"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.

Call the 24-hour confidential hotline: 1-800-712-HELP (4357). Or click on photo for more options.

Hope After Abortion 1-888-456-HOPE

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


“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.
Read More

The Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October. (Español)
Read More

Latest News

Celebrating Advent

The Advent season is a time of preparation directing our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. Below is a list of things you can do to make Advent a won
Read More →

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.
Read More →

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.
Read More →

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.
Read More →

Upcoming Events

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.
Read More →

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.
Read More →

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".
Read More →


Crisis Pregnancy

Learn More


Learn More
Child Womb - Respect Life - DRVC

Abortion/Healing after Abortion

Learn More
Marriage & Natural Family Planning - Respect Life - DRVC

Marriage & Natural Family Planning

Learn More
Reproctive Technologies - Respect Life - DRVC

Reproductive Technologies

Learn More

Conscience Protection

Learn More
Suicide - Respect Life - DRVC


Learn More
Death Penalty - Respect Life - DRVC

Death Penalty

Learn More
End of Life Issues - Respect Life - DRVC

End of Life Issues

Learn More

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
Read More →