October celebrated as Respect Life Month in parishes throughout diocese

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October. The program is highlighted in liturgies and marked by special events in dioceses throughout the nation and in the Diocese of Sacramento.

Begun in 1972, the Respect Life Program stresses the value and dignity of human life. In addition to new prayers and other resources, the 2018-19 Respect Life Program features six articles highlighting the respect due to each person as a “masterpiece of God’s creation.” The Respect Life Program is a nationwide effort to help Catholics understand, value and become engaged with building a culture that cherishes every human life.

For more information and free resources, visit http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/respect-life-program/respect-life-month.cfm

The Diocese of Sacramento has purchased rights to a stunning two-minute respect life video that many parishes will play on Respect Life Sunday, October 7: