Respect Life:
Overview

The Respect Life Ministry office of the Oakland Diocese seeks to help East Bay Catholics understand, value and live out the Catholic vision of respect for life.

Respect Life Ministry carries out its work in four areas:

Education

Spiritual Formation

Pastoral Care

Legislative Advocacy

While the Respect Life office chiefly addresses the issues of abortion, euthanasia and capital punishment, it collaborates with other diocesan departments in addressing broader social justice issues. In embracing a consistent ethic of life, we are attentive to the Gospel’s all-encompassing vision of respect for life, even as we deliberately devote our efforts and attention to a more focused agenda.

The Respect Life office seeks to serve a broad base of people, including Catholic laity, Christians of other denominations and others in the local community; clergy, religious and seminarians; students, educators, health care workers and counselors; pregnancy help agencies and other social service organizations.

RESPECT LIFE TOPICS:


...to help East Bay Catholics understand, value and live out the Catholic vision of respect for life.


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