"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

2015 Youth Contest Winners

The Diocese of Rockville Centre’s Respect Life Office held its annual Youth Awards Ceremony to honor participants in the Respect Life Contest at Kellenberg Memorial High School on March 27. Awards were given to the winning entries  which included bookmarks, videos, photo montage
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Death with Dignity

The assisted suicide issue will soon be upon us in New York State and could have a great impact on care for those at the end of life. For more information on Catholic teaching on End of Life decision making visit www.catholicendoflife.org
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Does Assisted Suicide Equal Death with Dignity?

Human life is not a consumer commodity to be thrown away when it is less than optimal.
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The Problem of Human Trafficking

“Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity.” — Pope Francis, April 10, 2014 The United Nations Protocol on Human Trafficking defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation, tr
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Lenten Season: Make Your Hearts Firm

In his Lenten message for 2015. . . , Pope Francis asks us to “make our hearts firm” (Jas 5:8) and to be “merciful, attentive and generous.” “Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time
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Gabriel’s Courage – Catholic Health Services

A program for families expecting a child with a life limiting illness. Gabriel’s Courage is a family-centered perinatal program, offering a multidisciplinary team approach and continuum of care for families who choose to continue a pregnancy after receiving a life-limiting prenatal di
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9 Days of Prayer, Pilgrimage and Penance for Life

Mark the 42nd anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision by joining thousands in this witness for life.
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Respect Life Contest 2015

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 Rockvi
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Bringing in the New Year

Carrying Christmas into the New Year By Anne McGuire EN ESPAÑOL When we witness suffering in the world around us, we know that many did not have a carefree, merry Christmas this year. This Christmas Eve Mass, one song, “O, Holy Night,” particularly stood out to me: Long la
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Blog: My Thoughts On Aging

Sister Elizabeth Geraghty, CSJ, shares her thoughts on our culture’s sociological views and church teachings on aging, with references and inspired by the books: Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, by Richard Rohr and The Gift of Years: Growing Older Grace
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