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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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“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.
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The Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October. (Español)
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Latest News

Reflections on Laudato Si’ – Part 3

"Tilling” refers to cultivating, ploughing or working, while “keeping” means caring, protecting, overseeing an7-502-2d preserving. This implies a relationship of mutual responsibility between human beings and nature.
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Rosary and Adoration for Life 2015

The Respect Life Office invites all parishes in our diocese to unite in prayer and participate in this special program for life. View calendar of parishes having rosary and adoration here.
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Building a Culture of Life – Respect Life For Youth

We are happy to introduce The New Respect Life Office Youth Power Point Presentation, designed to educate youth on some of the Respect for Life Issues and concerns.
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Reflections on Laudato Si’ – Part 2

Fresh drinking water is an issue of primary importance, since it is indispensable for human life and for supporting terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
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Upcoming Events

First Diocesan Fall Family Festival: Family Fest

10 Oct 2015 | 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm
The Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, is calling on all faithful in the Diocese to participate in a new initiative to help nurture the “Culture of Vocations” on Long Island .
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A Special Culture Project Presentation for Teachers and Catechists

20 Oct 2015 - 20 Sep 2015 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
This presentation is for Teachers and Catechists On Human Dignity and Sexual Integrity.
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The Culture Project is Coming to the Diocese

25 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 | 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.
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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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Help Women in Maternity Homes through 2015 Act of Kindness Program

29 Nov 2015 - 23 Dec 2015 | 09:00 am - 09:00 am
Order materials for this year’s Advent program by October 1st.
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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.
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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".
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Marriage & Natural Family Planning

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Reproductive Technologies

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Conscience Protection

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Death Penalty

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End of Life Issues

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