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The mission of the Respect Life Office is to promote and defend the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.

Project Rachel Hope After Abortion


“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 Ministry Volunteers

Blog Topics Include: Thoughts on Aging, Project Rachel and Theology of The Body written by the Diocesan Respect Life Office Staff.
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Respect Life Ministry currently needs volunteers who would like to be Deanery Coordinators and Respect Life Ministry Volunteers.
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Latest News

Respect for Human Life

God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves.
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Follow-up needed on Planned Parenthood funding

Although a procedural vote in the Senate last week stopped legislation that would have barred all federal funds for Planned Parenthood, pro-life leaders are urging people to continue to contact their representatives on the issue.
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Bishop Murphy’s Response to Planned Parenthood

Four points of action recommended in response to Planned Parenthood
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Cardinal O’Malley: Planned Parenthood’s work reflects ‘throwaway culture’

Pope Francis has called abortion the product of a “widespread mentality of profit, the throwaway culture, which has today enslaved the hearts and minds of so many.”
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Upcoming Events

Respect Life Ministry Training – Summer / Fall 2015

03 Sep 2015 - 01 Oct 2015 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Training sessions that will help explain Parish Respect Life Ministry and will provide resources and directions to educate and support Respect Life issues.
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Rosary and Adoration for Life 2015

04 Oct 2015 - 14 Oct 2015 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Respect Life Office invites all parishes in our diocese to unite in prayer and participate in this special program for life. Register your parish by September 14th. More info and calendar here.
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The Culture Project is Coming to the Diocese

25 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Culture Project International is an initiative of young people set out to restore culture through the experience of virtue.
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Help Stop Assisted Suicide

07 Nov 2015 | 10:30 am - 02:30 pm
Learn the best medical, legal and ethical arguments against the legalization of physician-assisted suicide.
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Crisis Pregnancy

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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


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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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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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