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Public Policy Advocacy
Bringing a respect for human dignity to practical politics can be a daunting task.  There is such a wide spectrum of issues involving the protection of human life and the promotion of human dignity.  Good people frequently disagree on which problems to address, which policies to adopt and how best to apply them.  But for citizens and elected officials alike, the basic principle is simple: We must begin with a commitment never to intentionally kill, or collude in the killing, of any innocent human life, no matter how broken, unformed, disabled or desperate that life may seem.

Diocesan and Parish Ministry

In addition to hosting diocesan-level activities and events and serving as a resource for the teaching of the Church on the sanctity of human life and the dignity of every person, the Life and Justice Office provides support for the development and coordination of our parish Respect Life and Human Rights ministries.  Each parish within our diocese has the opportunity to support a volunteer ministry to provide education, pastoral care, prayer and worship, and public policy advocacy programs, activities, and events for fellow parishioners.  The designation of a Parish Respect Life Coordinator or Human Rights Coordinator must be approved by the parish pastor.  

The Parish Respect Life or Human Rights Coordinator works directly with the diocesan Life & Justice Office and with fellow coordinators to participate in parish, deanery, and diocesan-level programs, activities and events.  To start a Respect Life or Human Rights Committee in your parish, speak with your pastor and then contact the Life & Justice Office for more information.

We are also able to help you get connected at a diocesan level if one of our programs or ministries speak to your heart. Contact the Life & Justice Office for more information.

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