Respect Life/Pro-Life




2014-2015 Respect Life

“Each of us is a masterpiece of God’s creation,”





The majority of the Respect Life Program materials for 2014-2015 are posted and downloadable at

Due to a number of unforeseen challenges, printing will not be finished until about August 13 therefore there will be a short delay shipping the materials to parishes. Orders will be pack and ship just as soon as the materials are delivered to the fulfillment company.  While awaiting for “hard copies” of the packet, parishes and Respect life coordinators can download, view, print and become acquainted with all the materials by visiting

Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October, is the beginning of the annual respect life moth.  The office provides a USCCB Respect Life promotional package to each parish's Respect Life Coordinator, and provides monthly intercessions for life in both English and Spanish.

There are many opportunities for parishes and individuals to promote respect for life and the dignity of the human person. 

For information contact:

Jeanne Wonio
Respect Life/Pro-Life Coordinator

 Esmeralda Guerrero
Administrative Assistant
To order your Respect Life Packet.


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2013 Bishops Martin Amos Respect Life Letter Below

 Respecting the gift of human life

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

October is Respect Life Month.  The Church calls for special attention and reflection on this year’s theme—Open Your Hearts to Life!—which has been a favorite theme of Pope Francis and one that has particular urgency today as the “culture of death” is gaining an ever wider foothold. More at the Catholic Messenger...

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Upcoming Events.   

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Links to more information:

HHS Mandate

Respect Life Resources and Information USCCB
Top Local News USCCB Pro-Life Action Alerts
Upcoming Events USCCB News Releases
  USCCB Respect Life Program

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As followers of the crucified Christ, victim of state supported death penalty, we pray for an end to the death penalty.  Iowa is one of a growing number of states that does not have a death penalty.  The links below lead to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop's Campaign to End the Death Penalty and provide a wealth of information and action ideas. 

USCCB Join the Catholic Campaign to End the use of the Death Penalty and learn what you can do to protect the dignity of life.

The Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of Death Penalty

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