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Respect Life

Respect Life Ministry within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is overseen by Deacon Jim Matthias, Director. Staff coordinates the planning of the annual Respect Life Mass, Holy Hours for Life, and distribution of annual Respect Life Parish Kits. Pro-Life Ministry Internet Resources are also provided.

Respect Life Ministry is overseen by Deacon Jim Matthias, Director.

This office participates in the planning of:


Contributions to the Respect Life Ministry are greatly appreciated
and helps us foster a culture of Life throughout the Milwaukee-area.

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Respect Life 2023

Building a culture that cherishes and protects every human life.

The over 56 million abortions since the 1973 decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton reflect with heartbreaking magnitude what Pope Francis means by a “throwaway culture.” However, we have great trust in God’s providence. We are reminded time and again in Scripture to seek the Lord’s help, and as people of faith, we believe that our prayers are heard.​

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 373, designates January 22 as a particular day of prayer and penance, called the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children”: “In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.”

As individuals, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and/or giving alms. Another way to take part is through participating in special events to observe the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. 



“A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer.”

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Traveling Rosary Schedule

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the Respect Life Office are pleased to announce a monthly program for praying the Holy Rosary for Life.

Pro-life Homilies and Addresses

A collection of pro-life homilies and presentations from priests and deacons from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and throughout the United States.

Pro-Life Ministry Internet Resources

National organizations such as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, WIsconsin Catholic Conference, National Human Life Action Center and more.  

Videos, Podcasts, & Documents

Valuable resources for Respect Life, Culture of Life, and more to help you promote Pro-life initatives in your parish and community. 

Deacon Jim Matthias
Director, Respect Life Ministry

Become a Friend for Life!

Serve as a liaison between your church and the Respect Life office. Find out about events in the area and what other parishes are doing to build a Culture of Life. 

Just fill out the form below to get started! 



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Walking with Moms in Need

Resources to pregnant moms and families in need.

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Project Rachel 

If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, free, confidential, non-judgmental help is available from Project Rachel.


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