Celebrate Life during Respect Life Month

Published: September 22, 2014

"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 said this during his 2013 Day of Life greeting to remind us that we are all loved. Each October, the Catholic Church celebrates Respect Life Month to testify to this simple, yet crucial truth. Therefore, "Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God's Creation" is the theme for the 2014-15 Respect Life Program, which begins on Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 5. To participate in Respect Life Month events, consider the 40 Days for Life campaign, which continues in Little Rock and Fayetteville through Nov. 2 or a Life Chain in your area. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offers lots of resources to help you celebrate with your family or in your parish, including intercessions for life, posters and flyers and pamphlets for group discussion on a variety of topics.