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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.

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Click here to read previous blogs on Theology of The Body by Sister Elizabeth Geraghty, coordinator of Project Rachel for the diocesan Respect Life Office.


 

Latest News

Spiritual Adoption Program

What is the Spiritual Adoption Program? How does it work? Who can participate? Who benefits from the Spiritual Adoption Program? Where can we get materials for the program? The Purpose of the Spiritual Adoption Program is threefold: Encourage parishe
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Catechetical Congress 2014

The Catechetical Congress allows for all Catechetical leaders, Catechists, Pastoral Associates, Youth Ministers the opportunity to grow and learn with others.
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Take Action: Urge State to be Pro-Women and Pro-Life

Let’s Be Pro-Women and Pro-Life! Please continue to urge your New York State representatives to pass the nine individual bills to benefit women.
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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 reproducti
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Upcoming Events

NFP Seminar

08 Aug 2014 | 07:30 pm
NFP is a Natural approach to FAMILY PLANNING. A couple who uses NFP understands the biology and theology of the body and can promote or postpone pregnancy. While all children are a gift from God, NFP permits a couple to responsibly limit family size, or postpone pregnancy, while fulfilling a couple’
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Respect Life Contest 2015

02 Sep 2014 - 26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
The Diocesan Respect Life Office is excited to announce the 13th Annual Youth Respect Life Contest for grades 7-8 Level ONE, and grades 9-12 Level TWO, this years theme “Each of us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation”.  We welcome all Catholic youngsters in the Rockville Centre Dioc
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Help Women in Maternity Homes through 2014 Act of Kindness Program

15 Sep 2014 - 22 Dec 2014 | 09:00 am - 09:00 am
It is now time to order materials for this year’s Advent program.
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Rosary and Adoration for Life – Parish Registration

01 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 | 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 today.
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March for Life 2015

22 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am - 04:00 pm
Come to Washington DC for the 42nd 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".
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Issues

Crisis Pregnancy

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Chastity

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Abortion/Healing after Abortion

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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

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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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