Family and Faith Formation

Respect Life

To respect life means to honor human life as sacred from the moment of conception until natural death - whether a person's body consists of only one cell or whether it is sick and suffering in old age.  Respect Life programs within the Diocese of Sacramento carry this message forward with love and compassion.

Pro-Life activities range from education about Natural Family Planning and chastity to comprehensive weekend retreats for healing after abortion. We also offer resources and work closely with the California Catholic Conference to provide resources and support for all pro-life issues relevant to the dignity and rights of all people.

To help parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento offer comprehensive and consistent respect life programming Bishop Jaime Soto has outlined a four-part plan for pro life activities in a pamphlet, Building a Culture of Life (en Espanol). To receive printed color copies of this pamphlet for distribution in your parish, contact Steve Patton.

Contact Us

Associate Director for Family & Respect Life
Project Rachel Coordinator