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Respect Life Month

Each October, beginning on the first Sunday, the Church in the U.S. observes Respect Life Month. While, of course, we should embrace and applaud this celebration, I wonder how helpful abstract concepts like “respecting life” are in helping us to stand as witnesses against an encroaching culture of death. In

October is Respect Life Month, a celebration and call-to-arms compelling Catholics to “renew their personal commitment to defend human life” (USCCB). The idea itself brings to mind the unborn and those sentenced to death as well as those who are dying; and while these are some of the most vulnerable,

Lori Haskell, Leah Miley, Erin Shock, Jennifer Weddington and Nina Solomon outside Pathway to Hope, a pregnancy care center in Hamilton.
Respect Life Month is an annual resurgence for the pro-life movement. Each year renews prayer campaigns, focused Mass intentions, and an increased presence of pro-lifers on the sidewalk. Called to stand and face the evil of abortion, many feel the urge to speak, but few know how to effectively change

From morning until night, many made their way to the Cathedral to see the relics of St. Padre Pio. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Speaker Series at The Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati. Tuesdays in October at 7:00 p.m. October 1, Rev. Raymond N. Enzweiler presents Euthanasia: Respecting Life until Natural Death October 8, Donna Murphy of Heaven’s Gain Ministry presents Dignity of the Child and Grieving during Pregnancy Loss October

by Gail Finke Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati gave its Life Award to Joe Brinck II, who normally tries to stay behind the scenes, at its banquet this month. “I tried to keep it low-key!” Executive Director Paula Westwood said after introducing Jerry Horn, legal counsel for Priests for

By Catholic News Service In 1967, Aretha Franklin released her hit, “Respect.” Maybe the song isn’t an anthem for Respect Life month, but when she sang for Pope Francis at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia Sept. 26, that 1967 song was on people’s minds, if not on her lips.