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

Office of Human Life, Family and Bioethics “Respect Life!” Opens With Consecration to the Blessed Mother

On the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Thursday December 12, 2019 the Office of Human Life, Family and Bioethics team, Dr. Lisa Honkanen, Donna Crean and Pat Fox consecrated themselves, the important mission of the office and the whole Diocese to our Blessed Mother.

Press Release: Diocese of Rockville Centre Names New Respect Life Office Team and Renames Office

The Diocese of Rockville Centre (drvc.org) announced today that Lisa A. Honkanen, M.D., has been appointed director of the renamed Diocesan Office of Human Life, Family and Bioethics, effective immediately. In addition, Donna Crean has been appointed assistant director/program coordinator for the office. Ms. Crean’s appointment is also effective immediately.
Pregnant and parenting moms in need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be “islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.”
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

Take Action and Learn More to Oppose the Abortion Expansion Legislation (Reproductive Health Act)

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The mission of the Office of Human Life, Family and Bioethics 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.

Latest Updates

Pro-Life Youth Bring Christmas Joy and Love to Special Souls

On December 19, 2019, I had the privilege of joining Fr. Dave Atanasio, the chaplain at Saint John the Baptist High School and other members of the Gianna Club, (including Moderator Kerri MacEwen) on a trip to the Brookside Multi-care Nursing Center
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Unplanned Movie Showing

The movie “Unplanned” will be shown on Friday, January 17th at 7:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes School Hall, 76 Park Blvd., Malverne.
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Upcoming Events


Project Rachel Day of Prayer and Healing for Women

An Evening of Prayer for Men Suffering Abortion Loss

Upcoming Opportunity for Prayer and Healing on Saturday, March 7, 2020
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Upcoming Opportunity for Prayer and Healing Spring 2020
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Information Regarding The Child Victims Act

St. Gianna Intercessory Prayer

Expansion Legislation Information and Resources

Information from the Diocese of Rockville Centre concerning the Child Victims Act.
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Prayer for the Intercession of Saint Gianna Molla Patron Saint of Mothers, Physicians, and Preborn Children
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View a a full analysis of the Abortion Expansion Legislation (Reproductive Health Act)
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Sign the Petition to Repeal the Abortion Law

Resource Kit Born Alive Advocacy Day

Bishop John Barres on the Abortion Expansion Act

Express your firm opposition to New York's new abortion law by the signing the petition to Governor Andrew Cuomo. Urge him and the legislature to repeal the radical new law in its entirety.
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During a “Born Alive” action day, volunteers provide information about the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and help parishioners contact their U.S. Representative.
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In this special video Bishop Barres encourages us to contact our local legislators, elected officials, and continue to pray for a conversion of minds and hearts among the citizens of our State and our elected officials.
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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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Christ Our Hope In Every Season of Life

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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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Featured Videos

Ironically, the Motion Picture Association, by giving Unplanned an R Rating is acknowledging what something that many in our society attempt to deny. Namely, every abortion is a gruesome, tragic act of violence done both to the baby and mother. Another irony of the R rating is that a 16 year old girl cannot see this film without being accompanied by herparent, but in many states, but that same 16 year old can procure an abortion without her parents ever knowing. ---Archbishop Naumann.


The Respect Life Office is accepting donations on behalf of the Gianna Center of Long Island.
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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


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Assisted Suicide

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End of Life Issues - Respect Life - DRVC

End of Life Issues

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