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

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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Life Issues Forum: Each Of Us Is A Masterpiece Of God’s Creation

When God created each of us, he did so with precision and purpose, and he looks on each of us with love that cannot be outdone in intensity or tenderness.
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A Pilgrimage for Healing after Abortion

Over 1/3 of all women in the U.S. will have an abortion by age 45 (The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2003), and most women and men who have suffered the experience of abortion suffer in silence.  In looking to reach out to those hurting from the effects of abortion, the Family Life + Res
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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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Catechetical Congress 2014

The Catechetical Congress allows for all Catechetical leaders, Catechists, Pastoral Associates, Youth Ministers the opportunity to grow and learn with others.
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Take Action: Urge State to be Pro-Women and Pro-Life

Let’s Be Pro-Women and Pro-Life! Please continue to urge your New York State representatives to pass the nine individual bills to benefit women.
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2014 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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New York Catholics urged to focus on five issues with lawmakers

There are many ways to get involved in these issues. It requires a little reflection upon your own gifts, but we can each do something. Some of us might be great letter writers, other better at joining a respect life or social justice group in our parish, others good at speaking on le
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How to Talk to a Friend Who’s Had an Abortion

Begin by listening to your friend. Let her pour out the whole story without interrupting her. You don’t have to understand every detail. It’s important that she lets go of some of the burden she’s been carrying and that she no longer feels alone.
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Pope Encourages Work of Pontifical Academy for Life

Pope Francis sent a message to the Pontifical Academy for Life February 20 as the Academy marked its 20th Anniversary with a General Assembly and Workshop focusing on the theme of “Aging and Disability.” In his message addressed to the President of the Academy, Bishop Ignacio Carrasco
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