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
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