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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.

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

Respect Life Blogs

Respect Life Resources

Blog Topics Include: Jubilee of Mercy, Laudato Si’, Chyva's Corner - Words to the Youth, Thoughts on Aging and More, written by the Diocesan Respect Life Office Staff.
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Do you know that our website has a list of resources categorized by Prayer, Education, Advocacy, Care & Services which makes finding information a breeze.
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Latest News

On the Jubilee of Mercy: Blog 5

God’s justice is his mercy given to everyone as a grace that flows from the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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Lenten Season: The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee

“I desire mercy, and not sacrifice” (Mt 9:13). The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee
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Bishop Urges Opposition to Assisted Suicide

Bishop Murphy recommends attending Opposition to Assisted Suicide Educational Conference to be held Wednesday, February 3, to learn more about this important issue.
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Blog 4: On the Jubilee of Mercy

Mercy is not opposed to justice but rather expresses God’s way of reaching out to the sinner, offering him a new chance to look at himself, convert, and believe.
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Upcoming Events

Entering Canaan Day of Prayers and Healing for Women – Post-Abortion Retreat in Spanish

27 Feb 2016 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
ENTERING CANAAN, Prayer and Healing Retreats, help those suffering the effects of abortion. Offers a safe place, a way out of the pain, in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
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Respect Life Youth Contest Awards Ceremony

16 Mar 2016 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Please come and join us as we recognize the talents and efforts of our youth.
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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 Video

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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