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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.

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

Respect Life Blogs

Respect Life Ministry Volunteers

Blog Topics Include: Thoughts on Aging, Project Rachel and Theology of The Body written by the Diocesan Respect Life Office Staff.
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Respect Life Ministry currently needs volunteers who would like to be Deanery Coordinators and Respect Life Ministry Volunteers.
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Latest News

The Virtue of Chastity

What does chastity mean to you?  Is it a loss of freedom or is it the gift of authentic love? How you define chastity is how you will see its purpose in your life. Chastity is defined by Webster’s dictionary as “the state of not having sex with anyon
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Alcohol Abuse at a Young age

I could have been an alcoholic as a child. Growing up, I always had access to alcohol. My grandparents had a bar in their basement. I saw imported liquor in cases daily and at family functions even witnessed some family members get drunk. I never rea
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Bullying/ Teen Suicide

“I am worthless! No one likes me…I don’t matter!” These are the words that my beautiful 12-year-old sister said to me with tears running down her face, after being bullied at school.
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Now and at the Hour of Our Death

"So many families struggle with moral, ethical, and legal questions when a loved one is terminally ill or seriously injured. It is my fervent hope that this site provides them with clear explanations and practical guidance that will bring comfort and
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Upcoming Events

Untaming the Gospel of Life to Find the Treasure in the Joy of the Gospel

13 Aug 2015 | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
The Gospel of Life provides a foundation of understanding for all to live the Joy of the Gospel. Join us for spiritual enrichment.
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Respect Life Ministry Training – Summer / Fall 2015

03 Sep 2015 - 01 Oct 2015 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Training sessions that will help explain Parish Respect Life Ministry and will provide resources and directions to educate and support Respect Life issues.
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The Culture Project is Coming to the Diocese

25 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Culture Project International is an initiative of young people set out to restore culture through the experience of virtue.
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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 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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