The RLA also provides a variety of educational resources. Parish Respect Life committees, parishes, schools, and pro-life organizations may use these resources free of charge which includes brochures and handouts on pro-life and chastity issues, displays and banners, fetal baby model sets, and more! Contact the RLA for details, 314.792.7555 or [email protected]. Advance notice is appreciated especially during the peak months of September, October, and January.
The Respect Life Apostolate (RLA) publishes a monthly e-newsletter that provides a great way to stay up to date on pro-life events and news, service and prayer opportunities, and state and national public policy. Sign up by contacting [email protected] or 314-792-7555.
Social Media & Website
The RLA maintains a website and two social media channels. Like the Pro-Life E-News, these electronic communications feature a wealth of information on upcoming pro-life events, news, prayer opportunities, public policy updates, USCCB and MCC calls to action, pro-life job opportunities, and more!
USCCB - Pro-Life
At RespectLife.org, the Pro-Life Secretariat of the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops), has created a wealth of resources for parishes, schools, and families to build a "culture that cherishes and protects every human life." RespectLife.org has action guides, bulletin materials, prayer campaigns, public policy alerts, educational resources, and the Walking with Moms in Need national support network.
Click, then scroll here to access Archdiocesan resources for adoptive parents, families, and children.
Missouri Catholic Conference
In conjunction with the Bishops of Missouri, the MCC has created a detailed resource for the faithful to explore end-of-life issues, decisions and questions from a Catholic moral and ethical framework. Access the informative and comprehensive "A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decisions for Individuals and Families" here.
Roman Catholic Foundation
The Roman Catholic Foundation holds "The Conversation: A Catholic Perspective on End-of-Life Issues" seminars periodically throughout the year to help Catholic families, individuals, and parishes throughout the archdiocese. For more information, visit the RCF website here.
Pregnancy Resources - Walking with Moms St. Louis
Click here to access Archdiocesan resources for resources for pregnant moms and their preborn children.
Miscarriage & Preborn Loss Resources
The Archdiocese of St. Louis and its ministry partners have a wealth of resources to walk with parents and families who have experienced miscarriage and other preborn loss. Although the resources below are Catholic-based, participants do not have to be Catholic or any faith to access them. These resources include:
- Catholic Renewal Center Compassion Group
- Preborn loss counseling services
- Deceased Children's Memorial
- Naming & Commendation Rite
- Mercy Heartprints program and support group
- Professional counseling services
- Reproductive and Child Loss Ministry (Immaculate Conception Parish - Dardenne Prairie)
- USCCB Pro-Life pamphlet for bereaved parents and families, "Solace and Strength in the Sorrow of
Click here for an online or downloadable copy.
Please contact [email protected] or call 314.792.7559 for details and contact information.