Each October, the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those most vulnerable from the beginning of life to its end. During October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life.
In his recent statement, Living Radical Solidarity, The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Chairman of the USCCB Committee of Pro-Life Activities, challenges us: “God has given each of us particular gifts, and with those gifts, He entrusts us with a role and duty within the Body of Christ.”
- There are age-appropriate catechetical materials for Respect Life Sunday on October 1 for all our Catholic children in K-12 faith formation.
- The USCCB also has various resources to assist with your Respect Life Month celebrations here.