My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
As adopted daughters and sons of God, each October we begin the activities of Respect Life Month with the observance of Respect Life Sunday, celebrated on October 6th this year. At Masses that day, thousands of parishes across the country begin a year-long educational and prayer campaign in support of life. As chair of the bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, it is my pleasure to introduce this year’s theme, which echoes Pope Francis’ call for all people to "Open your hearts to life!"
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STATEMENT FOR RESPECT LIFE MONTH
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo – Chairman, Committee on Pro-Life Activities — United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
During the Respect Life Month of October, Catholics across the United States will gather in prayer and thanksgiving, at charitable and educational events, and in public witness to the unique and priceless value of every human life, guided by the theme for this year’s Respect Life Program: “The Measure of Love is to Love Without Measure.” Continue reading October – Respect Life Month