The Respect Life Apostolate (RLA) is the official agency of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis that 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).
To achieve its goal of establishing a Culture of Life, recognizing the inherent dignity of each human person, the RLA operates on four levels: Spiritual, Pastoral Care, Education and Public Policy. RLA programs are designed at the diocesan level and distributed to parishes, where they are implemented according to the needs of each community. RLA programs reach their potential through the collaboration of the pastor and lay respect life coordinators in each parish.
2019 Respect Life Convention - Online Registration Opens August 1!
2019 Creative Writing Contest scholarship recipients and winning entries.
CLICK, THEN SCROLL FOR UPCOMING RLA EVENTS!
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! Click here to download the Options brochure (local resources). For help and resources outside of the archdiocesan area, click here.
Project Rachel (for women) and Project Joseph (for men) provides healing and hope to those wounded by abortion. No matter what your experience was or how long it has been since the abortion, hope, healing, and forgiveness are available.
CLICK HERE FOR RESOURCES ON HOPE, HEALING, AND FORGIVENESS AFTER ABORTION.
The Right START program is a respect life curriculum taught by trained, volunteer teachers to 8th graders at Catholic elementary schools and parish schools of religion.
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