Respect Life

Through prayer and fasting, constant vigil, and community outreach, 40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to protect life in your neighborhood. Click the button below to download materials to help your parish community put an end to abortion. 

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Respect Life Ministry is one of the areas encompassed under the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis in the Diocese of Brooklyn. The vision of Respect Life Ministry is to uphold the sanctity and dignity of all human life from conception to natural death.

Respect Life Ministry is organized across several areas:

– Education: An educational/public information effort to inform, clarify and deepen understanding of the basic issues concerning pro-life activities. Read more.
– Pastoral: A pastoral effort addressed to the specific needs of women with problems related to pregnancy and to those who have had, or have taken part in, an abortion. For a list of resources click here.
– Public Policy: Legislative, judicial and administrative efforts to support effective legal protection for the right to life. This area is under the direction of Msgr. Kieran Harrington, Vicar for Communications, through the Office of Government Affairs in the Diocese of Brooklyn and DeSales Media Group. Additional information is available at the New York State Catholic Conference.


“Be Not Afraid” – Discussing Difficult Issues

A collaborative project between the Diocese of Syracuse and the New York State Catholic Conference, these are links to the recordings of the 4-part series covering the issues of abortion, assisted suicide, poverty and racism. The content seeks to help Catholics and others to understand and discuss the Catholic perspective in a way that fosters respect and civility.



Assisted Suicide