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Opposition to Assisted Suicide

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


Post Abortion Retreats on Long Island

Saturday, June 18, 2016 & Saturday, October 29, 2016 

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Opposition to Assisted Suicide Legislation

Providing preventive and specialized obstetrical and gynecologic care to women, honoring their dignity and the sanctity of human life.
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Catholics in the State of New York, particularly those in our Diocese, should be very alarmed by movements promoting assisted suicide legislation.
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Latest News

Conscience Protection Act

For years we’ve asked Congress to reform federal laws on conscience rights, especially to protect individual and institutional health care providers who object to abortion—good people like Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo, R.N., who was forced to par
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Maternity Residences on Long Island

During this Year of Mercy we not only remember to Open our Hearts to Life  because Each of us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation as Pope Francis has called us to do, but to also shine a light on maternity residences and the services they provide. By
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Fortnight for Freedom 2016: Witnesses to Freedom

The martyrs give voice to what we already feel and they declare what we would like to have the strength to express. ~ Fides et Ratio What is the Fortnight for Freedom? Each year dioceses around the country arrange special events to highlight the impo
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Take Action Today!

Please tell your member of the House of Representatives that you expect him or her to uphold the rights to human life.
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Upcoming Events

Entering Canaan Day of Prayers and Healing for Women – Post-Abortion Retreats On Long Island

18 Jun 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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Fortnight for Freedom 2016: Witnesses to Freedom

21 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Each year dioceses around the country arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. The Fortnight for Freedom is from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day.
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Save the Date: The Culture Project is Coming to the Diocese

01 Oct 2016 - 15 Oct 2016 | 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
The Culture Project International is an initiative of young people set out to restore culture through the experience of virtue. For information to follow.
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Entering Canaan Day of Prayers and Healing for Women – Post-Abortion Retreats On Long Island

29 Oct 2016 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
ENTERING CANAAN, Prayer and Healing Retreats, help those suffering the effects of abortion. We offer a safe place, a way out of the pain, in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
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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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