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Respect Life Sunday - October 1, 2017


Respect Life Sunday is October 1, 2017. “We are called to show mercy because mercy has first been shown to us.” — Pope Francis

Please help us extend mercy through participating in the Archdiocesan Respect Life collection that funds the Archdiocesan Respect Life Fund Grants on September 30-October 1, 2017.

What is the Respect Life Fund?

In 1973, on the recommendation of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, an annual collection was established to provide financial support to over 100 life giving and life sustaining organizations located within 19 counties of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The collection is held in October in our Catholic parishes. All monies collected are forwarded to the Chancery Office and designated for the Respect-Life Collection. A small portion of these funds assist in sustaining the Respect Life programs of the Archdiocese, and the balance is designated for Respect-Life Grants. Applications are evaluated by the Respect-Life Grant Committee, facilitated by the Director of the Office for Respect Life Ministries. Recommendations are provided to the Archbishop for his final approval. Funds are disbursed in January of the following year.

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Pamphlet Description

How to Build a Culture of Life

In these challenging times when respect for life is so often disregarded, how do we build a culture that cherishes all human life? The answer goes back to our identity and call as Christians.

Catholic Considerations for Our Earthly Passing

As Catholics, we know that death is the door through which we must pass to gain eternal life. Several considerations are provided as starting points for understanding and preparing for our earthly passing in a way that respects God's gift of human life.

What to Do When a Friend Is Considering Abortion

If a friend told you she was pregnant and considering abortion, would you know what to do? Learn concrete tips for loving her in a way that is life-affirming for both her and her child.

Understanding Conscience

This brief introduction to conscience addresses what it is, why it's important, and how to form our consciences so they lead us into deeper relationship with God and one another.

Death Penalty: Catholic Q & A

What does the Church say about the death penalty? Is it a pro-life topic? This brochure explores the issue of the death penalty within the context of respect for God's gift of human life.

Top Reasons to Oppose Assisted Suicide

Polls indicate the public is receptive to the general concept of assisted suicide. However, when people understand the associated dangers, they are less likely to support the practice. Learn compelling reasons you can share for opposing assisted suicide.