Respect Life Office
The mission of the Respect Life Office is to assist in promoting and implementing the U.S. bishop’s Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities concerning abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and related bioethical issues.
The Respect Life Office does this in four ways: public information and education, pastoral care, public policy and prayer and worship. For more information, see Ministries and Programs.
Respect Life Office Services
"We proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God; that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence. " — U.S. Catholic bishops, Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, November 2001