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The Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October. The program is highlighted in liturgies and marked by special events.
Respect Life Ministry is overseen by Social Justice Ministry / Dignity of the Human Person.
This office participates in the planning of:
Respect Life Mass (usually held annually on January 22)
Holy Hour for Life (usually held annually, leading up to Respect Life Mass)
Distribution of Respect Life Parish Kits (usually mailed to parishes in late August/early September)
Pro-Life Ministry Internet Resources
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Pro-Life Activities
The Bishops' Secretariat for Pro Life Activities is the prime source for the bishops' policy and teaching statements on pro-life issues, including public policy information.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Departments
The departments of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops produce program information on a broad range of public policy issues of concern to the bishops.
National Human Life Action Center
The Human Life Action Center publishes program information on pro-life issues in Congress, legislative reports, fact sheets, legislative briefing pages, and action alerts.
Wisconsin Catholic Conference
The website for the Wisconsin Catholic Conference - the public policy voice of the Roman Catholic bishops of this state. The WCC offers a specifically Catholic contribution to state and federal public policy debates. The web site includes political guidelines, bishops' statements, press releases, newsletters, editorials and testimonies, and legislative information.
National Office of Post Abortion Reconciliation and Healing
The website for the National Office of Post Abortion Reconciliation and Healing. Project Rachel is the Catholic Church's healing ministry to people who have been involved in an abortion. The web site offers information in English and Spanish about resources, prayers, contact information, and background on abortion's aftermath.