beginning Friday, September 9, 2016 – Friday, November 11, 2016.
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The 2016-17 Respect Life Program is Here

The new Respect Life Program has been announced and we are asked to be "Moved by Mercy".
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Maternity Advent Acts of Kindness Project

A campaign to raise funds to support maternity residences in our diocese. Download the Flyer
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Issues

Crisis Pregnancy

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Chastity

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Child Womb - Respect Life - DRVC

Abortion/Healing after Abortion

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Marriage & Natural Family Planning - Respect Life - DRVC

Marriage & Natural Family Planning

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Reproctive Technologies - Respect Life - DRVC

Reproductive Technologies

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Conscience Protection

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Suicide - Respect Life - DRVC

Suicide

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Death Penalty - Respect Life - DRVC

Death Penalty

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End of Life Issues - Respect Life - DRVC

End of Life Issues

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Featured Videos

Conference Provides Education for Opposing Assisted Suicide

In New York, we are facing a well-financed and well-organized campaign to legalize assisted suicide. View a video with highlights from the recent conference.
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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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