Respect Life Ministries seeks to foster, promote & assist families, parishes and other institutions in service to life, marriages, & families with the ongoing task of protecting and enhancing human life from conception through natural death. RLMs' mission is to cultivate a Civilization of Love & LIFE! Restoring hope and grace.
"...the joy of love needs to be cultivated." - Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia
Following the Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities of the NCCB & the United States Bishops': we engage in education, pastoral care, and advocacy through a campaign in support and defense of Life, Marriage & Family. Promoting a consistent ethic of life, we strive to provide a compassionate, but honest, responses to those struggling with issues of life, marriage & family.
2016-17 Respect Life Theme “Moved by MERCY"
My dear friends in Christ:
This summer, I traveled to Poland for World Youth Day, where millions of young Catholics gathered. A theme chosen by Pope Francis that I addressed in a talk I gave to young people was, "Now is the time for mercy." It's timely, isn't it? Yet, as in a story I shared about Pope Saint John Paul II, it's also timeless.
For years, Poland had been oppressed, with no freedom of religion. Human rights had been trampled, and the sacredness of human life violated. Then Pope John Paul II visited in 1979 with a message that changed the world.
He spoke about God, about faith, about human dignity, truth, and the sacredness of human life. He spoke about Jesus and the Church. And what do you think happened? - Cardinal Timothy M Dolan For full statement
2017 ANNUAL RESPECT LIFE BANQUET
March 19th, Sunday SAVE the Date
First Lady of Texas, Mrs Cecilia Abbott to keynote our Respect Life Banquet.
CHICAGO, IL, Feb. 2, 2017 -Catholic Extension honored Cecilia Abbott, the First Lady of Texas, with its Spirit of Francis Award on January 28 at an event in Houston, Texas. Catholic Extension, the national Catholic fundraising organization, honored Abbott for her commitment to Catholic education in Texas as well as for her lifelong devotion to service and to philanthropy, in particular to the Catholic Church in Texas.
Catholic Extension's president Father Jack Wall said of Abbott, "Throughout her life, Abbott has lived and embodied the important lesson of faith, a faith that she learned from her parents and immigrant grandparents." The lesson, he said, was "that you not only need to receive a good education, but you are then meant to pass on its values and blessings to others and dedicate your life to helping and uplifting others through education and through works of charity."
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Joy of the Gospel
have called on the faithful to renew a culture of life, marriage, and religious liberty in our country through prayer, penance and sacrifice. To sign up, TEXT "fast" to 99000 or visit
~ Anne McGuire, For Full Article