Respect Life – Education

USCCB Annual Respect Life Program
Our office provides support and resources to parishes to implement the annual Respect Life Program which begins on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October. Every parish receives the annual Respect Life Program packet that the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities publishes each year to call attention to numerous human life issues. The RL program is highlighted in liturgies and marked by special events; these materials are especially helpful for priests, parish groups and other organizations.

Gospel of Life Course
This course is based on the USCCB’s Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities. It is meant to be an introduction to Respect Life Ministry and it presents a broad view of the Church’s teaching on the dignity of the human person in the areas of abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, in-vitro fertilization, Natural Family Planning, as well as any other pertinent pro-life issues.

Diana’s Hope
Training for volunteers interested in providing assistance to expectant parents who receive an adverse pre-natal diagnosis.

Priests for Life
A Catholic, national, pro-life organization created to equip priests, deacons and laity to take an active role in the pro-life movement. They publish a newsletter and offer a wide range of educational materials. Visit or, call 718-980-4400 or 1-888-735-3448, and send an email to