Respect Life

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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); next Mass scheduled for January 23, 2017
  • 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)

Parish/School Resources

  • Pro-Life Activities
  • Clergy Kit - Homily Notes, Intercessions, Suggestions for Clergy
  • Prayers
  • Life Issues Forum - bi-weekly column by Pro-Life Secretariat staff addressing the latest issues on the culture of life. Columns may be reprinted as they appear here (in full and without alteration) without further permission.

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.

Project Rachel (USCCB)
Maintained by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB),  the Project Rachel website 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 and includes resources, prayers, contact information, and many insights into abortion's aftermath. If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available. Call Project Rachel's national toll-free number: 888-456-HOPE(-4673). Spanish-speakers may visit

National Office of Post Abortion Reconciliation and Healing
Founded in 1990, the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing, Inc. networks researchers and psychotherapeutic professionals working in the field within the U.S. and abroad, consults on the formation of post-abortion support services within secular and religious settings including Project Rachel, provides training for care providers, maintains a national "800" referral line for those seeking assistance in reconciling an abortion experience, publishes the International Post-Abortion Support Services Directory, produces and vends audio, video, and printed materials, maintains an annotated book list, tracks support group models, and sponsors the Healing Vision conference at Marquette University. For additional information, email or telephone 1-800-5WE-CARE.


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