All life has inestimable value even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect. - Pope Francis, Message to Catholics at annual Day for Life in Britain & Ireland July 28, 2013
The Office of Life & Family Ministry is the union of Respect Life Ministry and Family Life Ministry. All these ministries are one – the Office of Life & Family Ministry is comprised of a number of efforts that protect and defend innocent human life at every stage, including pregnancy support, offerings of post-abortion outreach and healing programs, a variety of educational programs for all ages, programs for crisis pregnancies, support groups for separated & divorced, those who are widowed, and other counseling and support opportunities. All inquiries are confidential.
We invite you to puruse our many offerings below as well as visit the pages listed at the left.
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For assistance or for more information on any of the programs, offerings, or counseling offered by the Office of Life & Family, please feel free to contact Carol Owens, Life & Family Coordinator, at 401.421.7833, ext.218, or email firstname.lastname@example.org; you may also call the Project Rachel-Abortion/Post-Abortion Help Line 24/7 at 1.888.456.HOPE - all calls are confidential.
Provides a wide spectrum of support to individuals and families, includes support programs(see list below), marriage evaluations, clinical consultation/support.
A number of educational programs are offered through this office for all ages, including, but not limited to, the topics of chastity, God’s Gift of Life I & II, Talkin’ About Drugs and Alcohol, Choose Life, Chastity-The Way to True Love, Mixed Up By Media, Poverty Hits Home, Circles of Peace, He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands, Who’s Under Your Carbon Footprint?, and more, including disability awareness, living the Gospel of Life, end of life issues, and all life-related issues.
Caring for Creation: Rhode Island individuals and congregations are invited to engage in various initiatives focused on caring for creation and the poor - learn more.
02.13.17 USCCB ACTION ALERT: The Conscience Protection Act
02.10.17 Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Lori to Congress: Support the Conscience Protection Act of 2017
01.25.17 USCCB Spokeswoman Welcomes House Passage of 2017 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
12.13.16 Organizers announce 'The Power of One' as theme for 2017 March for Life
12.02.16 Cardinal Dolan Welcomes Continued Year of Mercy Provision for Post-Abortion Healing
04.28.16: Local pro-lifers take part in first annual nationwide Planned Parenthood protest (RI Catholic)
01.14.16: Cardinal Dolan’s Roe v. Wade Anniversary Statement Calls Pro-Life Movement to Spread ‘A Vision of Life and Love,’ Encourages Participation in ‘9 Days for Life’ Campaign (USCCB)
12.24.15: Singing to Save Lives: “A Morning of Prayer & Caroling” (RI Catholic)