Church celebrates Respect Life Month

ORLANDO | Churches and parishioners throughout the nation are partaking in Respect Life Month activities. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) inaugurated the month in honor of issues regarding dignity and sanctity of life in 1972.

This year the USCCB provides tools to Pray for Life, offering daily prayer intentions, reflections and acts of reparation. For daily reflection, search “pro-life activities” at usccb.org.

Additionally, 40 Days for Life began Sept. 25 and continues through Nov. 3. The vigils provides opportunities for the faithful to help save lives by praying for an end to abortion in their community. To sign up for a vigil near you, go to 40daysforlife.com.

Pope Francis reminds us, “All life has inestimable value 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.”