"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA
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One-call outreach program and 24-hour confidential hotline: Catholic Health Services Pregnancy Support Services 1-855- 301-4CHS or Optionline 1-800-712-HELP (4357).

Hope After Abortion 1-516-766-2538 or email projectrachel@drvc.org

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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..

October is Respect Life Month

New Respect Life program produced each year to help Catholics understand, value, and become engaged with supporting the dignity of the human person, and therefore the gift of every person’s life.
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2018-19 Respect Life Youth Contest

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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Latest Updates

Rosary and Adoration for Life 2018 – Calendar

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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Part I: Introduction- “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40)

There is too much to say about this humbling experience; encountering the elderly, vulnerable, weak, broken and pained of this earth was like looking into a mirror and seeing a part of yourself.
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Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center – Mother’s Circle of Hope Support Group

Coping With Depression or Anxiety During Pregnancy or After the Birth of Your Baby? Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is proud to offer to the local community a support group.
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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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Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent: 2018-19 Respect Life Program

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Respect Life Month 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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The Respect Life Office is now accepting online donations for the Maternity Advent Project and Pregnancy Support, Post Aborting Healing and Respect Life Care and Services.
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Issues

Crisis Pregnancy

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Child Womb - Respect Life - DRVC

Abortion/Healing after Abortion

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Reproctive Technologies - Respect Life - DRVC

Reproductive Technologies

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Marriage & Natural Family Planning - Respect Life - DRVC

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 - Respect Life - DRVC

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 - Respect Life - DRVC

End of Life Issues

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