Beginning on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October, our nation’s Catholics will be called to renew their personal commitment to defend ALL human life. During the month of October, the Catholic Church in the United States observes Respect Life Month. This tradition places emphasis on protecting the most vulnerable among us and calls each of us to reaffirm our commitment to the protection of all human life from conception to natural death.

The theme of the program—which runs from this October through September 2019—is “Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent.”

The program is a nationwide effort to help Catholics understand, value and become engaged with building a culture that cherishes every human life. The USCCB produces printed and digital tools and resources to help leaders throughout the Catholic Church integrate the “Gospel of Life” into their work or ministry. This year’s resources are now available to order through the Respect Life Program Catalog or to download from the Respect Life Program website.

The catalog and downloadable resources can be accessed here


Past years resources can be found on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website.






Catholic Charities
Patrice Swick, Director
Social Justice and Life
429 East Grandview Blvd
Erie, PA 16504