Respect Life Apostolate

The Respect Life Apostolate (RLA) of the Archdiocese of St. Louis provides leadership for all respect life activities within the Catholic community of St. Louis under the direction of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Recognizing the inherent dignity of each human person from conception through natural death, the RLA strives to build a Culture of Life through spiritual support, pastoral care, education and public policy. RLA programs are designed at the diocesan level to serve parishes and the local community, reaching their fullest potential through the collaboration of the pastor and parish respect life coordinator. 

Programs, Events & Service Projects

LOCAL PARISHES PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL NIGHT OF PRAYER FOR LIFE EVENTS, 12/8-9

ARCHDIOCESAN ROE V. WADE MEMORIAL MASS & PRAYER VIGIL, SATURDAY, 1/15 

 Archdiocesan, Missouri Catholic Conference & USCCB Pro-Life Updates: 

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ARCHSTL.ORG: CATHOLICS PRAY FOR FAVORABLE OUTCOME IN DOBBS V. JACKSON CASE

MCC: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in MS Abortion Case (Dobbs v. Jackson)

MCC VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY: THE FUTURE OF ABORTION LAW AFTER DOBBS VS CASEY

ARCHSTL.ORG: RESPECT LIFE CONVENTION REITERATES SACREDNESS OF HUMAN LIFE



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PAPAL NUNCIO APPLAUDS USCCB PRO-LIFE WALKING WITH MOMS CAMPAIGN

ARCHDIOCESAN RESOURCE INVENTORY FOR MOMS, DADS, KIDS (PREBORN TO 5 YEARS)

WALKING WITH MOMS PRAYER GUIDES FOR PARISHES, SCHOOLS & FAMILIES!

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History of Respect Life in St. Louis - 40th Anniversary Video 

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Click on the image to play the 40th Anniversary video of the Respect Life Movement in the Archdiocese of St. Louis! 

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Pregnant? In need of options? We can help!

The local resources inside the Options brochure offer FREE assistance to choose the safest option for you and your baby. The services listed may be onsite or referral, but each agency will do everything possible to help you with your best option. If you are in an abortion facility right now, you can still leave, even if you have already paid. No matter your situation, we can help!  

Download our Options Brochure (local resources).

CLICK, THEN SCROLL FOR ADOPTION RESOURCES.

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Forgiveness, hope & Healing After Abortion

The Abortion Healing Ministry of the Archdiocese of St. Louis offers a wide network of support for those wounded by abortion. Project Rachel (for women), Project Joseph (for men), and Rachel's Vineyard and the Catholic Renewal Center (for both women and men) provide healing and hope. No matter what your experience was or how long it has been since the abortion, hope, healing, and forgiveness are available. 

Wounded by abortion? Click here for help and resources.

  

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