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Pope Francis new apostolic exhortation on "the call to holiness in today's world.”
Take time to discover the following Papal Documents by Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Francis.

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Blog 2: Suicide – High School Students & What We Should Know

The 2015 Youth Risk Behaviors Survey conducted by the US Department of Health and Human Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that 8.6% of youth across the nation in grades 9-12 reported a suicide attempt in the last 12
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Respect Life Art Sale

Proceeds from this sale will be used for Pregnancy Support services on Long island.
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Serving Others in God’s Love: Religious Freedom Week 2018

Religious freedom protects the space in which we can continue to serve.
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Blog 1: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted”

The topic of suicide is certainly a sensitive one which is often avoided in conversations.  There have been stigmas surrounding mental health issues in our society for years.
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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

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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 May Newsletter

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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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Catholics in the State of New York, should be very alarmed by movements promoting assisted suicide legislation.
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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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