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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..

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Statement on Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

You might have heard of the media coverage about the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report. Some of that coverage includes statements regarding Bishop John Barres the authors of the Report appear not to have understood the material they were quoting.
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Pope revises catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
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USCCB: Domestic Justice Chairman Welcomes Change in Catechism Calling for Abolition of the Death Penalty

Following the publication of the revised section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church regarding the death penalty.
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Gianna Center Of Long Island Offers A Healthy Approach To Infertility

Before her journey to overcome infertility, Jeanette Firpo watched someone close to her deal with unsuccessful in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryos that were conceived but never implanted in the womb.
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St. Gianna Intercessory Prayer

Prayer for the Intercession of Saint Gianna Molla Patron Saint of Mothers, Physicians, and Preborn Children
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Gianna of Long Island - Center for Women's Health & Fertility

Catholic Health Services Pregnancy Support Services

Podcast and Reflection

Providing preventive and specialized obstetrical and gynecologic care to women.
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Services and support help expectant mothers and their families.
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Listen and reflect on podcasts on Infertility and Adoption from the USCCB.
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Be Not Afraid: 2017-18 Respect Life Program

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Respect Life August Newsletter

View the current and previous Respect Life Programs.
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Here you will find: Action Alerts on current issues and links to the Catholic Action Network and Human Life Action Network.
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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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Crisis Pregnancy

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Child Womb - Respect Life - DRVC

Abortion/Healing after Abortion

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Reproductive Technologies

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Marriage & Natural Family Planning

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Conscience Protection

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Serene Attentiveness to God's Creation

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Human Dignity

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Suicide

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Chastity

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Assisted Suicide

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Euthanasia

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End of Life Issues

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