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View the new Respect Life Program
View the new Respect Life Program
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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..

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

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of St. Padre Pio Receiving the Stigmata

On Thursday, September 20, 2018 we will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of St. Padre Pio receiving the Stigmata of Jesus Christ.
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Take Action: Don’t Make Us Pay for Purchase of Aborted Fetal Organs

Last month, news reports revealed that the Food and Drug Administration signed a new contract to acquire “fresh” aborted fetal organs for research creating so-called “humanized mice” with human immune systems. Yesterday, the U.S. Bishops’ Secretariat
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Understanding the Principles in Theology of the Body

​Over the course of five years, September 1979-November 1984​ Pope John Paul II presented his “Theology of the Body” through short reflections each week. ​
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Religious educators come to learn at Catechetical Congress

The daylong event, presented by the Office of Faith Formation, offered attendees a multitude of instructional workshops.
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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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Be Not Afraid: 2017-18 Respect Life Program

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Respect Life September 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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Have your read our latest newsletter?
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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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